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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 Surf Forecast / Garden Route / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Monday 30 May 2016 SAST

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

Today's Santos Reef sea temperature is -1.7 °C (Statistics for 30 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 19.1 min: 16.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1212121214141413131212121111101012121413121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)61454662458416881615213515891305878850497536389316298923102217871152843789905
Wind
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10 N10
35 NNW35
25 N25
20 N20
20 NW20
10 SSE10
5 S5
5 SE5
10 SE10
5 WSW5
15 SW15
15 SW15
5 WNW5
5 WSW5
10 SSE10
5 WNW5
5 NNE5
15 ESE15
5 NE5
5 NNW5
10 SE10
0 NE0
5 NNW5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:02PM
1.68
11:40AM
1.53

12:11AM
1.80
12:46PM
1.65

1:09AM
1.93
1:41PM
1.78

2:00AM
2.05

2:30PM
1.90
2:46AM
2.12

3:15PM
1.97
3:30AM
2.14

3:59PM
2.00
4:13AM
2.10

4:41PM
1.99


Low Tide
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5:41AM
0.59
5:50PM
0.56

6:44AM
0.45
6:51PM
0.44

7:36AM
0.31
7:43PM
0.34

8:22AM
0.20

8:30PM
0.26
9:04AM
0.13

9:14PM
0.22
9:45AM
0.11

9:57PM
0.22
10:24AM
0.14

10:38PM
0.28

Note: the tide data above is for Mosselbaai, South Africa which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Santos Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Santos Reef blow from the SW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2327282525261717181516151514161415171517211718
Low °C
2021282120201616161515141313151312151314171518
Chill °C (?)
2327282525261717181515141514161415171517211718
Sunrise
-7:28--7:28--7:28--7:30--7:30--7:31--7:31--7:31
Sunset
--5:29--5:29--5:29--5:29--5:29--5:28--5:28--
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Tue afternoon, calm by Wed night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Mon afternoon, min 12°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Santos Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Santos Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Santos Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Santos Reef 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 (Santos Reef) 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 Santos Reef 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.

Santos Reef is 2 km (1 miles) from the city of Mossel Bay. If you plan a holiday in Garden Route, look for hotels and other accommodation in Mossel Bay. Mossel Bay has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

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