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Japs ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.2

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Japs Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.8 °C

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Friday, 21 September 2018, 07:08 Local time
Friday 21
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 13 19 18 17
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
WNW 20
WNW 15
Wind State cross-

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Japs in Far West Coast is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips and sharks.

Victoria wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Warrnambool, 4 km from Japs.

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Japs Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Weatherstation Warrnambool wx, 1 km from Japs.


Air temperature
9.9 °C

Current weather near Japs

Overall Japs Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Japs is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, which is 175 km (109 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Japs is Melbourne International Airport (MEL), also in Australia, 219 km (136 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Japs, VIC - Far West. Use the tab navigation above to view Japs sea temperature, Japs photographs, Japs detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Japs webcams, current wind from VIC - Far West live weather stations and Japs tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Japs.