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Vetchs Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Vetchs Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)

Vetchs Reef Surf Guide

Vetchs Reef in Durban is an exposed reef break Offshore winds are from the west. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the northeast. There is a right breaking reef. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Beware of sharks ,rocks,stonefish.

Vetchs Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
26.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Vetchs Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Vetchs Reef occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Vetchs Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in July while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 71% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Vetchs Reef Location Map

Interactive Vetchs 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 closest passenger airport to Vetchs Reef is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Vetchs Reef is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 16 km (10 miles) away.

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Vetchs Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 05:50 Local Time
Friday 05
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
SW 25
SSW 30
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Vetchs Reef

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

Wind History at Vetchs Reef

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

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