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Lavata Surf Guide

Lavata in New Georgia is a sheltered reef break. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. A left hand reef break. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of coral.

Lavata Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
30.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lavata:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lavata occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lavata with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 99% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
99%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lavata Location Map

Interactive Lavata 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 Lavata is Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport (POM) in Papua New Guinea, which is 1105 km (686 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Lavata is Nadzab Airport (LAE), also in Papua New Guinea, 1174 km (729 miles) away.

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Lavata Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 22:08 Local Time
TueWed
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m)
0.1
NW
0.1
NW
0.1
W
Period (s) 4 4 - 6
Wind (km/h)
10
15
10
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Lavata

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

Wind History at Lavata

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Lavata. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    30km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Lavata: