Jacks Hole ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.7
Consistency of Surf: 1.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.7

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Jacks Hole Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wexford, Ireland)

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Jacks Hole Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.4 °C

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Thursday, 23 October 2014, 18:51 Local time

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Wave (m) 0.2
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Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 30
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Wind State cross-
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Jacks Hole in Wexford is a fairly exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the south. The reef break offers both left and right hand waves. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of obstacles,.

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At Dublin, 37 km from Jacks Hole.

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Overall Jacks Hole Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Visitor Reviews of Jacks Hole


John Mc Cormack from IRELAND writes:

It is probably as good as you can get for the East coast. I find the swell need to be at least a meter plus. Conditions tend to change very quickly as it gets more wind-swell than ground-swell. Normal ground-swell from the Irish sea is short lived and surf can come as quick as it can go, but if there is a strong system off the south coast pushing swell up the Irish sea, the swell can hold longer (RARE)
Although the site tags this spot as not crowded, I found it can be quite busy.
Caution! If not an intermediate level surfer or better, when there is considerable surf, it can be somewhat dumpy/punchy(if that can describe it)making it a little more difficult to paddle out. Currents can be strong,usually pushing north. For beginners,I would recommend the bigger flatter (No Rock) beaches just to the south that tend to have a longer, shallower walk out, with less channeled, more spread out waves.
Enjoy, and be safe :)
John.

2014-03-06

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Fifth closest break Fishermans (Rhiw) 60 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Jacks Hole:

Closest wave buoy M2 Lambay Buoy 46 mi
Second closest wave buoy Aberporth Buoy 78 mi
Third closest wave buoy Pembroke Buoy 99 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Liverpool Buoy 121 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 195 mi

Tide stations nearest to Jacks Hole:

Closest tide station Cill Mhantain 4 mi
Second closest tide station Arklow 10 mi
Third closest tide station Greystones 16 mi
Fourth closest tide station Bray 20 mi
Fifth closest tide station Dun Laoghaire 26 mi

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Jacks Hole:

Closest ski area Raise (United Kingdom) 161 mi
Second closest ski area Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom) 181 mi
Third closest ski area Yad Moss (United Kingdom) 196 mi
Fourth closest ski area Harwood Common (United Kingdom) 198 mi
Fifth closest ski area Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom) 201 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Jacks Hole:

Closest city location Bray (Ireland) 20 mi
Second closest city location Dun Laoghaire (Ireland) 26 mi
Third closest city location Tallaght (Ireland) 29 mi
Fourth closest city location Dublin (Ireland) 30 mi
Fifth closest city location Dublin Airport (Ireland) 37 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Jacks Hole is Dublin Airport (DUB) in Ireland, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Jacks Hole is Waterford Airport (WAT), also in Ireland, 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Third is Isle Of Man Airport (IOM) in England, 160 km (99 miles) away.
  • City (Belfast) Airport (BHD) in North Ireland is 189 km (117 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS), also in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Jacks Hole and is 194 km (120 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Jacks Hole, Wexford. Use the tab navigation above to view Jacks Hole sea temperature, Jacks Hole photographs, Jacks Hole detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Jacks Hole webcams, current wind from Wexford live weather stations and Jacks Hole tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ireland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Jacks Hole.

 

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