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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 Monday 30 Mar 2020 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 18.2 °C (Statistics for 30 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 21.8 max: 23.7 min: 19.4 °C)
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 18.2 °C (Statistics for 30 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 21.8 max: 23.7 min: 19.4 °C)

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

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at J-Bay (light winds from the NNW at Patensie 34 km from J-Bay). 3.2m swell from SSW too big

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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Friday
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Saturday
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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
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2.4
SW
2.5
SSW
3
SSW
3.5
SSW
4.5
SSW
4
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.4
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
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SW
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SW
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WSW
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WSW
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W
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25
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30
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ESE
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WSW
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WSW
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6:47PM
1.25
7:05AM
1.28
7:37PM
1.13
8:08AM
1.15
9:22PM
1.03
10:21AM
1.09
11:49PM
1.10
12:18PM
1.19
1:02AM
1.30
1:22PM
1.36
1:49AM
1.51
2:08PM
1.52
12:42PM
0.38
12:48AM
0.46
1:28PM
0.50
1:41AM
0.60
2:51PM
0.61
3:40AM
0.69
5:13PM
0.60
6:03AM
0.60
6:41PM
0.45
7:14AM
0.41
7:33PM
0.28
8:02AM
0.21
8:16PM
0.11

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

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Wednesday
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-6:15--6:15--6:13--6:12--6:10--6:08--6:07--6:07

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, strong winds from the WSW by Tue afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sat night. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Sat afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the WSW by Sun night).

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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.