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Kingdom in the tropical South Pacific Ocean, made up of roughly 150 volcanic islands and coral atolls, located 3,200 miles east of Australia. Tonga's surf is generally hollow, powerful, and well-formed, but rarely over six foot, and breaks over shallow coral-lined barrier reefs. May to September is usually the best time for surf, but waves can arrive during the rest of the year. Dozens of breaks...

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