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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 glassy conditions at Albatross (calm at Wavecrest Jeffreys Bay wx 2 km from Albatross). 1.4m 14 s period swell from SSW
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Actual: 14 min ago

Calm
3.2 km/h
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Glassy
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Albatross Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Sunday 24 Sep 2017 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 16.2 °C (Statistics for 24 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 19.0 max: 19.9 min: 18.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1415121415111115151414131312121111668121312
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Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)837284199276558188212791330684613813463527391445820355180156313644178230255
Wind
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10 NNE10
5 SE5
20 WSW20
25 WSW25
45 WSW45
45 W45
35 W35
40 WSW40
30 W30
30 WSW30
20 SSW20
20 E20
30 ENE30
35 E35
10 NNE10
15 SW15
30 WSW30
15 WNW15
10 SSE10
25 E25
20 ENE20
15 ENE15
15 ENE15
Wind State(?)oncrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:44PM
1.52

5:58AM
1.38
6:12PM
1.40

6:30AM
1.26
6:42PM
1.27

7:05AM
1.14
7:26PM
1.13

8:07AM
1.02

8:51PM
1.02
10:49AM
0.99

11:33PM
1.04
12:30PM
1.10

12:44AM
1.16


Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:32AM
0.21

11:55PM
0.27
12:01PM
0.33

12:25AM
0.39
12:31PM
0.46

12:59AM
0.51
1:08PM
0.60

1:52AM
0.63

2:19PM
0.72
3:54AM
0.70

5:12PM
0.74

6:02AM
0.62
6:37PM
0.61



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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High °C
2124191717131516141515141518162221161819161517
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2124191615101314111313141317162221151819151417
Sunrise
6:05--6:05--6:03--6:01--6:01--5:58--5:58--5:56-
Sunset
-6:17--6:17--6:19--6:20--6:20--6:21--6:22--6:22
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 12°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the WSW by Mon afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Fri morning, min 13°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the E on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri 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.