Japs Cove Spot ID
Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE
Sea Temperature Today is: 18.0 °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. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for 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 May
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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
- 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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