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Avaavaroa Passage ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 4.6

Overall: 3.7

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Avaavaroa Passage Surf Guide

Avaavaroa Passage in Raratonga is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right hand reef break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of coral.

Avaavaroa Passage Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Avaavaroa Passage:

The best conditions reported for surf at Avaavaroa Passage occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Avaavaroa Passage with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in March while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% 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).

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Interactive Avaavaroa Passage 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 Avaavaroa Passage is Rarotonga International (Avarua) Airport (RAR) in Cook Islands, which is 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Avaavaroa Passage is Aitutaki Airport (AIT), also in Cook Islands, 272 km (169 miles) away.

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Avaavaroa Passage Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 09:33 Local Time
Thursday 22
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 40
E 40
E 40
E 35
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Avaavaroa Passage

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

Wind History at Avaavaroa Passage

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

Avaavaroa Passage Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.6
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s54.6
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Simon from Cook Islands
“Surfed today with a mate. 3 to 4 foot left hand barrels. Plenty of power and speed. Looks small from road as is a long paddle out but bigger once there. Can be a difficult paddle back against tide.
Stunning spot but go with a friend. Agree about leg rope!”

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