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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 Calm condsitions have become offshore at Albatross (light winds from the SSW at Wavecrest Jeffreys Bay wx 2 km from Albatross). 1.3m 12 s period swell from SW
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Actual: 20 min ago

Light
10.8 km/h
SSW
Offshore
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Albatross Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Monday 23 Apr 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 17.0 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.2 max: 22.9 min: 20.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
SW
3
WSW
1.6
SW
2
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.2
SW
1
SSW
1.3
SSW
2.2
SW
2.5
SW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
3
SW
3.5
SW
3
SSW
1.8
S
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
Period(s) (?)1211121312121113101210101212121215101113131215
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)2162459785125093740026550610092055679622237237383595917163631682601112715222279
Wind
(km/h)
20
W
20
WSW
20
SW
5
NNE
15
ENE
15
E
15
W
35
WNW
20
SW
20
W
10
ENE
20
E
10
W
10
SW
15
ESE
20
WSW
25
WSW
60
WSW
30
W
15
W
10
SSE
10
NE
15
NE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offoffglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:52PM
1.19
11:35AM
1.16

12:19AM
1.31
12:50PM
1.27

1:16AM
1.45
1:39PM
1.38

1:59AM
1.57

2:21PM
1.48
2:36AM
1.66

2:57PM
1.55
3:09AM
1.71

3:30PM
1.59
3:40AM
1.72

4:00PM
1.60


Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:21AM
0.56
5:52PM
0.48

6:41AM
0.43
6:56PM
0.36

7:34AM
0.29
7:44PM
0.25

8:17AM
0.17

8:22PM
0.16
8:52AM
0.09

8:58PM
0.11
9:24AM
0.04

9:31PM
0.08
9:55AM
0.03

10:02PM
0.10

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
2519201720232122231921232019211919191616171614
Low °C
1817191616221819211717221717211718181514161514
Chill °C (?)
2519201720232122231921232019211918181415171613
Sunrise
-6:48--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54
Sunset
--5:45--5:45--5:44--5:43--5:42--5:40--5:39--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Mon night, min 16°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the WNW by Thu morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Fri afternoon, min 14°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, near gales from the WSW by Sun 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.