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J-Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.5

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at J-Bay (light winds from the WSW at CapeSTFrancis 19 km from J-Bay). 2.8m 13 s period swell from SW
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19 km away, 2 h 9 min ago

Light
9 km/h
WSW
16.6
17.3
Air / Water (°C)
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J-Bay Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Wednesday 16 Oct 2019 SAST

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 17.3 °C (Statistics for 16 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 19.4 max: 20.7 min: 18.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
SW
3
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3
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3
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2.4
SW
2.1
SW
2.3
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1.8
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4.5
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4
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1.6
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1.5
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Period(s) (?)14141414141313141313131213131212121110111099
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)2760299540783140271919821452215513671034837514859629486494478344477040671803466382
Wind
(km/h)
10
SSE
20
ESE
5
NNW
25
SW
25
SW
15
W
20
SW
15
SW
15
W
15
SSE
15
SSE
5
NNE
25
SE
25
ESE
10
ENE
15
SSE
15
SSW
15
W
45
WSW
35
SW
15
WNW
10
ESE
25
ESE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
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off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:48PM
1.66

5:05AM
1.52
5:16PM
1.59

5:35AM
1.45
5:47PM
1.49

6:11AM
1.35
6:26PM
1.37

6:58AM
1.23
7:20PM
1.23

8:15AM
1.12

8:58PM
1.12
10:26AM
1.12

11:10PM
1.14
12:04PM
1.27

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:38AM
0.12

11:00PM
0.11
11:06AM
0.18

11:29PM
0.18
11:36AM
0.27

12:03AM
0.28
12:13PM
0.38

12:46AM
0.40
1:02PM
0.51

1:50AM
0.52

2:31PM
0.63
3:43AM
0.58

4:52PM
0.62

5:35AM
0.50

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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
2124222221182020171819161719182021171818131618
Chill °C (?)
2326232524202221191919181918192322191818151817
Sunrise
5:37--5:35--5:33--5:33--5:31--5:31--5:30--5:28-
Sunset
-6:34--6:35--6:36--6:37--6:37--6:38--6:38--6:39
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, fresh winds from the SW by Thu afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Mon morning, min 13°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the WSW by Tue morning).

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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.