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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 (moderate winds from the SE at Cape Columbine Lighthouse 16 km from Jacobs Bay). 2.0m 13 s period swell from SW with an additional 1.3m 11 s period swell from S
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16 km away, 2 h 44 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
SE
11.8
14.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Jacobs Bay Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 15 Jul 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 14.5 °C (Statistics for 15 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.4 max: 16.2 min: 14.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8
SW
1.5
SW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
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1.1
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2.3
SW
2.4
SW
2.4
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.2
WSW
2
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.1
WSW
Period(s) (?)1312121213121212121916151414141212121211111212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)107566653739283460930939239266527092700231316621538203714831125936780115213361141
Wind
(km/h)
25
ESE
15
ESE
10
SSE
20
ESE
10
E
15
SSE
15
NNE
25
NE
20
NE
25
NNE
35
NNE
30
NNE
25
N
5
SW
15
WSW
5
NNW
10
NW
15
WNW
30
N
35
NNW
15
NNW
10
NNE
10
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
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onglasscross-
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cross-
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crosscrosscross-
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cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

5:28AM
1.53
5:56PM
1.59

6:17AM
1.42
6:46PM
1.51

7:10AM
1.30
7:39PM
1.41

8:10AM
1.18

8:39PM
1.31
9:22AM
1.11

9:49PM
1.23
10:42AM
1.08

11:02PM
1.20
11:55AM
1.11

12:08AM
1.22

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:21PM
0.07
11:38AM
0.06

12:12AM
0.15
12:25PM
0.17

1:06AM
0.24
1:15PM
0.29

2:05AM
0.34

2:13PM
0.40
3:12AM
0.41

3:22PM
0.50
4:27AM
0.45

4:41PM
0.54

5:38AM
0.44
5:54PM
0.53


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
1717202019232223262422252316171415161415151414
Low °C
1617191919222122242322241716171414151414151414
Chill °C (?)
1616202019232223262422252316171314151313131313
Sunrise
-7:48--7:48--7:47--7:47--7:46--7:46--7:45--7:45
Sunset
--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:01--6:01--6:02--6:04--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NE on Tue afternoon, fresh winds from the NNE by Thu morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNE on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri night).

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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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.