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4 Bobs ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.5

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4 Bobs Surf Guide

4 Bobs in Sumatra (Mentawi Islands) is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Rocks are a hazard.

4 Bobs Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent29.8°C

Surfing 4 Bobs:

The best conditions reported for surf at 4 Bobs occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

Indonesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view 4 Bobs sea temperature, 4 Bobs photographs, 4 Bobs detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, 4 Bobs webcams, current wind from Mentawi Islands live weather stations and 4 Bobs 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 4 Bobs

4 Bobs Surf:

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 21:42 Local time
ThuFriday 03
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SE 15
SE 10
Wind State on cross-

Tide Times:

For Rifles (Kandui Right), 2 km from 4 Bobs.

IS AT (local time)

4 Bobs Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Padang-Tabing Airport, 162 km from 4 Bobs.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
28.1 °C

Current weather near 4 Bobs

Overall 4 Bobs Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for 4 Bobs: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for 4 Bobs: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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4 Bobs Location Maps

4 Bobs Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Mentawi Islands surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of 4 Bobs

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to 4 Bobs:

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Wave buoys nearest to 4 Bobs:

Tide stations nearest to 4 Bobs:

  • Closest tide station
    105 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    242 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    255 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    297 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Teluk Nibung
    341 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to 4 Bobs is Tabing (Padang) Airport (PDG) in Indonesia, which is 164 km (102 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to 4 Bobs is Sultan Syarif Kasim Ii (Pekanbaru) Airport (PKU), also in Indonesia, 355 km (220 miles) away.
4 Bobs break location map and break info