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Lighthouse ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Lighthouse Surf Guide

Lighthouse in Tongatapu is a quite exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for coral.

Lighthouse Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
26.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lighthouse:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lighthouse occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Lighthouse with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 55% of the time in July while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
55%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lighthouse Location Map

Interactive Lighthouse 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 Lighthouse is Fua Amotu International (Tongatapu) Airport (TBU) in Tonga, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Lighthouse is Haapai (Ha'apai) Airport (HPA), also in Tonga, 175 km (109 miles) away.

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Lighthouse Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 07:05 Local Time
Friday 14
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 16 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 25
ESE 25
ESE 15
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Lighthouse

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

Wind History at Lighthouse

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

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    • Icon  s43.5
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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Lighthouse: