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Raiven Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(New Britain and Duke of York, Papua New Guinea)

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Raiven Surf Guide

Raiven in New Britain and Duke of York is a fairly exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south. There is no point break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of coral.

Raiven Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Raiven:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Raiven 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 3% of the time in July while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% 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).

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Interactive Raiven 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 Raiven is Nadzab Airport (LAE) in Papua New Guinea, which is 670 km (416 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Raiven is Madang Airport (MAG), also in Papua New Guinea, 735 km (457 miles) away.

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Raiven Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 21:52 Local Time
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 10
S 5
S 5
SW 5
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Raiven

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

Wind History at Raiven

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

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