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Jacks Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Jacks Point Spot ID

Jacks from Patiti, Jacks Point photo

Jacks Point

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.6 °C

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Friday, 3 July 2015, 07:31 Local time
Friday 03
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 1.0
NE
0.8
NE
0.7
NE
0.5
NE
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
NNE 5
SW 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
off
cross

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Jacks Point in S Canterbury is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east northeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Timaru Harbour, New Zealand, 4 km from Jacks Point.

IS AT (local time)

Jacks Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Timaru Airport, 15 km from Jacks Point.

light winds from the NNW

km/h
Air temperature
10.5 °C

Current weather near Jacks Point

Overall Jacks Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Jacks Point Location Maps

Jacks Point Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Jacks Point:

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Wave buoys nearest to Jacks Point:

Tide stations nearest to Jacks Point:

  • Closest tide station
    Timaru Harbour
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Oamaru
    49 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Lyttelton
    93 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Akaroa
    93 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Christchurch
    93 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Jacks Point:

  • Closest ski area
    Mount Dobson (New Zealand)
    44 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Fox Peak (New Zealand)
    48 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Awakino Ski Area (New Zealand)
    52 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Roundhill (New Zealand)
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Mount Hutt (New Zealand)
    65 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Jacks Point:

  • Closest city location
    Timaru (New Zealand)
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Christchurch (New Zealand)
    93 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Dunedin (New Zealand)
    106 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Invercargill (New Zealand)
    197 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Nelson (New Zealand)
    241 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Jacks Point is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Jacks Point is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is Glentanner Airport (MON) in New Zealand, 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • Mount Cook Airport (GTN) in New Zealand is 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Jacks Point and is 146 km (91 miles) away.
Jacks Point break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Jacks Point, Canterbury. Use the tab navigation above to view Jacks Point sea temperature, Jacks Point photographs, Jacks Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Jacks Point webcams, current wind from Canterbury live weather stations and Jacks Point tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 Point.