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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 Continuing clean conditions at Bawa (calm at Gunung Sitoli-Binaka Airport 84 km from Bawa). 1.1m 11 s period swell from S
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Bawa Surf Forecast / Nias / Indonesia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Friday 21 Sep 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 30.0 °C (Statistics for 21 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 28.9 max: 29.9 min: 26.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
0.9
SW
1.5
SW
1.9
SW
2.2
SW
2.3
SW
Period(s) (?)12111010101013139913121216151414142221201918
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)43823117116713888108100645792891253904285656876318071839277933973267
Wind
(km/h)
15
SSW
5
SE
5
E
15
WSW
10
WSW
15
SSE
10
SSE
5
ESE
5
WNW
10
WSW
0
WNW
5
N
10
WSW
5
SSW
5
SE
10
SW
0
NE
5
E
15
WSW
5
WNW
0
ENE
10
W
5
ENE
Wind State(?)onglasscrosscrosscross-
on
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on
oncross-
on
glasscrossglassglasscross-
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glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:29PM
0.46

4:29AM
0.65
4:58PM
0.52

5:02AM
0.69
5:26PM
0.58

5:32AM
0.71
5:53PM
0.63

6:00AM
0.72
6:21PM
0.68

6:28AM
0.72
6:49PM
0.72

6:57AM
0.70

7:18PM
0.74
7:26AM
0.67

7:50PM
0.75
Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:02PM
0.20
11:04AM
0.13

10:41PM
0.15
11:28AM
0.09

11:16PM
0.10
11:51AM
0.05

11:49PM
0.07
12:15PM
0.03

12:22AM
0.05
12:39PM
0.01

12:54AM
0.04

1:04PM
0.01
1:28AM
0.05

1:30PM
0.02

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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rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-7--1---5--34107--------
High °C
2828292828282828282828282828282828282828282928
Low °C
2827282828282827272827282827272827282827282827
Chill °C (?)
2828292828282828282828282828282828282828282928
Sunrise
--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:18--
Sunset
6:25--6:25--6:25--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:23--6:23-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sat morning, min 27°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Fri afternoon, min 27°C on Tue 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.