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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 glassy conditions at Bawa (light winds from the W at Medan/Polonia Airport 341 km from Bawa). 1.1m 16 s period swell from SSW with 1.0m 6 s period wind swell from W
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Bawa Surf Forecast / Nias / Indonesia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Thursday 23 Nov 2017 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 23 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 28.6 max: 29.4 min: 25.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
S
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SW
1.4
WNW
1.3
W
1.8
WNW
2
WNW
1.7
WNW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
1.4
WNW
1.1
W
0.6
SW
1.9
NW
2.2
NW
Period(s) (?)1616151414131312121214888881515991488
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)542721785966758547339398323236179231235455452352233262322207167450558
Wind
(km/h)
20
W
15
W
25
WNW
15
WNW
25
NW
25
WNW
20
NW
20
N
20
NW
25
N
25
NNW
30
NW
25
NNW
35
NNW
35
NNW
20
NNW
25
NNW
30
NNW
20
N
30
N
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NNW
40
NW
40
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Wind State(?)crosscrosscross-
off
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cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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offcross-
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offoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:09AM
0.48

8:28PM
0.71
8:48AM
0.45

9:00PM
0.67
9:31AM
0.42

9:42PM
0.62
10:41AM
0.41

10:42PM
0.57
12:23PM
0.42

11:57PM
0.54

1:49PM
0.48
1:24AM
0.53

2:48PM
0.56
2:30AM
0.54

Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:33AM
0.12

1:47PM
0.13
3:13AM
0.15

2:14PM
0.18
3:52AM
0.18

2:53PM
0.23

4:50AM
0.20
3:53PM
0.28

6:02AM
0.20
5:28PM
0.31

7:07AM
0.18

7:26PM
0.30
8:07AM
0.15

8:51PM
0.25

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
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Rain (mm)
172016986168971-5122------1
High °C
2727272727272726262728282827272828282728272727
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2727272727272726262728282827272828282728272727
Sunrise
-6:13--6:13--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:16--6:16---
Sunset
--6:19--6:19--6:19--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:21--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 117mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun morning, min 26°C on Thu night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun afternoon, min 27°C on Sun night). Mainly strong winds.

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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.