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Copa (Bull Bay) Surf Guide

Copa (Bull Bay) in Jamaica is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. The favoured conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. The best swell direction is from the south southeast. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working.

Copa (Bull Bay) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Copa (Bull Bay):

The best conditions reported for surf at Copa (Bull Bay) occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Copa (Bull Bay) (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Copa (Bull Bay) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in November while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Copa (Bull Bay) Location Map

Interactive Copa (Bull Bay) surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Copa (Bull Bay) is Norman Manley International (Kingston) Airport (KIN) in Jamaica, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Copa (Bull Bay) is Tinson Pen (Kingston) Airport (KTP), also in Jamaica, 15 km (9 miles) away.

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Copa (Bull Bay) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 22:07 Local Time
SatSunday 11
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
E 10
E 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Copa (Bull Bay)

Surf stats for Copa (Bull Bay), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Copa (Bull Bay)

Wind stats for Copa (Bull Bay), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.