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Rifles (Kandui Right) break guidePhoto by: DANIEL MAWKES

Rifles (Kandui Right) Surf Guide

Rifles (Kandui Right) in Mentawi Islands is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the favoured time of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. There is no reef break. The location means that it never gets crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Rifles (Kandui Right) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rifles (Kandui Right):

The best conditions reported for surf at Rifles (Kandui Right) occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Rifles (Kandui Right) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 63% of the time in April while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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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Rifles (Kandui Right) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 13:46 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Rifles (Kandui Right)

Surf stats for Rifles (Kandui Right), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Rifles (Kandui Right)

Wind stats for Rifles (Kandui Right), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Rifles (Kandui Right) Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Marcelo Silva from Brazil
“Awesome wave with south swell and light wind from northwest: endless walls and unbelievable barrel sections. Avoid the low tide. Shallow reef..”

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