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

Overall: 3.5

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Pilar Surf Guide

Pilar in Siargao Islands is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave angle is from the northeast. There is a left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for locals and rocks.

Pilar Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pilar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pilar occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Pilar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 60% of the time in September while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
60%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
16%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pilar Location Map

Interactive Pilar 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 Pilar is Daniel Z Romualdez (Tacloban) Airport (TAC) in Philippines, which is 193 km (120 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pilar is Cagayan De Oro (Ladag) Airport (CGY), also in Philippines, 230 km (143 miles) away.

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Pilar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 15:08 Local Time
Thursday 15
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.4
NE
1.4
NE
1.3
NE
1.3
NE
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
N 15
N 15
N 15
NNW
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Pilar

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

Wind History at Pilar

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pilar: