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Discovery Bay Surf Guide

Discovery Bay in Jamaica is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Offshore winds blow from the south southeast. The optimum well angle is from the northeast. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Watch out for - Urchins - Rocks - Private beach.

Discovery Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Discovery Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Discovery Bay occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Discovery Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in August while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 66% 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 Discovery Bay Location Map

Interactive Discovery 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 Discovery Bay is Boscobel (Ocho Rios) Airport (OCJ) in Jamaica, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Discovery Bay is Sangster International (Montego Bay) Airport (MBJ), also in Jamaica, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Discovery Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 01:57 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SW 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Discovery Bay

Surf stats for Discovery Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Discovery Bay

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Discovery Bay:

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