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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 Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 10 May 2021 SAST
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Albatross surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Albatross sea temperature is 16.8 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.0 max: 23.2 min: 19.4 °C)
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Albatross surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Albatross sea temperature is 16.8 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.0 max: 23.2 min: 19.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Albatross (calm at Loerie wx 18 km from Albatross).

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18 km away, 59 min ago

Calm
3 km/h
WNW
16.0
16.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Albatross this week:

The surf forecast for Albatross over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 4.5m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 4.5m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Albatross in the next 12 days are 4.0m 16s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (May 12) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Mon 10th May)15ft (4.5m) 13s
Best Surf 8AM (Mon 10th May)15ft (4.5m) 13s
Most Powerful 5PM (Mon 10th May)13ft (4.0m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Albatross over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
465555355423442333053544344343445454
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
4
SW
4
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
3.5
SW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.4
SSW
1.9
SW
1.4
SW
2
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.5
SW
3.5
SW
2.5
SW
3
SSW
3
SSW
13161513131212121211111111121211111011910111010101112131212121212111212
53628055563445363574286334153741254514508824391012110289260348641740422463346295412341145136016741824189916791599131117653836160521972854
25
WSW
20
SW
10
WNW
10
SW
15
SW
15
W
30
WSW
20
WSW
5
NNW
5
SSE
10
SE
5
N
0
SW
10
SW
15
NNW
15
SW
10
SSE
10
NNE
30
NW
20
SW
25
WSW
20
WSW
25
SSW
20
WNW
20
WSW
15
SW
10
N
10
NNW
10
SSW
5
NNW
5
SW
10
S
5
WNW
10
SSW
5
ESE
10
NW
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
glassoffcross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
crosscross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross
3:12PM
1.48
3:20AM
1.62
3:40PM
1.51
3:47AM
1.62
4:07PM
1.51
4:14AM
1.60
4:35PM
1.49
4:42AM
1.55
5:04PM
1.44
5:11AM
1.48
5:36PM
1.38
5:42AM
1.40
6:12PM
1.30
6:19AM
1.31
6:58PM
1.22
7:08AM
1.21
8:04PM
1.17
8:22AM
1.13
9:36PM
1.17
10:04AM
1.11
11:03PM
1.26
11:34AM
1.18
12:09AM
1.40
9:08AM
0.15
9:10PM
0.20
9:35AM
0.12
9:38PM
0.19
10:01AM
0.12
10:06PM
0.20
10:28AM
0.14
10:35PM
0.24
10:56AM
0.19
11:04PM
0.30
11:26AM
0.25
11:36PM
0.38
12:00PM
0.33
12:12AM
0.46
12:41PM
0.41
1:01AM
0.55
1:35PM
0.48
2:15AM
0.62
2:54PM
0.53
3:59AM
0.62
4:26PM
0.51
5:30AM
0.52
5:41PM
0.43

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Albatross blow from the SW

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:09--
-5:30--5:30--5:29--5:29--5:28--5:27--5:25--5:25--5:24--5:23--5:23--5:22-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Wed morning, light winds from the NNW by Wed night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Sat morning, min 14°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Warm (max 24°C on Sun morning, min 12°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Sun morning, calm by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Wed afternoon, min 12°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Albatross Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Albatross provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Albatross can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Albatross 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 (Albatross) 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 Albatross 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.

Albatross is 18 km (11 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.