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

Overall: 3.5

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Fishtraps Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.3 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 15:20 Local time
Tuesday 17Wed
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 25
SE 20
SE 20
Wind State off off off off

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Fishtraps in Tongatapu is a fairly exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is a left hand reef break. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of coral.

Tonga wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Corners, 2 km from Fishtraps.

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Fishtraps Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Fua Amotu Tonga Airport, 26 km from Fishtraps.

moderate winds from the SE

Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near Fishtraps

Overall Fishtraps Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Ski Resorts closest to Fishtraps:

  • Closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1367 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1369 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    1374 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1408 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    1595 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Fishtraps:

  • Closest city location
    Suva (Fiji)
    455 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    472 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Nandi (Fiji)
    524 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lautoka (Fiji)
    526 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    546 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Fishtraps is Fua Amotu International (Tongatapu) Airport (TBU) in Tonga, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Fishtraps is Haapai (Ha'apai) Airport (HPA), also in Tonga, 176 km (109 miles) away.
Fishtraps break location map and break info

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

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.