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Nago ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Nago break guidePhoto by: David Heal

Nago Surf Guide

Nago in Kavieng is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf Works best in offshore winds from the south. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave direction is from the northwest. A reef breaks left. Best around low tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of sharks,sea snakes,stonefish and rocks.

Nago Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nago:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nago occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Nago with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in October while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 71% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
11%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
71%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Nago Location Map

Interactive Nago 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 Nago is Madang Airport (MAG) in Papua New Guinea, which is 624 km (388 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Nago is Nadzab Airport (LAE), also in Papua New Guinea, 629 km (391 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Nago Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 12:45 Local Time
Wednesday 12
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.0
NE
1.0
NE
0.9
NE
0.9
NE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 15
NW 15
NW 15
NW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

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Swell History at Nago

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Wind History at Nago

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

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away

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