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Santos Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Surf Report Feed

Santos Reef Surf Guide

Santos Reef in Garden Route is a sheltered reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Santos Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Santos Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Santos Reef occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Santos 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 7% of the time in June while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 85% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
85%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Santos Reef Location Map

Interactive Santos 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 nearest passenger airport to Santos Reef is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Santos Reef is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Santos Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 10:07 Local Time
Friday 23
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 2.2
ESE
2.0
ESE
2.0
ESE
1.9
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 20
SSW 15
SW 10
W
Wind State cross-
off
off off cross-
off

Swell History at Santos Reef

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

Wind History at Santos Reef

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Santos Reef. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Santos Reef: