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Bankvaults Surf Guide

Bankvaults in Mentawi Islands is a reef break that has dependable surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the north northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. There is no reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Take care of - Rips / undertow.

Bankvaults Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bankvaults:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bankvaults occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bankvaults (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Bankvaults with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 83% of the time in January while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
83%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
17%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bankvaults Location Map

Interactive Bankvaults surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail.

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Bankvaults Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 19 June 2021, 00:03 Local Time
FriSaturday 19
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.6
SSW
2.0
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
Period (s) 16 19 18 15
Wind (km/h)
5
5
5
5
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Bankvaults

Surf stats for Bankvaults, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bankvaults

Wind stats for Bankvaults, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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