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Pitstops Surf Guide

Pitstops in Mentawi Islands is a quite exposed reef break that has very consistent waves. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the east and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. No reef break here. Often Crowded. Beware of - Rocks.

Pitstops Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pitstops:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pitstops occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pitstops with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 70% of the time in July while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
70%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Pitstops 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.

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Pitstops Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 19 June 2021, 01:29 Local Time
FriSaturday 19
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.2
S
1.0
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1.5
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1.2
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Period (s) 16 19 18 15
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
5
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Swell History at Pitstops

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

Wind History at Pitstops

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

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