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Secret ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Secret Surf Guide

Secret in Nias, Hinako Islands is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. It very rarely gets crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Secret Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Secret:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Secret with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 61% of the time in July while 39% 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.
clean
61%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Secret Location Map

Interactive Secret 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 Secret is Binaka (Gunung Sitoli) Airport (GNS) in Indonesia, which is 55 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Secret is Polonia (Medan) Airport (MES), also in Indonesia, 341 km (212 miles) away.

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Secret Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 15:13 Local Time
Wednesday 14Thu
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SW
1.3
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 5
W 5
WNW 5
NW
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Secret

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

Wind History at Secret

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

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