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

Overall: 3.3

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Gilligans Surf Guide

Gilligans in Sumatra (Mentawi Islands) is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the optimum time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A right hand reef break. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Gilligans Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
30.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gilligans:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Gilligans with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in April while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
54%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gilligans Location Map

Interactive Gilligans 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 Gilligans is Tabing (Padang) Airport (PDG) in Indonesia, which is 223 km (139 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Gilligans is Padang Kemiling (Bengkulu) Airport (BKS), also in Indonesia, 280 km (174 miles) away.

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Gilligans Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 05:30 Local Time
SatSunday 20
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 14 14
Wind (km/h)
5
5
0
0
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Swell History at Gilligans

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

Wind History at Gilligans

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

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