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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 Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Thursday 25 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Jacks Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Jacks Point sea temperature is 17.4 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 14.0 max: 15.2 min: 12.9 °C)
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Jacks Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Jacks Point sea temperature is 17.4 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 14.0 max: 15.2 min: 12.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Jacks Point (calm at Timaru Airport 15 km from Jacks Point). no significant swell

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1 h 29 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
SSW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Jacks Point this week:

The surf forecast for Jacks Point over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Jacks Point in the next 7 days are 2.5m 8s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Sat 27th Feb)2ft (0.6m) 14s
Best Surf 7PM (Tue 2nd Mar)6.5ft (2.0m) 8s
Most Powerful10PM (Tue 2nd Mar)8ft (2.5m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Jacks Point over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
00000003321203213223301
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
ENE
0.5
E
0.6
ENE
0.4
SSE
0.5
E
0.9
E
1
E
1
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
1.6
ENE
1.5
E
1.8
ENE
1.5
E
1.3
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
0.9
ESE
0.7
E
887747913121111111168888811111110
37321827151536252266257160154112207277404287224120233244191100
10
ESE
5
NE
5
NE
15
ENE
5
WNW
5
NE
15
SE
5
SSW
5
E
15
E
10
N
10
NNE
20
ENE
10
NNE
10
N
20
ENE
10
WNW
5
N
5
N
10
NW
5
N
20
SE
15
NNE
cross-
on
glassglassonglassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
ononcrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
crossoncross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
3:16AM
2.32
3:21PM
2.07
4:03AM
2.36
4:10PM
2.11
4:50AM
2.38
5:04PM
2.12
5:37AM
2.35
6:03PM
2.13
6:25AM
2.29
7:01PM
2.13
7:14AM
2.20
7:57PM
2.15
8:08AM
2.12
8:55PM
2.18
8:45PM
0.63
9:33AM
0.53
9:29PM
0.56
10:18AM
0.44
10:18PM
0.49
11:06AM
0.37
11:14PM
0.46
11:57AM
0.34
12:15AM
0.45
12:46PM
0.34
1:13AM
0.49
1:36PM
0.37
2:07AM
0.55
2:27PM
0.41

Note: the tide data above is for Timaru Harbour, New Zealand which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Jacks Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Jacks Point blow from the W

Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
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cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
light rain
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8:28--8:25--8:24--8:22--8:21--8:19--8:17--8:15-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat morning, min 13°C on Thu afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Wed afternoon, min 11°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Jacks Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Jacks Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Jacks Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Jacks Point 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 (Jacks Point) 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 Jacks Point 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.

Jacks Point is 4 km (2 miles) from the city of Timaru. If you plan a holiday in Canterbury, look for hotels and other accommodation in Timaru. Timaru has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.