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Hideaway ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.6
Consistency of Surf: 1.6
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.8

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Hideaway break guide

Hideaway Surf Guide

Hideaway in Kadavu Passage is an exposed reef break. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A reef breaks right. Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for urchins,coral and rips.

Hideaway Spot Info

Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
28.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hideaway:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Hideaway with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in March while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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 Hideaway Location Map

Interactive Hideaway 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 Hideaway is Nadi International (Nandi) Airport (NAN) in Fiji, which is 53 km (33 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Hideaway is Nausori International Airport (SUV), also in Fiji, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Hideaway Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 19:23 Local Time
TueWednesday 14
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 21 21 20 19
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
ESE 15
E 10
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Hideaway

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

Wind History at Hideaway

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

Hideaway Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s21.6
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
  • ...

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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James from Australia
“Just had 7 days at resort and had a great time.
The surf was small to flat except for the final morning.
Had a surf on all days but 2 (tours).
Even on the smaller days the wave had enough go in it to make the surf fun. The last day was 3-4ft on half tide going out and showed how good it could get.
The reef isn't the sharpest but requires caution. The wave is not long but nice takeoff/barrel and a turn or two possible. This not a glamour break but good enough to keep most happy while on holiday with the missus.”

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    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    28km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Hideaway:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.