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Control Tower/Airport Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Control Tower/Airport Reef Surf Guide

Control Tower/Airport Reef in - is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the north northeast. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rocks, coral, urchins and rips.

Control Tower/Airport Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Control Tower/Airport Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Control Tower/Airport Reef occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Control Tower/Airport Reef (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Control Tower/Airport Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in September while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
42%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Control Tower/Airport Reef Location Map

Interactive Control Tower/Airport Reef 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 closest passenger airport to Control Tower/Airport Reef is V C Bird International (Antigua) Airport (ANU) in Leeward Islands, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Control Tower/Airport Reef is Robert L Bradshaw (Basse Terre) Airport (SKB) in St. Kitts & Nevis, 85 km (53 miles) away.

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Control Tower/Airport Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 10:15 Local Time
Thursday 22
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.5
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 30
E 25
E 30
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Control Tower/Airport Reef

Surf stats for Control Tower/Airport Reef, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Control Tower/Airport Reef

Wind stats for Control Tower/Airport Reef, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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