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Wanukaka ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Wanukaka Surf Guide

Wanukaka in Sumba is a quite exposed reef break that has consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the optimum time of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. A right hand reef. Watch out for rips, rocks and sharks.

Wanukaka Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wanukaka:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wanukaka occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Wanukaka with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 27% of the time in March while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
27%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
47%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Wanukaka Location Map

Interactive Wanukaka 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 closest passenger airport to Wanukaka is Mau Hau (Waingapu) Airport (WGP) in Indonesia, 111 km (69 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wanukaka is Muhammad Salahuddin (Bima) Airport (BMU), also in Indonesia, 150 km (93 miles) away.

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Wanukaka Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 09:33 Local Time
Tuesday 20
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 10
SSE 10
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Wanukaka

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

Wind History at Wanukaka

Wind stats for Wanukaka, 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 reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    33km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    34km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    75km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Wanukaka: