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The Ranch Surf Forecast / Jamaica / Jamaica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 EST
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The Ranch surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Ranch sea temperature is 27.2 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.6 max: 27.2 min: 26.0 °C)
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The Ranch surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Ranch sea temperature is 27.2 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.6 max: 27.2 min: 26.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The cross-on wind has turned onshore at The Ranch (strong winds from the SSE at Kingston/Norman Manley International Airport 63 km from The Ranch). 1.4m 8 s period swell from ESE with 1.9m 8 s period wind swell from ESE

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Ranch this week:

The surf forecast for The Ranch over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 24) at 4PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 1.6m and 8s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 5s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Ranch in the next 7 days are 3.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 4s period and expected on Saturday (Feb 27) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (EST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4PM (Wed 24th Feb)6ft (1.8m) 8s
Best Surf 7AM (Sat 27th Feb)8ft (2.5m) 9s
Most Powerful 7PM (Sun 28th Feb)11ft (3.5m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Ranch 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
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wed
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
11010200234300302232211
T cuba.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T cuba.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T cuba.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T cuba.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T cuba.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T cuba.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T cuba.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T cuba.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
1.6
ESE
1.8
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.8
ESE
2.3
ESE
2
ESE
2.3
ESE
2.4
ESE
2.1
ESE
2.5
ESE
2.2
ESE
3
ESE
3.5
ESE
3.5
ESE
3
ESE
3
ESE
2.3
ESE
2
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.1
ESE
1.2
ESE
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331446352444755618846933735117185315372084224818981432998717389311249157154
20
E
15
E
20
E
20
ESE
20
E
20
ENE
30
ESE
25
E
25
NE
20
E
15
NNE
20
NE
30
E
25
E
20
ENE
25
E
20
E
15
NE
5
ESE
15
ENE
15
NE
15
NE
15
ESE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosson
7:16PM
0.21
8:16AM
0.37
7:59PM
0.23
8:51AM
0.37
8:43PM
0.25
9:26AM
0.36
9:30PM
0.27
10:01AM
0.34
10:19PM
0.29
10:38AM
0.30
11:14PM
0.29
11:15AM
0.27
12:17AM
0.30
11:56AM
0.23
2:21PM
0.10
1:13AM
0.02
2:48PM
0.09
1:58AM
0.01
3:17PM
0.08
2:44AM
0.02
3:48PM
0.07
3:32AM
0.03
4:20PM
0.06
4:23AM
0.06
4:55PM
0.06
5:22AM
0.09
5:33PM
0.06
6:35AM
0.12
6:17PM
0.06

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Ranch blow from the NW

Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wed
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
rain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearrain shwrsclearclearclearrain shwrsclear
1122--1----11-11-1---1-
2626252626252626252626262626252626252626252526
2626252625252626252625252626252625242525242525
2626252626252626252626262626252626252626252526
6:26--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:20-
-6:08--6:08--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:10--6:10--6:10

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Wed morning, min 25°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat night, min 24°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the E on Sun morning, light winds from the ESE by Tue morning).

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Information about the The Ranch Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Ranch provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Ranch can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Ranch 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 (The Ranch) 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 The Ranch 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Jamaica? If you are looking for accommodation near The Ranch, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Jamaica, consider staying in Rocky Point which is 9 km (6 miles) away. Other places in and around Jamaica where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Port Antonio which is 35 km (22 miles) away, New Kingston, Kingston and Half Way Tree.