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Tongatapu Surfing

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The Tonga archipelago includes 170 islands divided into 4 separate groups. Starting with Niuas in the N, working S through Vava?u, Ha?apai and finally Tongatapu, at the southern end of the archipelago. Lying about 3,000km (1,875mi) to the E of Australia, Tongatapu is Tonga's main island, including the capital Nuku?alofa. Tongatapu is made up of a raised coral platform, where constant wave action has cut a shelf into the cliff bound south coast, but to the north there are some low lying reefs with many offshore islets. Most surf spots are all squeezed onto a remarkable reef bend on the W side of the island, where trade winds blow straight offshore. SW swells produce grinding lefts through the S hemisphere winter, (April-Oct), whilst less consistent N swells favour the shorter, shallow rights from Nov-March.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
22 - 29°C
boardshorts
22 - 29°C
boardshorts
19 - 26°C
boardshorts
18 - 26°C
springsuit
19 - 26°C
boardshorts
21 - 28°C
boardshorts
+ Uncrowded spots
+ Perfect reefs
+ Great climate
- Live coral reef dangers
- Cooler winter waters
- Lack of variety in orientation
- Expensive location
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Guide icon Forecast icon The Peak (tongatapu) Star Star Star 6ft 13secs 181° 18mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
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W - N South Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon The Pass Star Star Star 6ft 13secs 181° 18mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
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S - W Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Motels Star Star Star 6ft 13secs 181° 18mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
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S - W South Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon The Bowl (Tongatapu) Star Star Star 6ft 13secs 181° 18mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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S - SW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Lighthouse (Tongatapu) Star Star Star 6ft 13secs 181° 18mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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NW - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Corners Star Star Star 6ft 13secs 181° 18mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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S - N South Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Fishtraps Star Star Star 6ft 13secs 181° 18mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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S - W South Easterly All Tides