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Albatross ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Albatross Surf Guide

Albatross in Jeffreys Bay Coast is a sheltered beach and reef break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest.. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of sharks ,rocks,mussel shells.

Albatross Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Albatross:

The best conditions reported for surf at Albatross occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Albatross (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Albatross with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in August while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Albatross Location Map

Interactive Albatross surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Albatross is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 63 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Albatross is George Airport (GRJ), also in South Africa, 235 km (146 miles) away.

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Albatross Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 04:04 Local Time
Friday 23
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 13 13 14
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 25
ENE 25
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Albatross

Surf stats for Albatross, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Albatross

Wind stats for Albatross, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Discover surf breaks near Albatross. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away

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