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

Overall: 3.3

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Albatross (light winds from the SSE at Just Gas Jeffreys Bay wx 2 km from Albatross). 2.0m 11 s period swell from S with an additional 1.4m 13 s period swell from S
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Actual: 49 min ago

Light
6.4 km/h
SSE
Clean
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Albatross Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Wednesday 17 Oct 2018 SAST

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

Today's Albatross sea temperature is 18.2 °C (Statistics for 17 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 19.4 max: 20.7 min: 18.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
S
2.4
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2.5
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2.2
SSE
1.8
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1.6
SSE
1.6
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1.3
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0.9
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0.8
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Period(s) (?)11121212121112121212119910101210101010101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)639157520991272864572737703491392846559680887936978616538355302231167127
Wind
(km/h)
15
SE
15
ESE
15
NE
15
ENE
20
E
15
WSW
35
WSW
30
WSW
10
W
20
SSE
20
SE
15
ENE
30
E
35
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30
ENE
30
E
35
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20
NE
5
ESE
25
E
10
NNE
5
NNW
10
SE
Wind State(?)crosscrossononcross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:41AM
1.00

10:41PM
0.98
12:03PM
1.07

12:25AM
1.07
12:57PM
1.20

1:12AM
1.20
1:32PM
1.34

1:46AM
1.32

2:01PM
1.47
2:16AM
1.44

2:29PM
1.59
2:45AM
1.53

2:58PM
1.69
3:15AM
1.60


Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:19PM
0.76

5:21AM
0.68
6:23PM
0.67

6:36AM
0.57
7:11PM
0.53

7:17AM
0.44
7:44PM
0.39

7:49AM
0.32

8:13PM
0.26
8:18AM
0.21

8:42PM
0.15
8:47AM
0.12

9:11PM
0.05
9:16AM
0.06

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Albatross blow from the SW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1616142023201918161515141516131820162727223131
Low °C
1516121521161717151514131315121418152025212531
Chill °C (?)
1515132023201817151414131314101719152727223131
Sunrise
5:35--5:33--5:33--5:31--5:31--5:30--5:28--5:26-
Sunset
-6:35--6:36--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:38--6:39--6:40
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Wed morning, min 12°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the E on Mon afternoon, light winds from the ESE by Tue morning).

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Information about the Albatross Surf forecast

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

Albatross is 18 km (11 miles) from the city of Kruisfontein. If you plan a holiday in Eastern Cape (South), look for hotels and other accommodation in Kruisfontein. Kruisfontein has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.