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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Bawa (light winds from the NNW at Gunung Sitoli-Binaka Airport 83 km from Bawa). 2.1m 17 s period swell from SSW
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Bawa Surf Forecast / Nias / Indonesia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Friday 20 Jul 2018 WIB

Bawa surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Bawa sea temperature is 30.4 °C (Statistics for 20 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 29.3 max: 30.3 min: 28.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
S
1.4
SSW
1.2
S
1.5
SW
1.7
SW
1.9
SW
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SSW
2.1
SSW
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SSW
1.9
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2.5
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3.5
SSW
4
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3.5
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3
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3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.1
SSW
Period(s) (?)1616151414141716151716162019201919181716161515
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)24581845123296583454512161467175312212347212321844797113471215110867820560444831341522941873
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNW
25
NW
10
NNE
10
NE
5
SSW
10
ENE
0
WNW
10
SW
5
E
10
ESE
15
S
10
E
5
E
15
SW
0
NNE
0
NNE
15
W
5
NNW
10
NNW
15
WNW
15
NW
10
NW
10
WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
oncross-
off
glasscross-
on
glasscross-
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oncrossglasscross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:13AM
0.54

12:36AM
0.57
12:17PM
0.46

1:51AM
0.59

1:40PM
0.41
2:59AM
0.62

3:03PM
0.40
3:53AM
0.66

4:07PM
0.42

4:37AM
0.69
4:54PM
0.44

5:15AM
0.73
5:32PM
0.47

5:49AM
0.76

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:44PM
0.14

6:51AM
0.28
6:41PM
0.17

8:33AM
0.28

7:45PM
0.18
9:53AM
0.24

8:47PM
0.18
10:46AM
0.20

9:41PM
0.16
11:26AM
0.17

10:27PM
0.14
11:59AM
0.13

11:08PM
0.12


Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Bawa blow from the N.
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Summary
risk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- der
Rain (mm)
1232----------------123
High °C
2728282728272828282929282929282828282929282727
Low °C
2727262628272728272829272828272828272829272727
Chill °C (?)
2728282728272828282929282929282828282929282727
Sunrise
6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31-
Sunset
-6:40--6:40--6:40--6:40--6:40--6:40--6:40--6:40
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Mon morning, min 26°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Tue morning, min 27°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Bawa Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bawa provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Bawa can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bawa surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Bawa) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Bawa may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Nias? If you are looking for accommodation near Bawa, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Nias, consider staying in Afia which is 67 km (42 miles) away.