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Vanimo Reef Surf Guide

Vanimo Reef in Sandaun is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the north northwest. There is no reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded.

Vanimo Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Vanimo Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Vanimo Reef occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Vanimo Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in February while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
50%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Vanimo Reef Location Map

Interactive Vanimo Reef 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Vanimo Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 06:03 Local Time
Friday 26
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
ENE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 15
NW 15
NW
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Vanimo Reef

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

Wind History at Vanimo Reef

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Vanimo Reef. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/jetty
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Vanimo Reef: