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November 2023 surf report from Jbay

November 2023 surf report from Jbay

November 2023 surf report from Jbay: Brucifire without the shakes at all. Steady filming some grand sets marching through the summer sun recently.

Rideable? Yes…

Perfect? No…

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November 2023 surf report from Jbay

In a last gasp of hope, I asked ChatGPT (call me AL), about the waves in Jbay in summer…over to Ai (with an l).

Prompt: what are the chances of scoring perfect waves in Jbay in summertime?

ChatGPT answered with this…

“Jeffreys Bay, located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, is renowned for its world-class surfing conditions. While the area is most famous for the powerful and consistent waves during the winter months (June to August), there are still surfing opportunities in the summer (December to February). Here’s an outline of the prospects for surfing in Jeffreys Bay during the summer:

  1. Swells and Wave Quality:
    • Summer in Jeffreys Bay typically experiences smaller swells compared to the winter months. However, there are still quality waves to be found, especially for surfers of varying skill levels.
    • While the waves might not reach the massive heights of winter, the summer swells can be more user-friendly for beginners and intermediate surfers.
  2. Consistency:
    • Summer tends to be less consistent than winter in terms of wave frequency and size. Surfers may need to keep an eye on weather patterns and forecasts to catch the best waves.
  3. Wind Conditions:
    • Summer often brings lighter winds compared to winter, which can positively influence the quality of the surf. Lighter winds create cleaner and more rideable waves.
  4. Crowds:
    • Summer attracts more tourists and visitors to Jeffreys Bay, which can result in increased crowds at popular surf spots. However, the town is large enough that it’s possible to find quieter stretches of beach, especially if you explore beyond the most famous surf breaks.
  5. Variety of Surf Breaks:
    • Jeffreys Bay offers a variety of surf breaks, including the world-famous Supertubes. While the larger, more powerful waves are more common in winter, there are still breaks suitable for different skill levels in the summer.
  6. Water Temperature:
    • South Africa’s Eastern Cape has a temperate climate, so water temperatures are generally mild throughout the year. Summer temperatures are warmer than winter, making it more comfortable for surfers to spend extended periods in the water without a wetsuit.
  7. Local Events and Festivals:
    • Jeffreys Bay hosts various surf events and festivals, including contests and gatherings, during the summer. This can add a vibrant and social aspect to the surfing experience.

In summary, while the waves in Jeffreys Bay during the summer may not reach the epic proportions of the winter season, there are still ample opportunities for surfing. The region offers a range of surf breaks suitable for different skill levels, and the summer conditions provide a more relaxed atmosphere for those looking to enjoy the waves and the beautiful surroundings. Keep in mind that conditions can vary, and it’s always a good idea to check local surf reports and forecasts for the most accurate information.”

Well, it’s literally all BULLSHIT. Like waves are better with less winds (what about waves to generate swell and then offshored to paint them perfect)?! Summer has smaller waves than winter(zero mention of cyclones?! More crowds in summer?!

All of it is surface-level internet available information. With zero mention of cyclones, this undoes any respect we may have garnered for ChatGPT. All it is is popular opinion. Watered down. Gutless bullshit.

Post by The Sardine News. And AI.

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