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Gouaro ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Gouaro break guidePhoto by: Troy Glenn

Gouaro Surf Guide

Gouaro in New Caledonia is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Easily blown out by an onshore breeze Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. There is no reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rips, reef.

Gouaro Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
26.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gouaro:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gouaro with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in August while 73% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
20%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
73%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gouaro Location Map

Interactive Gouaro 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 Gouaro is Kone Airport (KNQ) in New Caledonia, 90 km (56 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gouaro is La Tontouta (Noumea) Airport (NOU), also in New Caledonia, 91 km (57 miles) away.

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Gouaro Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 17:01 Local Time
Wednesday 21
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 15
SE 15
ESE 10
NE
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
cross-
off

Swell History at Gouaro

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

Wind History at Gouaro

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

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