Surfing in Tonga
Surf Spots In Tonga
|SurfSpot||Photos||Quality||Wave direction||Wave type||Crowd level|
|Motels||0||4||Right & left||Reef break||Not Too Bad|
Information about Tonga
Surf Tonga - Quick Facts
LANGUAGE: Tongan, English
CURRENCY: Pa'anga (cool)
Tonga is located about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand and for this reason can be a reasonable expensive location to get to. Tongatapu is the island that has some of the best surf Tonga has to offer, and a chain offshore reefs that have great quality surf.
Tonga Surfing Info and Details
Tonga Surf Spot Map
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Tonga enjoys surf year round and if you are looking for consistent surf you can't do a lot better. There are two main surfing seasons in Tonga, winter (April to October) sees south swells generated from the roaring forties tracking their way to the Tongan coast. The rest of the year is still incredibly consistent and waves are still in the 4-5ft range, generated from the North Pacific and locally from cyclones.
Tonga waves of note are Motels, The Pass and multiple spots on the Hakau Mama'u Reefs. There is plenty of opportunity for a bit of exploration.
It is pretty shallow out there and many of the reefs that are surfable at high tide are completely dry at low tide. Tonga is not really suitable for beginners.
Surfing Tonga - The Good
Excellent Quality Surf
Surf Tonga - The Bad and the Ugly
Access Can Be A Problem
Tonga Surfing Conditions
Tonga Swell Size and Tonga Water Temperature