uk es it fr pt nl
Albatross ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed

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

  1. weather stationWind Update Onshore wind has changed to cross-on at Fence (Port Elizabeth) (light winds from the ENE at Port Elizabeth Airport 4 km from Fence (Port Elizabeth)). 1.8m 11 s period swell from SSW
    Fence (Port Elizabeth)
<
>
View all

30 km away, 1 h 41 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
N
13.9
16.0
Air / Water (°C)
Please reload the page to see if there are any updates.
Albatross location mapLogo printSetup Email Surf &amp; Wind AlertSecret spot?

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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Saturday 18 Aug 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 16.0 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 18.8 max: 20.8 min: 17.5 °C)

SatSunday 19Monday 20Tuesday 21Wednesday 22Thursday 23Friday 24Saturday 25Sun
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
Rating
(10 max)
2
1
3
4
4
3
4
4
4
3
3
2
3
3
3
5
0
0
3
2
3
3
3
Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
2
SW
1.9
SW
1.7
SSW
1.9
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.7
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.5
SSW
1.8
SSW
2
SW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period(s) (?)1113121413121413121211131212121415151414141312
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)5519239341649121893712801485120078641152666994910923418332825481423975854648417
Wind
(km/h)
15
N
25
NW
25
SW
15
WNW
10
W
20
SSW
15
W
15
WSW
10
SSW
10
N
5
NNE
15
SE
10
W
15
WSW
30
WSW
10
W
20
ENE
20
E
10
NNW
10
NW
15
SW
10
WSW
10
SW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossoffoffoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:53PM
1.19
9:36AM
1.02

10:28PM
1.10
11:43AM
1.02

12:15AM
1.12
1:08PM
1.11

1:20AM
1.21
1:55PM
1.22

2:02AM
1.31

2:29PM
1.34
2:36AM
1.41

2:59PM
1.45
3:06AM
1.49

3:27PM
1.54


Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:27AM
0.62

3:45PM
0.66

5:20AM
0.65
5:49PM
0.68

6:50AM
0.58
7:09PM
0.59

7:41AM
0.47
7:56PM
0.49

8:18AM
0.36

8:31PM
0.38
8:49AM
0.26

9:02PM
0.29
9:17AM
0.17

9:32PM
0.21

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.
 SatSunday 19Monday 20Tuesday 21Wednesday 22Thursday 23Friday 24Saturday 25Sun
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Summary
clearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome clouds
Rain (mm)
------24---------------
High °C
1623241517181414151416181517181416181623211616
Low °C
1616161414161314151212171313161313181617171616
Chill °C (?)
1523241417181213141416181517171215171523211616
Sunrise
-6:54--6:52--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:47--6:46
Sunset
--5:52--5:53--5:53--5:54--5:55--5:55--5:57--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 12°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sat morning, min 13°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the WSW by Thu afternoon).

FREE! Surf-Forecast.com widget for your website

The surf report / weather widget below is available to embed on third party websites free of charge and provides a summary of our Albatross surf forecast. Simply grab the html code snippet that we provide and paste it into your own site. You can choose your preferred language and metric/imperial units for the surf forecast feed to suit users of your site. Click here to get the code.



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.