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Papua New Guinea

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 4° 14.491' S
Longitude: 152° 25.41' E

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 Access

From Kokopo, take a water taxi ride heading E to the SE corner, far corner of Kerawara Island, Duke of York Islands, about a 25 mins boat ride from Kokopo. If in your own tender the pass is wide open to and anchor inside passed the pole that indicates very shallow area on the inside of reef of the beach once you come in. Some villages do also have accommodation options like home stays, camping(own tent) etc. just ask locals.

English (Translate this text in English): From Kokopo, take a water taxi ride heading E to the SE corner, far corner of Kerawara Island, Duke of York Islands, about a 25 mins boat ride from Kokopo. If in your own tender the pass is wide open to and anchor inside passed the pole that indicates very shallow area on the inside of reef of the beach once you come in. Some villages do also have accommodation options like home stays, camping(own tent) etc. just ask locals.

English (Translate this text in English): From Kokopo, take a water taxi ride heading E to the SE corner, far corner of Kerawara Island, Duke of York Islands, about a 25 mins boat ride from Kokopo. If in your own tender the pass is wide open to and anchor inside passed the pole that indicates very shallow area on the inside of reef of the beach once you come in. Some villages do also have accommodation options like home stays, camping(own tent) etc. just ask locals.

English (Translate this text in English): From Kokopo, take a water taxi ride heading E to the SE corner, far corner of Kerawara Island, Duke of York Islands, about a 25 mins boat ride from Kokopo. If in your own tender the pass is wide open to and anchor inside passed the pole that indicates very shallow area on the inside of reef of the beach once you come in. Some villages do also have accommodation options like home stays, camping(own tent) etc. just ask locals.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Kerawara Island Right

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerFun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Local village needs to give permission, speak to locals and ask for Council Warden. You may be asked for some money, best is to bring bottle of Coffee and bag of rice.

English (Translate this text in English): Local village needs to give permission, speak to locals and ask for Council Warden. You may be asked for some money, best is to bring bottle of Coffee and bag of rice.

English (Translate this text in English): Local village needs to give permission, speak to locals and ask for Council Warden. You may be asked for some money, best is to bring bottle of Coffee and bag of rice.

English (Translate this text in English): Local village needs to give permission, speak to locals and ask for Council Warden. You may be asked for some money, best is to bring bottle of Coffee and bag of rice.

Atmosphere

Very chilled no locals, wave breaks over coral reef of the SE point of Kerawara Island with a reef pass and another potential wave to the left side of pass. Crystal clear warm water.

English (Translate this text in English): Very chilled no locals, wave breaks over coral reef of the SE point of Kerawara Island with a reef pass and another potential wave to the left side of pass. Crystal clear warm water.

English (Translate this text in English): Very chilled no locals, wave breaks over coral reef of the SE point of Kerawara Island with a reef pass and another potential wave to the left side of pass. Crystal clear warm water.

English (Translate this text in English): Very chilled no locals, wave breaks over coral reef of the SE point of Kerawara Island with a reef pass and another potential wave to the left side of pass. Crystal clear warm water.

General

Fun wave for the area, did not see on a big day but the setup is a good right hand that on its day could be regional class wave.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun wave for the area, did not see on a big day but the setup is a good right hand that on its day could be regional class wave.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun wave for the area, did not see on a big day but the setup is a good right hand that on its day could be regional class wave.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun wave for the area, did not see on a big day but the setup is a good right hand that on its day could be regional class wave.

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