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Turtle Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5
Accommodation: 1.0

Overall: 2.6

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Surf Report Feed

Turtle Head Surf Guide

Turtle Head in NW Luzon is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave angle is from the north. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Hazards include rocks,seaweed.

Turtle Head Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Turtle Head:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Turtle Head with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in November while 51% 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.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Turtle Head Location Map

Interactive Turtle Head 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 Turtle Head is Baguio Airport (BAG) in Philippines, which is 173 km (107 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Turtle Head is Ninoy Aquino International (Manila) Airport (MNL), also in Philippines, 385 km (239 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Turtle Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 14:15 Local Time
Thursday 25
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.3
NNE
1.2
N
1.1
N
1.0
N
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
ESE 10
WSW 15
W
Wind State off off cross-
on
on

Swell History at Turtle Head

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

Wind History at Turtle Head

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

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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