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Japs Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Japs Cove Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.0 °C

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Thursday, 26 May 2016, 09:30 Local time
Thursday 26
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 0.9
W
0.9
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0.8
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0.8
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Period (s) 7 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 15
SSE 20
SW 20
WSW
Wind State cross cross-
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Japs Cove in Los Angeles Countyis a reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for urchins, rocks and locals.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Rancho Palos Verdes, 5 km from Japs Cove.

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Japs Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Pedro, 3 km from Japs Cove.

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Air temperature
15 °C

Current weather near Japs Cove

Buoy Data:

At Santa Monica Basin Buoy, 42 miles from Japs Cove.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
1.1
1.1
1.1
Dominant period (s) 6 8 6 7

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Overall Japs Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Japs Cove is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Japs Cove is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away.
  • Third is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Japs Cove and is 47 km (29 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Japs Cove, CAL - LA County. Use the tab navigation above to view Japs Cove sea temperature, Japs Cove photographs, Japs Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Japs Cove webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Japs Cove tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States 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 United States 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 Cove.


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