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Tank Beach Surf Guide

Tank Beach in Saipan is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. The best conditions for surfing are during the cyclone season. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Hazards include - Urchins - Rocks - Sharks.

Tank Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tank Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tank Beach occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Tank Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in August while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
42%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tank Beach Location Map

Interactive Tank 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 Tank Beach is Saipan International Airport (SPN) in Mariana Islands, which is 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tank Beach is West Tinian Airport (TNI), also in Mariana Islands, 36 km (22 miles) away.

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Tank Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 22:22 Local Time
SatSun
7PM10PM1AM4AM
Wave (m) 1.4
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.9
ENE
1.9
ENE
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 30
E 30
ENE 30
ENE
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Tank Beach

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

Wind History at Tank Beach

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

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