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Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) Surf Guide

Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) in East London is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Both left and right reef breaks. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
21.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gonubie Reef (The Lefts):

The best conditions reported for surf at Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) 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 44% of the time in June while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% 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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Interactive Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) 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 closest passenger airport to Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 03:48 Local Time
Thursday 22
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 14 14 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 15
SE 0
NNW 10
Wind State glass on glass cross-

Swell History at Gonubie Reef (The Lefts)

Surf stats for Gonubie Reef (The Lefts), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Gonubie Reef (The Lefts)

Wind stats for Gonubie Reef (The Lefts), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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