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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 Forecast / CAL – LA County / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 PST
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Japs Cove surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Japs Cove sea temperature is 13.9 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 14.4 max: 16.0 min: 13.3 °C)
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Japs Cove surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Japs Cove sea temperature is 13.9 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 14.4 max: 16.0 min: 13.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Japs Cove (calm at San Pedro 3 km from Japs Cove). no significant swell

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Calm
2 km/h
WSW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Japs Cove this week:

The surf forecast for Japs Cove over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Japs Cove in the next 7 days are 0.7m 13s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 4s period and expected on Sunday (Feb 28) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (PST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Thu 25th Feb)1.5ft (0.5m) 13s
Best Surf 7AM (Thu 25th Feb)1.5ft (0.5m) 13s
Most Powerful 7AM (Sat 27th Feb)2.5ft (0.7m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Japs Cove over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
11001022112200000000001
T california.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T california.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.5
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.5
W
0.6
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.6
W
0.7
W
0.6
WNW
0.5
W
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
1.4
S
1.2
SSW
1.1
SW
1
SW
14131314141212131381414131315151415155688
1049955406173121165119681581013534232120232193108138126
10
ESE
10
NNE
15
W
10
N
5
NNE
15
W
5
SSE
5
SW
15
SW
5
ENE
15
NE
10
E
10
ENE
15
ENE
15
SW
0
ESE
5
NNE
5
SSW
5
SSW
45
SSE
20
SSW
15
WNW
15
WNW
crossoffcross-
on
offglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glassoffononcross-
on
oncrosscross
7:29AM
2.28
8:57PM
1.70
8:09AM
2.33
9:24PM
1.79
8:49AM
2.32
9:53PM
1.87
9:32AM
2.23
10:25PM
1.95
10:18AM
2.06
11:00PM
2.01
11:09AM
1.84
11:39PM
2.03
12:11PM
1.60
12:25AM
2.02
1:20AM
1.02
2:33PM
0.13
2:00AM
0.90
3:04PM
0.11
2:42AM
0.79
3:35PM
0.15
3:27AM
0.70
4:07PM
0.26
4:15AM
0.64
4:40PM
0.41
5:09AM
0.62
5:14PM
0.60
6:12AM
0.62
5:50PM
0.81

Note: the tide data above is for Rancho Palos Verdes which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Japs Cove.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Japs Cove blow from the NNE

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearclear
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1415161617161415161516181516151416161413141212
1518181818161515151619191715151517171412131111
-6:26--6:24--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:16
--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50--5:51--5:51--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sun morning, min 14°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sun afternoon, min 12°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, strong winds from the SSE by Wed morning).

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Information about the Japs Cove Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Japs Cove provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Japs Cove can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Japs Cove surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Japs Cove) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Japs Cove may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Japs Cove is 5 km (3 miles) from Rancho Palos Verdes. If you plan a vacation in Los Angeles County, look for hotels and other accommodation in Rancho Palos Verdes. Rancho Palos Verdes has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.