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Lidos Left break guidePhoto by: Dave Ryan

Lidos Left Surf Guide

Lidos Left in Sandaun is an exposed point break that has very consistent waves Offshore winds blow from the south. Windswells are much more common than groundswells and the best wave direction is from the north northwest.There is a left hand point break here. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Lidos Left Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lidos Left:

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

novemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Lidos Left 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 35% of the time in November while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lidos Left Location Map

Interactive Lidos Left 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 Lidos Left is Sentani (Jayapura) Airport (DJJ) in Indonesia, which is 80 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Lidos Left is Wewak International Airport (WWK) in Papua New Guinea, 290 km (180 miles) away.

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Lidos Left Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 August 2022, 19:39 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 9 9 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Lidos Left

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

Wind History at Lidos Left

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

Lidos Left Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s54.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
  • Accommodation:Icon  s33.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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David Ryan from Australia
“The closest airport is Vanimo (9kms away) and the closest town is also Vanimo.”

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