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

Overall: 3.0

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Cape Barabar Spot ID

Jethro setting up for the tube, Cape Barabar photo

Cape Barabar

Photo credit: Ian Jarman

Fun days at Sup, Cape Barabar photo

Cape Barabar

Photo credit: Ian Jarman

Rocky Point - Cape Barabar photo

Cape Barabar

Photo credit: Ian Jarman

Cape Lefts, Cape Barabar photo

Cape Barabar

Photo credit: Ian Jarman

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.0 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 17:07 Local time
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SE 15
SE 15
Wind State cross-

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Cape Barabar in East Sepik is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf The best wind direction is from the west. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the ideal wave angle is from the north. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Papua New Guinea wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Cape Barabar (0 km).

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Cape Barabar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wewak, 18 km from Cape Barabar.

light winds from the E

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Air temperature
31.5 °C

Current weather near Cape Barabar

Overall Cape Barabar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Cape Barabar Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Cape Barabar:

  • Closest city location
    174 mi
  • Second closest city location
    189 mi
  • Third closest city location
    194 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Jayapura (Indonesia)
    212 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Abepura (Indonesia)
    218 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Cape Barabar is Wewak International Airport (WWK) in Papua New Guinea, which is 19 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Cape Barabar is Mount Hagen Airport (HGU), also in Papua New Guinea, 277 km (172 miles) away.
Cape Barabar break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cape Barabar, East Sepik. Use the tab navigation above to view Cape Barabar sea temperature, Cape Barabar photographs, Cape Barabar detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cape Barabar webcams, current wind from East Sepik live weather stations and Cape Barabar 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 Cape Barabar.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.