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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Thursday 22 Oct 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 17.8 °C (Statistics for 22 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 19.3 max: 20.2 min: 18.5 °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 17.8 °C (Statistics for 22 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 19.3 max: 20.2 min: 18.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at J-Bay (light winds from the N at Patensie 34 km from J-Bay). 3.5m swell from SW too big

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for J-Bay this week:

The surf forecast for J-Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Oct 22) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.5m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 4s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at J-Bay in the next 7 days are 3.5m 14s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Oct 22) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.5m 10s period and expected on Wednesday (Oct 28) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Thu 22nd Oct)11ft (3.5m) 14s
Best Surf 5AM (Thu 22nd Oct)11ft (3.5m) 14s
Most Powerful 5AM (Thu 22nd Oct)11ft (3.5m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for J-Bay over the next 7 days.

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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)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thu
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
40544654533000000512454
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.1
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
3
SW
2.4
SW
1.9
SW
2.2
E
3
E
3
E
3
E
1.4
SW
1.6
SW
1.7
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
141414141415141414141312121278991313131313
3898318526092565355839792944249218041067859246617499634421198130614576809059321003921
15
ESE
25
ESE
10
ENE
15
SSE
25
WSW
15
WNW
20
SW
15
S
5
NW
30
SW
20
SW
20
ESE
25
ESE
30
ESE
25
E
25
E
25
E
5
NNW
35
WSW
30
SW
10
W
10
W
5
SSW
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglass
7:24PM
1.20
8:17AM
1.12
8:59PM
1.04
10:39AM
1.07
11:32PM
1.03
12:23PM
1.17
12:49AM
1.13
1:13PM
1.30
1:31AM
1.25
1:46PM
1.42
2:02AM
1.35
2:14PM
1.51
1:12PM
0.51
1:48AM
0.54
2:39PM
0.67
3:40AM
0.65
5:20PM
0.69
5:50AM
0.61
6:47PM
0.57
6:53AM
0.50
7:30PM
0.44
7:31AM
0.39
8:01PM
0.33
8:02AM
0.30
8:28PM
0.23

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

Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thu
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearrain shwrslight rainlight rainsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome clouds
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2325202925202222192020181717182123212220181618
2023182423182121171920171716171922202219161618
2325202925202222192020171616172123212219181618
5:28--5:26--5:26--5:24--5:24--5:22--5:22--5:20-
-6:39--6:40--6:42--6:43--6:44--6:45--6:45--6:45

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Fri morning, min 17°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Mon afternoon). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the J-Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for J-Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at J-Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our J-Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (J-Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for J-Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

J-Bay is 19 km (12 miles) from the city of Kruisfontein. If you plan a holiday in Eastern Cape (South), look for hotels and other accommodation in Kruisfontein. Kruisfontein has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.