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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 1 pm Saturday 23 Jan 2021 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 19.1 °C (Statistics for 23 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 22.7 max: 23.5 min: 21.1 °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 19.1 °C (Statistics for 23 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 22.7 max: 23.5 min: 21.1 °C)

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

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at J-Bay (light winds from the WSW at Cape ST Francis 19 km from J-Bay). 2.6m 15 s period swell from SW

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19 km away, 1 h 51 min ago

Light
11 km/h
WSW
17.6
19.1
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at J-Bay today?

The current surf forecast for J-Bay at 4PM is: 2.5m 15s primary swell from a Southwest direction and 0.9m 7s secondary swell from a East direction (forecast issued at 01:00pm January 23). An open ocean swell of 0.9m 4s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore and the swell rating is 2.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (23 Jan)8ft (2.5m)16s
Afternoon (23 Jan)8ft (2.5m)15s
Evening (23 Jan)7.5ft (2.3m)14s

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
Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tue
26
11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM
42233333300040000000243
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
2
SW
3
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3
SSW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.2
SW
1.9
SW
1.7
SW
2.5
E
1.4
SW
2.2
E
1.9
E
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32042906249121851779152835184166380936463312324133933119229317351280924701832466612453
20
S
35
SW
40
WSW
30
WSW
30
WSW
35
WSW
35
SW
30
SSW
30
SSW
25
SSE
25
SE
25
ESE
20
E
25
ENE
20
ENE
30
ENE
30
E
40
E
40
E
25
E
10
ENE
5
N
10
W
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
glassoff
12:00PM
1.15
12:58AM
1.06
1:10PM
1.23
1:52AM
1.17
1:59PM
1.33
2:33AM
1.29
6:46PM
0.59
6:50AM
0.62
7:41PM
0.48
7:47AM
0.52
8:22PM
0.36

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

Saturday
23
Sunday
24
Monday
25
Tue
26
11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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