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Jacks Hole ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.8

Overall: 1.8

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Jacks Hole Surf Guide

Jacks Hole in Wexford is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the optimum wave angle is from the south. Waves at the reef break both left and right. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of obstacles,.

Jacks Hole Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jacks Hole:

The best conditions reported for surf at Jacks Hole occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Jacks Hole (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Jacks Hole with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in December while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Jacks Hole Location Map

Interactive Jacks Hole surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Jacks Hole is Dublin Airport (DUB) in Ireland, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Jacks Hole is Waterford Airport (WAT), also in Ireland, 108 km (67 miles) away.

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Jacks Hole Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 23:20 Local Time
SunMonday 12
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 3 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
W 10
WNW 10
NNW 10
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at Jacks Hole

Surf stats for Jacks Hole, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Jacks Hole

Wind stats for Jacks Hole, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Jacks Hole Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s21.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s21.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s21.8
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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John Mc Cormack from Ireland
“It is probably as good as you can get for the East coast. I find the swell need to be at least a meter plus. Conditions tend to change very quickly as it gets more wind-swell than ground-swell. Normal ground-swell from the Irish sea is short lived and surf can come as quick as it can go, but if there is a strong system off the south coast pushing swell up the Irish sea, the swell can hold longer (RARE)
Although the site tags this spot as not crowded, I found it can be quite busy.
Caution! If not an intermediate level surfer or better, when there is considerable surf, it can be somewhat dumpy/punchy(if that can describe it)making it a little more difficult to paddle out. Currents can be strong,usually pushing north. For beginners,I would recommend the bigger flatter (No Rock) beaches just to the south that tend to have a longer, shallower walk out, with less channeled, more spread out waves.
Enjoy, and be safe :)

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.