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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

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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: 21.6 °C

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Monday, 3 August 2015, 06:10 Local time
Monday 03
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 6 6 7 6
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 10
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Japs Cove in Los Angeles Countyis a reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of 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.


Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near Japs Cove

Buoy Data:

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

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 7 6 6 7

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Overall Japs Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Japs Cove Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Japs Cove:

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Wave buoys nearest to Japs Cove:

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
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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
Japs Cove break location map and break info

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.