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West Passage (Babelthuap) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.7

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West Passage (Babelthuap) Surf Guide

West Passage (Babelthuap) in Palau is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. The best wind direction is from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. There is no reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Watch out for - Rocks - Sharks.

West Passage (Babelthuap) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing West Passage (Babelthuap):

The best conditions reported for surf at West Passage (Babelthuap) occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing West Passage (Babelthuap) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in October while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% 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).
West Passage (Babelthuap) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 28 September 2020, 15:03 Local Time
Monday 28
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 10
SW 15
SW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at West Passage (Babelthuap)

Surf stats for West Passage (Babelthuap), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at West Passage (Babelthuap)

Wind stats for West Passage (Babelthuap), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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