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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 The wind is still cross-off at Jacobs Bay (light winds from the SE at Cape Columbine Lighthouse 16 km from Jacobs Bay). 0.6m 9 s period swell from W with an additional 0.5m 12 s period swell from SW , plus 2.8m 8 s period wind swell from SW
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16 km away, 1 h 29 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
SE
9.2
15.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Jacobs Bay Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Wednesday 19 Sep 2018 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 15.2 °C (Statistics for 19 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 15.6 max: 17.3 min: 14.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
SW
3.5
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3.5
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3.5
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3.5
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3
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3.5
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Period(s) (?)810111514141414181817151414131212121817161514
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)9122357260360854568338044678132196362393020042117796275326834952081173989711495241513436573056
Wind
(km/h)
35
SSW
35
SSE
30
SSE
25
SSE
30
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25
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25
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35
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40
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45
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35
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40
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25
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10
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35
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30
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20
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20
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30
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Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:13PM
1.08

12:29AM
1.12
1:00PM
1.19

1:12AM
1.22
1:34PM
1.30

1:46AM
1.31

2:04PM
1.40
2:16AM
1.40

2:33PM
1.49
2:46AM
1.46

3:01PM
1.56
3:15AM
1.50

3:29PM
1.60
3:45AM
1.52


Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:23PM
0.56

6:43AM
0.46
7:08PM
0.46

7:21AM
0.36
7:42PM
0.35

7:53AM
0.27

8:13PM
0.25
8:22AM
0.19

8:42PM
0.17
8:51AM
0.13

9:11PM
0.11
9:19AM
0.09

9:40PM
0.07
9:48AM
0.09

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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
99910911121291313111313111716131214131514
Sunrise
6:41--6:39--6:39--6:37--6:35--6:35--6:33--6:31-
Sunset
-6:42--6:43--6:44--6:44--6:45--6:45--6:45--6:46
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sat morning, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SSE on Thu morning, strong winds from the SSE by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Mon morning, min 13°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSE on Sat night, light winds from the SSW by Mon morning).

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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.