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Nahoon Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Nahoon Reef break guidePhoto by: Seth Le Roux

Nahoon Reef Surf Guide

Nahoon Reef in East London is a fairly exposed reef break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of sharks,urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Nahoon Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nahoon Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nahoon Reef occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Nahoon Reef 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 49% of the time in June while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% 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).

Explore Nahoon Reef Location Map

Interactive Nahoon 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 closest passenger airport to Nahoon Reef is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nahoon Reef is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Nahoon Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 19 August 2022, 03:29 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 10 10 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Nahoon Reef

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

Wind History at Nahoon Reef

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

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