Jacks Hole Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell S | Wind W
Sea Temperature Today is: 9.2 °C
Jacks Hole in Wexford is a fairly exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the west. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the optimum wave angle is from the south. The reef break offers both left and right hand waves. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of obstacles,.
Overall Jacks Hole Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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Visitor Reviews of Jacks Hole
“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 Mc Cormack from IRELAND - 06 Mar 2014
Ski Resorts closest to Jacks Hole:
- Closest ski areaRaise (United Kingdom)167 mi
- Second closest ski areaAnother World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom)181 mi
- Third closest ski areaYad Moss (United Kingdom)196 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaHarwood Common (United Kingdom)198 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaWeardale Ski Club (United Kingdom)201 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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