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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 Offshore wind reported 2 km from J-Bay (light winds from the SW at Wavecrest Jeffreys Bay wx 2 km from J-Bay). 4.2m swell from SW too big
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Actual: 28 min ago

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11.6 km/h
SW
Cross-Off
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J-Bay Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Tuesday 24 Oct 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 14.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 19.4 max: 20.2 min: 18.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)14151413131312121211111111111010101066777
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)6168810852465945536449065311511433772778246618581316972554396365210146179392602628
Wind
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15 SW15
25 SW25
10 WSW10
25 WSW25
30 SW30
30 WSW30
45 WSW45
45 WSW45
20 WSW20
20 SSW20
15 SSE15
10 E10
20 E20
30 E30
15 ENE15
10 SE10
15 SE15
0 WNW0
20 ESE20
25 E25
20 ENE20
15 ENE15
25 ESE25
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:41PM
1.42

6:03AM
1.31
6:11PM
1.30

6:41AM
1.20
6:49PM
1.17

7:37AM
1.10
7:53PM
1.06

9:21AM
1.04

10:06PM
1.01
11:21AM
1.11

11:51PM
1.10
12:26PM
1.25

12:47AM
1.24
1:09PM
1.41

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:35AM
0.33

11:55PM
0.33
12:06PM
0.44

12:29AM
0.44
12:44PM
0.56

1:12AM
0.55
1:42PM
0.68

2:33AM
0.64

3:48PM
0.73
4:38AM
0.64

5:47PM
0.63

6:01AM
0.53
6:42PM
0.48

6:52AM
0.39

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
2019162019161616131514141617152021192121192931
Low °C
1717141618141414121414121316141619182021182131
Chill °C (?)
2019152018141414101413131516132021192121192931
Sunrise
5:26--5:26--5:24--5:24--5:22--5:22--5:20--5:20-
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Thu afternoon, light winds from the ESE by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the E on Sat afternoon, calm by Sun 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.