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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 (light winds from the WSW at Wavecrest Jeffreys Bay wx 2 km from J-Bay). 3.5m 9 s period wind swell from WSW is too big
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Actual: 45 min ago

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7.9 km/h
WSW
Glassy
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J-Bay Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Monday 21 Aug 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 15.7 °C (Statistics for 21 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 18.9 max: 20.3 min: 17.5 °C)

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Wave
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Energy(?)1747779011794702957417909170403125442040253661631511200562032831818121394078533342417205017461606
Wind
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15 WNW15
55 W55
55 WSW55
30 WNW30
20 WNW20
35 WSW35
35 W35
50 WSW50
45 WSW45
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15 WNW15
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15 S15
10 NW10
15 WSW15
15 SE15
10 ENE10
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25 E25
15 NE15
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High Tide
/ height (m)
3:49AM
1.69

4:12PM
1.76
4:26AM
1.68

4:47PM
1.76
4:58AM
1.63

5:21PM
1.71

5:30AM
1.55
5:51PM
1.62

6:03AM
1.45
6:22PM
1.50

6:34AM
1.33
6:56PM
1.37

7:08AM
1.21
7:34PM
1.24


Low Tide
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9:44PM
0.05
9:59AM
-0.03

10:21PM
0.03
10:33AM
-0.03

10:57PM
0.05
11:06AM
0.02

11:30PM
0.12
11:37AM
0.10

12:02AM
0.21
12:08PM
0.21

12:33AM
0.33
12:38PM
0.34

1:09AM
0.45
1:13PM
0.48



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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
141211111417131111912131315171515181717211818
Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Wed afternoon, min 11°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Mon night, gales from the W by Tue afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Mon afternoon, min 12°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat 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.