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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Ouano

New Caledonia

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 21° 54.506' S
Longitude: 165° 45.254' E

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 Access

You need to find a boat because the break is 20 mn from the mainland. To get access, contact Stephane from the Uraï SurfClub, he runs a taxi-boat service. You can also camp on a small island but you need to take food and water.

English (Translate this text in English): You need to find a boat because the break is 20 mn from the mainland. To get access, contact Stephane from the Uraï SurfClub, he runs a taxi-boat service. You can also camp on a small island but you need to take food and water.

English (Translate this text in English): You need to find a boat because the break is 20 mn from the mainland. To get access, contact Stephane from the Uraï SurfClub, he runs a taxi-boat service. You can also camp on a small island but you need to take food and water.

English (Translate this text in English): You need to find a boat because the break is 20 mn from the mainland. To get access, contact Stephane from the Uraï SurfClub, he runs a taxi-boat service. You can also camp on a small island but you need to take food and water.

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Uaraï Pass

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

Power

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

This spot is one of the best in New Caledonia. Unlike Dumbéa or Tenia, the wind is nearly non-existent there, as the reef is surrounded by mountains in a very large bay. It's always best in the morning though. Can be very shallow when it's too small, also don't go at low tide.

There are actually two ridable waves there. The left is very good, long and not dangerous, most of the people usually go there. The right is superb as well, faster and hollower than the left, with some of the nicest formed waves I've seen and über-clear water, however it creates a lot more sections than the left. Floater specialists will love it.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is one of the best in New Caledonia. Unlike Dumbéa or Tenia, the wind is nearly non-existent there, as the reef is surrounded by mountains in a very large bay. It's always best in the morning though. Can be very shallow when it's too small, also don't go at low tide.

There are actually two ridable waves there. The left is very good, long and not dangerous, most of the people usually go there. The right is superb as well, faster and hollower than the left, with some of the nicest formed waves I've seen and über-clear water, however it creates a lot more sections than the left. Floater specialists will love it.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is one of the best in New Caledonia. Unlike Dumbéa or Tenia, the wind is nearly non-existent there, as the reef is surrounded by mountains in a very large bay. It's always best in the morning though. Can be very shallow when it's too small, also don't go at low tide.

There are actually two ridable waves there. The left is very good, long and not dangerous, most of the people usually go there. The right is superb as well, faster and hollower than the left, with some of the nicest formed waves I've seen and über-clear water, however it creates a lot more sections than the left. Floater specialists will love it.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is one of the best in New Caledonia. Unlike Dumbéa or Tenia, the wind is nearly non-existent there, as the reef is surrounded by mountains in a very large bay. It's always best in the morning though. Can be very shallow when it's too small, also don't go at low tide.

There are actually two ridable waves there. The left is very good, long and not dangerous, most of the people usually go there. The right is superb as well, faster and hollower than the left, with some of the nicest formed waves I've seen and über-clear water, however it creates a lot more sections than the left. Floater specialists will love it.

Atmosphere

This spot has a great atmosphere and is usually totally uncrowded, even during weekends. Please respect the locals!

English (Translate this text in English): This spot has a great atmosphere and is usually totally uncrowded, even during weekends. Please respect the locals!

English (Translate this text in English): This spot has a great atmosphere and is usually totally uncrowded, even during weekends. Please respect the locals!

English (Translate this text in English): This spot has a great atmosphere and is usually totally uncrowded, even during weekends. Please respect the locals!

General

I've surfed south pacific a lot, indonesia, europe and usa and it's the best wave i've ever seen (very long, powerfull with 2 or 3 barrel sections). Water is very clear. Superb scenery. You can spot many turtles in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): I've surfed south pacific a lot, indonesia, europe and usa and it's the best wave i've ever seen (very long, powerfull with 2 or 3 barrel sections). Water is very clear. Superb scenery. You can spot many turtles in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): I've surfed south pacific a lot, indonesia, europe and usa and it's the best wave i've ever seen (very long, powerfull with 2 or 3 barrel sections). Water is very clear. Superb scenery. You can spot many turtles in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): I've surfed south pacific a lot, indonesia, europe and usa and it's the best wave i've ever seen (very long, powerfull with 2 or 3 barrel sections). Water is very clear. Superb scenery. You can spot many turtles in the water.

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By Anonymous , 31-12-2008

paddle from island? - Can you really paddle to Ouano from that little island nearby?

By Anonymous , 01-10-2007

Respect - If you are not crammed, you are cool and you're respect the spot and the locals, you're welcome! If not, GO HOME !! Be careful of the spot's guardians like Sosefo, the animal... and our natural guardian, the Ouano's electrical reef.....

By jayaksurfari@hotmail.com , 18-05-2006

ouano c'est kalolo - hi i'm stefan,i'm local of ouano and i can arrange everything for you , from accomodation to surf trip . we go three passes (ténia,isié,ouano)all uncrowded on the week. IFyouare interested just contact us. stéfan(687)782103 or christopher (687)797374. website coming soon

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