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Benkunqut Surf Guide

Benkunqut in Sumatra is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Benkunqut Spot Info

Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s44.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Benkunqut:

The best conditions reported for surf at Benkunqut occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Benkunqut with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 95% of the time in August while 5% 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.
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 Benkunqut Location Map

Interactive Benkunqut 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 nearest passenger airport to Benkunqut is Soekarno Hatta International (Jakarta) Airport (CGK) in Indonesia, which is 266 km (165 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Benkunqut is Pondok Cabe (Jakarta) Airport (PCB), also in Indonesia, 283 km (176 miles) away.

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Benkunqut Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 21:51 Local Time
ThuFriday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 14 13 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Benkunqut

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

Wind History at Benkunqut

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Benkunqut. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    16km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: consistent
    40km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: consistent
    42km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s54.5
    Reliability: consistent
    44km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    50km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Benkunqut: