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James Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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James Point Surf Guide

James Point in Eleuthera is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north. A choice of left and right reefs. Best around mid tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of urchins, rocks, sharks and coral.

James Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing James Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at James Point occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing James Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in March while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 49% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
49%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore James Point Location Map

Interactive James Point 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 James Point is Governors Harbour (Governor's Harbor) Airport (GHB) in Bahamas, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to James Point is North Eleuthera Airport (ELH), also in Bahamas, 36 km (22 miles) away.

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James Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 08:41 Local Time
Thursday 25
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 10
SE 15
ESE 10
ESE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at James Point

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

Wind History at James Point

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

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    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    14km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away

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