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Pohnpei Surfing

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Pohnpei is often confused with the ancient Italian city of Pompei, rather than a speck in the Pacific Ocean, forming part of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), lying more than 5000km (3,200 mi) southwest of Hawaii. Further confusion occurs because the FSM is one of 8 island nations inside the region of Micronesia including, Kiribati, Marshalls, Palau, Nauru, the Northern Marianas, Guam, Wake Island. The FSM is made up of more than 600 islands scattered across over 3.9 million square kilometres (1.5M sq/mi) of the Pacific, divided into the four states of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae. Being mostly low coralline atolls, Pohnpei is different since it's the tip of a 5 million-year-old extinct shield volcano. The entire island is made up of black basalt rock, surrounded by a deep lagoon up to 8km (5mi) wide, circled by many linear, patch and pinnacle reefs. Referred to as the Garden Island of Micronesia, Pohnpei sits in the middle of the ?Pool?, the warmest ocean temperatures in the world, fed from the east by the Northern Equatorial Current. Secretly surfed by a lucky few until a Surf Report Issue in Feb 1998, the media have frenzied over some of photos depicting the smoking barrels of P-Pass.
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24 - 30°C
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24 - 30°C
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23 - 30°C
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23 - 31°C
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23 - 31°C
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+ North Pacific & typhoon swells
+ Warm, crystal clear water
+ P-Pass perfection
+ Island sight-seeing
+ Safe, politically stable and clean
- Inconsistent N swells
- Not for beginners
- Occasional crowds & rips
- Extremely rainy
- Very expensive trip
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Pohnpei (Palikir-Pass) 2ft 8secs 36° 6mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
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W - NE Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Nahpali Star 1.5ft 9secs 144° 7mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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N - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Nan Madol 1.5ft 9secs 144° 7mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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NE - SE North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Nahlap 1ft 8secs 49° 6mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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E - S North Westerly All Tides