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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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Albatross Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Saturday 24 Feb 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 19.8 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 22.7 max: 23.8 min: 21.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9
SW
2.3
SW
1.7
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
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1.2
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1.3
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1.2
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1.2
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1.3
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1.3
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1.3
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1.2
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1
SSW
1
SSW
2
SSE
1.2
SSW
1.7
S
1.5
S
Period(s) (?)9111113131212121111131212121212111112814108
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)548114667413561109585374306230353560435449481436414372265283523490569317
Wind
(km/h)
20
WSW
25
WSW
20
W
15
SW
15
ESE
15
NE
15
ENE
25
E
10
N
15
SW
20
SW
5
W
10
SE
15
SSE
5
WSW
10
SSW
15
SSE
0
SSW
20
SW
30
SW
30
W
20
W
25
W
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrossononcross-
on
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on
offoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:58AM
1.22

11:09PM
1.09
11:56AM
1.25

12:50AM
1.23
1:14PM
1.38

1:52AM
1.41

2:11PM
1.52
2:39AM
1.58

2:55PM
1.64
3:20AM
1.72

3:35PM
1.71
3:57AM
1.81

4:11PM
1.73



Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:46PM
0.55

5:24AM
0.57
6:32PM
0.46

6:59AM
0.45
7:37PM
0.30

8:00AM
0.28

8:26PM
0.14
8:47AM
0.13

9:06PM
0.02
9:29AM
0.02

9:43PM
-0.06
10:07AM
-0.03

10:19PM
-0.09


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)
-11--------------11-112
High °C
1817161819182125232525202223212122212323212020
Low °C
1717151619161724212222181922192022202022202020
Chill °C (?)
1716141819182125232525202223212122212323212020
Sunrise
6:03--6:03--6:05--6:05--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:09-
Sunset
-7:01--7:00--7:00--6:58--6:57--6:55--6:54--6:52
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Sat night, light winds from the WNW by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Wed afternoon, min 18°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, fresh winds from the SW by Fri afternoon).

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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.