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 Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)


Vetchs Reef Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.6 °C

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Friday, 27 March 2015, 17:40 Local time

Friday 27 Sat
5PM 8PM 11PM 2AM
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
S 30
SSW 25
SW 30
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Vetchs Reef in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is an exposed reef break The best wind direction is from the west. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of sharks ,rocks,stonefish.

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

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Live Weather:

At Durban Virginia, 11 km from Vetchs Reef.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
27.2 °C

Current weather near Vetchs Reef

Overall Vetchs Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Vetchs Reef:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Addington (South Beach) 1 mi
Second closest break Brighton Beach 1 mi
Third closest break Dairy Beach (New Pier) 1 mi
Fourth closest break North Beach 1 mi
Fifth closest break Reunion 1 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Vetchs Reef:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 4720 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 5232 mi
Third closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 5254 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 5658 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Greenwich Buoy 5855 mi

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

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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

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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
  • 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.
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