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Motels ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 2.8

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Motels Spot ID

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Photo credit: Martin Keats

Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.3 °C

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Saturday, 15 December 2018, 00:08 Local time
FriSaturday 15
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 35
ESE 30
SE 25
SE 25
Wind State off off off off

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Motels in Tongatapu is a quite exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of coral.

Tonga wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Corners, 2 km from Motels.

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Motels Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Fuaamotu-Tongatapu, 26 km from Motels.

light winds from the ESE

light rain showers
Air temperature
22.0 °C

Current weather near Motels

Overall Motels Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • Second closest ski area
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Town and city forecasts close to Motels:

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    Suva (Fiji)
    454 mi
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    472 mi
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    Nandi (Fiji)
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  • Fifth closest city location
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  • The nearest passenger airport to Motels is Fua Amotu International (Tongatapu) Airport (TBU) in Tonga, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Motels is Haapai (Ha'apai) Airport (HPA), also in Tonga, 180 km (112 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Motels, Tongatapu. Use the tab navigation above to view Motels sea temperature, Motels photographs, Motels detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Motels webcams, current wind from Tongatapu live weather stations and Motels 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 Motels.