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Dark Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.8

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Dark Reef break guide

Dark Reef Surf Guide

Dark Reef in Khánh Hoà is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Works best in offshore winds from the west. The best swell direction is from the northeast. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Pollution.

Dark Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s54.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
25.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dark Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dark Reef occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Dark Reef (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Dark Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in October while 65% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
65%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Dark Reef Location Map

Interactive Dark Reef surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Dark Reef is Nha Trang Airport (Nhatrang) Airport (NHA) in Viet Nam, which is 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Dark Reef is Tansonnhat International (Ho Chi Minh City) Airport (SGN), also in Viet Nam, 315 km (196 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Dark Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 11:45 Local Time
Friday 05
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.3
NE
1.1
NE
1.1
NE
1.0
NE
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 10
ENE 10
ENE 5
NNE
Wind State cross cross-
on
on cross-
on

Swell History at Dark Reef

Surf stats for Dark Reef, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Dark Reef

Wind stats for Dark Reef, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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