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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 W at Just Gas Jeffreys Bay wx 2 km from J-Bay). 5.2m 12 s period wind swell from SW is too big
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Actual: 17 min ago

Light
6.4 km/h
W
Clean
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J-Bay Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Wednesday 26 Sep 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 16.6 °C (Statistics for 26 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 19.1 max: 20.3 min: 18.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
5.5
WSW
4
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
3
WSW
4
WSW
6
WSW
4
SW
3.5
SW
1.9
WSW
1.5
SW
1.2
SW
0.9
SW
1.4
W
2.5
WSW
1.6
SW
1.5
WSW
1.7
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1.3
SW
1.1
SW
2.1
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Period(s) (?)12131212121111912121211131312111413131312127
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)885856812877228123291429233324599897418529158917924712054852530841725862528373396
Wind
(km/h)
15
SW
15
SSW
10
N
10
SSW
10
SSE
0
NW
45
WSW
40
WSW
35
W
15
WSW
15
SSE
25
ENE
20
ENE
25
E
15
NNE
30
WSW
30
WSW
10
W
10
SSE
25
E
20
ENE
15
ENE
15
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
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on
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on
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on
High Tide
/ height (m)

4:20PM
1.74
4:34AM
1.63

4:49PM
1.73

5:04AM
1.59
5:19PM
1.67

5:36AM
1.51
5:53PM
1.58

6:13AM
1.41
6:33PM
1.45

6:59AM
1.28
7:26PM
1.30

8:10AM
1.15

8:54PM
1.17


Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:09AM
0.02

10:31PM
0.03
10:37AM
0.04

11:00PM
0.06
11:07AM
0.09

11:32PM
0.12
11:40AM
0.17

12:08AM
0.22
12:17PM
0.29

12:52AM
0.35
1:05PM
0.44

1:53AM
0.48

2:22PM
0.58



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
1918162121182117161617151924253021171919171517
Low °C
1717161819161716131416131422192820151619151517
Chill °C (?)
1917162121182115141516141924253021161919161416
Sunrise
6:03--6:01--6:01--5:58--5:58--5:56--5:54--5:54-
Sunset
-6:19--6:20--6:20--6:21--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:23
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Thu morning, min 13°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, strong winds from the WSW by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Mon morning, min 13°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Mon afternoon, light winds from the W by Tue morning).

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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.