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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 5 km away suggest it is still onshore at Riet River (light winds from the E at PortAlfredArport). 2.4m 12 s period swell from S with an additional 0.8m 12 s period swell from SW , plus 0.7m 3 s period wind swell from ENE
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2 h 46 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
E
Onshore
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Riet River Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Thursday 18 Oct 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 18.2 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 20.0 max: 21.7 min: 18.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.4
S
2.1
SSE
1.7
SSE
2
SSE
1.8
SE
2.2
SW
1.3
SW
1.9
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1.7
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0.9
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1.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.5
WSW
Period(s) (?)12121112121216161514131012121011161414131277
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)161611216911080933125886517381229961721604655486313297498459350290647546778
Wind
(km/h)
25
ENE
35
ENE
10
N
40
SW
40
SW
15
SSW
30
SSW
25
SSE
10
ESE
25
E
40
E
40
NE
40
ENE
45
ENE
25
NE
15
ENE
25
ENE
15
NE
10
NW
20
E
40
WSW
40
SW
40
SW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
oncrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossonononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:06PM
1.02

12:28AM
1.03
1:02PM
1.15

1:15AM
1.15
1:36PM
1.29

1:49AM
1.27

2:05PM
1.42
2:19AM
1.38

2:33PM
1.54
2:48AM
1.48

3:01PM
1.63
3:17AM
1.55

3:29PM
1.70
3:47AM
1.59


Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:26PM
0.66

6:40AM
0.56
7:15PM
0.52

7:21AM
0.43
7:47PM
0.39

7:52AM
0.31

8:17PM
0.26
8:21AM
0.20

8:45PM
0.14
8:50AM
0.11

9:13PM
0.05
9:19AM
0.05

9:43PM
-0.00
9:49AM
0.02

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
1819171920181616141615141921182626243434261818
Low °C
1518171818161615141415141620172025222828181818
Chill °C (?)
1718161819171514131513111821172626243434261717
Sunrise
5:26--5:26--5:24--5:22--5:22--5:20--5:20--5:18-
Sunset
-6:27--6:28--6:29--6:30--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:32
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Fri afternoon, min 14°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Thu night, strong winds from the ENE by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 34°C on Wed morning, min 14°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the ENE on Sun night, calm by Wed afternoon).

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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.