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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Vetchs Reef (light winds from the NW at Durban Virginia 11 km from Vetchs Reef). 1.4m 7 s period swell from ENE with 0.7m 3 s period wind swell from SW
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Vetchs Reef Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Saturday 19 Oct 2019 SAST

Vetchs Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Vetchs Reef sea temperature is 21.7 °C (Statistics for 19 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 22.0 max: 22.9 min: 21.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
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ENE
1
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0.9
ENE
1
ENE
1.2
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0.9
ENE
0.7
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0.6
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0.5
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0.9
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0.9
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Period(s) (?)78987899899578999888888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)117115129154131104825537433961489135073421819714717316911811896
Wind
(km/h)
15
SE
5
ESE
5
WSW
25
NE
35
SSW
25
SSW
20
SSE
20
SSE
25
SW
15
SSE
15
E
25
NE
40
NE
40
NE
20
SW
25
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10
SE
10
N
20
ENE
25
SSW
30
SSW
20
SSW
15
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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6:25PM
1.66

6:54AM
1.54
7:11PM
1.49

8:03AM
1.40

8:36PM
1.34
10:19AM
1.36

11:08PM
1.33
12:12PM
1.51

12:39AM
1.49








Low Tide
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12:15PM
0.54

12:42AM
0.57
1:00PM
0.70

1:36AM
0.71

2:19PM
0.86
3:21AM
0.81

4:55PM
0.88

5:35AM
0.75
6:35PM
0.71









Note: the tide data above is for Durban, South Africa which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Vetchs Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Vetchs Reef blow from the W.
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partially cloudy
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2323212528232121181516192426252221212525231920
Sunrise
5:13--5:11--5:11--5:09--5:09--5:07--5:07--5:05-
Sunset
-6:07--6:08--6:08--6:09--6:10--6:10--6:12--6:13
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun afternoon, min 16°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the SSW by Sun afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Wed afternoon, min 18°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the NE on Wed afternoon, calm by Thu night).

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Information about the Vetchs Reef Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Vetchs Reef, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, consider staying in Durban which is 5 km (3 miles) away. Other places in and around Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Glenwood which is 7 km (4 miles) away, Kwamashu, Umhlanga and Mount Edgecombe.