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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 (moderate winds from the E at PortAlfredArport). 0.9m 12 s period swell from SW with an additional 0.7m 10 s period swell from S , plus 2.7m 8 s period wind swell from ENE
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Moderate
20 km/h
E
Onshore
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Riet River Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Monday 21 Jan 2019 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 20.5 °C (Statistics for 21 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 23.4 max: 24.6 min: 22.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
SW
1.4
WSW
1
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1.8
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1.8
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1.2
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2.4
SW
3
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3.5
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3.5
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2.5
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2.3
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1.7
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0.9
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0.7
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0.7
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0.6
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0.6
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0.6
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Period(s) (?)1211111110141313141414141413121212121111111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)19044122877065154120423422541350014065275619141619835472239137133101757271
Wind
(km/h)
35
ENE
25
WSW
25
SW
25
SSW
10
SW
25
SW
30
SW
25
WSW
25
SW
20
SSE
15
E
30
E
30
ESE
15
E
30
E
45
ENE
35
ENE
40
ENE
45
E
35
ENE
40
E
45
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45
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Wind State(?)onoffcross-
off
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:03PM
1.70
4:31AM
1.69

4:45PM
1.70

5:12AM
1.72
5:25PM
1.65

5:54AM
1.69
6:06PM
1.55

6:36AM
1.61
6:48PM
1.42

7:21AM
1.50
7:33PM
1.27

8:10AM
1.36

8:26PM
1.13
9:12AM
1.23


Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:18PM
-0.08
10:37AM
0.00

10:58PM
-0.09
11:21AM
0.02

11:37PM
-0.06
12:04PM
0.09

12:16AM
0.03
12:48PM
0.19

12:57AM
0.15
1:35PM
0.32

1:41AM
0.29

2:31PM
0.46
2:35AM
0.44

3:45PM
0.56

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
3126232423212120222220202021222322252624262524
Low °C
2919212321212118202220202020222221232523242524
Chill °C (?)
3126232423212120222220202021222322252624262524
Sunrise
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Sunset
7:22--7:22--7:22--7:21--7:21--7:20--7:20--7:19-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Mon afternoon, min 18°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 20°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Fri night, strong winds from the E by Sun 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.