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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 / Eastern Cape – Wild Coast / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Thursday 22 Apr 2021 SAST
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Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) sea temperature is 21.0 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 23.0 max: 24.1 min: 21.9 °C)
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Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) sea temperature is 21.0 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 23.0 max: 24.1 min: 21.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) (light winds from the ENE at East London Airport 33 km from Gonubie Reef (The Lefts)).

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33 km away, 1 h 29 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
ENE
21.0
21.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) this week:

The surf forecast for Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 22) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.4m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 1.9m and 8s. Another secondary swell of 1.0m and 14s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) in the next 12 days are 2.5m 9s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 23) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 5s period and expected on Sunday (Apr 25) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Thu 22nd Apr)8ft (2.4m) 8s
Best Surf 2PM (Sat 24th Apr)7ft (2.1m) 11s
Most Powerful 8PM (Fri 23rd Apr)8ft (2.5m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thu
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tue
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
221134543343331123301233343132011121
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
1.1
S
2.3
E
1.7
E
2.3
E
2.4
E
2.1
E
2.1
E
2
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.7
E
1.9
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1
E
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.3
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.5
S
1.4
S
1.8
E
1.7
E
1.3
E
0.6
S
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.5
SSW
1.1
E
1.6
E
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5107203838409928731029803598584711440363320277204170298294178257251217231217855663461455275779068121104351
15
E
15
NE
20
ENE
25
ENE
10
NE
5
ESE
5
SE
10
NW
5
ENE
10
ENE
10
NNE
5
SSE
5
SE
15
WSW
20
SW
20
SSW
10
W
5
SSE
5
ESE
25
WSW
20
SW
10
SSW
10
W
5
WSW
5
SE
10
NNW
10
NE
15
ENE
10
N
10
ENE
15
ENE
15
NNE
5
E
10
NE
10
NNE
15
NE
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
onoffcrosscrosscross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
cross
1:08AM
1.30
1:26PM
1.30
1:49AM
1.49
2:08PM
1.44
2:26AM
1.66
2:46PM
1.56
3:03AM
1.79
3:24PM
1.64
3:40AM
1.86
4:01PM
1.67
4:17AM
1.86
4:38PM
1.66
4:55AM
1.78
5:17PM
1.59
5:34AM
1.65
5:57PM
1.48
6:14AM
1.48
6:42PM
1.34
7:01AM
1.29
7:40PM
1.20
8:04AM
1.11
9:15PM
1.09
10:00AM
1.00
6:46PM
0.44
7:23AM
0.39
7:32PM
0.28
8:04AM
0.21
8:11PM
0.14
8:42AM
0.05
8:48PM
0.02
9:20AM
-0.06
9:25PM
-0.05
9:56AM
-0.11
10:03PM
-0.07
10:33AM
-0.09
10:41PM
-0.03
11:11AM
-0.02
11:21PM
0.07
11:49AM
0.10
12:02AM
0.21
12:31PM
0.25
12:50AM
0.38
1:20PM
0.41
1:53AM
0.56
2:32PM
0.55
3:47AM
0.67

Note: the tide data above is for Cintsa East which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Gonubie Reef (The Lefts).New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) blow from the NW

Thu
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tue
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
some cloudsrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudymod. rainlight rainlight rainsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
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5:37--5:36--5:35--5:34--5:32--5:31--5:30--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:27--5:25--

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Warm (max 24°C on Sun morning, min 16°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Warm (max 21°C on Wed afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Gonubie Reef (The Lefts)) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Gonubie Reef (The Lefts) may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Gonubie Reef (The Lefts), camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast, consider staying in East London which is 26 km (16 miles) away. Other places in and around Eastern Cape - Wild Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Butterworth which is 58 km (36 miles) away, Stutterheim and Bisho.