Bay of Plenty Spot ID
Reliability: very consistent
Best: Swell SW | Wind NE
Sea Temperature Today is: 30.5 °C
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.
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At Gunung Sitoli-Binaka Airport, 70 km from Bay of Plenty.
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Overall Bay of Plenty Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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Visitor Reviews of Bay of Plenty
“We were the first visitors to the new bungalows,no comment on that experience. I would recommend planning your trip from mid May on when the swell trains become more consistent,we were there in march of 2013 and the waves were on the smaller side.for the 10 days we were there.
GUNTERS: Diamond shaped reef break in front of the camp
Fast breaking right hander with great potential on larger swells.probably would have a few good tube sections and may break wider and go around the corner into the bay.Works all tides with finger coral bottom..booties are a must. Fun wave at 3-4 ft down the line with few cutback possibilities.
LOLOKS : Didn't turn on when we were there however would be the power wave of the bay picking up the brunt of the swell on the head of the bay. Some nasty coral blooms in sections ...experience required.
Bottom line. This is as remote as it gets and not a place to bring partners unless they surf of course.Like any planned trip the risk is timing of swell during the stay period. it is an adventure to get there and to get decent waves would make it a lifetime memory. Tip...If the swell isn't happening in the bay forget treasures go around the back of the point and cobra logs could be firing.....left hand reef break more open to picking up the SW swell direction.”
Gary from AUSTRALIA - 23 May 2014
- 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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