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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.6 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 10:50 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
E 25
ENE 25
E 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Runaway Bay in Jamaica is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves The best wind direction is from the south. The best swell direction is from the northeast. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Crowds are never a problem here. Beware of coral.

Jamaica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Runaway Bay, 1 km from Runaway Bay.

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Runaway Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sangster International Airport-Montego Bay, 62 km from Runaway Bay.

fresh winds from the ENE

Air temperature
32.4 °C

Current weather near Runaway Bay

Overall Runaway Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Also see Runaway Bay surf quality by season and Runaway Bay surf quality by month.

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  • The closest passenger airport to Runaway Bay is Boscobel (Ocho Rios) Airport (OCJ) in Jamaica, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Runaway Bay is Sangster International (Montego Bay) Airport (MBJ), also in Jamaica, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Tinson Pen (Kingston) Airport (KTP) in Jamaica, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Norman Manley International (Kingston) Airport (KIN) in Jamaica is 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Ken Jones (Port Antonio) Airport (POT), also in Jamaica is the fifth nearest airport to Runaway Bay and is 89 km (55 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Use the tab navigation above to view Runaway Bay sea temperature, Runaway Bay photographs, Runaway Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Runaway Bay webcams, current wind from Jamaica live weather stations and Runaway Bay 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 Runaway Bay.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.