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The Bowl ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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The Bowl Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.3 °C

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 13:41 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.6
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0.6
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0.6
SW
Period (s) 10 10 16 15
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 25
ENE 25
ENE 20
NE
Wind State cross-
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The Bowl in Tongatapu is a fairly exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef break. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include coral.

Tonga wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Corners, 1 km from The Bowl.

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The Bowl Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Fua Amotu Tonga Airport, 26 km from The Bowl.

light winds from the ENE

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Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
28 °C

Current weather near The Bowl

Overall The Bowl Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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The Bowl Location Maps

The Bowl Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to The Bowl:

  • Closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    1367 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    1369 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    1373 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    1408 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    1595 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to The Bowl:

  • Closest city location
    Suva (Fiji)
    455 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Labasa (Fiji)
    472 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Nandi (Fiji)
    524 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lautoka (Fiji)
    526 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Apia (Samoa)
    546 mi

Airports

  • The nearest passenger airport to The Bowl is Fua Amotu International (Tongatapu) Airport (TBU) in Tonga, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to The Bowl is Haapai (Ha'apai) Airport (HPA), also in Tonga, 176 km (109 miles) away.
The Bowl break location map and break info

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