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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 pm Friday 29 Apr 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 17.9 °C (Statistics for 29 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.2 max: 19.3 min: 16.9 °C)

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

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Period(s) (?)1312121211111111111010121011111110910991312
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)6107345126302103150010277451151898748530142712591518206215211026433442225185321346
Wind
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30 WSW30
15 WSW15
5 SSE5
20 SE20
5 NE5
10 NW10
15 SSW15
10 NW10
10 SW10
15 SSW15
10 WNW10
30 W30
20 SSW20
10 W10
5 ESE5
25 ESE25
15 ENE15
15 NE15
20 E20
5 NNE5
10 SE10
15 ESE15
10 E10
Wind State(?)offoffcross-
off
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offoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:43PM
1.48
9:15AM
1.41

10:18PM
1.50
10:58AM
1.44

11:43PM
1.63
12:17PM
1.57

12:46AM
1.81
1:15PM
1.73

1:36AM
1.99

2:04PM
1.89
2:22AM
2.13

2:48PM
2.01




Low Tide
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2:02PM
0.70
2:59AM
0.82

3:43PM
0.75
4:57AM
0.76

5:22PM
0.68

6:17AM
0.60
6:29PM
0.54

7:12AM
0.42
7:21PM
0.38

7:58AM
0.25

8:07PM
0.25
8:40AM
0.12

8:49PM
0.15



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
heavy rainrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
1351--------------------
High °C
1414141513172017171716171715151715202321212218
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1212141511172017171615161614151714202321212218
Sunrise
--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:09--
Sunset
5:51--5:50--5:49--5:47--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:44-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Tue morning, calm by Thu night).

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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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