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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 The wind is still cross-off at Albatross (light winds from the WNW at CapeSTFrancis 23 km from Albatross). 3.1m 10 s period wind swell from SW is too big
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23 km away, 1 h 17 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
WNW
18.8
19.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Albatross Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Wednesday 12 Dec 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 19.2 °C (Statistics for 12 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 23.0 min: 20.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
SW
2.3
SSW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
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1.1
SSW
1
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1
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0.9
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1
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1
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0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period(s) (?)101312141313121212121111111112111110610111010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)592175310268931028880657525508330261256196220268182134106308718013887
Wind
(km/h)
10
WNW
15
SSW
20
S
5
WNW
20
ESE
25
ESE
5
NW
15
SSW
15
SSE
5
NE
20
ESE
20
ESE
5
ESE
20
E
30
E
10
SW
20
SW
25
WSW
15
W
15
SSW
15
SE
5
ENE
0
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crossglassglass
High Tide
/ height (m)

6:56AM
1.29
6:58PM
1.20

7:45AM
1.22
7:51PM
1.11

8:51AM
1.18

9:09PM
1.05
10:12AM
1.18

10:46PM
1.05
11:28AM
1.25

12:05AM
1.13
12:27PM
1.35

1:02AM
1.24
1:16PM
1.47



Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:35AM
0.37
1:01PM
0.53

1:16AM
0.45
1:56PM
0.61

2:11AM
0.53

3:14PM
0.65
3:26AM
0.58

4:47PM
0.62
4:52AM
0.57

6:02PM
0.52

6:02AM
0.50
6:56PM
0.39

6:58AM
0.40
7:41PM
0.26


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
1921201922232022232124232125272324242122232119
Low °C
1719201719221820221921232022252123231920222019
Chill °C (?)
1921201922232022232124232125272324242122232119
Sunrise
-5:01--5:01--5:03--5:03--5:03--5:03--5:03--5:05
Sunset
--7:25--7:27--7:27--7:28--7:28--7:29--7:30--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun morning, min 17°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Mon afternoon, min 19°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Tue afternoon, calm by Thu 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.