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I and Js ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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I and Js Surf Guide

I and Js in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. A choice of left and right reefs. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of sharks,kelp and rocks.

I and Js Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing I and Js:

The best conditions reported for surf at I and Js occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing I and Js with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 21% of the time in May while 68% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
68%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore I and Js Location Map

Interactive I and Js 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 I and Js is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to I and Js is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 362 km (225 miles) away.

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I and Js Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 11:44 Local Time
Friday 07
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
S 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at I and Js

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

Wind History at I and Js

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

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    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away

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