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Tubes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Tubes Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.0 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 04:16 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 12 12 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
NE 15
NE 15
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Tubes in Jeffreys Bay Coast is a sheltered reef and point break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Albatross, 1 km from Tubes.

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Tubes Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wavecrest Jeffreys Bay wx, 2 km from Tubes.


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Air temperature
13.0 °C

Current weather near Tubes

Overall Tubes Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Tubes is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 63 km (39 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Tubes is George Airport (GRJ), also in South Africa, 235 km (146 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tubes, Eastern Cape (S). Use the tab navigation above to view Tubes sea temperature, Tubes photographs, Tubes detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tubes webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape (S) live weather stations and Tubes tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Tubes.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.