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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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Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Eastern Cape (S)

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-on wind has become light (light winds from the SW at Uitenhage 58 km from Albatross). 3.1m swell from SSW too big with 1.3m 9 s period wind swell from E
    Albatross
  2. weather stationWind Update Previously calm conditions have become cross-shore at Fence (Port Elizabeth) (light winds from the S.(Wind varies from 150 to 230 degs) at Port Elizabeth Airport 4 km from Fence (Port Elizabeth)). 3.1m 13 s period swell from SSW
    Fence (Port Elizabeth)
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Albatross Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Friday 22 Mar 2019 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 18.9 °C (Statistics for 22 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 22.1 max: 23.5 min: 20.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.4
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.8
S
1.7
S
1.5
S
1.3
SSW
1.2
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0.9
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1.3
SSW
0.7
SW
1.3
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2.4
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3
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2.5
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2.2
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1.6
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1.3
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0.9
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
S
Period(s) (?)131312151413121212612181615141413131211111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1945136584713921081740511418243123142101530852688315421801616847579408214622606
Wind
(km/h)
5
SE
20
ESE
5
ENE
10
E
20
ESE
5
N
20
SW
30
SW
15
WNW
20
SW
25
SW
20
S
5
ESE
10
SE
5
NNE
20
ENE
30
E
10
N
20
SW
30
WSW
15
WNW
15
E
25
E
Wind State(?)crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
offoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
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on
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on
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on
High Tide
/ height (m)

4:49PM
1.74

5:07AM
1.86
5:24PM
1.66

5:41AM
1.75
5:58PM
1.54

6:15AM
1.59
6:32PM
1.40

6:49AM
1.41
7:09PM
1.25

7:27AM
1.23
7:57PM
1.10

8:24AM
1.07

9:45PM
0.99
10:57AM
0.99

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:45AM
-0.10

10:53PM
-0.09
11:20AM
-0.03

11:27PM
0.01
11:54AM
0.08

12:01AM
0.15
12:28PM
0.23

12:35AM
0.31
1:03PM
0.39

1:12AM
0.48
1:46PM
0.55

2:03AM
0.65

3:02PM
0.68
4:17AM
0.76


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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2123202426252625212222191920182022192624192021
Sunrise
6:24--6:24--6:26--6:26--6:28--6:28--6:28--6:30-
Sunset
-6:28--6:27--6:24--6:23--6:22--6:21--6:20--6:19
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat afternoon, min 18°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, fresh winds from the SW by Sun afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Thu morning, min 16°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW 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.