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

Overall: 3.8

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Piccinniny Surf Guide

Piccinniny in Kavieng is a fairly exposed point/Wharf break that has quite consistent surf The best wind direction is from the east. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the north. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of sharks,sea snakes,stonefish and rocks.

Piccinniny Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Piccinniny:

The best conditions reported for surf at Piccinniny occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Piccinniny with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in February while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 98% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
98%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Piccinniny Location Map

Interactive Piccinniny 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 Piccinniny is Madang Airport (MAG) in Papua New Guinea, which is 627 km (389 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Piccinniny is Nadzab Airport (LAE), also in Papua New Guinea, 632 km (393 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Piccinniny Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 20:12 Local Time
ThuFri
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.6
WNW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 5
SSW 5
SW 5
SW
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Piccinniny

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

Wind History at Piccinniny

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

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Piccinniny: