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Kota Belud ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Kota Belud Surf Guide

Kota Belud in Borneo is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. The location means that it never gets crowded. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Private beach.

Kota Belud Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kota Belud:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kota Belud occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kota Belud with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in December while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 68% 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
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
68%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kota Belud Location Map

Interactive Kota Belud 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 Kota Belud is Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) in Malaysia, which is 71 km (44 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Kota Belud is Labuan Airport (LBU), also in Malaysia, 183 km (114 miles) away.

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Kota Belud Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 19:50 Local Time
Wednesday 21Thu
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.5
N
0.5
N
0.4
NNW
0.4
NNW
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
W 10
SW 5
SSW 10
SSE
Wind State on cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Kota Belud

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

Wind History at Kota Belud

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

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