Indonesia promises not only manmade tourist attractions to its visitors but also surfing hubs from its wonderful paradise islands. If you are a fan of this pastime, then it’s about time you explore the surf camps and other great destinations in the world’s surf capital – Indonesia.
The entire surf experience is taken to a level higher with Indonesian waves. Apart from iconic surf spots, you socialize with other surfers and learn from guides.
Here are some of Indonesia’s beautiful surfing destinations:
Somewhere off Sumatra is the globally known Mentawi Islands that produce the world’s to-die-for reef breaks. However, some of its best waves can only be caught by a boat or charters. Fortunately, there are seasoned surf charters such as Samuara Biru “blue ocean” and Nusantara (archipelago) available for hire. Both catamarans are equipped with decks, sleeping areas, and stock rooms. You are guaranteed safe.
Among the notable coasts in Bali, is the Keramas. The area picks up pretty good swells and has reputation for unbelievable barrels and ramps. The location is perfect because there are spectacular surf resorts that offer wide selection of accommodation such as the Komune Resort.
For those who choose not to stay too long in mainland, there are also surf charters Bali that take you safely to neighboring areas such as Lembongan, Lombok and Sumbawa where the waves are more fun and challenging.
If you want privacy and seclusion, Nusa Lembongan is perfect. The island is known for its waves, and sensitive tides. The shallow breaks though are too treacherous during low tides. In Lembongan, there are also many surf camps and villas available for budget travelers.
Among the infamous Lembongan surf spots include the Playgrounds, Lacerations, No Man’s, ShipWrecks, and Nusa Ceningan. All these are sparsely situated, thus the boat travel. A guide is nonetheless available to keep you informed of dangerous points and conditions.
Lombok and Sumbawa
These two islands are located east of Bali, where the waves are also fantastic and the sand is its whitest. In these islands, luxury resorts offer top-notch services to tourists. But, there are also affordable accommodations in Sekongkang, Sumbawa. The widely known surfing spots Yoyo and Scar Reef are in Sekongkang.
The list can go on, enumerating only the finest surf camps, resorts and charters in Indonesia. In choosing which spot to surf, be aware of your level. Some beaches are safe for beginners while some are not. Best thing is to grab some advice from expert surfers who are hanging around famous beaches in the island.