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Skull Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Skull Island Surf Guide

Skull Island in New Georgia is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. There is a right breaking reef. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of coral.

Skull Island Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Skull Island:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Skull Island with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 75% of the time in May while 20% 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
75%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
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).

Explore Skull Island Location Map

Interactive Skull Island 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 Skull Island is Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport (POM) in Papua New Guinea, which is 1100 km (683 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Skull Island is Nadzab Airport (LAE), also in Papua New Guinea, 1167 km (725 miles) away.

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Skull Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 13:26 Local Time
Friday 23
2PM5PM8PM11PM
Wave (m) 0.7
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
Period (s) 9 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
N 5
NE 10
NE 15
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Skull Island

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

Wind History at Skull Island

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Skull Island. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    29km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Skull Island: