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The Pass ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.2

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Surf Report Feed

The Pass Surf Guide

The Pass in Tongatapu is a quite exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include coral.

The Pass Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s22.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Pass:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Pass with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 64% of the time in October while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
64%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
11%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Pass Location Map

Interactive The Pass 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 The Pass is Fua Amotu International (Tongatapu) Airport (TBU) in Tonga, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Pass is Haapai (Ha'apai) Airport (HPA), also in Tonga, 181 km (112 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Pass Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 20:10 Local Time
MonTuesday 09
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 2.5
WSW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
1.6
SW
Period (s) 13 14 15 15
Wind (km/h) 30
SSW 25
S 25
SSE 25
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at The Pass

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

Wind History at The Pass

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Pass: