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Skull Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Skull Island Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.9 °C

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Sunday, 23 September 2018, 04:02 Local time
Sunday 23
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
ESE 10
ENE 15
Wind State cross-
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Skull Island in New Georgia is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. There is a right breaking reef. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of coral.

Solomon Islands wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Despretes, 7 km from Skull Island.

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Skull Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Munda-New Georgia, 11 km from Skull Island.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
29.3 °C

Current weather near Skull Island

Overall Skull Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Skull Island:

  • Closest city location
    Arawa (Papua New Guinea)
    183 mi
  • Second closest city location
    206 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Kokopo (Papua New Guinea)
    434 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Popondetta (Papua New Guinea)
    612 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)
    690 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Skull Island is Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport (POM) in Papua New Guinea, which is 1100 km (683 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Skull Island is Nadzab Airport (LAE), also in Papua New Guinea, 1167 km (725 miles) away.
Skull Island break location map and break info

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