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Latitude: 21° 54.506' S
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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.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name Uaraï Pass
Wave qualityWorld Class
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
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
Week-end crowdFew surfers
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.
This spot has a great atmosphere and is usually totally uncrowded, even during weekends. Please respect the locals!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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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