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Pass (Ovaka) Surf Guide

Pass (Ovaka) in Tonga Vava'u is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. The ideal swell direction from the southwest. The location means that it never gets crowded. Hazards include - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Pass (Ovaka) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pass (Ovaka):

The best conditions reported for surf at Pass (Ovaka) 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 Pass (Ovaka) (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Pass (Ovaka) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in February while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
83%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pass (Ovaka) Location Map

Interactive Pass (Ovaka) 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 Pass (Ovaka) is Vavau International (Vava'u) Airport (VAV) in Tonga, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pass (Ovaka) is Haapai (Ha'apai) Airport (HPA), also in Tonga, 115 km (71 miles) away.

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Pass (Ovaka) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 07:59 Local Time
Monday 12
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.1
S
1.1
S
1.0
S
1.1
S
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 10
ESE 15
SE 15
SE
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
on

Swell History at Pass (Ovaka)

Surf stats for Pass (Ovaka), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Pass (Ovaka)

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.