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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 glassy conditions at J-Bay (calm at Wavecrest Jeffreys Bay wx 2 km from J-Bay). 1.6m 11 s period swell from SW with an additional 0.6m 12 s period swell from SSE , plus 1.4m 6 s period wind swell from ESE
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Glassy
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J-Bay Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 17 Dec 2017 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 17.0 °C (Statistics for 17 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 21.6 max: 23.6 min: 20.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
2.1
SW
2.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
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3
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
2.1
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2.1
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1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
2.1
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1.8
SW
2.5
WSW
Period(s) (?)1111111312121414131312121213131312121211111112
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)66356855810929441269262947653844240316331182111814971457107578663411119289698461880
Wind
(km/h)
10
SE
10
SE
5
SSW
10
NW
15
SW
20
SW
10
NW
15
SE
20
ESE
10
ENE
15
ESE
20
E
5
ENE
15
ESE
20
ESE
5
W
35
SW
25
SW
10
W
15
SSW
25
SW
20
WSW
20
W
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
3:36AM
1.49

3:42PM
1.57
4:07AM
1.52

4:13PM
1.57
4:37AM
1.51

4:43PM
1.54

5:08AM
1.49
5:12PM
1.49

5:40AM
1.46
5:43PM
1.43

6:15AM
1.41
6:19PM
1.35

6:53AM
1.36
7:00PM
1.27


Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:28PM
0.15
9:37AM
0.23

9:58PM
0.13
10:07AM
0.23

10:27PM
0.13
10:38AM
0.25

10:57PM
0.15
11:09AM
0.28

11:26PM
0.19
11:42AM
0.34

11:58PM
0.24
12:18PM
0.40

12:33AM
0.31
1:02PM
0.47

1:15AM
0.38

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 (?)
1717171720201822232023222125262321211921211916
Sunrise
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Sunset
--7:29--7:30--7:30--7:30--7:30--7:31--7:31--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Fri afternoon, min 17°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the SW by Sat 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.