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

Overall: 3.7

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Frigates Surf Guide

Frigates in Kadavu Passage is an exposed point break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.There is a left hand point break here. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Frigates Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Frigates:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Frigates with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 74% of the time in October while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
74%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Frigates Location Map

Interactive Frigates 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 Frigates is Nausori International Airport (SUV) in Fiji, which is 74 km (46 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Frigates is Nadi International (Nandi) Airport (NAN), also in Fiji, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Frigates Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 04:47 Local Time
Wednesday 19
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 1.0
SW
1.0
SW
1.0
SW
1.0
SW
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
E 30
E 35
E
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Frigates

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

Wind History at Frigates

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

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