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Albatross Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Saturday 20 Aug 2022 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 15.8 °C (Statistics for 20 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 18.9 max: 20.3 min: 17.5 °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 15.8 °C (Statistics for 20 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 18.9 max: 20.3 min: 17.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Albatross (moderate winds from the WNW at Loerie wx 18 km from Albatross).

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18 km away, 2 h 14 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
WNW
14.0
15.8
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 Saturday (Aug 20) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 7.5m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 11s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 11s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Albatross in the next 12 days are 7.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Aug 20) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 8s period and expected on Tuesday (Aug 23) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Sat 20th Aug)25ft (7.5m) 13s
Best Surf 8PM (Mon 22nd Aug)16ft (5.0m) 17s
Most Powerful 8AM (Sat 20th Aug)25ft (7.5m) 13s

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

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Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
Wednesday
31
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
776655578653133666555540001221133434
Swell
Height Map
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
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
7.5
SW
6
SW
5
SW
4
SW
3
SSW
3.5
SSW
4
SW
4.5
SSW
5
SSW
4
SSW
3.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
4
WSW
5.5
SW
4.5
SW
4
SW
3
SW
3
SW
5
SW
4
SW
3.5
SW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
1.6
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
S
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
1.3
SSW
2.4
WSW
1.7
SW
1.9
SW
2
SW
1.9
SSW
Period(s) (?)1414141415131316171716161414913131312121212121212121211111115814141419
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)191721479888586488362142325528106871590095926093324618551238249093977617617230172655686443963716297116947363492172091217207161170134915372753
Wind
(km/h)
45
WSW
35
WSW
20
WNW
10
WNW
10
SW
5
WNW
15
WSW
10
SSE
15
NE
10
ENE
15
ESE
15
NNW
35
NW
15
NNW
30
WSW
20
SW
15
SW
5
NNW
10
SSW
15
SSW
10
NW
10
SSW
15
ESE
25
E
30
E
30
E
15
E
10
WSW
25
WSW
15
W
30
WSW
25
SW
10
NW
10
S
10
SE
10
ENE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
offoffglasscross-
off
offcrossoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
crosson
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:23AM
0.98
10:21PM
1.05
12:05PM
0.97
12:34AM
1.08
1:31PM
1.08
1:38AM
1.18
2:13PM
1.21
2:17AM
1.30
2:44PM
1.33
2:48AM
1.41
3:12PM
1.45
3:17AM
1.50
3:39PM
1.55
3:44AM
1.56
4:05PM
1.64
4:11AM
1.60
4:31PM
1.69
4:39AM
1.61
4:58PM
1.71
5:07AM
1.59
5:26PM
1.70
5:36AM
1.54
5:56PM
1.65
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:27PM
0.72
5:32AM
0.70
6:06PM
0.73
7:13AM
0.61
7:29PM
0.63
8:00AM
0.49
8:12PM
0.51
8:33AM
0.36
8:45PM
0.39
9:01AM
0.25
9:14PM
0.29
9:27AM
0.15
9:43PM
0.20
9:53AM
0.08
10:10PM
0.14
10:19AM
0.04
10:38PM
0.11
10:45AM
0.02
11:07PM
0.10
11:12AM
0.05
11:36PM
0.13
11:40AM
0.10
12:08AM
0.19

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

Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
Wednesday
31
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Rain (mm)
42---------------------42-----------
Temp. °C131412141612151614192624303328151514161513161615181918232216161714171716
Low °C121411111411121512122622233214141513131512131615161817181914151614141613
Feels °C (?)346111210131313172319222522111112141111141311141615221814101113151516
Sunrise6:54--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48--6:48--6:46--6:45--6:43--6:43--6:41--6:39--
Sunset-5:52--5:53--5:54--5:54--5:55--5:57--5:57--5:58--5:59--5:59--6:00--6:00-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Very mild (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Sat morning, light winds from the NW by Sun night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 33°C on Wed afternoon, min 12°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Wed morning, calm by Thu night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun afternoon, min 12°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, fresh winds from the E by Sun afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Mon morning, min 13°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Tue morning, light winds from the NW by Wed morning).

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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.