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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) (fresh winds from the SSW at East London Airport 33 km from Gonubie Reef (The Lefts)). 0.6m 11 s period swell from SW with 1.6m 6 s period wind swell from SSW
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33 km away, 1 h 24 min ago

Moderate
35 km/h
SSW
23.0
20.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) Surf Forecast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Wednesday 12 Dec 2018 SAST

Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) sea temperature is 20.6 °C (Statistics for 12 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 22.6 max: 24.2 min: 21.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
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1
SSW
1
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
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1.4
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1.3
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1.1
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0.8
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0.9
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0.7
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0.7
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Period(s) (?)911101315141413121212911119137888888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)28625621010421045754607376314325209194160121185162343318223111906664
Wind
(km/h)
25
SSW
15
WSW
15
SSE
10
ESE
10
NE
25
ENE
30
ENE
5
ESE
10
SSE
15
SE
0
NW
20
E
20
ENE
10
ENE
20
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20
ENE
15
NE
15
NE
20
SW
15
WSW
15
S
15
ESE
10
E
Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
onononglasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
6:18PM
1.29

6:54AM
1.26
6:57PM
1.20

7:43AM
1.19
7:47PM
1.10

8:48AM
1.14

9:03PM
1.03
10:12AM
1.14

10:43PM
1.02
11:31AM
1.20

12:06AM
1.09
12:32PM
1.31

1:04AM
1.20
1:21PM
1.43


Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:35AM
0.35
12:58PM
0.51

1:16AM
0.43
1:51PM
0.59

2:09AM
0.51

3:08PM
0.64
3:24AM
0.56

4:45PM
0.62
4:52AM
0.56

6:04PM
0.53

6:05AM
0.49
7:00PM
0.40

7:02AM
0.40
7:46PM
0.27

Note: the tide data above is for Cintsa East which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Gonubie Reef (The Lefts).New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) blow from the NW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2522232220242322262522272723272624363022222221
Sunrise
--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:54--4:54--4:54--
Sunset
7:08--7:09--7:10--7:10--7:12--7:13--7:13--7:14-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat morning, min 18°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Wed afternoon, calm by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Tue night. Very warm air temperatures (max 36°C on Tue morning, min 20°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Gonubie Reef (The Lefts)) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Gonubie Reef (The Lefts), camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast, consider staying in East London which is 26 km (16 miles) away. Other places in and around Eastern Cape - Wild Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Butterworth which is 58 km (36 miles) away, Stutterheim and Bisho.