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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Jacobs Bay (fresh winds from the SE at Cape Columbine Lighthouse 16 km from Jacobs Bay). 3.4m 8 s period wind swell from S is too big
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16 km away, 2 h 46 min ago

Moderate
31 km/h
SE
15.2
13.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Jacobs Bay Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Sunday 17 Dec 2017 SAST

Jacobs Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Jacobs Bay sea temperature is 13.8 °C (Statistics for 17 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 18.9 max: 20.8 min: 17.6 °C)

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3
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.5
S
3.5
S
3
S
3
S
3
S
1.7
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SSW
2.2
SSW
3
SSW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
3
SW
Period(s) (?)89888131313141312111113141312121111121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)15121729120411961093917111610031374150022028828089171811146095982714271201177520102113
Wind
(km/h)
40
S
40
SSE
40
SSE
50
SSE
40
SSE
35
SSE
45
SSE
35
SSE
25
SSE
35
S
10
SSE
20
NW
15
WNW
5
SSE
5
NW
25
SW
10
WSW
15
WNW
25
SSW
20
S
20
SW
30
SW
20
SW
Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:45PM
1.45
3:13AM
1.43

3:17PM
1.46
3:43AM
1.44

3:49PM
1.44
4:15AM
1.43

4:21PM
1.41
4:48AM
1.41

4:54PM
1.36

5:21AM
1.37
5:26PM
1.30







Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:00PM
0.15
9:14AM
0.25

9:32PM
0.14
9:46AM
0.25

10:02PM
0.15
10:18AM
0.27

10:33PM
0.18
10:52AM
0.31

11:05PM
0.23
11:27AM
0.35

11:38PM
0.28






Note: the tide data above is for Saldanha which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Jacobs Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Jacobs Bay blow from the E.
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2118202018202018242423242119192018191917181918
Low °C
2017181916171918202221222117181917181816171818
Chill °C (?)
2117191916201917242423242119192018191916181918
Sunrise
--5:35--5:35--5:35--5:35--5:37--5:37--5:37--
Sunset
7:53--7:53--7:54--7:55--7:55--7:57--7:57--7:57-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 16°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SSE on Mon afternoon, calm by Wed night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Thu morning, min 16°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Jacobs Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Jacobs Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Jacobs Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Jacobs Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Jacobs Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Jacobs Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Jacobs Bay is 8 km (5 miles) from the city of Saldanha. If you plan a holiday in West Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Saldanha. Saldanha has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.