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Cherating ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Cherating Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.5 °C

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 03:43 Local time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 4 4 4 4
Wind (km/h) 15
S 10
S 10
Wind State off glass cross cross

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Cherating in Peninsular Malaysia is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides optimum time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. No point break here. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

Malaysia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Cherating (0 km).

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Cherating Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kuantan Air Force Base, 43 km from Cherating.

light winds from the NW

Light to moderate thunderstorm
Air temperature
25.6 °C

Current weather near Cherating

Overall Cherating Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Cherating Location Maps

Cherating Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Cherating:

  • Closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    10 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    27 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    43 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Cherating:

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Town and city forecasts close to Cherating:

  • Closest city location
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    21 mi
  • Third closest city location
    43 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    72 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    82 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Cherating is Kuantan Airport (KUA) in Malaysia, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cherating is Kerteh Airport (KTE), also in Malaysia, 46 km (29 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Sultan Mahmud (Kuala Terengganu) Airport (TGG), also in Malaysia, 144 km (89 miles) away.
Cherating break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cherating, Peninsular Malaysia. Use the tab navigation above to view Cherating sea temperature, Cherating photographs, Cherating detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cherating webcams, current wind from Peninsular Malaysia live weather stations and Cherating tide predictions. The Malaysia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Malaysia 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 Malaysia 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 Cherating.