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West Passage (Babelthuap) Spot ID

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West Passage (Babelthuap)

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.7 °C

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Sunday, 20 October 2019, 15:57 Local time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 0
NW 5
NNW 10
NNE 10
Wind State glass glass cross cross

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West Passage (Babelthuap) in Palau is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. The best wind direction is from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There is no reef break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Crowds are never a problem here. Watch out for - Rocks - Sharks.

Palau wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For West Passage, Palau Islands, 7 km from West Passage (Babelthuap).

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West Passage (Babelthuap) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Babelthuap (Palau)/Roman Tmetuchl International Airport, 21 km from West Passage (Babelthuap).

light winds from the ESE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
31 °C

Current weather near West Passage (Babelthuap)

Overall West Passage (Babelthuap) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Surf stats for West Passage (Babelthuap): see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for West Passage (Babelthuap): see the variation in direction and stength by month.

West Passage (Babelthuap) Location Maps

West Passage (Babelthuap) Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to West Passage (Babelthuap):

  • Closest ski area
    1744 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Asosan (Japan)
    1765 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Kujyu (Japan)
    1779 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Tengu Kogen (Japan)
    1795 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sol-Fa (Japan)
    1800 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to West Passage (Babelthuap):

  • Closest city location
    Bislig (Philippines)
    560 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Mati (Philippines)
    567 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Compostela (Philippines)
    574 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Tandag (Philippines)
    576 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Monkayo (Philippines)
    577 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to West Passage (Babelthuap) is Babelthuap Airport (ROR) in Palau Island, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to West Passage (Babelthuap) is Yap International Airport (YAP) in Micronesia, 453 km (281 miles) away.
West Passage (Babelthuap) break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for West Passage (Babelthuap), Palau. Use the tab navigation above to view West Passage (Babelthuap) sea temperature, West Passage (Babelthuap) photographs, West Passage (Babelthuap) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, West Passage (Babelthuap) webcams, current wind from Palau live weather stations and West Passage (Babelthuap) tide predictions. The Palau swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Palau and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Palau wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around West Passage (Babelthuap).