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Telescopes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Photo credit: Matt Davis

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Photo credit: Luke Couling

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.8 °C

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Friday, 19 October 2018, 15:44 Local time
Friday 19Sat
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 13 13 13 15
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
S 15
SSE 15
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Telescopes in Sumatra (Mentawi Islands) is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the favoured time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Indonesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Icelands, 3 km from Telescopes.

IS AT (local time)

Telescopes Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Padang-Tabing Airport, 157 km from Telescopes.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
29.9 °C

Current weather near Telescopes

Overall Telescopes Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to Telescopes:

  • Closest city location
    93 mi
  • Second closest city location
    106 mi
  • Third closest city location
    116 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    127 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    133 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Telescopes is Tabing (Padang) Airport (PDG) in Indonesia, which is 158 km (98 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Telescopes is Sultan Syarif Kasim Ii (Pekanbaru) Airport (PKU), also in Indonesia, 350 km (217 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Telescopes, Mentawi Islands. Use the tab navigation above to view Telescopes sea temperature, Telescopes photographs, Telescopes detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Telescopes webcams, current wind from Mentawi Islands live weather stations and Telescopes 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 Telescopes.