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

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Aitape Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Sandaun, Papua New Guinea)


Aitape Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.8 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 14:36 Local time

Sunday 19
1PM 4PM 7PM 10PM
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNW 15
NW 10
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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Aitape in Sandaun is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds are from the south. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the north northwest. It very rarely gets crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

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Live Weather:

At Jayapura, 200 km from Aitape.

light winds from the ESE

Distant precipitation but not falling at station
Air temperature
31.2 °C

Current weather near Aitape

Overall Aitape Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Aitape:

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Closest break Sissano Lagoon 19 mi
Second closest break Tarawai 63 mi
Third closest break Karawop 76 mi
Fourth closest break Jailbreak 78 mi
Fifth closest break Logs 79 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Aitape:

Closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4161 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4172 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4194 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4321 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Western Aleutians Buoy 4330 mi

Tide stations nearest to Aitape:

Closest tide station Aitape 1 mi
Second closest tide station Vanimo 78 mi
Third closest tide station Wewak 94 mi
Fourth closest tide station Jayapura 121 mi
Fifth closest tide station Sepik River 162 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Aitape:

Closest ski area Selwyn Snowfields (Australia) 2300 mi
Second closest ski area Perisher (Australia) 2333 mi
Third closest ski area Charlotte Pass (Australia) 2334 mi
Fourth closest ski area Thredbo (Australia) 2339 mi
Fifth closest ski area Mount Buffalo (Australia) 2340 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Aitape:

Closest city location Jayapura (Indonesia) 121 mi
Second closest city location Abepura (Indonesia) 126 mi
Third closest city location Mendi (Papua New Guinea) 227 mi
Fourth closest city location Mount Hagen (Papua New Guinea) 229 mi
Fifth closest city location Madang (Papua New Guinea) 278 mi
  • The nearest passenger airport to Aitape is Wewak International Airport (WWK) in Papua New Guinea, which is 156 km (97 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Aitape is Sentani (Jayapura) Airport (DJJ) in Indonesia, 212 km (132 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Aitape, Sandaun. Use the tab navigation above to view Aitape sea temperature, Aitape photographs, Aitape detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Aitape webcams, current wind from Sandaun live weather stations and Aitape tide predictions. The Papua New Guinea swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Papua New Guinea and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Papua New Guinea wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Aitape.


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