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The Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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The Reef Surf Guide

The Reef in - is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. There is a right hand reef break. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of coral,rocks,sea eggs.

The Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Reef occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in February while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 84% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
13%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
84%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Reef Location Map

Interactive The 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 The Reef is Nantucket Mem Airport (ACK) in USA, which is 1103 km (685 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Reef is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG), also in USA, 1138 km (707 miles) away.

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The Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 17:18 Local Time
MonTue
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.2
SSE
Period (s) 13 13 13 9
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
NE 20
NE 15
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at The Reef

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

Wind History at The Reef

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

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