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Japs Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Japs Cove Surf Guide

Japs Cove in Los Angeles County is a reef break that does not work very often. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for urchins, rocks and locals.

Japs Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
inconsistent17.3°C

Surfing Japs Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Japs Cove occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Japs Cove sea temperature, Japs Cove photographs, Japs Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Japs Cove webcams, current wind from CAL - LA County live weather stations and Japs Cove tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States 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 United States 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 Japs Cove


Japs Cove Surf:

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 15:34 Local time
Sunday 31
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 0.5
S
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 18 18
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 20
W 20
W 5
SW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross on



Tide Times:

For Rancho Palos Verdes, 5 km from Japs Cove.

IS AT (local time)

Japs Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart


Live Weather:

At San Pedro, 3 km from Japs Cove.

calm

km/h
Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Japs Cove

Buoy Data:

At San Pedro, CA, 7 miles from Japs Cove.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
Dominant period (s) 13 15 13 15

All wavebuoys around Japs Cove

Overall Japs Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Surf stats for Japs Cove: see the swell variation by month.


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Wind stats for Japs Cove: see the variation in direction and stength by month.


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Japs Cove Location Maps

Japs Cove Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to CAL - LA County surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Japs Cove

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Japs Cove:

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Wave buoys nearest to Japs Cove:

Tide stations nearest to Japs Cove:

  • Closest tide station
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Cabrillo Beach
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Los Angeles
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Los Angeles (outer harbor)
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Los Angeles Harbor, Mormon Island
    4 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Japs Cove is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Japs Cove is Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR), also in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away.
  • Third is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away.
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Japs Cove and is 47 km (29 miles) away.
Japs Cove break location map and break info