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

Overall: 3.7

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.5 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 21:26 Local time
ThuFriday 14
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 15 15 11 15
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
ESE 15
ESE 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Pipes in Kadavu Passage is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. There is a left hand reef break. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of coral.

Fiji wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Pipes Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sigatoka, 52 km from Pipes.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
26.8 °C

Current weather near Pipes

Overall Pipes Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Ski Resorts closest to Pipes:

  • Closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1456 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1459 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    1462 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1472 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    1659 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Pipes:

  • Closest city location
    36 mi
  • Second closest city location
    45 mi
  • Third closest city location
    53 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    162 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Port Vila (Vanuatu)
    630 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Pipes is Nadi International (Nandi) Airport (NAN) in Fiji, which is 74 km (46 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Pipes is Nausori International Airport (SUV), also in Fiji, 75 km (47 miles) away.
Pipes break location map and break info

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