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Jacobs Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Jacobs Bay Spot ID

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Jacobs Bay

Photo credit: Ross Hulbert

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.2 °C

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Thursday, 18 October 2018, 21:50 Local time
ThuFriday 19
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 20
S 35
SSE 40
SSE 40
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Jacobs Bay in Western Cape is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Saldanha, 8 km from Jacobs Bay.

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Jacobs Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape Columbine Lighthouse, 16 km from Jacobs Bay.

moderate winds from the S

Air temperature
14.1 °C

Current weather near Jacobs Bay

Overall Jacobs Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to Jacobs Bay:

  • Closest city location
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    54 mi
  • Third closest city location
    59 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    75 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    87 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Jacobs Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 129 km (80 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Jacobs Bay is Springbok Airport (SBU), also in South Africa, 364 km (226 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Jacobs Bay, West Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Jacobs Bay sea temperature, Jacobs Bay photographs, Jacobs Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Jacobs Bay webcams, current wind from West Coast live weather stations and Jacobs Bay tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa 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 South Africa 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 Jacobs Bay.