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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 am Sunday 05 Jul 2020 SAST
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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 17.0 °C (Statistics for 05 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 19.2 max: 20.4 min: 17.9 °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 17.0 °C (Statistics for 05 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 19.2 max: 20.4 min: 17.9 °C)

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

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become cross-off at Fence (Port Elizabeth) (strong winds from the WSW at Port Elizabeth Airport 4 km from Fence (Port Elizabeth)). 4.8m swell from SSW too big with an additional 2.6m 19 s period swell from SSW

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34 km away, 51 min ago

Light
6 km/h
N
24.3
17.0
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at J-Bay today?

The current surf forecast for J-Bay at 3PM is: 7.5m 18s primary swell from a Southwest direction and 6.5m 18s secondary swell from a Southwest direction (forecast issued at 07:00am July 05). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (05 Jul)26ft (8.0m)19s
Afternoon (05 Jul)25ft (7.5m)18s
Evening (05 Jul)20ft (6.0m)17s

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(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
5.5
SW
6.5
SW
6.5
SW
6.5
SW
7.5
SW
6
SW
6
SSW
6
SSW
5.5
SSW
5
SSW
5
SSW
4.5
SSW
4
SSW
4
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
5
SW
6
SW
6
SW
6
SW
5.5
SW
5
SW
4.5
SW
1719181817171716161615151514141414121313131313
1803529215297762770032799216811982318252150241288811277859872416868555341249146110381297211837991878286111
15
NW
15
NW
35
WSW
35
WSW
25
WSW
15
W
15
NW
10
NNW
5
NNW
10
N
5
N
5
NNW
5
S
10
W
25
W
20
WNW
25
WNW
45
WSW
45
WSW
40
WSW
25
WSW
15
WNW
10
NNW
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
4:03PM
1.55
4:14AM
1.59
4:42PM
1.56
4:51AM
1.55
5:19PM
1.54
9:51AM
0.10
10:07PM
0.20
10:29AM
0.10
10:46PM
0.21
11:05AM
0.13

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

Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
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clear
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