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

Overall: 3.7

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Pipes break guide

Pipes Surf Guide

Pipes in Kadavu Passage is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. There is a left hand reef break. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of coral.

Pipes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pipes:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Pipes with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in March while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pipes Location Map

Interactive Pipes 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 Pipes is Nadi International (Nandi) Airport (NAN) in Fiji, which is 74 km (46 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pipes is Nausori International Airport (SUV), also in Fiji, 75 km (47 miles) away.

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Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Pipes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 12:25 Local Time
Saturday 17
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 10
E 15
ESE 20
ESE 15
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross cross

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Swell History at Pipes

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Wind History at Pipes

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    14km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    25km away

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