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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 SSE at Cape Columbine Lighthouse 16 km from Jacobs Bay). 1.4m 11 s period swell from SSW with an additional 1.4m 13 s period swell from W
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Jacobs Bay Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Sunday 27 May 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 15.4 °C (Statistics for 27 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.7 max: 17.6 min: 15.5 °C)

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3
3
3
0
0
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11
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11
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11
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
W
1.1
W
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
2.5
W
3
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
SW
6.5
WSW
8
SW
7.5
SW
6.5
SW
4.5
SW
4
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
Period(s) (?)121214139101313141313121111121616151413131313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)43933661531712792172434334514286297523971751155416381107929642267161818187515248227819461824
Wind
(km/h)
5
E
5
SW
15
WNW
45
NNW
30
WNW
25
SW
10
SSE
10
SSW
5
SE
10
N
20
WNW
25
NW
40
NNW
60
NNW
50
W
35
W
25
SW
5
ESE
10
NNE
10
SW
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
Wind State(?)glassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
glasscross-
off
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on
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:10PM
1.40
2:16AM
1.50

2:44PM
1.43
2:52AM
1.50

3:18PM
1.45
3:25AM
1.49

3:52PM
1.44
3:57AM
1.45

4:25PM
1.41
4:31AM
1.40

4:58PM
1.37

5:05AM
1.33
5:34PM
1.31



Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:10PM
0.24
8:34AM
0.12

8:44PM
0.23
9:07AM
0.11

9:19PM
0.23
9:40AM
0.12

9:54PM
0.24
10:11AM
0.16

10:26PM
0.28
10:44AM
0.21

11:02PM
0.34
11:18AM
0.27

11:39PM
0.40


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
1719181717171516151516171717171616151415151515
Low °C
1619171717161516131316161617161615141415151515
Chill °C (?)
1719181615161416141515161515151414141415141414
Sunrise
7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41--7:41--7:41--7:43--7:43-
Sunset
-5:51--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:49--5:49--5:49--5:49
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun afternoon, strong winds from the NNW by Mon morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 46mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 14°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (gales from the NNW on Thu night, 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.