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Jacobs Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Jacobs Bay Surf Guide

Jacobs Bay in Western Cape is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Jacobs Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jacobs Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Jacobs Bay occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Jacobs Bay 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 33% of the time in July while 65% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
65%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Jacobs Bay Location Map

Interactive Jacobs Bay 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 nearest passenger airport to Jacobs Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 129 km (80 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Jacobs Bay is Springbok Airport (SBU), also in South Africa, 364 km (226 miles) away.

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Jacobs Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 22:06 Local Time
WedThursday 22
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.3
S
1.5
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
Period (s) 9 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 10
NE 10
NNE 5
NNE
Wind State glass cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Jacobs Bay

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

Wind History at Jacobs Bay

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

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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