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

Overall: 3.3

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Jailbreak Surf Guide

Jailbreak in Sandaun is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the south. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the north northwest. A left hand reef break. It very rarely gets crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Jailbreak Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jailbreak:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Jailbreak 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 34% of the time in October while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
26%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Jailbreak Location Map

Interactive Jailbreak 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 Jailbreak is Sentani (Jayapura) Airport (DJJ) in Indonesia, which is 89 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Jailbreak is Wewak International Airport (WWK) in Papua New Guinea, 281 km (175 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Jailbreak Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 12:22 Local Time
Thursday 22
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.3
NW
1.1
NW
1.1
NW
1.1
NW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 15
NW 15
NW 10
WNW
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Jailbreak

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

Wind History at Jailbreak

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

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