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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 83 km from Bawa). 1.2m 9 s period swell from WSW
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Bawa Surf Forecast / Nias / Indonesia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Friday 16 Nov 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 29.1 °C (Statistics for 16 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 28.6 max: 29.8 min: 26.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.5
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0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
Period(s) (?)888712121414141313161514141615141414131313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)22716313091737420614791167128124167246232362358400569447427378378
Wind
(km/h)
10
ENE
5
ESE
10
SSW
10
E
10
ESE
15
SSE
10
SE
10
SSE
15
SSW
5
SE
5
ENE
10
SSW
0
NE
5
NNE
10
WSW
5
N
5
N
15
WNW
10
NW
5
WNW
10
WSW
0
SSE
5
SSE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
glasscross-
on
glassglasscrossoffoffcross-
off
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:55PM
0.55
12:52PM
0.38

12:23AM
0.52

2:30PM
0.44
1:51AM
0.51

3:18PM
0.51
2:54AM
0.53

3:53PM
0.58
3:41AM
0.55

4:24PM
0.66

4:23AM
0.57
4:55PM
0.73

5:01AM
0.58
5:28PM
0.80

5:39AM
0.59
Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:33AM
0.24
5:27PM
0.33

7:52AM
0.22

7:45PM
0.32
8:43AM
0.18

9:05PM
0.27
9:21AM
0.14

9:56PM
0.21
9:54AM
0.10

10:37PM
0.15
10:25AM
0.06

11:16PM
0.10
10:57AM
0.03

11:54PM
0.05

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
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rain showers
thunderstorm
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Summary
rain shwrsclearclearrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsclearclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrain shwrsclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- der
Rain (mm)
6--51----12-2-----1-653
High °C
2728282728282829282828282828282728282728272726
Low °C
2627282727282728282728282728282627282727272626
Chill °C (?)
2728282728282829282828282828282728282728272726
Sunrise
-6:11--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:13---
Sunset
--6:16--6:17--6:17--6:17--6:17--6:17--6:19--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sun morning, min 26°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Mon afternoon, min 26°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.