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Jacmel ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.4

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Jacmel Surf Guide

Jacmel in Haiti - South Coast is a point break that is usually a safe bet. Offshore winds blow from the north. The ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The point break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded. Watch out for - Rocks.

Jacmel Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jacmel:

The best conditions reported for surf at Jacmel occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Jacmel with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in November while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Jacmel Location Map

Interactive Jacmel 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 Jacmel is Port Au Prince International (Port-au-prince) Airport (PAP) in Haiti, which is 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Jacmel is Maria Montez International (Barahona) Airport (BRX) in Dominican Republic, 150 km (93 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Jacmel Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 07:06 Local Time
Tuesday 20
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.9
SE
1.8
SE
1.4
SE
1.5
SE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
ESE 15
SE 20
SE
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Jacmel

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

Wind History at Jacmel

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

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