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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.9 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 16:12 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 15
E 15
Wind State cross-

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Tank Beach in Saipan is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. The optimum conditions for surfing are during the cyclone season. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks - Sharks.

Northern Mariana Islands wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bird Island, 4 km from Tank Beach.

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Tank Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-52211, 14 km from Tank Beach.


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Current weather near Tank Beach

Overall Tank Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Tank Beach:

  • Closest city location
    Dededo (Guam)
    137 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Jayapura (Indonesia)
    1279 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Abepura (Indonesia)
    1288 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Manokwari (Indonesia)
    1373 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Naze (Japan)
    1380 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tank Beach is Saipan International Airport (SPN) in Mariana Islands, which is 19 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tank Beach is West Tinian Airport (TNI), also in Mariana Islands, 36 km (22 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Rota International Airport (ROP), also in Mariana Islands, 136 km (84 miles) away.
Tank Beach break location map and break info

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

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.