Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bono Locations in All Around the World

For the people of Indonesia, of course, are familiar with the term of bono, or bono wave. Bono waves are waves that are caused by the meeting between the rivers flow with ocean stream. In Riau, Indonesia, precisely in the mouth of Kampar River, there is a natural phenomenon that is huge waves called as bono wave. The existing of bono wave occurs due to the collision of three water flow from the Malacca Strait, the South China Sea, and the Kampar River water flow. Bono waves that exist in the Kampar River are known as the largest bono wave in the world.

Actually, there are many bono waves going on in several places in the world. In every part of the world, we can find a wide range of bono waves with a diverse and names that are also quite varied. In addition to the bono wave of Kampar River, the bono waves in Amazon River is also recognized as the bono waves that were quite large, but the size of height is still below the bono wave in the Kampar River.

Bono Locations in All Around the World

For more details, here are some places where bono waves occur in the world in every continent:

1. Asia Continental
  • a. On the Asia Continental, there are some places that have the bono waves, such:
  • b. Ganges-Brahmaputra River, India and Bangladesh
  • c. Indus River, Pakistan
  • d. Qiantang River, China, sometimes referred to as the largest bono wave and be opponent of the bono waves in Kampar River, Riau. They have almost the same of height about 6-10 feet into the upstream with speed of 40 km/hour.
  • e. Lupar River (Batang Lupar River) near the town of Sri Aman, Sarawak Malaysia. The local people called bono in Batang Lupar as Benak Batang Lupar. Besides in Sarawak, bono or benak also occurred in Batang Sadong River, Batang Samarahan River, and Batang Saribas River.
  • f. Aramia River, Papua New Guinea
  • g. Bono Kampar (Kampar River Bono Wave), Indonesia. Some mentioned that bono waves can go to upstream as far as 130 miles with the height of 6-10 meters. Bono Kampar is considered to be the biggest wave.

2. Europe Continental
In general, the British called bono as "The Aegir". On Continental Europe, there are some places that have the bono waves, following their locations:
  • a. Trent River, West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire. The British called the bono in Trent River as Trent Aegir and as a tribute to the Humber Estuary.
  • b. Dee River, Wales and England
  • c. Mersey River
  • d. Severn River (The Severn Bore on the River Severn), Wales and England, high waves up to 2 meters (6.6 ft).
  • e. Parrett River
  • f. Welland River
  • g. Kent River (The Arnside Bore on the Kent River)
  • h. Great Ouse River
  • i. Ouse River, Yorkshire
  • j. Eden River
  • k. Esk River
  • l. Nith River
  • m. Lune River, Lancashire
  • n. Ribble River, Lancashire. Bono in Ribble River enter to the branching of Douglas River and Preston River.

3. Australia Continental
On the Australia Continental, there are some places that have the bono waves, following their locations:
  • a. Styx River, Queensland
  • b. Prince Regent River Tidal Bore, Western State, Australia
  • c. Ord River, Western State, Australia
  • d. Victoria River, Northern Territory
  • e. Daily River, Northern Territory

4. America Continental
Bono on the America occurred in Cook Inlet Bay that goes through to the branch of the Turnagain Arm River, Alaska. The wave height can reach about 2 meters (6.6 ft) with speed of 20 km/h. Cook Inlet is a bay area in Alaska which is the mouth of two rivers namely Knik Arm and Turnagain Arm.

5. Mexico
Bono Mexican waves generally occur from the Sea of ​​Cortez who entered the mouth of the Colorado River. Bono waves begin to form around the Montague Delta Island which then enters the river.

6. China
Bono waves also occurred in Qiantang River China, and the people there called the Silver Dragon.

7. Malaysia
Bono waves in Malaysia called Benak occurred in the river ( Trunk) Lupar in Sarawak where the water comes from Kapuas Mountains and empties into the Gulf of Datu leading to the South China Sea.


Surfing on the Qiantang River China

8. Indonesia
There are several rivers in Indonesia occured the waves Bono. In Riau Province there are two rivers which have Bono waves. First, the waves bono occurred in
Rokan River in Rokan Hilir Regency which has a name Female Bono. The second and biggest in the Kampar River in Pelalawan Regency, precisely in the village of Teluk Meranti. Surrounding community call the waves as Male Bono or Bono. Bono in Teluk Meranti village into a great surf spot because it has a mileage about 30 km long. Although the length of the river from the estuary to Teluk Meranti village is about 60 km. If we go from Teluk Meranti village, we can waiting bono Kampar waves at the point around Pulau Muda or after Muara Serkap (Serkap Estuary spot).


Surfing on the Bono Kampar River - Riau - Indonesia

9. other countries
Several rivers in other countries also happen Bono wave phenomena with the mention of different name in each region / country .

As Indonesian society, we should be proud of having a natural phenomenon which is quite rare and be the greatest miracle in the world. However, proud of it there's no point, we have to support and help introducing this one of Indonesian tourist wealth to the international world.
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Monday, October 7, 2013

Process of Bono Wave in Kampar River Riau, Indonesia

Process of Bono Wave in Kampar River Riau, Indonesia
The process of bono waves is actually a scientific process as one of the rare natural phenomenon that occurs at the border of the mouth of the river and the sea. Bono that is happening in Kampar River Riau is also one of the rare natural phenomenons. There are many observations made to look closely at how the wave is actually the largest bono wave in the world could happen.

The process of bono wave in Kampar River Riau, Indonesia can be viewed from two sides, the first is a scientific context and the second came from a fairy tale or folklore around. The second process is to be one part of the cultural wealth of the Malay community that has a belief in its own aligned with the occurrence of the wave that became the dream of every surfer in the world.

How does the process of the bono wave occur actually? There are two points of view will be described here, which is as follows:

1. The process of bono wave in Kampar River Riau, Indonesia scientifically

Before the occurrence of the bono wave, it is usually started by the sound of whistling, and then will hear a roar of water. The roar will grow louder and louder and it will appear the one big wave called as the bono wave. The speed of the bono wave can reach 40 km/h. The waves are able to enter the river upstream for kilometers away.




Even, water waves can reach a distance of about 60 km upstream and will end in Tanjung Pungai. The number of bono wave is pretty much and hand in hand. Sometimes, they are on the edge of the river and sometimes can also occur in the middle of the river. The biggest bono will usually occur when the rainy season arrives, when the water discharge of Kampar River will rise. In the account of months usually will occur in November and December.

Bono waves that exist in Kampar River will usually occur during high tides happen at the sea. The tide will go through to Kampar River. Furthermore the speed of currents in Kampar River will have a collision with the rising tide of the sea so that there was a wave called ‘bono wave’. Bono will only arise if the water gets high tides; the greater tide occurs at sea, so the chances to occur the bono wave will be greater. The rain factors that will also increase the discharge of river water will affect the amount of the bono wave formed.

Bono waves will usually occur at the mouth of the river that condition is wide and shallow then narrowed after being in the river. The shape of the mouth of the river that closes is like the letter "V" or funnel. Next, it will be supported by a shallow river conditions due to natural erosion. The meeting of the two currents of the river and the sea at this location would cause Bono Wave.

2. The process of bono wave in Kampar River according to the folklore

According to the term of local people, the bono waves in Kampar River are the male bono, while the female bono are in Rokan River area, close to Bagansiapiapi town. Bono in Kuala Kampar totaled seven tails, which the shape is actually like a horse that is usually called as the main bono. When the low tide, bono will go to Rokan River to meet the female bono. Then, they relax heading into the Malacca Strait. That is why when the dark of moon and the low tide, bono is not found in the two rivers. If the moon will rise, bono will back to their place, and then play goes up in Kampar River and Rokan River. Getting the full moon in the sky, bono will be more enjoying to go and back in both rivers.

Whatever the origin of the wave bono process in Kampar River, this time, the tourist of male bono has become one of the pleasure tourist icon in Riau. River civilizations that arose in the outskirts of Kampar River have made this tour to be more special in the eyes of surfers of the world level. Almost every year in the month of bono occur, this tourist spot always become a favorite destination of surfers. They recognized the sensation in racing with high waves in the middle of the river. It is different with the waves of the sea water that usually have found in other Indonesian water region.
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