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Macaronis break guidePhoto by: DANIEL MAWKES

Macaronis Surf Guide

Macaronis in Sumatra (Mentawi Islands) is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the favoured time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Rocks are a hazard.

Macaronis Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Macaronis:

The best conditions reported for surf at Macaronis occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Macaronis with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 54% of the time in April while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
54%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Macaronis Location Map

Interactive Macaronis 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 Macaronis is Tabing (Padang) Airport (PDG) in Indonesia, which is 217 km (135 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Macaronis is Padang Kemiling (Bengkulu) Airport (BKS), also in Indonesia, 288 km (179 miles) away.

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Macaronis Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 3 July 2022, 23:55 Local Time
SunMonday 04
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h)
5
5
10
10
Wind State glass cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Macaronis

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

Wind History at Macaronis

Wind stats for Macaronis, 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 Macaronis. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    25km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    31km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    37km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    40km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Macaronis: