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The Ranch Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.1 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 18:52 Local time
Sunday 16Mon
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
E 15
E 15
E 15
Wind State cross-

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The Ranch in Jamaica is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. The best swell direction is from the northeast. Surfable at all stages of the tide.

Jamaica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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The Ranch Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Shotover Jamaica Portland wx, 44 km from The Ranch.

light winds from the SE

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
25.0 °C

Current weather near The Ranch

Overall The Ranch Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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The Ranch Location Maps

The Ranch Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to The Ranch:


  • The closest passenger airport to The Ranch is Ken Jones (Port Antonio) Airport (POT) in Jamaica, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Ranch is Norman Manley International (Kingston) Airport (KIN), also in Jamaica, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Tinson Pen (Kingston) Airport (KTP) in Jamaica, 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • Boscobel (Ocho Rios) Airport (OCJ) in Jamaica is 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Sangster International (Montego Bay) Airport (MBJ), also in Jamaica is the fifth nearest airport to The Ranch and is 194 km (120 miles) away.
The Ranch break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Ranch, Jamaica. Use the tab navigation above to view The Ranch sea temperature, The Ranch photographs, The Ranch detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Ranch webcams, current wind from Jamaica live weather stations and The Ranch tide predictions. The Jamaica swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Jamaica 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 Jamaica 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 The Ranch.