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Pailongge Surf Guide

Pailongge in New Georgia is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef break. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of coral.

Pailongge Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
30.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pailongge:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pailongge with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 21% of the time in May while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% 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 Pailongge Location Map

Interactive Pailongge 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 Pailongge is Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport (POM) in Papua New Guinea, which is 1063 km (660 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pailongge is Nadzab Airport (LAE), also in Papua New Guinea, 1123 km (698 miles) away.

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Pailongge Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 22:31 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Pailongge

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

Wind History at Pailongge

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

Pailongge Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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malcolm libro from Australia
“This wave is world class on its day and best at around 6ft.
Me and my mates had it all to ourselves one January at 6-8ft and we lost count of how many barrels we had on the inside section. You may have to wait out the flat spells but when its on you will never forget it.
I've been travelling the world surfing for the last 20 years and this wave rates as one of my best. I have many perfect photos.
If you want consistancy go to indo,if you have a little more time and patience you will be rewarded here.”

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