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J-Bay Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 29 Jan 2023 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 20.5 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 22.9 max: 24.8 min: 20.8 °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 20.5 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 22.9 max: 24.8 min: 20.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at J-Bay (light winds from the ESE at Loerie wx 22 km from J-Bay).

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22 km away, 58 min ago

Light
8 km/h
ESE
19.0
20.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for J-Bay this week:

The surf forecast for J-Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jan 29) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 1.5m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at J-Bay in the next 12 days are 3.0m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 03) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Feb 01) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Sun 29th Jan)4.5ft (1.3m) 11s
Best Surf11PM (Fri 3rd Feb)10ft (3.0m) 16s
Most Powerful11PM (Fri 3rd Feb)10ft (3.0m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for J-Bay over the next 12 days.

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Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Fri
10
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
100000411202110500430432310000311242
Swell
Height Map
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.9.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.291.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
SW
1.1
SW
1.3
SW
2.2
ESE
2
E
2.5
E
2.5
E
1.7
E
1.3
E
1
E
0.7
E
1.3
SSW
0.9
SW
1
SW
2
SW
3
SSW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SW
1.5
SW
1.6
S
1.6
S
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
Period(s) (?)101111778899999813131614141313131212121110881111121212111212
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)4243093894234119038874972821668026199321126540562764199014301034809833699638429451323341263303403389448418511519
Wind
(km/h)
15
ENE
30
ESE
35
ESE
25
E
30
E
35
E
5
E
30
SW
35
SW
15
W
15
SSE
15
SSE
5
WNW
20
SE
30
SE
15
ENE
25
E
35
ESE
15
E
20
SE
25
ESE
15
WSW
10
SSW
15
SE
10
W
20
SSW
30
ESE
20
E
20
ESE
35
E
15
W
20
SSE
15
SSW
20
W
15
W
25
SW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
onononcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
ononcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crossoncross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:58PM
1.00
10:50AM
1.13
12:06AM
0.99
12:35PM
1.13
1:31AM
1.09
1:42PM
1.21
2:20AM
1.20
2:26PM
1.31
2:55AM
1.31
3:01PM
1.40
3:26AM
1.41
3:31PM
1.48
3:54AM
1.50
3:59PM
1.54
4:22AM
1.57
4:26PM
1.57
4:48AM
1.62
4:52PM
1.58
5:14AM
1.64
5:18PM
1.56
5:40AM
1.63
5:44PM
1.52
6:06AM
1.60
6:12PM
1.45
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:51AM
0.66
5:45PM
0.65
6:01AM
0.69
7:20PM
0.58
7:33AM
0.62
8:12PM
0.48
8:22AM
0.51
8:48PM
0.37
8:58AM
0.41
9:17PM
0.27
9:28AM
0.32
9:44PM
0.19
9:57AM
0.25
10:10PM
0.12
10:24AM
0.21
10:35PM
0.08
10:51AM
0.18
11:00PM
0.07
11:18AM
0.19
11:25PM
0.08
11:46AM
0.21
11:50PM
0.13
12:15PM
0.25

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

Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Fri
10
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
--------12-----------11-------4---1-
Temp. °C192222212526232825222223212324232525232626232626222626243030262524232324
Low °C171922202225212525202122202123212224222326222325212325232428212423222224
Feels °C (?)141715172222212521222121222222232322252625262826262725243026302524242323
Sunrise-5:37--5:39--5:39--5:41--5:41--5:43--5:43--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:48--5:48-
Sunset--7:27--7:25--7:25--7:24--7:23--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:21--7:20--7:19--7:17

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed afternoon. Warm (max 28°C on Wed morning, min 17°C on Sun night). Mainly strong winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 25°C on Sat morning, min 20°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, fresh winds from the ESE by Sat afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 26°C on Sun morning, min 21°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 30°C on Wed morning, min 21°C on Wed night). Mainly strong 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 12 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.