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Pakaia ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Pakaia Surf Guide

Pakaia on the South Coast is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks and urchins.

Pakaia Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
21.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pakaia:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Pakaia 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 43% of the time in April while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pakaia Location Map

Interactive Pakaia 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 Pakaia is Mataveri International (Easter Island) Airport (IPC) in Chile, which is 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pakaia is (Carnarvon) Airport (CVQ) in Australia, 504 km (313 miles) away.

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Pakaia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 04:38 Local Time
Sunday 20
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
3.0
SW
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
15
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Pakaia

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

Wind History at Pakaia

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

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pakaia: