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TurtleIsland ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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TurtleIsland Surf Guide

TurtleIsland in Banyak Islands is an exposed reef break that has very consistent waves. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the optimum time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

TurtleIsland Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
30.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing TurtleIsland:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing TurtleIsland with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 67% of the time in June while 33% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive TurtleIsland 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 TurtleIsland is Binaka (Gunung Sitoli) Airport (GNS) in Indonesia, which is 118 km (73 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to TurtleIsland is Polonia (Medan) Airport (MES), also in Indonesia, 244 km (152 miles) away.

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TurtleIsland Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 15:25 Local Time
Tuesday 02Wed
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
W 15
WNW 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at TurtleIsland

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

Wind History at TurtleIsland

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

TurtleIsland Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s55.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s55.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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mike from United States
“Treasures is average at best after earthquake reef was lifted 2 meters and seldom breaks. When it does it has this backwash bowel that bounces in and out off reef. Bay of plenty is not so plenty with Kook running the Banyak lodge. He works with the local coast guard extorting money from private boats and charters. The right at the bay is a nice wave but not worth the cost and time to travel. Be careful up there. If you don't have the 2-300 $US to bribe the Authorities they will take your boat to town.”

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