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Riet River ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Riet River Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape (South), South Africa)

Riet River Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.6 °C

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Friday, 20 July 2018, 07:09 Local time
Friday 20
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNW 15
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Riet River in Port Alfred is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest.. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Alfred, 5 km from Riet River.

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Riet River Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At PortAlfredArport, 5 km from Riet River.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
11.1 °C

Current weather near Riet River

Overall Riet River Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Riet River is Bisho Airport (VIY) in South Africa, 83 km (52 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Riet River is East London Airport (ELS), also in South Africa, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Third is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa is 185 km (115 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Riet River and is 279 km (173 miles) away.
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