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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 Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Tuesday 02 Mar 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 22.6 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 22.6 max: 23.8 min: 21.1 °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 22.6 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 22.6 max: 23.8 min: 21.1 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Eastern Cape (S)

  1. weather stationWind Update Recent clean conditions at Fence (Port Elizabeth) have likely become affected by the arrival of onshore winds (light winds from the E.(Wind varies from 050 to 120 degs) at Port Elizabeth Airport 4 km from Fence (Port Elizabeth)). no significant swell

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23 km away, 1 h 0 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
NE
19.8
22.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Albatross this week:

The surf forecast for Albatross over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 12s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Albatross in the next 7 days are 3.0m 8s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 09) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 8s period and expected on Saturday (Mar 06) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Wed 3rd Mar)2ft (0.6m) 12s
Best Surf11AM (Thu 4th Mar)3ft (0.9m) 16s
Most Powerful 5AM (Tue 9th Mar)10ft (3.0m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Albatross over the next 7 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
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
00111133310120033333321
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.3
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SW
0.5
SSW
0.6
SW
0.9
SW
1.3
SW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SW
1
S
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
3
SSE
2.2
SE
1.8
SE
1013121314131615141313121515141414131212888
20631031281051364488099857455383254537958157145635475345851169634406
5
NNW
20
SW
10
WSW
15
SW
20
SSW
10
W
15
SSW
20
SW
10
SSE
25
ESE
30
ESE
15
ENE
15
E
30
E
35
WSW
30
SW
20
SSW
5
WNW
15
S
10
S
20
SSE
15
SE
20
SE
glassoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscrossoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross
5:51PM
1.62
6:13AM
1.74
6:28PM
1.50
6:52AM
1.60
7:10PM
1.35
7:37AM
1.42
8:02PM
1.18
8:40AM
1.23
9:35PM
1.05
10:42AM
1.11
12:11AM
1.07
12:49PM
1.17
1:35AM
1.22
1:53PM
1.30
11:49AM
0.01
11:56PM
0.01
12:27PM
0.12
12:33AM
0.15
1:09PM
0.26
1:14AM
0.31
1:59PM
0.43
2:09AM
0.50
3:17PM
0.59
3:52AM
0.65
5:39PM
0.62
6:26AM
0.63
7:16PM
0.51
7:44AM
0.48

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

Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
thunderstorm
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
heavy rain
moderate rain
light rain
clearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearrisk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsheavy rainmod. rainlight rain
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3128232223212222212122212527232222202222191717
2425202122191922202121202126202021192021161717
3128232223212222212122212527232222202222181716
6:07--6:09--6:09--6:11--6:11--6:13--6:13--6:13-
-6:54--6:52--6:52--6:51--6:50--6:47--6:46--6:45

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Tue morning, min 19°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, fresh winds from the ESE by Fri afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 29mm), heaviest during Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

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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 7 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.