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Banzai Surf Guide

Banzai on the South Coast is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A right hand reef. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Banzai Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Banzai:

The best conditions reported for surf at Banzai occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Banzai with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in October while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Banzai Location Map

Interactive Banzai 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. The closest passenger airport to Banzai is Las Americas International (Santo Domingo) Airport (SDQ) in Dominican Republic, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Banzai is Herrera International (Santo Domingo) Airport (HEX), also in Dominican Republic, 39 km (24 miles) away.

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Banzai Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 08:35 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Banzai

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

Wind History at Banzai

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

Banzai Reviews:

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Er Duro from Canada
“I grew up surfing in Santo Domingo and quite often surfed Banzai and nearby La Boya. Banzai is a short, but extremely powerful right breaker wave that peaks and barrels in a few seconds, so time is of the essence to get up, take a quick turn (no bottom turns here), ride a hollow barrel and kick out, as there is nothing left afterwards. Slowing your speed by dragging your arm into the face of the wave as the barrel comes upon you will allow for a deep barrel immersion, which maximizes the thrill. Best wind direction is NE, as it hollows the barrels even more. This spot has to be surfed early in the morning, as winds are usually onshore by 10 AM.”

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