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The Wreck ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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The Wreck Surf Forecast / Garden Route / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Friday 26 Feb 2021 SAST
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The Wreck surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Wreck sea temperature is 21.5 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 21.7 max: 23.1 min: 20.3 °C)
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The Wreck surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Wreck sea temperature is 21.5 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 21.7 max: 23.1 min: 20.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at The Wreck (light winds from the SSW at Plettenberg Bay 7 km from The Wreck). 1.5m 10 s period swell from SSW

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Light
6 km/h
SSW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Wreck this week:

The surf forecast for The Wreck over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 1.5m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Wreck in the next 7 days are 2.1m 14s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 4s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Fri 26th Feb)4ft (1.2m) 12s
Best Surf 8AM (Fri 26th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 12s
Most Powerful 5PM (Thu 4th Mar)7ft (2.1m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Wreck 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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
10320200224321133333444
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.180.cc23
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.3
SSW
2
SSW
2
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.4
SSW
2.5
E
3
E
3
E
2.5
E
1.9
E
1.5
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.6
SW
2
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
12121715141312788999991414131514131313
923729102117491592101362865310291086104059335922518559664184617761779152113521136
15
ESE
25
ESE
15
E
15
ESE
35
ESE
15
E
25
ESE
40
ESE
15
E
15
ESE
0
ESE
10
NNE
20
SW
15
E
5
W
15
SSW
10
SSW
5
NW
10
SSE
15
ESE
0
NW
5
NW
5
W
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
glasscross-
on
offcross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
on
glassglassglass
3:31PM
1.73
3:53AM
1.81
4:05PM
1.80
4:26AM
1.91
4:39PM
1.82
5:00AM
1.94
5:14PM
1.78
5:35AM
1.91
5:50PM
1.69
6:11AM
1.82
6:28PM
1.56
6:51AM
1.66
7:11PM
1.40
7:37AM
1.48
9:26AM
0.13
9:41PM
-0.00
10:01AM
0.02
10:13PM
-0.08
10:36AM
-0.04
10:46PM
-0.10
11:11AM
-0.04
11:19PM
-0.07
11:48AM
0.01
11:55PM
0.03
12:27PM
0.12
12:32AM
0.17
1:09PM
0.28
1:15AM
0.34

Note: the tide data above is for Keurbooms which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Wreck.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Wreck blow from the WSW

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
some cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrisk thund- derclearrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudscloudysome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclear
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2021192122212424222626272623222121212122212021
1920171821192123212326232522202121192022212021
2021192122212424222626272623222121212122212021
6:11--6:11--6:13--6:13--6:15--6:15--6:16--6:16-
-7:06--7:05--7:02--7:01--7:00--7:00--6:58--6:57

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Mon morning, min 17°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the ESE on Sun afternoon, calm by Mon afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Mon night, min 19°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the The Wreck Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Wreck provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Wreck can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Wreck 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 (The Wreck) 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 The Wreck 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.

The Wreck is 5 km (3 miles) from the city of Plettenberg Bay. If you plan a holiday in Garden Route, look for hotels and other accommodation in Plettenberg Bay. Plettenberg Bay has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.