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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 52 km away suggest it is still onshore at Riet River (light winds from the ENE at Grahamstown). 2.1m 11 s period swell from SSW with 1.6m 5 s period wind swell from NE
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Riet River Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Saturday 18 Aug 2018 SAST

Riet River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Riet River sea temperature is 16.6 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.5 max: 21.4 min: 18.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SSW
1.7
S
1.5
S
1.4
S
2.2
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2.4
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3
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3.5
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2.1
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2
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1.9
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2.1
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Period(s) (?)1113131514141413121211111312131515151514141413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)7591407161947114119290128031003108277354648214971715301360555187457530751888155913191496
Wind
(km/h)
15
N
15
NW
5
SE
20
WSW
20
WSW
20
SSW
30
W
15
SSW
10
SSW
5
NW
10
ENE
15
E
5
WNW
20
WSW
30
SW
10
W
25
ENE
40
ENE
20
NNE
10
N
15
E
15
WSW
20
WSW
Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
glassoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glassononoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offononcross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
8:52PM
1.15
9:30AM
0.99

10:25PM
1.06
11:41AM
0.97

12:17AM
1.08
1:12PM
1.06

1:25AM
1.16
2:00PM
1.17

2:08AM
1.26

2:35PM
1.29
2:42AM
1.36

3:05PM
1.39
3:12AM
1.44

3:33PM
1.48


Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:24AM
0.60

3:39PM
0.64

5:18AM
0.64
5:47PM
0.66

6:54AM
0.57
7:13PM
0.58

7:47AM
0.46

8:01PM
0.48
8:24AM
0.35

8:37PM
0.37
8:54AM
0.25

9:08PM
0.28
9:22AM
0.16

9:37PM
0.20

Note: the tide data above is for Port Alfred which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Riet River.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Riet River blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1723271817171715151517181717181517191822251916
Low °C
1617261515171414151414171615171415191617221716
Chill °C (?)
1723271716161713151517181716171316181722251915
Sunrise
-6:46--6:45--6:43--6:41--6:41--6:39--6:39--6:37
Sunset
--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Sat night, calm by Tue night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sat afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Riet River Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Riet River provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Riet River can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Riet River 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 (Riet River) 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 Riet River 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 (South)? If you are looking for accommodation near Riet River, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Eastern Cape (South), consider staying in Port Alfred which is 5 km (3 miles) away. Other places in and around Eastern Cape (South) where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Grahamstown which is 48 km (30 miles) away, Bisho and Fort Beaufort.