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Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.6 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 20:30 Local time
Wednesday 12Thu
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 11
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 15
SW 15
WSW 15
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) in East London is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Both left and right reef breaks. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cintsa East, 3 km from Gonubie Reef (The Lefts).

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Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Beacon Bay East London wx, 20 km from Gonubie Reef (The Lefts).

wind obs. (4.0 kph from 277 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
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Overall Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Third is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, 155 km (96 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa is 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) and is 264 km (164 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Gonubie Reef (The Lefts), Eastern Cape - Wild Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) sea temperature, Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) photographs, Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape - Wild Coast live weather stations and Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Gonubie Reef (The Lefts).