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

Overall: 3.0

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Tarawai Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.2 °C

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 18:40 Local time
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 9 9 11 9
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 25
WNW 25
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Tarawai in East Sepik is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northeast. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave direction is from the northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Papua New Guinea wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Tarawai Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wewak, 62 km from Tarawai.

moderate winds from the NW

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Air temperature
31.2 °C

Current weather near Tarawai

Overall Tarawai Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Tide stations nearest to Tarawai:

  • Closest tide station
    35 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    62 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    101 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    139 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    182 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Tarawai:

  • Closest city location
    Jayapura (Indonesia)
    182 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Abepura (Indonesia)
    188 mi
  • Third closest city location
    196 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    205 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    224 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Tarawai is Wewak International Airport (WWK) in Papua New Guinea, which is 63 km (39 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Tarawai is Sentani (Jayapura) Airport (DJJ) in Indonesia, 312 km (194 miles) away.
Tarawai break location map and break info

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