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Bay of Plenty ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Bay of Plenty Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.3 °C

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Thursday, 18 October 2018, 17:19 Local time
Thursday 18Fri
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 15
NW 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

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Bay of Plenty in Banyak Islands is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The left hand reef break is better than the right.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Indonesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Bay of Plenty Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Gunung Sitoli-Binaka Airport, 70 km from Bay of Plenty.


Air temperature
26.8 °C

Current weather near Bay of Plenty

Overall Bay of Plenty Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Bay of Plenty is Binaka (Gunung Sitoli) Airport (GNS) in Indonesia, which is 108 km (67 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Bay of Plenty is Polonia (Medan) Airport (MES), also in Indonesia, 223 km (139 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bay of Plenty, Banyak Islands. Use the tab navigation above to view Bay of Plenty sea temperature, Bay of Plenty photographs, Bay of Plenty detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bay of Plenty webcams, current wind from Banyak Islands live weather stations and Bay of Plenty tide predictions. The Indonesia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Indonesia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Indonesia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bay of Plenty.