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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 28 Feb 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 23.1 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 24.5 min: 22.2 °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 23.1 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 24.5 min: 22.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Riet River (light winds from the ESE at Cannon Rocks 40 km from Riet River). 1.3m 12 s period swell from SSW with 2.5m 7 s period wind swell from ENE

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40 km away, 2 h 16 min ago

Light
14 km/h
ESE
21.0
23.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Riet River this week:

The surf forecast for Riet River over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 13s period. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Riet River in the next 7 days are 2.5m 14s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Mar 07) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 4.0m 9s period and expected on Monday (Mar 01) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Tue 2nd Mar)2ft (0.6m) 13s
Best Surf 8PM (Thu 4th Mar)7.5ft (2.3m) 15s
Most Powerful 2PM (Sun 7th Mar)8ft (2.5m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Riet River over the next 7 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
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
2.1
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1212111113131212141317161414131216151414141313
3222071074643791511483552696332212211915271120730481148712121083754553434
45
ENE
45
ENE
50
ENE
25
NE
25
ENE
30
NNE
5
NNE
20
SSW
25
SSW
20
SW
25
SW
20
SSW
5
W
20
E
35
E
30
ENE
40
E
40
E
25
NE
40
WSW
35
SW
15
WNW
15
W
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offonononononcross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
off
5:04AM
1.80
5:16PM
1.65
5:38AM
1.77
5:51PM
1.57
6:14AM
1.69
6:28PM
1.46
6:52AM
1.55
7:08PM
1.31
7:36AM
1.38
7:58PM
1.15
8:35AM
1.19
9:24PM
1.01
10:34AM
1.07
12:09AM
1.01
10:49PM
-0.11
11:14AM
-0.04
11:22PM
-0.08
11:50AM
0.01
11:56PM
-0.00
12:28PM
0.11
12:33AM
0.12
1:08PM
0.25
1:13AM
0.29
1:56PM
0.41
2:04AM
0.47
3:10PM
0.57
3:41AM
0.63
5:35PM
0.62

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

Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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-6:00--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:03--6:03--6:05--6:05
--6:47--6:45--6:45--6:44--6:43--6:40--6:39--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 20°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the ENE on Mon afternoon, calm by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 20°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, strong winds from the SW by Sun afternoon).

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Information about the Riet River Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Riet River provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Riet River can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Riet River 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 (Riet River) 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 Riet River 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 (South)? If you are looking for accommodation near Riet River, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Eastern Cape (South), consider staying in Port Alfred which is 5 km (3 miles) away. Other places in and around Eastern Cape (South) where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Grahamstown which is 48 km (30 miles) away, Bisho and Fort Beaufort.