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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 Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Tuesday 13 Apr 2021 SAST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
J-Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's J-Bay sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 13 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.4 max: 23.6 min: 19.6 °C)
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J-Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's J-Bay sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 13 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.4 max: 23.6 min: 19.6 °C)

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

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at J-Bay (light winds from the W at CapeSTFrancis 19 km from J-Bay).

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19 km away, 2 h 47 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
W
16.2
17.7
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at J-Bay today?

The current surf forecast for J-Bay at 2AM is: 1.3m 11s primary swell from a Southwest direction and 0.6m 11s secondary swell from a South-southwest direction (forecast issued at 07:00pm April 13). The wind direction is predicted to be offshore and the swell rating is 3.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (14 Apr)3.5ft (1.1m)12s
Afternoon (14 Apr)5.5ft (1.7m)12s
Evening (14 Apr)6ft (1.8m)12s

Table - waves today at J-Bay. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wed
21
5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1.3
SW
1.6
SW
1.1
SW
1.7
SW
1.7
SW
1.7
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.3
SSW
1.8
SSW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
3
SSW
2
SW
1.9
SW
2.5
S
2.1
SSE
1.9
SSE
2
SSE
1.9
SSE
1.6
SE
2.1
E
1.4
ESE
2
E
2
E
2.4
E
2.5
E
2.2
E
2.2
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
1.3
ESE
1.9
S
0.9
SW
1.6
SSW
1.9
S
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
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15
SE
0
SW
10
WSW
10
WNW
5
W
5
W
15
SSW
20
S
15
SSW
5
W
10
WNW
5
WNW
10
W
10
W
25
WSW
35
SW
30
SW
25
SSW
25
SSE
20
SSE
20
ESE
20
E
25
E
30
E
30
E
30
ENE
25
ENE
25
NE
20
NE
15
NE
10
ENE
10
E
10
ESE
10
NE
10
N
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
N
10
NNW
10
SE
10
WSW
10
WNW
10
W
10
W
5
WNW
5
SSE
15
SSE
5
ESE
10
NNW
5
NNW
5
NW
5
WSW
5
WSW
10
SW
20
SSW
15
SW
10
W
10
W
10
W
onglasscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
glassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
4:30PM
1.57
4:40AM
1.66
4:56PM
1.53
5:05AM
1.60
5:21PM
1.47
5:30AM
1.51
5:48PM
1.38
5:56AM
1.40
6:18PM
1.28
6:27AM
1.29
6:56PM
1.16
7:10AM
1.17
8:04PM
1.06
8:35AM
1.06
10:24PM
1.04
10:31PM
0.12
10:52AM
0.11
10:56PM
0.17
11:17AM
0.17
11:21PM
0.25
11:43AM
0.26
11:48PM
0.35
12:11PM
0.36
12:17AM
0.46
12:46PM
0.47
12:57AM
0.58
1:40PM
0.58
2:10AM
0.70
3:30PM
0.65

Note: the tide data above is for Albatross which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for J-Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at J-Bay blow from the WNW

Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wed
21
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clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
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cloudy
partially cloudy
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
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rain showers
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partially cloudy
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