River Surfing in Sumatra on The Bono Wave
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The Bono wave can be found in Riau on The Kampar river in Sumatra. In the village of Teluk Meranti this monthly wave is referred to as the Bono wave, the locals know it as the seven ghosts considered to be the incarnation of seven evil spirits. The wave occurs during the full moon and is a combination of many waves some giving rides for 4 hours.
Teluk Meranti is a small friendly village of about 2500 people and sits along side The Kampar River in Sumatra. In 2010 surfing came to this hard to get to village for the Bono wave that occurs once a month and is known to locals as The Seven Ghosts. Once a year the Bono wave peaks and draws surfers from around the world to ride the wave. Locals sitting on their porch.
Local surfers in Teluk Meranti walking to the river to ride the Bono wave.
The local surfers board a boat to take them out into the river to wait for the Bono Wave in Teluk Meranti.
Getting a ride out in the river to catch the Bono wave.
Teluk Meranti is a small friendly village of about 2500 people and sits along side The Kampar River in Sumatra. In 2010 surfing came to this hard to get to village for the Bono wave that occurs once a month and is known to locals as The Seven Ghosts. Once a year the Bono wave peaks and draws surfers from around the world to ride the wave. Locals come out for the monthly Bono as shown here.
Surfers waiting for the Bono wave, some rides have been 4 hours long.
Kids are getting a ride out to wait for the Bono wave.
A super waiting for the Bono wave.
Teluk Meranti is a small friendly village of about 2500 people and sits along side The Kampar River in Sumatra. In 2010 surfing came to this hard to get to village for the Bono wave that occurs once a month and is known to locals as The Seven Ghosts. Once a year the Bono wave peaks and draws surfers from around the world to ride the wave. Locals riding the monthly Bono wave.
Teluk Meranti is a small friendly village of about 2500 people and sits along side The Kampar River in Sumatra. In 2010 surfing came to this hard to get to village for the Bono wave that occurs once a month and is known to locals as The Seven Ghosts. Once a year the Bono wave peaks and draws surfers from around the world to ride the wave. Locals riding the monthly Bono wave.
Teluk Meranti is a small friendly village of about 2500 people and sits along side The Kampar River in Sumatra. In 2010 surfing came to this hard to get to village for the Bono wave that occurs once a month and is known to locals as The Seven Ghosts. Once a year the Bono wave peaks and draws surfers from around the world to ride the wave. Locals riding the monthly Bono wave.
Teluk Meranti is a small friendly village of about 2500 people and sits along side The Kampar River in Sumatra. In 2010 surfing came to this hard to get to village for the Bono wave that occurs once a month and is known to locals as The Seven Ghosts. Once a year the Bono wave peaks and draws surfers from around the world to ride the wave. Locals riding the monthly Bono wave.
A local villager who just finished riding the Bono wave.
Local surfers checking their boards before riding the Bono wave.
Portrait of a local surfer in Teluk Meranti.
Portrait of a local surfer in Teluk Meranti.
Portrait of a local surfer in Teluk Meranti.
Local surfers in Teluk Meranti.
This man now calls himself Eddie Bono and works to promote tourism to lure surfers to Tulak Meranti to come and surf the Bono Wave. Eddie and his son on Eddie's motorbike oin the village of Tulak Meranti.
Teluk Meranti is a small friendly village of about 2500 people and sits along side The Kampar River in Sumatra. In 2010 surfing came to this hard to get to village for the Bono wave that occurs once a month and is known to locals as The Seven Ghosts. Once a year the Bono wave peaks and draws surfers from around the world to ride the wave. Locals come out for the monthly Bono as shown here. Heading home after surfing.
Teluk Meranti is a small friendly village of about 2500 people and sits along side The Kampar River in Sumatra. In 2010 surfing came to this hard to get to village for the Bono wave that occurs once a month and is known to locals as The Seven Ghosts. Once a year the Bono wave peaks and draws surfers from around the world to ride the wave. A new statue was put up of a surfer in the small village.
A new statue in the village to promote surfing which started in 2010.
River Surfing in Sumatra on The Bono Wave
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The Bono wave can be found in Riau on The Kampar river in Sumatra. In the village of Teluk Meranti this monthly wave is referred to as the Bono wave, the locals know it as the seven ghosts considered to be the incarnation of seven evil spirits. The wave occurs during the full moon and is a combination of many waves some giving rides for 4 hours.
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