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Santos Reef Surf Forecast / Garden Route / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 02 Oct 2022 SAST
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Santos Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Santos Reef sea temperature is 17.2 °C (Statistics for 02 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 17.2 max: 18.5 min: 16.2 °C)
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Santos Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Santos Reef sea temperature is 17.2 °C (Statistics for 02 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 17.2 max: 18.5 min: 16.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Santos Reef (light winds from the NW at George Airport 29 km from Santos Reef).

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29 km away, 48 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NW
13.0
17.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Santos Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Santos Reef over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Oct 03) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 1.0m and 6s. Another secondary swell of 0.7m and 9s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Santos Reef in the next 12 days are 3.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Oct 06) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.5m 7s period and expected on Monday (Oct 03) at 11AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Mon 3rd Oct)3.5ft (1.1m) 6s
Best Surf 8PM (Mon 3rd Oct)10ft (3.0m) 11s
Most Powerful11PM (Thu 6th Oct)10ft (3.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Santos Reef over the next 12 days.

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Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Fri
14
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
004342433245533444434441132322342443
Swell
Height Map
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.3.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
SW
1
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
2.2
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SW
2.1
SW
2.5
SW
3
SSE
2.5
SE
2.2
S
3
SE
3
ESE
2.1
E
1.6
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.3
SSW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.4
SSW
Period(s) (?)107121113131312121113131313141413131312121110101098888181615111314
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)768611899631162124210038368728281622225324992265262918621599159911629181142162116961286885127012496033383469541193953180221172149
Wind
(km/h)
10
W
15
SW
25
SW
15
WSW
10
SSE
15
SE
0
WSW
10
S
15
S
10
NW
15
SW
15
SSW
10
WNW
20
E
20
E
10
WNW
5
S
10
SSW
10
W
15
S
15
SSE
5
NE
15
W
40
WSW
25
W
30
SW
25
SSW
10
SW
10
S
15
SSE
5
NNW
10
SSE
15
SE
10
WNW
10
SE
20
SE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:03PM
1.55
9:04AM
1.40
9:59PM
1.43
11:19AM
1.45
12:02AM
1.50
12:44PM
1.64
1:10AM
1.67
1:34PM
1.85
1:57AM
1.82
2:15PM
2.03
2:35AM
1.94
2:50PM
2.15
3:09AM
2.02
3:24PM
2.22
3:41AM
2.05
3:55PM
2.22
4:12AM
2.03
4:26PM
2.17
4:42AM
1.98
4:55PM
2.08
5:10AM
1.88
5:23PM
1.94
5:39AM
1.77
5:50PM
1.79
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:22AM
0.83
3:21PM
0.93
5:03AM
0.86
6:03PM
0.83
6:35AM
0.72
7:12PM
0.64
7:26AM
0.55
7:57PM
0.45
8:05AM
0.41
8:33PM
0.31
8:39AM
0.30
9:06PM
0.22
9:09AM
0.23
9:35PM
0.18
9:38AM
0.21
10:03PM
0.19
10:05AM
0.23
10:30PM
0.24
10:32AM
0.29
10:56PM
0.33
10:59AM
0.39
11:22PM
0.44
11:27AM
0.53

Note: the tide data above is for Mosselbaai, South Africa which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Santos Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Santos Reef blow from the SW

Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Fri
14
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
------------------------323---------
Temp. °C191919161617141717151919161818162323181919162121171716151718151919161818
Low °C141517141416131416131517141617161920161717151620141516141517151618151617
Feels °C (?)171614121313121514141514161515142222181716151713111110111415131716151715
Sunrise-6:05--6:05--6:03--6:01--6:01--5:58--5:58--5:56--5:54--5:54--5:52--5:50-
Sunset--6:35--6:36--6:36--6:37--6:37--6:38--6:38--6:39--6:40--6:42--6:43--6:43

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun night, min 13°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Sat morning, min 13°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Warm (max 21°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the WSW by Mon afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu morning, min 14°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Santos Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Santos Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Santos Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Santos Reef 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 (Santos Reef) 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 Santos Reef 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.

Santos Reef is 2 km (1 miles) from the city of Mossel Bay. If you plan a holiday in Garden Route, look for hotels and other accommodation in Mossel Bay. Mossel Bay has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.