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Karawop 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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Karawop Surf Guide

Karawop in East Sepik is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the south. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave angle is from the north northwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Rocks are a hazard.

Karawop Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Karawop:

The best conditions reported for surf at Karawop 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 Karawop (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Karawop with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in November while 43% 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
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
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 Karawop Location Map

Interactive Karawop 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 Karawop is Wewak International Airport (WWK) in Papua New Guinea, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Karawop is Mount Hagen Airport (HGU), also in Papua New Guinea, 286 km (178 miles) away.

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Karawop Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 10:09 Local Time
Saturday 17
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 0.8
NW
0.8
NW
0.8
NW
0.7
NW
Period (s) 9 9 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
NNW 10
NW 10
W
Wind State cross glass cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Karawop

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

Wind History at Karawop

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

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