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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at J-Bay (light winds from the WSW at Wavecrest Jeffreys Bay wx 2 km from J-Bay). 2.1m 15 s period swell from SW with 0.9m 5 s period wind swell from WSW
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J-Bay Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 21 May 2018 SAST

J-Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's J-Bay sea temperature is 17.3 °C (Statistics for 21 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.8 max: 22.2 min: 19.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.2
SW
4
WSW
4.5
SW
7
SW
6
SW
4.5
SW
4
SW
7
SW
4.5
SW
3
SW
4
SW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.4
SSW
1.9
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.3
S
1.7
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period(s) (?)1312121415151415141314141414131312121213131312
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1708458654351928617657962757291967178903213556446352789232119301139156815137671267825638628
Wind
(km/h)
10
NW
5
SSE
15
NNW
30
W
20
WSW
15
N
20
NNW
5
SW
15
WSW
20
WSW
15
SW
10
NNE
15
NE
10
SE
20
W
40
W
25
WSW
15
WNW
10
W
10
SE
15
NNE
15
N
15
NNW
Wind State(?)offglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)


8:49PM
1.28
9:22AM
1.15

10:23PM
1.27
10:59AM
1.14

11:42PM
1.33
12:17PM
1.21

12:43AM
1.42
1:14PM
1.29

1:32AM
1.50
1:56PM
1.38

2:09AM
1.56

2:34PM
1.44



Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:16PM
0.42
3:15AM
0.53

3:42PM
0.49
4:56AM
0.53

5:10PM
0.48

6:14AM
0.45
6:21PM
0.42

7:10AM
0.34
7:14PM
0.35

7:52AM
0.26
7:55PM
0.28

8:29AM
0.18

8:33PM
0.24


Note: the tide data above is for Albatross which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for J-Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at J-Bay blow from the WNW.
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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 (?)
2124211517162427191516161820191717151819161717
Sunrise
7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:13-
Sunset
-5:22--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:21--5:20--5:20--5:20
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon afternoon, fresh winds from the WSW by Tue morning).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Fri afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Thu night, strong winds from the WSW by Sat afternoon).

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Information about the J-Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for J-Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at J-Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our J-Bay 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 (J-Bay) 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 J-Bay 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.

J-Bay is 19 km (12 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.