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The Wreck ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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The Wreck Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.7 °C

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Friday, 20 July 2018, 18:52 Local time
Friday 20Sat
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
NNW 10
Wind State glass cross-
cross cross

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The Wreck in Garden Route is a sheltered beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for wreck and sharks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Keurbooms, 9 km from The Wreck.

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The Wreck Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Plettenberg Bay, 7 km from The Wreck.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
21.3 °C

Current weather near The Wreck

Overall The Wreck Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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The Wreck Location Maps

The Wreck Location Map

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  • The nearest passenger airport to The Wreck is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 93 km (58 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to The Wreck is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 123 km (76 miles) away.
The Wreck break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Wreck, Garden Route. Use the tab navigation above to view The Wreck sea temperature, The Wreck photographs, The Wreck detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Wreck webcams, current wind from Garden Route live weather stations and The Wreck 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 The Wreck.