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Jacks Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Jacks Point Spot ID

Jacks from Patiti, Jacks Point photo

Jacks Point

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.1 °C

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Saturday, 19 October 2019, 11:31 Local time
Saturday 19
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
W 10
ENE 10
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Jacks Point in S Canterbury is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east northeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Timaru Harbour, New Zealand, 4 km from Jacks Point.

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Jacks Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Glenwood, 6 km from Jacks Point.


Air temperature
15.2 °C

Current weather near Jacks Point

Overall Jacks Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Jacks Point: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Jacks Point: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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  • The closest passenger airport to Jacks Point is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Jacks Point is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is Glentanner Airport (MON) in New Zealand, 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • Mount Cook Airport (GTN) in New Zealand is 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Jacks Point and is 146 km (91 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Jacks Point, Canterbury. Use the tab navigation above to view Jacks Point sea temperature, Jacks Point photographs, Jacks Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Jacks Point webcams, current wind from Canterbury live weather stations and Jacks Point tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Jacks Point.