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Kijal break guidePhoto by: Hugh Allan

Kijal Surf Guide

Kijal in Peninsular Malaysia is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides favoured time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Rarely crowded here.

Kijal Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
27.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kijal:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kijal occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Kijal 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 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% 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
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kijal Location Map

Interactive Kijal 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 Kijal is Kerteh Airport (KTE) in Malaysia, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kijal is Kuantan Airport (KUA), also in Malaysia, 69 km (43 miles) away.

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Kijal Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 January 2023, 00:22 Local Time
SatSunday 29
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m)
3
NE
3
NE
3
NE
3
NE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
20
20
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Kijal

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

Wind History at Kijal

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

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