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Bawa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Bawa Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.2 °C

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Thursday, 17 January 2019, 22:38 Local time
ThuFriday 18
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
Wind State cross glass glass cross-

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Bawa in Nias, Hinako Islands is an exposed reef and point break that has very reliable surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the favoured time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the north. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of .

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Live Weather:

At Gunung Sitoli-Binaka Airport, 83 km from Bawa.


Air temperature
24.6 °C

Current weather near Bawa

Overall Bawa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Bawa is Binaka (Gunung Sitoli) Airport (GNS) in Indonesia, which is 57 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Bawa is Polonia (Medan) Airport (MES), also in Indonesia, 340 km (211 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bawa, Nias. Use the tab navigation above to view Bawa sea temperature, Bawa photographs, Bawa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bawa webcams, current wind from Nias live weather stations and Bawa tide predictions. The Indonesia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Indonesia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Indonesia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bawa.