Japs Cove Spot ID
Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE
Sea Temperature Today is: 23.1 °C
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. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include urchins, rocks and locals.
For Rancho Palos Verdes, 5 km from Japs Cove.
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At San Pedro, 3 km from Japs Cove.
At Santa Monica Basin Buoy, 42 miles from Japs Cove.
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Overall Japs Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August
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Visitor Reviews of Japs Cove
“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.”
andy kustiewicz from UNITED STATES - 07 Mar 2013
Tide stations nearest to Japs Cove:
- Closest tide stationRancho Palos Verdes3 mi
- Second closest tide stationCabrillo Beach4 mi
- Third closest tide stationLos Angeles4 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationLos Angeles (outer harbor)4 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationLos Angeles Harbor, Mormon Island4 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Japs Cove:
- Closest ski areaMt Baldy (United States)49 mi
- Second closest ski areaMountain High resort (United States)58 mi
- Third closest ski areaSunrise Ski Area (United States)59 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaSnow Valley (United States)82 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaSnow Summit (United States)90 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Japs Cove:
- Closest city locationRancho Palos Verdes (United States)3 mi
- Second closest city locationLong Beach (United States)6 mi
- Third closest city locationTorrance (United States)7 mi
- Fourth closest city locationCarson (United States)8 mi
- Fifth closest city locationRedondo Beach (United States)9 mi
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.