22 - 24 November 2018 | 09:00 - 18:00
Sungai Kampar, Desa Pulau Muda
Kecamatan Teluk Meranti
Organized By : Dinas Kebudayaan dan Ekonomi Kreatif Provinsi Riau
Contact : Dinas Kebudayaan dan Ekonomi Kreatif Provinsi Riau ‑ firstname.lastname@example.org | 0761-40356
Surfing usually takes place in the sea, but in Pelalawan district, Teluk Meranti, Riau, the waves of Kampar River have become a phenomenon that makes it one of the most unique surfing spots in the world.
The waves of Kampar River, or called "bono" by the locals, is an extraordinary natural phenomenon that occurs only in five places in the world. Bono in the local language means the confluence of river and sea current, in this case the meeting of tidal current from the Strait of Malacca and the South China Sea with the current of Kampar River, which can produce waves as high as 3-6 meters rolling up to 42 kilometres.
Up to 21 waves can appear at the top of bono, resulting in 21 surfers being able to surf simultaneously. By some surfers, both domestic and foreign ones, bono waves are named differently, namely The Seven Ghost and The Water from the Moon. The longest bono surfing world record was 17.2 kilometres.
The travel from Pekanbaru, Riau to Teluk Meranti can be done overland and by sea, for 3-7 hours depending on the means of transport.
Posted on 31 October 2018