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Green Island Left (Île Verte) Surf Guide

Green Island Left (Île Verte) in New Caledonia is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. No reef break here. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rips, reef.

Green Island Left (Île Verte) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
24.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Green Island Left (Île Verte):

The best conditions reported for surf at Green Island Left (Île Verte) occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Green Island Left (Île Verte) (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Green Island Left (Île Verte) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in February while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Green Island Left (Île Verte) Location Map

Interactive Green Island Left (Île Verte) 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 closest passenger airport to Green Island Left is La Tontouta (Noumea) Airport (NOU) in New Caledonia, 88 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Green Island Left is Kone Airport (KNQ), also in New Caledonia, 92 km (57 miles) away.

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Green Island Left (Île Verte) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 02:38 Local Time
Thursday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-
off off

Swell History at Green Island Left (Île Verte)

Surf stats for Green Island Left (Île Verte), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Green Island Left (Île Verte)

Wind stats for Green Island Left (Île Verte), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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