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Riet River ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Riet River Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Friday 23 Jul 2021 SAST
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Riet River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Riet River sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 23 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 21.2 min: 18.8 °C)
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Riet River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Riet River sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 23 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 21.2 min: 18.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Eastern Cape (S)

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Riet River (light winds from the W at Port Alfred Arport 5 km from Riet River).

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3 h 10 min ago

Light
7 km/h
W
Clean
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How big are the waves at Riet River today?

The current surf forecast for Riet River at 8PM is: 4.0m 12s primary swell from a South direction (forecast issued at 01:00pm July 23). An open ocean swell of 0.3m 10s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore and the swell rating is 7.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (23 Jul)16ft (5.0m)13s
Afternoon (23 Jul)15ft (4.5m)13s
Evening (23 Jul)13ft (4.0m)12s

Table - waves today at Riet River. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
4.5
S
4.5
S
4.5
S
4
S
3.5
S
3
SSE
3
S
2.5
SSE
2.5
SSE
2.5
SSE
2
SSE
1.8
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.2
SE
1.1
SE
0.9
SE
0.9
SE
0.8
SE
0.8
SE
0.5
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
1
SW
1
SW
1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.7
SW
3
SW
4
SW
4
SW
4
SW
4
SW
3.5
SW
3
SSW
3
SW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.5
SSW
3
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.2
SW
2.5
SSW
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25
SSW
20
S
15
S
10
SSE
5
ESE
10
ENE
10
NE
15
NE
25
NE
30
ENE
35
ENE
35
NE
30
NE
25
NNE
15
NNE
15
N
15
N
5
NNE
15
ENE
20
NE
15
NNE
15
N
20
NNW
20
NNW
25
NNW
15
NW
15
NE
15
NNE
15
N
15
N
15
NNW
25
NNW
40
NW
35
NW
30
NNW
25
NNW
30
WSW
50
WSW
40
WSW
35
WSW
40
WSW
35
WSW
25
SW
15
WSW
10
NW
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
NW
15
W
20
SSW
15
SSW
10
WNW
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
NNW
5
NNW
10
SE
10
ESE
10
NNE
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
oncross-
on
3:30PM
1.49
3:44AM
1.57
4:13PM
1.56
4:25AM
1.57
4:52PM
1.59
5:03AM
1.54
5:30PM
1.59
5:38AM
1.48
6:06PM
1.54
6:13AM
1.40
6:42PM
1.47
6:46AM
1.30
7:17PM
1.38
7:22AM
1.19
7:55PM
1.28
9:18AM
0.11
9:35PM
0.17
10:00AM
0.06
10:19PM
0.13
10:38AM
0.03
10:59PM
0.14
11:14AM
0.05
11:38PM
0.18
11:48AM
0.09
12:15AM
0.25
12:21PM
0.17
12:51AM
0.33
12:54PM
0.27
1:29AM
0.42
1:28PM
0.38

Note: the tide data above is for Port Alfred which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Riet River.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Riet River blow from the W

Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
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