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Aitape break guidePhoto by: Trav McCombe

Aitape Surf Guide

Aitape in Sandaun is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds are from the south. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the north northwest. A left hand reef break. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Aitape Spot Info

Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Aitape:

The best conditions reported for surf at Aitape occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Aitape (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Aitape with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in November while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Aitape Location Map

Interactive Aitape surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Aitape is Wewak International Airport (WWK) in Papua New Guinea, which is 156 km (97 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Aitape is Sentani (Jayapura) Airport (DJJ) in Indonesia, 212 km (132 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Aitape Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 08:57 Local Time
Monday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Aitape

Surf stats for Aitape, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Aitape

Wind stats for Aitape, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Aitape. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    31km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    101km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    122km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    123km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    125km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Aitape: