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Utua Mamao (Atafu) Surf Guide

Utua Mamao (Atafu) in Tokelau is an exposed reef break. Offshore winds are from the west. The ideal swell angle is from the south. The location means that it never gets crowded. Take care of - Rocks.

Utua Mamao (Atafu) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Utua Mamao (Atafu):

The best conditions reported for surf at Utua Mamao (Atafu) occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Utua Mamao (Atafu) (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Utua Mamao (Atafu) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in May while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 74% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
74%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Utua Mamao (Atafu) Location Map

Interactive Utua Mamao (Atafu) 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 Utua Mamao (Atafu) is Faleolo International Airport (APW) in Samoa, which is 588 km (365 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Utua Mamao (Atafu) is Hihifo (Wallis) Airport (WLS) in Wallis & Futuna, 661 km (411 miles) away.

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Utua Mamao (Atafu) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 4 December 2022, 06:47 Local Time
Sunday 04
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
Period (s) - 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
15
20
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Utua Mamao (Atafu)

Surf stats for Utua Mamao (Atafu), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Utua Mamao (Atafu)

Wind stats for Utua Mamao (Atafu), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s44.2
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    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s33.2
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