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Ndao Surf Guide

Ndao in Timor is a reasonably exposed reef break that does not work very often. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a left breaking reef. It very rarely gets crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Ndao Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ndao:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ndao occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ndao with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 71% of the time in August while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% 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 Ndao Location Map

Interactive Ndao 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 Ndao is El Tari (Kupang) Airport (KOE) in Indonesia, which is 133 km (83 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ndao is H Hasan Aroeboesman (Ende) Airport (ENE), also in Indonesia, 242 km (150 miles) away.

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Ndao Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 08:36 Local Time
Sunday 22
Wave (m)
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Ndao

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

Wind History at Ndao

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

Ndao Reviews:

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  • Overall:Icon  s43.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s55.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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roger from Australia
“I surfed this in 1989 after a long overland backpack the locals said myself and jerry green from Kuai were the first to surf here unless anyone can prove otherwise we would like naming rights of the wave

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
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