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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 Cross-off winds at J-Bay are now cross-shore so expect speed-bumps in the surf (moderate winds from the SSW at Just Gas Jeffreys Bay wx 2 km from J-Bay). 1.9m 14 s period swell from SW with 1.5m 6 s period wind swell from W
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Actual: 29 min ago

Moderate
20.9 km/h
SSW
Cross-Shore
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J-Bay Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Tuesday 13 Nov 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 13.3 °C (Statistics for 13 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 20.3 max: 21.9 min: 19.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
2.1
SW
2
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
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1.1
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3
WSW
3.5
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SSW
2.4
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.6
SSW
2.2
E
1.7
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
Period(s) (?)141414141413131313121212111111121211118888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)13821288164115501208969905732563437309228130372386160518571597926628659393195157
Wind
(km/h)
25
SW
5
W
15
SSW
15
SSE
5
WNW
15
SSE
15
SE
0
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15
SSE
15
SSW
15
W
35
WSW
35
SW
15
WNW
10
SE
25
ESE
20
ENE
30
E
30
E
5
SSE
10
SSW
10
SSE
10
SSE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
6:35PM
1.22

7:16AM
1.16
7:24PM
1.10

8:31AM
1.08

8:55PM
1.01
10:26AM
1.08

11:01PM
1.02
11:50AM
1.17

12:16AM
1.11
12:40PM
1.30

1:03AM
1.23
1:18PM
1.43

1:41AM
1.35
1:53PM
1.55


Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:54AM
0.49
1:22PM
0.64

1:51AM
0.59

2:52PM
0.72
3:30AM
0.65

5:01PM
0.70

5:14AM
0.61
6:16PM
0.58

6:18AM
0.52
7:01PM
0.45

7:02AM
0.41
7:37PM
0.31

7:39AM
0.30


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
1917182018192118192015161714161814172117192019
Chill °C (?)
2118212118222219222118171715181915212119202019
Sunrise
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Sunset
7:00--7:00--7:01--7:02--7:02--7:04--7:05--7:06-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu morning, min 15°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Tue afternoon, calm by Wed night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Sat afternoon, calm by Mon night).

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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.