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Lances Left Surf Guide

LancesLeft in Sumatra (Mentawi Islands) is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the optimum time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right hand reef break. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Lances Left Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lances Left:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lances Left occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Lances Left 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 86% of the time in January while 14% 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
86%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
14%
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 Lances Left Location Map

Interactive Lances Left 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 LancesLeft is Tabing (Padang) Airport (PDG) in Indonesia, which is 179 km (111 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to LancesLeft is Padang Kemiling (Bengkulu) Airport (BKS), also in Indonesia, 322 km (200 miles) away.

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Lances Left Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 June 2022, 08:59 Local Time
Sunday 26
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
5
10
5
5
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off
off glass

Swell History at Lances Left

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

Wind History at Lances Left

Wind stats for Lances Left, 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 Lances Left. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    23km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    45km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    46km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    51km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Lances Left: