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J-Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.4
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.6

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J-Bay break guidePhoto by: Antonio Morelli

J-Bay Surf Guide

J-Bay in Jeffreys Bay Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south.. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for sharks ,rocks,mussel shells.

J-Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing J-Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at J-Bay occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view J-Bay sea temperature, J-Bay photographs, J-Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, J-Bay webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape (S) live weather stations and J-Bay tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around J-Bay

J-Bay Surf:

Monday, 25 May 2020, 16:20 Local time
Monday 25Tue
Wave (m) 6.0
Period (s) 11 12 12 13
Wind (km/h) 45
W 35
WNW 40
WNW 35
Wind State cross-
off off cross-

Tide Times:

For Albatross, 4 km from J-Bay.

IS AT (local time)

J-Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Graaff Reinet, 208 km from J-Bay.

fresh winds from the WNW

Air temperature
22.0 °C

Current weather near J-Bay

Overall J-Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for J-Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for J-Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

super tubes Jeffreys bay, J-Bay photo


Photo credit: Antonio Morelli

super tubes "COOOOOOOKING" 15ft swell, J-Bay photo


Photo credit: Antonio Morelli

SuperTubes, Jeffreys Bay, J-Bay photo


Photo credit: Luke Bodley

Jeffreys Bay Barrel, J-Bay photo


Photo credit: Luke Bodley

J-Bay Location Maps

J-Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Eastern Cape (S) surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of J-Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to J-Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to J-Bay:

Tide stations nearest to J-Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    Port Elizabeth
    41 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    108 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Alfred
    117 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    159 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    East London
    186 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to J-Bay is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 64 km (40 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to J-Bay is George Airport (GRJ), also in South Africa, 235 km (146 miles) away.
J-Bay break location map and break info