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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 1 am Saturday 27 Aug 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 15.6 °C (Statistics for 27 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 17.6 min: 15.7 °C)

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

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Period(s) (?)1212111110101214131312111615141517161514141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)40044140125613252981875355434371543902038230034707493485333302541163713871067
Wind
(km/h)
5 NE5
10 ESE10
10 NW10
5 S5
10 SSE10
5 ESE5
20 NNW20
20 WNW20
5 WNW5
10 ENE10
15 S15
5 W5
5 SSE5
15 SE15
5 NE5
15 SSW15
15 SW15
5 SSW5
10 SE10
20 ESE20
20 E20
15 E15
10 ENE10
Wind State(?)glasscrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:00PM
1.48

12:34AM
1.62
1:13PM
1.62

1:35AM
1.73

2:03PM
1.77
2:20AM
1.83

2:43PM
1.90
2:58AM
1.91

3:18PM
1.99
3:32AM
1.96

3:50PM
2.05
4:03AM
1.98

4:21PM
2.06



Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:26PM
0.73

7:09AM
0.62
7:31PM
0.61

7:57AM
0.50

8:17PM
0.49
8:35AM
0.40

8:53PM
0.39
9:06AM
0.32

9:25PM
0.33
9:35AM
0.27

9:53PM
0.30
10:01AM
0.24

10:21PM
0.29


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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2730262424193134182328202422161613121414121313
Sunrise
6:54--6:54--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:48--6:46-
Sunset
-6:09--6:10--6:10--6:12--6:13--6:13--6:14--6:15
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 34°C on Mon afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the NNW by Mon afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 13°C on Thu afternoon). 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.