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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 Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 SAST
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Jacobs Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Jacobs Bay sea temperature is 14.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.4 max: 21.0 min: 18.3 °C)
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Jacobs Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Jacobs Bay sea temperature is 14.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.4 max: 21.0 min: 18.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Jacobs Bay (moderate winds from the SE at Cape Columbine Lighthouse 16 km from Jacobs Bay). 1.2m 10 s period swell from SW with 2.3m 7 s period wind swell from S

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16 km away, 1 h 49 min ago

Moderate
28 km/h
SE
15.3
14.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Jacobs Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Jacobs Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.2m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 1.3m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.6m and 16s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Jacobs Bay in the next 7 days are 2.3m 14s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.2m 9s period and expected on Sunday (Feb 28) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Thu 25th Feb)7ft (2.2m) 7s
Best Surf 2AM (Fri 26th Feb)11ft (3.5m) 8s
Most Powerful 2AM (Thu 4th Mar)7.5ft (2.3m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Jacobs Bay 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
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
2001130113153011013244355
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
2.5
S
2.2
S
3
S
3.5
S
2.4
S
2.5
S
3
S
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
2.5
S
1.6
SSE
1
SSW
1.5
SSE
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
1.6
SW
1.8
SW
2.2
SW
2.3
SW
7778888151499121011111312121514141414
75746788313047106891288111887410644132813911191561903193199271077120319832201
30
SSE
35
SSE
50
SSE
45
SSE
20
SSE
40
S
30
SSE
15
SSE
30
SSE
20
SE
5
SSW
25
SW
15
N
15
NNW
15
W
15
N
5
NE
15
WSW
5
WSW
10
W
20
SW
5
SSE
5
SSE
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
crosscrossoncrosscross-
off
onglassoncross-
on
cross-
off
glass
2:17AM
1.39
2:26PM
1.45
2:51AM
1.52
3:02PM
1.54
3:25AM
1.63
3:39PM
1.60
4:00AM
1.71
4:16PM
1.62
4:35AM
1.74
4:54PM
1.59
5:13AM
1.71
5:34PM
1.52
5:52AM
1.63
6:17PM
1.41
8:03PM
0.23
8:22AM
0.27
8:38PM
0.12
8:58AM
0.14
9:12PM
0.03
9:34AM
0.04
9:47PM
-0.03
10:11AM
-0.02
10:22PM
-0.04
10:49AM
-0.03
10:58PM
-0.00
11:29AM
0.01
11:37PM
0.08
12:11PM
0.10
12:19AM
0.20

Note: the tide data above is for Saldanha which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Jacobs Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Jacobs Bay blow from the E

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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1718181820201921232422222321222021212020212122
-6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:39
--7:28--7:27--7:25--7:23--7:22--7:22--7:21--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sat night, min 17°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SSE on Thu night, calm by Sun morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sun night, min 18°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Jacobs Bay Surf forecast

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

Jacobs Bay is 8 km (5 miles) from the city of Saldanha. If you plan a holiday in West Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Saldanha. Saldanha has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.