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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.7 °C

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 07:43 Local time
Wednesday 18
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 1.7
SSW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 0
NNW 0
ENE 5
SSE 5
SW
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Desperations in Mamanucas is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. There is no reef break. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of - Rips / undertow.

Fiji wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cloudbreak, 9 km from Desperations.

IS AT (local time)

Desperations Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Nandi/Nadi International Airport, 35 km from Desperations.

light winds from the E

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Air temperature
20.7 °C

Current weather near Desperations

Overall Desperations Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Also see Desperations surf quality by season and Desperations surf quality by month.

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Desperations Location Maps

Desperations Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Desperations:

  • Closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1483 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1486 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    1489 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1497 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    1682 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Desperations:

  • Closest city location
    19 mi
  • Second closest city location
    27 mi
  • Third closest city location
    88 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    178 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Port Vila (Vanuatu)
    580 mi
Desperations break location map and break info

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


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.