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The Ranch Surf Guide

The Ranch in Jamaica is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. The ideal swell direction from the northeast. Surfable at all stages of the tide.

The Ranch Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Ranch:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Ranch with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in September while 82% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
82%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Ranch Location Map

Interactive The Ranch 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 The Ranch is Ken Jones (Port Antonio) Airport (POT) in Jamaica, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Ranch is Norman Manley International (Kingston) Airport (KIN), also in Jamaica, 64 km (40 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Ranch Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 09:57 Local Time
Friday 26
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.8
ESE
2.1
ESE
2.3
ESE
2.3
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
E 30
E 25
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at The Ranch

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

Wind History at The Ranch

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

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