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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 / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 SAST
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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 26.9 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 25.8 max: 27.4 min: 25.2 °C)
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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 26.9 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 25.8 max: 27.4 min: 25.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Vetchs Reef (calm at Durban Virginia 11 km from Vetchs Reef). 1.2m 7 s period swell from E with 0.5m 3 s period wind swell from NNE

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2 h 35 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
NE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Vetchs Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Vetchs Reef over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 7s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Vetchs Reef in the next 7 days are 1.9m 10s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) 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 0.9m 16s period and expected on Sunday (Mar 07) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Tue 2nd Mar)4.5ft (1.3m) 7s
Best Surf 5AM (Wed 3rd Mar)6ft (1.9m) 10s
Most Powerful 5PM (Wed 3rd Mar)6ft (1.9m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Vetchs Reef 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
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
00200331311222211333333
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
1.3
E
1.8
E
1.9
E
1.8
E
1.9
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
0.8
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
8891010101010109991515141414141313131313
203443601630740557472472347293239196298362338399394297289225215212212
25
NE
30
NE
20
NNE
20
NE
25
NE
15
NNE
10
E
20
NE
5
WNW
20
S
20
S
10
SW
15
ESE
15
E
10
N
15
SSE
15
ESE
5
NW
10
SE
5
SSE
0
SW
10
SW
10
SW
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crossoncross-
on
offcrosscrosscross-
off
ononcrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
5:53PM
2.03
6:16AM
2.05
6:27PM
1.91
6:52AM
1.91
7:04PM
1.74
7:32AM
1.72
7:48PM
1.55
8:25AM
1.52
8:57PM
1.35
10:12AM
1.36
11:51PM
1.29
12:51PM
1.40
1:41AM
1.45
11:50AM
0.21
12:02AM
0.16
12:24PM
0.32
12:37AM
0.30
1:02PM
0.47
1:14AM
0.48
1:44PM
0.65
2:00AM
0.69
2:47PM
0.84
3:19AM
0.89
5:12PM
0.94
6:17AM
0.92
7:23PM
0.81
7:50AM
0.77

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

Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
clearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome clouds
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2225222325222325232425232424232425242426242323
2525242425242525252626242525242625252626252323
5:47--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:52-
-6:27--6:25--6:24--6:23--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:19

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Fri morning, min 22°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Tue afternoon, calm by Thu morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sun morning, min 23°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.