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Akahanga ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Akahanga Surf Guide

Akahanga on the South Coast is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rocks and urchins.

Akahanga Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Akahanga:

The best conditions reported for surf at Akahanga occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Akahanga with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in May while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
58%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Akahanga Location Map

Interactive Akahanga 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 Akahanga is Mataveri International (Easter Island) Airport (IPC) in Chile, which is 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Akahanga is (Carnarvon) Airport (CVQ) in Australia, 502 km (312 miles) away.

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Akahanga Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 16:05 Local Time
Wednesday 03Thu
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.8
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.3
SSW
Period (s) 11 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 40
NNW 35
NW 25
WNW 25
WSW
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Akahanga

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

Wind History at Akahanga

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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