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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Japs Cove

USA, California, LA County

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 43.342' N
Longitude: 118° 20.241' W

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 Access

The spot is between TC's and Portuguese Bend, closer to TC's. It's more-or-less on the San Pedro / Rancho Palos Verdes border. Access the same as TC's: Walk from Palms or take the trail down from the far west corner of the South Shores neighborhood. Alternate access: take the trail from below the bluff at the east end of the Ocean Trails development.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is between TC's and Portuguese Bend, closer to TC's. It's more-or-less on the San Pedro / Rancho Palos Verdes border. Access the same as TC's: Walk from Palms or take the trail down from the far west corner of the South Shores neighborhood. Alternate access: take the trail from below the bluff at the east end of the Ocean Trails development.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is between TC's and Portuguese Bend, closer to TC's. It's more-or-less on the San Pedro / Rancho Palos Verdes border. Access the same as TC's: Walk from Palms or take the trail down from the far west corner of the South Shores neighborhood. Alternate access: take the trail from below the bluff at the east end of the Ocean Trails development.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is between TC's and Portuguese Bend, closer to TC's. It's more-or-less on the San Pedro / Rancho Palos Verdes border. Access the same as TC's: Walk from Palms or take the trail down from the far west corner of the South Shores neighborhood. Alternate access: take the trail from below the bluff at the east end of the Ocean Trails development.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Tracks (many moons ago)

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

Heavily localized. Watch out for the rock in the left lineup.

English (Translate this text in English): Heavily localized. Watch out for the rock in the left lineup.

English (Translate this text in English): Heavily localized. Watch out for the rock in the left lineup.

English (Translate this text in English): Heavily localized. Watch out for the rock in the left lineup.

Atmosphere

Breaks on the same swells as KG's and Spunkies.

English (Translate this text in English): Breaks on the same swells as KG's and Spunkies.

English (Translate this text in English): Breaks on the same swells as KG's and Spunkies.

English (Translate this text in English): Breaks on the same swells as KG's and Spunkies.

General

Be discreet and you might score.

English (Translate this text in English): Be discreet and you might score.

English (Translate this text in English): Be discreet and you might score.

English (Translate this text in English): Be discreet and you might score.

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By Anonymous , 18-11-2009

- the so called locals here are push overs. dont let the PV vibe get to you its BS! Surf where you want when you want and all you will get is dirty looks and weak comments about how you dont belong! I dare anyone to tell me where I belong. I fight for my waves and I havent lost yet!

By Anonymous , 08-10-2009

Japs - Kamalei-
Yup, the wave is right in front of the "fort". Hope you got some waves out there from the local a$$holes!!!

By Anonymous , 30-09-2009

- I went there today to check this spot. I am a bodyboarder from Kona, HI, but i now live in LA.
Can anybody confirm this with me? I think i got this right, but i am NOT sure.
Is Japs Cove right in front the fort that the locals built?
Mahalo,
Kamalei

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