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

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Santos Reef Surf Forecast / Garden Route / South Africa

6 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Friday 25 Apr 2014 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 18.8 °C (Statistics for 25 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.3 max: 19.6 min: 16.9 °C)

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

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Period (s) (?) 12 11 11 10 12 13 12 14 13 12 12 12 10 10 8 10 9 9 9 9 10 10 10
Surfscale
Wave
Graph

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Energy (?) 478 303 1034 407 816 1236 1234 1122 889 549 387 324 773 1085 392 341 355 329 260 237 320 269 263
Wind
(km/h)
5 NW5
15 SSE15
5 W5
20 S20
15 SW15
5 W5
10 NE10
20 E20
15 N15
10 NW10
10 S10
10 WNW10
15 W15
25 SW25
10 SSW10
5 SSE5
15 SSE15
5 SSE5
10 E10
20 E20
10 NNE10
10 N10
10 NNW10
Wind State (?) cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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off glass on cross-
on
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cross cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
1:11PM
1.68

1:32AM
1.91
1:59PM
1.80

2:16AM
2.02

2:40PM
1.90
2:55AM
2.09

3:17PM
1.95
3:31AM
2.11

3:53PM
1.97
4:06AM
2.08

4:27PM
1.94
4:39AM
2.01

5:01PM
1.89



Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:20PM
0.46

7:57AM
0.34

8:03PM
0.35
8:35AM
0.25

8:41PM
0.28
9:10AM
0.19

9:15PM
0.24
9:42AM
0.18

9:47PM
0.24
10:12AM
0.20

10:19PM
0.28
10:41AM
0.25

10:50PM
0.36


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
clear clear clear rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear rain shwrs some clouds some clouds some clouds clear clear clear clear clear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
17 22 18 18 17 15 15 19 17 17 22 19 20 22 18 18 19 17 16 22 21 22 21
Chill °C (?)
21 22 19 19 17 15 17 20 19 21 23 20 22 23 20 19 19 18 19 22 22 22 21
Sunrise
7:01 - - 7:01 - - 7:03 - - 7:03 - - 7:03 - - 7:05 - - 7:05 - - 7:07 -
Sunset
- 17:55 - - 17:54 - - 17:53 - - 17:52 - - 17:52 - - 17:51 - - 17:50 - - 17:49
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light. Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Thu 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 6 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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