The best time for surf is during the Australian cyclone season but best is between November and end of April when we have N/NW winds. Particularly if there is a cyclone somewhere south towards Australia, the breaks can be fantastic. Cyclone “Ului” in February 2010 produced 16+ foot breaks! Other times can also be very good but not when the SE winds are up (usually ok for say 3 out of 7 days). There is also a break at Skull Island, (VERY long) but unreliable. Skull Island is usually only good if Paelongge and Titiana are huge.