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 Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Canterbury, New Zealand)

Jacks from Patiti, Jacks Point photo

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Jacks Point Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Monday, 30 March 2015, 14:05 Local time

Monday 30
10AM 1PM 4PM 7PM
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 15
NNE 20
NE 30
Wind State cross cross-

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Jacks Point in Canterbury is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the east northeast. Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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

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Live Weather:

At Timaru Airport, 15 km from Jacks Point.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
14.6 °C

Current weather near Jacks Point

Overall Jacks Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Jacks Point

ric from NEW ZEALAND writes:

Great wave, just watch out for bull kelp, rocks and local clarey with one ball who doen't know much about surf culture and who has right of way on a wave !


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Jacks Point:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Lighthouse Reef 1 mi
Second closest break Patiti Point 1 mi
Third closest break Tuhawaiki Point 1 mi
Fourth closest break Smithfield 4 mi
Fifth closest break Crossroads 55 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Jacks Point:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4669 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4723 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4966 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5027 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5179 mi

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

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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

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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
  • 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.
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