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

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Japs Cove Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Los Angeles County, USA)


Japs Cove Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.8 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 08:12 Local time

Saturday 18
8AM 11AM 2PM 5PM
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SSW 20
SW 25
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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Japs Cove in Los Angeles Countyis a reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for urchins, rocks and locals.

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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.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Japs Cove

Buoy Data:

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

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Dominant period (s) 16 12 16 16

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Overall Japs Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Visitor Reviews of Japs Cove

andy kustiewicz from UNITED STATES writes:

Wow! Should have listened to the review about Royal Palms. Surfing this spot got me beat-up and my car windows all smashed. San Pedro has the most aggressive locals I've ever encountered. This coming from someone who has surfed just about every spot on the Cali coast. "Peeeedro" just ain't worth the trouble.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Japs Cove:

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Closest break Royal Palms State Beach 0 mi
Second closest break TCs 1 mi
Third closest break Abalone Cove 2 mi
Fourth closest break Cabrillo Point 3 mi
Fifth closest break Bee Hives 4 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Japs Cove:

Closest wave buoy Santa Monica Basin Buoy 42 mi
Second closest wave buoy San Clemente Basin Buoy 87 mi
Third closest wave buoy East Santa Barbara Buoy 94 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy South Santa Rosa Island Buoy 108 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Tanner Banks Buoy 112 mi

Tide stations nearest to Japs Cove:

Closest tide station Rancho Palos Verdes 3 mi
Second closest tide station Cabrillo Beach 4 mi
Third closest tide station Los Angeles 4 mi
Fourth closest tide station Los Angeles (outer harbor) 4 mi
Fifth closest tide station Los Angeles Harbor, Mormon Island 4 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Japs Cove:

Closest ski area Mt Baldy (United States) 49 mi
Second closest ski area Mountain High resort (United States) 58 mi
Third closest ski area Sunrise Ski Area (United States) 59 mi
Fourth closest ski area Snow Valley (United States) 82 mi
Fifth closest ski area Snow Summit (United States) 90 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Japs Cove:

Closest city location Rancho Palos Verdes (United States) 3 mi
Second closest city location Long Beach (United States) 6 mi
Third closest city location Torrance (United States) 7 mi
Fourth closest city location Carson (United States) 8 mi
Fifth closest city location Redondo Beach (United States) 9 mi
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