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Pulau Manukan ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.8

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Pulau Manukan break guidePhoto by: Deep Borneo Adventures

Pulau Manukan Surf Guide

Pulau Manukan in Borneo is a reef break that has unreliable waves. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. The optimum well angle is from the northwest. Crowds are never a problem here. Take care of - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

Pulau Manukan Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pulau Manukan:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pulau Manukan occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pulau Manukan with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in December while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pulau Manukan Location Map

Interactive Pulau Manukan 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 closest passenger airport to Pulau Manukan is Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) in Malaysia, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pulau Manukan is Labuan Airport (LBU), also in Malaysia, 113 km (70 miles) away.

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Pulau Manukan Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 15:38 Local Time
Tuesday 20Wed
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 15
SW 10
SSE 15
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Pulau Manukan

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

Wind History at Pulau Manukan

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

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