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Thunders ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5
Accommodation: 2.0

Overall: 3.8

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Thunders Surf Guide

Thunders in Sumatra (Mentawi Islands) is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Thunders Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Thunders:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Thunders with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 74% of the time in December while 26% 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
74%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
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 Thunders Location Map

Interactive Thunders 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 Thunders is Tabing (Padang) Airport (PDG) in Indonesia, which is 246 km (153 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Thunders is Padang Kemiling (Bengkulu) Airport (BKS), also in Indonesia, 254 km (158 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Thunders Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 21 January 2021, 01:33 Local Time
WedThursday 21
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 20
NW 20
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Thunders

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

Wind History at Thunders

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    31km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    40km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    62km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Thunders: