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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