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Nahoon Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Nahoon Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Nahoon Reef Spot ID

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Nahoon Reef

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.9 °C

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 16:34 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 12 12 11 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
WSW 20
WSW 15
Wind State cross-

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Nahoon Reef in East London is a fairly exposed reef break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of sharks,urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For East London, South Africa, 5 km from Nahoon Reef.

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Nahoon Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At East London/Buffalo City, 11 km from Nahoon Reef.

fresh winds from the SW

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Air temperature
18.7 °C

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Overall Nahoon Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Nahoon Reef is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Nahoon Reef is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa, 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa is 175 km (109 miles) away.
  • Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Nahoon Reef and is 242 km (150 miles) away.
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