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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

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:

Indonesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Scarecrows Surf:

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 22:51 Local time
ThuFriday 03
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SE 15
SE 15
Wind State cross cross-

Tide Times:

At Scarecrows (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Scarecrows Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Padang-Tabing Airport, 168 km from Scarecrows.


Air temperature
26.8 °C

Current weather near Scarecrows

Overall Scarecrows Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Scarecrows: see the swell variation by month.


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

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Scarecrows Location Maps

Scarecrows Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Scarecrows:

Tide stations nearest to Scarecrows:

  • Closest tide station
    114 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    221 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    274 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    288 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    354 mi


  • 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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