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

Overall: 3.8

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Duke of York Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(New Britain and Duke of York, Papua New Guinea)

Duke of York Surf Guide

Duke of York in New Britain and Duke of York is a fairly exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. There is no reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of coral.

Duke of York Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Duke of York:

The best conditions reported for surf at Duke of York occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Duke of York with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in July while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 70% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
70%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Duke of York Location Map

Interactive Duke of York 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 Duke of York is Nadzab Airport (LAE) in Papua New Guinea, which is 686 km (426 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Duke of York is Madang Airport (MAG), also in Papua New Guinea, 747 km (464 miles) away.

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Duke of York Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 22:11 Local Time
SatSun
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 20
NNW 10
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Duke of York

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

Wind History at Duke of York

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

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