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Tanjung Aru Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.2

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Tanjung Aru Beach break guidePhoto by: pudin

Tanjung Aru Beach Surf Guide

Tanjung Aru Beach in Borneo is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

Tanjung Aru Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tanjung Aru Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tanjung Aru Beach 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 Tanjung Aru Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tanjung Aru Beach 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 Tanjung Aru Beach Location Map

Interactive Tanjung Aru Beach 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 Tanjung Aru Beach is Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) in Malaysia, which is 1 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tanjung Aru Beach is Labuan Airport (LBU), also in Malaysia, 113 km (70 miles) away.

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Tanjung Aru Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 05:02 Local Time
Thursday 04
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 10
WNW 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Tanjung Aru Beach

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

Wind History at Tanjung Aru Beach

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

Tanjung Aru Beach Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.4
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.4
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.8
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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ian haldane smith from Malaysia
“NOTE: Beware of issues with water quality, I'm now aware of people I know who never go in the water no matter what the small surfs doing, go up north to Kudat where its still pristine and the waves are a bit bigger and better for sure. I'm only writing this to make it understood water issues can affect your health and well being. I'm now after talking to people not surfing there, it's a shame as its the only surf spots close to Kota Kinabalu. I hope the local surfers can get the city to clean up there beach as a cities beach is what tourist see when they visit first time. NOTE this is my personal opinion.”

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