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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 Surf Guide

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.

Jacks Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jacks Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Jacks Point occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Jacks Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in July while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% 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).

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Interactive Jacks Point 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 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.

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Jacks Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 17:40 Local Time
Saturday 17Sun
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 16 16 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
E 15
NE 10
N 10
Wind State on cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Jacks Point

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

Wind History at Jacks Point

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

Jacks Point Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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ric from New Zealand
“Great wave, just watch out for bull kelp, rocks and local clarey with one ball who doen't know much about surf culture and who has right of way on a wave !”

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