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J-Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.5

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J-Bay Spot ID

super tubes Jeffreys bay, J-Bay photo


Photo credit: Antonio Morelli

super tubes "COOOOOOOKING" 15ft swell, J-Bay photo


Photo credit: Antonio Morelli

SuperTubes, Jeffreys Bay, J-Bay photo


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Jeffreys Bay Barrel, J-Bay photo


Photo credit: Luke Bodley

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.1 °C

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Saturday, 17 November 2018, 11:34 Local time
Saturday 17
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 10 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 30
SW 30
SW 25
SW 10
Wind State cross-

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J-Bay in Jeffreys Bay Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south.. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for sharks ,rocks,mussel shells.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Albatross, 4 km from J-Bay.

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J-Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Just Gas Jeffreys Bay wx, 2 km from J-Bay.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
22.5 °C

Current weather near J-Bay

Overall J-Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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  • The nearest passenger airport to J-Bay is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 64 km (40 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to J-Bay is George Airport (GRJ), also in South Africa, 235 km (146 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for J-Bay, Eastern Cape (S). Use the tab navigation above to view J-Bay sea temperature, J-Bay photographs, J-Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, J-Bay webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape (S) live weather stations and J-Bay tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around J-Bay.