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Johnshaven ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Johnshaven Surf Guide

Johnshaven on the East Coast is a quite exposed reef break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south. There are left and right breaking reefs. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks / rips.

Johnshaven Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
7.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Johnshaven:

The best conditions reported for surf at Johnshaven occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Johnshaven with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in February while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 72% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
72%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Johnshaven Location Map

Interactive Johnshaven 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 Johnshaven is Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport (ABZ) in U.k, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Johnshaven is Dundee Airport (DND), also in U.k, 56 km (35 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Johnshaven Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 04:19 Local Time
Thursday 22
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) -
-
-
-
0.1
S
-
-
Period (s) - - 2 -
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
NW 5
E 10
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
glass cross-
on
on

Swell History at Johnshaven

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

Wind History at Johnshaven

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    18km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    30km away

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