uk es it fr pt nl
J-Bay Notations
Qualité quand ça marche: 4.5
Consistance des Vagues: 3.8
Niveau de Difficulté: 3.1
Planche à voile et Kite Surf: 1.4
Foule a l'Eau: 2.5

Général: 3.6

Voir toutes les 18 notations

Basé sur 11 votes. Voter


Surf Report Feed

J-Bay Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
J bay.surf.statistics.aprilS.animatedS.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

The graph illustrates the variation of swells directed at J-Bay through an average April. It is based on 3360 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast wind or surf right at the coastline so we have chosen the best grid node based on what we know about J-Bay, and at J-Bay the best grid node is 50 km away (31 miles). The rose diagram illustrates the distribution of swell sizes and directions, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. These were forecast only 8% of the time. Green and yellow illustrate increasing swell sizes and red represents largest swells greater than >3m (>10ft). In either graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell occurs. The diagram suggests that the dominant swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SSE. Because the wave model grid is offshore, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from J-Bay and away from the coast. We group these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To avoid confusion we don't show these in the rose graph. Because wind determines whether or not waves are surfable at J-Bay, you can view an alternative image that shows only the swells that were expected to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. In a typical April, swells large enough to cause good for surfing waves at J-Bay run for about 92% of the time.

  • J bay.surf.statistics.januaryS.animated
  • J bay.surf.statistics.februaryS.animated
  • J bay.surf.statistics.marchS.animated
  • J bay.surf.statistics.aprilS.animated
  • J bay.surf.statistics.mayS.animated
  • J bay.surf.statistics.juneS.animated
  • J bay.surf.statistics.julyS.animated
  • J bay.surf.statistics.augustS.animated
  • J bay.surf.statistics.septemberS.animated
  • J bay.surf.statistics.octoberS.animated
  • J bay.surf.statistics.novemberS.animated
  • J bay.surf.statistics.decemberS.animated

Also see J-Bay wind stats

Compare J-Bay with another surf break

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.