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Tioman Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 4.0

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Tioman Island break guide

Tioman Island Surf Guide

Tioman Island in Peninsular Malaysia is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. Waves at the reef break both left and right. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

Tioman Island Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tioman Island:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tioman Island occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Tioman Island with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in November while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% 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).
Tioman Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 25 October 2020, 15:19 Local Time
Sunday 25Mon
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
E 10
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Swell History at Tioman Island

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

Wind History at Tioman Island

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

Tioman Island Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s44.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.7
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.2
  • ...

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Amber Villejo from Australia
“I came to Tioman Island for a SurfYoga retreat at Ombak House in Juara. The beach is incredible, so clean and not crowded with people.

The waves were good, this was my first time learning to surf. Close to the Ombak House on the north end of Mentawak Beach is smaller waves, maybe 1-2 feet, perfect to learn. If you go more south down the beach the wave gets bigger and bigger, I see guys surfing 10+ feet! I was too scared to try, but maybe next year when I come back I will be good enough to surf the "Coral" break.

If you want to learn surfing definitely try the camp at Ombak House, they were so patient and good teachers to me, I stood up on my first day!”

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