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

Overall: 3.2

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Big Star Surf Guide

Big Star in Surigao Del Sur Province is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the northeast. There is a right breaking reef. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks and rips.

Big Star Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Big Star:

The best conditions reported for surf at Big Star occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Big Star with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in December while 47% 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.
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 Big Star Location Map

Interactive Big Star 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 Big Star is Cagayan De Oro (Ladag) Airport (CGY) in Philippines, which is 189 km (117 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Big Star is Daniel Z Romualdez (Tacloban) Airport (TAC), also in Philippines, 249 km (155 miles) away.

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Big Star Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 08:36 Local Time
Saturday 17
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 11 10 11 12
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
NW 20
NNW 20
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Big Star

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

Wind History at Big Star

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

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