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Bawa water temperature
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 Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Nias, Indonesia)

Today's Bawa sea temperature is 29.4 °C.

Statistics for 17 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 29.4 °C, range: 28.4 °C to 30.3 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 29 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (29 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Bawa won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

Indonesia Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Indonesia
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Indonesia Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Indonesia
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Bawa. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Bawa Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Bawa sea temperatures peak in the range 29 to 30°C (84 to 86°F) on around the 18th of May and are at their lowest on about the 1st of November, in the range 26 to 29°C (79 to 84°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Bawa mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Bawa can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Bawa. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.