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Jap Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Jap Rock break guidePhoto by: David Perez

Jap Rock Surf Guide

Jap Rock in South Florida is a beach and reef break. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the east. Rarely crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Jap Rock Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jap Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Jap Rock occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Jap Rock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in November while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% 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 Jap Rock Location Map

Interactive Jap Rock 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 Jap Rock is Boca Raton Airport (BCT) in USA, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Jap Rock is Palm Beach Co Park (West Palm Beach) Airport (LNA), also in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away.

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Jap Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 06:53 Local Time
Tuesday 20
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 10 10 11
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 15
SSW 20
SSW 30
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Jap Rock

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

Wind History at Jap Rock

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

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