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Santos Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Santos Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.9 °C

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Friday, 20 July 2018, 07:08 Local time
Friday 20
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
N 20
N 20
Wind State cross-

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Santos Reef in Garden Route is a sheltered reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mosselbaai, South Africa, 4 km from Santos Reef.

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Santos Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mossel Bay Lighthouse, 4 km from Santos Reef.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
20.2 °C

Current weather near Santos Reef

Overall Santos Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Santos Reef is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Santos Reef is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 62 km (39 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Santos Reef, Garden Route. Use the tab navigation above to view Santos Reef sea temperature, Santos Reef photographs, Santos Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Santos Reef webcams, current wind from Garden Route live weather stations and Santos Reef tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Santos Reef.