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Scarecrows ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Scarecrows Surf Guide

Scarecrows in Sumatra (Mentawi Islands) is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. Best around high tide when the tide is falling. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Scarecrows Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Scarecrows:

The best conditions reported for surf at Scarecrows occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Scarecrows with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 60% of the time in April while 40% 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
60%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
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 Scarecrows Location Map

Interactive Scarecrows 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 Scarecrows is Tabing (Padang) Airport (PDG) in Indonesia, which is 169 km (105 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Scarecrows is Sultan Syarif Kasim Ii (Pekanbaru) Airport (PKU), also in Indonesia, 360 km (224 miles) away.

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Scarecrows Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 14 June 2021, 15:56 Local Time
Monday 14Tue
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.1
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h)
10
10
5
5
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Scarecrows

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

Wind History at Scarecrows

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

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