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

Overall: 3.0

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Ebalow Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape – Wild Coast / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Thursday 15 Apr 2021 SAST
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Ebalow surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ebalow sea temperature is 24.4 °C (Statistics for 15 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 24.2 max: 25.6 min: 23.0 °C)
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Ebalow surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ebalow sea temperature is 24.4 °C (Statistics for 15 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 24.2 max: 25.6 min: 23.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 96 km from Ebalow has become light (light winds from the WSW at Margate). Waves should be turning clean at Ebalow.

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Ebalow this week:

The surf forecast for Ebalow over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 15) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 11s. Another secondary swell of 0.5m and 5s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Ebalow in the next 12 days are 3.0m 11s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 16) at 11AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Apr 15) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Thu 15th Apr)1.5ft (0.5m) 11s
Best Surf 5PM (Fri 16th Apr)10ft (3.0m) 11s
Most Powerful11AM (Fri 16th Apr)10ft (3.0m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Ebalow 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
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
312354003112012222344334303103100001
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
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
3
SSW
3
S
3
S
1.9
S
1.4
SSW
1.3
SE
1.8
NE
0.9
SE
1.5
ENE
0.8
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
1.3
S
1
SSE
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1
S
2.2
S
2.2
S
1.9
S
1.5
S
1.2
S
2
ENE
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
1.1
ENE
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402334133323551896862488327241118212169230230171138212137811735547534615533217521751504806490394184171128939396
5
SE
20
SSW
40
SW
20
SSW
10
SSE
10
N
20
NE
30
NE
10
N
15
NE
20
NE
10
NW
30
SSW
25
SSW
10
W
5
E
15
NE
10
W
15
SSW
10
SE
10
SSE
10
S
15
ESE
10
NE
20
NE
25
ENE
20
NNE
25
NE
25
NE
10
N
10
SSW
30
SW
25
SW
15
SSW
15
SSW
10
NW
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrossoff
5:23PM
1.51
5:33AM
1.54
5:49PM
1.42
5:59AM
1.44
6:17PM
1.31
6:28AM
1.32
6:52PM
1.19
7:07AM
1.19
7:49PM
1.07
8:19AM
1.07
10:07PM
1.01
11:00AM
1.04
12:15AM
1.13
12:36PM
1.17
1:11AM
1.32
1:28PM
1.32
1:51AM
1.52
2:10PM
1.47
2:28AM
1.70
2:48PM
1.60
3:05AM
1.83
3:25PM
1.68
3:41AM
1.90
11:20AM
0.14
11:25PM
0.20
11:45AM
0.22
11:50PM
0.30
12:12PM
0.33
12:18AM
0.42
12:44PM
0.44
12:53AM
0.55
1:32PM
0.57
1:54AM
0.68
3:13PM
0.66
4:35AM
0.73
5:40PM
0.61
6:31AM
0.59
6:50PM
0.46
7:25AM
0.40
7:34PM
0.29
8:06AM
0.22
8:13PM
0.14
8:44AM
0.06
8:50PM
0.02
9:21AM
-0.06
9:27PM
-0.06

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 Ebalow blow from the WNW

Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
heavy rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 24°C on Thu morning, min 15°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Thu night, calm by Fri night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Sun afternoon, min 19°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Mon afternoon, calm by Tue morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 65mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Warm (max 26°C on Wed morning, min 18°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Warm (max 25°C on Sat afternoon, min 17°C on Sun night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Ebalow Surf forecast

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

Ebalow is 31 km (19 miles) from the city of Port Saint Johns. If you plan a holiday in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Port Saint Johns. Port Saint Johns has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.