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

Overall: 3.5

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Akwaadi Surf Guide

Akwaadi on the Gold Coast is an exposed river break that has consistent surf. The surf tends to be favoured in the spring. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. The river breaks offers right-handers. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Akwaadi Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Akwaadi:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Akwaadi with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in November while 85% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
85%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Akwaadi Location Map

Interactive Akwaadi 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 Akwaadi is Takoradi Airport (TKD) in Ghana, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Akwaadi is Abidjan Felix Houphouet Boigny International Airport (ABJ) in Ivory Coast, 220 km (137 miles) away.

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Akwaadi Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 21:28 Local Time
SunMonday 17
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
1.1
S
0.6
SSW
Period (s) 11 11 7 11
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 15
SW 10
SW 10
SW
Wind State on on cross-
on
on

Swell History at Akwaadi

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

Wind History at Akwaadi

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

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    Reliability: consistent
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