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Desperations Surf Guide

Desperations in Mamanucas is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. There is no reef break. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of - Rips / undertow.

Desperations Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Desperations:

The best conditions reported for surf at Desperations 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 Desperations (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Desperations 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 38% of the time in March while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
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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Desperations Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 11:11 Local Time
Sunday 18
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 14 21 20 19
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 0
N 5
SSE 5
NNE
Wind State cross glass glass glass

Swell History at Desperations

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

Wind History at Desperations

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

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