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Vetchs Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Vetchs Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.1 °C

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Friday, 29 May 2015, 02:07 Local time
ThuFriday 29
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.6
ENE
0.7
ENE
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0.5
ENE
Period (s) 6 6 - 6
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 20
SW 5
SW 5
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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Vetchs Reef in Durban is an exposed reef break Offshore winds are from the west. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the northeast. There is a right breaking reef. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Beware of sharks ,rocks,stonefish.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Durban, South Africa, 1 km from Vetchs Reef.

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Vetchs Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Durban Virginia, 11 km from Vetchs Reef.

light winds from the W

km/h
Air temperature
21.5 °C

Current weather near Vetchs Reef

Overall Vetchs Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Vetchs Reef Location Maps

Vetchs Reef Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Vetchs Reef:

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Wave buoys nearest to Vetchs Reef:

Tide stations nearest to Vetchs Reef:

  • Closest tide station
    Durban
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Ballitoville
    23 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Umkomaas
    28 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Margate
    80 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    eSikhawini
    85 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Vetchs Reef:

  • Closest ski area
    Afri-Ski (Lesotho)
    158 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Tiffindell (South Africa)
    195 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Matroosberg (South Africa)
    712 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Mount Hermon (Israel)
    4378 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sepidan Ski Resort (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
    4383 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Vetchs Reef:

  • Closest city location
    Durban (South Africa)
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Stanger (South Africa)
    39 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Pietermaritzburg (South Africa)
    43 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Zuma (South Africa)
    71 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Margate (South Africa)
    80 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Vetchs Reef is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Vetchs Reef is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 16 km (10 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa is 130 km (81 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Vetchs Reef and is 160 km (99 miles) away.
Vetchs Reef break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Vetchs Reef, Durban/KZN South. Use the tab navigation above to view Vetchs Reef sea temperature, Vetchs Reef photographs, Vetchs Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Vetchs Reef webcams, current wind from Durban/KZN South live weather stations and Vetchs Reef 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 Vetchs Reef.