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(Eastern Cape (South), South Africa)

Doughnuts Backreef Surf Guide

Doughnuts Backreef in Eastern Cape (South) is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. There is no reef break. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

Doughnuts Backreef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
18.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Doughnuts Backreef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Doughnuts Backreef occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Doughnuts Backreef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in June while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Doughnuts Backreef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 04:08 Local Time
Friday 23
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 30
ENE 35
ENE 35
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Doughnuts Backreef

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

Wind History at Doughnuts Backreef

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

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