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Wilkes Pass ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Wilkes Pass break guidePhoto by: Surf Rendezvous Fiji

Wilkes Pass Surf Guide

Wilkes Pass in Mamanucas is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Does not handle onshore winds very well Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rips and rocks.

Wilkes Pass Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wilkes Pass:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wilkes Pass occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Wilkes Pass with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 48% of the time in March while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
48%
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
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Wilkes Pass Location Map

Interactive Wilkes Pass 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 Wilkes Pass is Nadi International (Nandi) Airport (NAN) in Fiji, which is 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Wilkes Pass is Nausori International Airport (SUV), also in Fiji, 148 km (92 miles) away.

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Wilkes Pass Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 07:38 Local Time
Sunday 09
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
1.5
SSE
1.4
SE
1.4
SE
Period (s) 16 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 30
ESE 30
ESE 30
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Wilkes Pass

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

Wind History at Wilkes Pass

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

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