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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Bono

Indonesia, Sumatra Mainland

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Latitude: 0° 10.446' N
Longitude: 102° 33.319' E

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Bono wave can be seen in many location of Kampar river, such as: Tanjung Sebayang, Pulau Muda, Teluk Meranti and Tanjung Pungai, all of them in Pelalawan Regency. The location can be reached from Pangkalan Kerinci within 4 hours by car, or 3 hours by speedboat. Pangkalan Kerinci can be reached within 90 minutes by car from Pekanbaru or Pekanbaru international airport. The river can also be reached via nearby Singapore. Bono location is not far from Tesso Nilo National Park and Kerumutan Natural Reserve and local government also planned to extend Bono tourist attraction with ecotourism. Source: Wikipedia

English (Translate this text in English): Bono wave can be seen in many location of Kampar river, such as: Tanjung Sebayang, Pulau Muda, Teluk Meranti and Tanjung Pungai, all of them in Pelalawan Regency. The location can be reached from Pangkalan Kerinci within 4 hours by car, or 3 hours by speedboat. Pangkalan Kerinci can be reached within 90 minutes by car from Pekanbaru or Pekanbaru international airport. The river can also be reached via nearby Singapore. Bono location is not far from Tesso Nilo National Park and Kerumutan Natural Reserve and local government also planned to extend Bono tourist attraction with ecotourism. Source: Wikipedia

Accés via Pekanbaru / kerinci / teluk Meranti. le camp de base est teluk meranti à 5h de route de Pekanbaru ou 8h de speedboat de Singapour (en 3 étapes) !

English (Translate this text in English): Bono wave can be seen in many location of Kampar river, such as: Tanjung Sebayang, Pulau Muda, Teluk Meranti and Tanjung Pungai, all of them in Pelalawan Regency. The location can be reached from Pangkalan Kerinci within 4 hours by car, or 3 hours by speedboat. Pangkalan Kerinci can be reached within 90 minutes by car from Pekanbaru or Pekanbaru international airport. The river can also be reached via nearby Singapore. Bono location is not far from Tesso Nilo National Park and Kerumutan Natural Reserve and local government also planned to extend Bono tourist attraction with ecotourism. Source: Wikipedia

DistanceDay trip

WalkDon't know

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Seven Ghosts

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthExceptional (>500m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionDon't know

Good wind directionNorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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The Kampar River widens as it approaches the sea, and its water volume increases as it is joined by various other tributaries.[1] During the rainy season, normally November to December, the volume of river water is greatly increased, and the river's shallow estuary becomes even wider. Upstream the river's cross section changes suddenly, becoming much narrower, which encourages the generation of large tidal bore/waves called Bono, caused by high tides flowing upstream meeting the river water flowing downstream. The waves can travel from the sea at speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour (25 mph), and when sea water at full tide combines with heavy rain upstream they can reach a height of 4–6 metres (13–20 ft), accompanied by a loud roaring sound and strong winds.

Bono waves can persist for four hours or more, and travel as far upstream as Tanjung Pungai, Meranti, Pelalawan Regency, 60 kilometres (37 mi) inland. Bono is not just one wave but a series of many, sometimes on the left and right river banks and at other times in the middle of the river. Surfing the Bono waves is difficult, owing to the quantity of mud in the river.

The large number of ships sunk in the Kampar River's estuary has been attributed to the Bono waves, called by locals as "Seven Ghosts", considered to be the incarnation of the seven evil spirits. Although they still used the river as the ground for boating agility tests.

The river is inhabited by crocodiles, hence the surfers are usually escorted by rescue boats for their safety. Source: Wikipedia

English (Translate this text in English): The Kampar River widens as it approaches the sea, and its water volume increases as it is joined by various other tributaries.[1] During the rainy season, normally November to December, the volume of river water is greatly increased, and the river's shallow estuary becomes even wider. Upstream the river's cross section changes suddenly, becoming much narrower, which encourages the generation of large tidal bore/waves called Bono, caused by high tides flowing upstream meeting the river water flowing downstream. The waves can travel from the sea at speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour (25 mph), and when sea water at full tide combines with heavy rain upstream they can reach a height of 4–6 metres (13–20 ft), accompanied by a loud roaring sound and strong winds.

Bono waves can persist for four hours or more, and travel as far upstream as Tanjung Pungai, Meranti, Pelalawan Regency, 60 kilometres (37 mi) inland. Bono is not just one wave but a series of many, sometimes on the left and right river banks and at other times in the middle of the river. Surfing the Bono waves is difficult, owing to the quantity of mud in the river.

The large number of ships sunk in the Kampar River's estuary has been attributed to the Bono waves, called by locals as "Seven Ghosts", considered to be the incarnation of the seven evil spirits. Although they still used the river as the ground for boating agility tests.

The river is inhabited by crocodiles, hence the surfers are usually escorted by rescue boats for their safety. Source: Wikipedia

On peut y aller en terestre comme sur la Garonne ou la Dordogne mais c'est roots. Le "Bono" (mascaret) se propage sur 40-50 km, donc meiux vaut utiliser les services du bateau local, ne serait-ce que pour la dépose. Sinon, bateau Bonosurf.

English (Translate this text in English): The Kampar River widens as it approaches the sea, and its water volume increases as it is joined by various other tributaries.[1] During the rainy season, normally November to December, the volume of river water is greatly increased, and the river's shallow estuary becomes even wider. Upstream the river's cross section changes suddenly, becoming much narrower, which encourages the generation of large tidal bore/waves called Bono, caused by high tides flowing upstream meeting the river water flowing downstream. The waves can travel from the sea at speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour (25 mph), and when sea water at full tide combines with heavy rain upstream they can reach a height of 4–6 metres (13–20 ft), accompanied by a loud roaring sound and strong winds.

Bono waves can persist for four hours or more, and travel as far upstream as Tanjung Pungai, Meranti, Pelalawan Regency, 60 kilometres (37 mi) inland. Bono is not just one wave but a series of many, sometimes on the left and right river banks and at other times in the middle of the river. Surfing the Bono waves is difficult, owing to the quantity of mud in the river.

The large number of ships sunk in the Kampar River's estuary has been attributed to the Bono waves, called by locals as "Seven Ghosts", considered to be the incarnation of the seven evil spirits. Although they still used the river as the ground for boating agility tests.

The river is inhabited by crocodiles, hence the surfers are usually escorted by rescue boats for their safety. Source: Wikipedia

Atmosphere

c'est du snowboard liquide, sur rivière. On surfe assez facilement une vague d'une heure, soit 30 min allongé et 30min à surfer. beaucoup de cutbacks avec retour dans la mousse, c'est du carve en permanence, à pratiquer en petite groupe de 3 à 6.

General

La meilleure saison va de sept à Avril, y'a 2 périodes de 3 à 6 jours par mois, soit pleines et nouvelles lunes. Le Bono déferle de 10 à 15 heures en fct des jours.

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