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Telescopes 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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Surf Report Feed
Telescopes break guidePhoto by: Peter Arbic

Telescopes Surf Guide

Telescopes in Sumatra (Mentawi Islands) is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the favoured time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Telescopes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
consistent29.8°C

Surfing Telescopes:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Indonesia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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


Telescopes Surf:

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 23:21 Local time
ThuFriday 03
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SE 10
SE 10
SE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off



Tide Times:

For Icelands, 3 km from Telescopes.

IS AT (local time)

Telescopes Tide Times and Tide Chart


Live Weather:

At SCASA100E2S, 63 km from Telescopes.

moderate winds from the SE

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Air temperature
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Current weather near Telescopes

Overall Telescopes Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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


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


Matt Davis, Telescopes photo

Telescopes

Photo credit: Matt Davis

fun size telescopes photo

Telescopes

Photo credit: Luke Couling

fun telescopes photo

Telescopes

Photo credit: Luke Couling

Teles, Telescopes photo

Telescopes

Photo credit: Peter Arbic


Telescopes Location Maps

Telescopes Location Map

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Surf spots located close to TelescopesShoreline around TelescopesRoads and rivers around Telescopes

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

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Telescopes:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Telescopes:

Tide stations nearest to Telescopes:

  • Closest tide station
    Pariaman
    106 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Bengkulu
    224 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Sibolga
    267 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Kualatungkal
    284 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Melaka
    347 mi

Airports

  • The nearest passenger airport to Telescopes is Tabing (Padang) Airport (PDG) in Indonesia, which is 158 km (98 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Telescopes is Sultan Syarif Kasim Ii (Pekanbaru) Airport (PKU), also in Indonesia, 350 km (217 miles) away.
Telescopes break location map and break info