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Bawa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Bawa Surf Forecast / Nias / Indonesia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 23 Sep 2021 WIB
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Bawa surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bawa sea temperature is 29.7 °C (Statistics for 23 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 28.9 max: 29.9 min: 26.6 °C)
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Bawa surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bawa sea temperature is 29.7 °C (Statistics for 23 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 28.9 max: 29.9 min: 26.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Bawa (light winds from the S at GunungSitoliBinaka 57 km from Bawa).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Bawa this week:

The surf forecast for Bawa over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Sep 23) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Bawa in the next 12 days are 1.3m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Sep 24) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 4s period and expected on Monday (Sep 27) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (WIB) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Thu 23rd Sep)3.5ft (1.0m) 9s
Best Surf 7AM (Fri 24th Sep)3.5ft (1.0m) 17s
Most Powerful 7PM (Fri 24th Sep)4.5ft (1.3m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Bawa over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
223444443333233332332414323244333324
T indonesia.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T indonesia.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T indonesia.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T indonesia.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T indonesia.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T indonesia.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T indonesia.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T indonesia.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T indonesia.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T indonesia.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T indonesia.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T indonesia.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
1
S
0.9
S
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
1.6
W
1.7
W
1.6
W
1.5
W
1.2
W
1.6
WNW
1.5
W
1.7
WNW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
99181716151414141313131288888888161614141313131816161516151414
1641303796118237635985294402902492451523513923392911853183013735326126974713393782577511030144310831178918691538
5
SSE
10
SW
5
WNW
5
N
15
WNW
10
NW
5
N
15
WNW
10
NW
10
N
15
NW
5
N
5
NNE
5
WSW
10
NNW
5
N
10
NW
15
NW
15
NNW
15
NW
20
NW
15
N
30
W
15
NW
15
NW
20
WNW
10
NE
10
E
5
NE
10
E
20
E
20
ESE
15
ESE
10
E
20
SSE
10
SE
glasscross-
on
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassglassglasscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrossoncross-
on
7:25PM
0.73
7:31AM
0.65
7:53PM
0.74
7:56AM
0.59
8:22PM
0.72
8:20AM
0.54
8:51PM
0.69
8:43AM
0.48
9:25PM
0.64
9:06AM
0.42
10:09PM
0.59
9:31AM
0.37
11:21PM
0.55
11:08AM
0.31
1:27AM
0.54
3:21PM
0.35
2:56AM
0.58
4:02PM
0.42
3:47AM
0.64
4:32PM
0.49
4:26AM
0.69
5:01PM
0.58
1:12PM
0.02
1:35AM
0.06
1:33PM
0.03
2:08AM
0.09
1:55PM
0.06
2:40AM
0.14
2:16PM
0.09
3:15AM
0.19
2:37PM
0.13
3:58AM
0.25
2:59PM
0.18
5:05AM
0.30
3:25PM
0.23
8:12AM
0.31
4:20PM
0.28
9:44AM
0.25
7:39PM
0.30
10:11AM
0.19
9:11PM
0.25
10:35AM
0.13
10:04PM
0.18
11:00AM
0.07
10:47PM
0.11

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Bawa blow from the N

Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm (max 29°C on Sat afternoon, min 27°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Mon night. Warm (max 28°C on Sun morning, min 26°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 186mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Warm (max 28°C on Wed morning, min 24°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Thu afternoon, light winds from the NNW by Fri night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm (max 28°C on Sun morning, min 24°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Bawa Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bawa provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Bawa can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bawa surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Bawa) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Bawa may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

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