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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 CapeSTFrancis 19 km from J-Bay). 2.2m 11 s period swell from SW with an additional 0.9m 13 s period swell from SSE
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19 km away, 3 h 3 min ago

Light
7 km/h
WSW
18.2
19.1
Air / Water (°C)
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J-Bay Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Sunday 21 Apr 2019 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 19.1 °C (Statistics for 21 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.3 max: 22.9 min: 20.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.2
SW
1.3
WSW
2
ESE
2.2
E
2.5
E
3.5
E
3.5
E
4
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4
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3
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2.4
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2.1
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1.7
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1.2
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1.1
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1.1
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2.3
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2.5
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2.4
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2.2
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1.9
SW
1.9
SW
Period(s) (?)10116788910101010101013121215141413131312
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)10663963004478521512167832383071208010427845704663863092325288627631903150311741043
Wind
(km/h)
20
ESE
15
ESE
20
E
30
E
25
E
35
ENE
30
ESE
20
ESE
10
WSW
15
SW
15
W
15
WSW
10
S
5
WNW
5
WSW
10
SSE
0
NNW
5
SSW
10
ESE
10
NE
15
ENE
20
ENE
15
NE
Wind State(?)onononcross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crossoffglasscross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
5:01PM
1.62

5:14AM
1.69
5:34PM
1.53

5:46AM
1.55
6:09PM
1.41

6:20AM
1.39
6:46PM
1.28

6:56AM
1.23
7:33PM
1.15

7:46AM
1.09

8:55PM
1.05
9:33AM
0.99

11:13PM
1.05
11:48AM
1.02


Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:03PM
0.08
11:28AM
0.09

11:37PM
0.20
12:00PM
0.22

12:11AM
0.34
12:34PM
0.36

12:49AM
0.49
1:14PM
0.50

1:39AM
0.63

2:15PM
0.62
3:20AM
0.74

4:16PM
0.68

5:45AM
0.70
6:03PM
0.61

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
1918181918181819222220212219212218192019222523
Low °C
1818181818171719202118182018182018171918182523
Chill °C (?)
1918171817171718222220212219212218192019222523
Sunrise
--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--
Sunset
5:49--5:47--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:44--5:43--5:42-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed morning, min 17°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the E on Tue morning, calm by Wed morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

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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.