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Despretes ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Despretes Surf Guide

Despretes in New Georgia is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right hand reef break. Rarely crowded here. Beware of coral.

Despretes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Despretes:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Despretes with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in May while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 41% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
13%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
41%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Despretes Location Map

Interactive Despretes 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 Despretes is Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport (POM) in Papua New Guinea, which is 1093 km (679 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Despretes is Nadzab Airport (LAE), also in Papua New Guinea, 1161 km (721 miles) away.

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Despretes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 18:24 Local Time
FriSat
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 1.0
WNW
0.6
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
Period (s) 8 16 15 14
Wind (km/h) 20
N 15
N 20
NNW 15
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Despretes

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

Wind History at Despretes

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

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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    15km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    25km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Despretes:

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