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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 Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Tuesday 20 Feb 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 20.1 °C (Statistics for 20 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 22.7 max: 23.8 min: 22.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SW
1.9
E
1.9
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.1
SSW
3
SW
3
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.2
SW
2.1
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SE
1.3
SE
1.3
SE
Period(s) (?)1313131212128126911111414131312121211101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)19221912160011697234864351000370103416561608157937633614157213661236874592450328328
Wind
(km/h)
10
SE
15
ESE
15
ESE
10
ENE
20
E
25
E
5
NNW
30
SW
30
WSW
15
W
15
SSW
20
SSW
40
WSW
40
WSW
25
SSW
10
WNW
5
SW
15
SSE
10
NNE
10
E
20
E
10
ENE
5
NE
Wind State(?)onononcross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
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oncross-
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glass
High Tide
/ height (m)

6:40AM
1.55
6:55PM
1.36

7:22AM
1.44
7:45PM
1.23

8:22AM
1.31

9:02PM
1.11
9:58AM
1.22

11:09PM
1.09
11:56AM
1.25

12:50AM
1.23
1:14PM
1.38

1:52AM
1.41

2:11PM
1.52


Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:24AM
0.18
12:54PM
0.29

1:03AM
0.30
1:43PM
0.40

1:53AM
0.43

2:54PM
0.52
3:17AM
0.56

4:46PM
0.55

5:24AM
0.57
6:32PM
0.46

6:59AM
0.45
7:37PM
0.30

8:00AM
0.28

8:26PM
0.14

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
rain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsheavy rainrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
321--------1153912-------
High °C
2221212123272525222121201717171618201723242120
Low °C
2121212021262424211819181515161515181617232020
Chill °C (?)
2221212123272525222121201615161618201723242120
Sunrise
-6:00--6:01--6:01--6:03--6:03--6:05--6:05--6:07
Sunset
--7:06--7:05--7:02--7:01--7:00--7:00--6:59--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Thu afternoon, min 18°C on Fri night). Mainly strong winds.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 40mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Sat night, calm by Wed 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.