I was on the East Cape last May and caught fish from the beach on an 8wt with a full intermediate line. Clousers were good. In hindsight I wish I had a 10wt and bigger flies, like 2/0 deceivers and other baitfish patterns. If you're going to be out in a boat at all, even a kayak, bring a fast sinking line. The tidal currents are strong.