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

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Bay of Plenty Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Banyak Islands, Indonesia)


Bay of Plenty Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.3 °C

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 10:08 Local time

Wednesday 01
10AM 1PM 4PM 7PM
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 19 19 19 19
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
W 25
WNW 20
Wind State cross-

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Bay of Plenty in Banyak Islands is an exposed reef break that has very consistent waves. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the favoured time of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

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Live Weather:

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


Light to moderate thunderstorm
Air temperature
24.8 °C

Current weather near Bay of Plenty

Overall Bay of Plenty Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Visitor Reviews of Bay of Plenty

Gary from AUSTRALIA writes:

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.


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Closest break Pulau Pinang 4 mi
Second closest break Treasure Island 6 mi
Third closest break TurtleIsland 17 mi
Fourth closest break Teabags 73 mi
Fifth closest break Thailand 73 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Bay of Plenty:

Closest wave buoy Western Aleutians Buoy 5864 mi
Second closest wave buoy Bering Sea Buoy 6075 mi
Third closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 6209 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Southeast Bering Sea Buoy 6318 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 6375 mi

Tide stations nearest to Bay of Plenty:

Closest tide station Sinabang 72 mi
Second closest tide station Sibolga 103 mi
Third closest tide station Pangkalan Brandan 150 mi
Fourth closest tide station Belawan 155 mi
Fifth closest tide station Tanjungtiram 156 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Bay of Plenty:

Closest ski area Auli (India) 2288 mi
Second closest ski area Kufri (India) 2411 mi
Third closest ski area Manali (Himachal Heli-Ski) (India) 2466 mi
Fourth closest ski area Solang Valley Ropeway & Ski Centre (India) 2469 mi
Fifth closest ski area Gulmarg (India) 2663 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Bay of Plenty:

Closest city location Sibolga (Indonesia) 103 mi
Second closest city location Kabanjahe (Indonesia) 108 mi
Third closest city location Pematangsiantar (Indonesia) 132 mi
Fourth closest city location Binjai (Indonesia) 134 mi
Fifth closest city location Deli Tua (Indonesia) 137 mi
  • 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.


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