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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Jacks bay

New Zealand, New Zealand SI, Far South

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go thorugh owaka and follw the signs that tell you how to get there , if in doubt ask at shop or info centre

English (Translate this text in English): go thorugh owaka and follw the signs that tell you how to get there , if in doubt ask at shop or info centre

English (Translate this text in English): go thorugh owaka and follw the signs that tell you how to get there , if in doubt ask at shop or info centre

English (Translate this text in English): go thorugh owaka and follw the signs that tell you how to get there , if in doubt ask at shop or info centre

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name j bay

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerless

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast

Good wind directionWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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By anonymous , 28-10-2003

jacks bay # 1 - it can get good on smaller swells, and is a good spot to check when cruising the catlins coast.have had it real fun at 3-4 foot.

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