INDONESIA

AN AMUSEMENT PARK OF CORAL AND WAVES

Located between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, Indonesia is an archipelago of thousands of islands, some of which boast the most coveted waves on the planet, making the archipelago a real life paradise for surfers or anybody with a passion for a maritime lifestyle.

Located in Southeast Asia, bordering Oceania, Indonesia can seem like a wave themed amusement park, with most surf spots characterised by abundant coral reefs. There are waves for all preferences and all skill levels. Diversity is key in this ocean soaked region.

Despite being one of the world’s largest countries, in terms of population, with 260 million inhabitants spread out over 34 regions, Indonesia still has much to offer the explorer and adventure lover. With 700 thousand islands, rest assured that there are still remote locations, and even waves, which have yet to be explored.



Weather

Indonesia has tropical and equatorial weather, which varies among the archipelagos due to the size of the country. Nevertheless, the weather is generally hot and humid, with average temperatures ranging between 25 and 35 degrees year round. There are two distinct seasons, a rainy monsoon, between November and March, and the dry season, between April and October, which tends to bring abundant swell.



Season

The dry season (April to October) is the best for surfers due to the quantity and quality of the waves, but also because of the moderate to high water temperatures. This season generally sees at least one good swell a week on the Indian Ocean Islands. However, even though the swell is less frequent during the rainy season (November to March) there are also waves and the competition in the water is less fierce.



Recommended gear

Swimsuit and t-shirt or lycra rash guard are the most common clothing in these parts, especially in the dry season, when the water is warmer. Be sure to take extra equipment, in case of unforeseen events. Extra leash and fins, chord, warm water wax, sunscreen and a sizeable quiver, with options for different types of waves – small, medium and very big.



Where to stay?

Most of the archipelagos have several resorts where you can stay. Lodging on a boat can also be a good choice, since it guarantees a spot closer to the best waves, with direct access to the peak and more time in the water. There are also a number of combined programs, which are ideal if you are looking for the best of both worlds, a few days in a resort and others on a boat.

Indonesia is a heavily Muslim country, but religious freedom is guaranteed by the Constitution. That means that there are not many restrictions for tourists. The province of Aceh, in Northern Sumatra, which has adopted Sharia law, is the exception. Despite the freedom available, it is important to respect local traditions and customs. Women are expected to dress discretely. Don’t forget to take mosquito repellent and if you get thirsty you’re never too far away from a bottle of the famous Bintang beer.

SURFINDONESIA

Indonesia is home to powerful breaks, some of which should only be ridden by experienced surfers. But there are also options for more intermediate levels. If you are looking for quality waves to improve your surfing skills, then this is the best spot on the planet. The warm water adds the perfect touch to a wave paradise, with sessions of all sizes, from three to nine feet.

BALI

Situated between the islands of Java and Lombok, Bali offers a diversity of unique landscapes. The islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan are also part of the province. The main city in Bali is Denpasar, famous for its sandy white beaches, calm waters and also for having the highest density of surf shops in the World.

Its tropical weather and hot water make Bali the best spot for surfing and fun filled holidays. There is also a variety of hotels and recreation spots where you can enjoy an unforgettable vacation. There are a number of attractions, such as temples, dances, sculptures and paintings. Bali is home to the biggest Hindu community in Indonesia, and Hinduism is the main religion on the island.


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MENTAWAI

Dozens of peaks to choose from and perfect conditions make Mentaway the world’s largest wave playground, and present a challenge to any surfer.

Part of Indonesia, a nation made up of over 18,000 islands, Mentawai is a small tropical archipelago, almost untouched by man, composed of four main islands: Siberut, Sipura, Pagai Utara and Pagai Selatan, each of which has over 10 separate peaks.

Located 100 km off the Western coast of Sumatra, Mentawai Archipelago is renowned as one of the best surfing spots in the world due to the consistency and quality of its waves. It boasts over 300 km of surfable coastline, with year-round swells, little wind and warm crystal clear water where you can find the most perfect left or right handers in the world.

This is the perfect spot for surfers who love hollow tubes, and the vertical faces present a challenge to even the best surfers when it comes to the drop. All in all, a true paradise for those who really love surfing.


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G-LAND

Java lies between Sumatra to the West and Bali to the East, and enjoys the same swells. Grajagan, or G-Land, is home to some unique surfing sessions, even off-season, and has hosted the World Surfing Championship, which says all you need to know about the quality of the wave. It is famous the world over for its hollow tubes, which break over shallow reefs, as well as the consistency of its left-hander wave – flat days are a rarity. Located in the beautiful Alas Purwo nature reserve, home to species of exotic animals, the main lodgings you’ll find are surf camps, being as it is a rich area in terms of nature, surrounded by the Javanese jungle and scarcely populated. Over the years it has become a cult spot among surfer.


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SAL BALI HOTEL

SAL BALI HOTEL

INDONESIA | BALI

Located in the stunning region of Bukit, just 5 minutes from Bingin beach, this recently built eco-hotel is one of Bali’s secret spots.

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ANANTARA ULUWATO

ANANTARA ULUWATO

INDONESIA | BALI

The recently inaugurated Anantara Uluwatu, in Bali, will give you a unique experience of perfect fusion between tradition and natural beauty.

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MONDO SURF & LIFESTYLE VILLAGE

MONDO SURF & LIFESTYLE VILLAGE

INDONESIA | BALI

The Mondo Surf & Lifestyle Village has unique characteristics, located between the beach and the Canggu rice paddies, close to one of the best surf spots in Bali.

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MACARONIS RESORT

MACARONIS RESORT

INDONESIA | MENTAWAI

Located in front of the famous Macas left hander, this is one of the most perfect waves on the planet, ideal for surfers of all levels of experience.

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 KANDUI VILLAS

KANDUI VILLAS

INDONESIA | MENTAWAI

The Kandui Villas is a luxury eco-resort located on the island of Karangmajet, in front of the Kandui and the Baby Kandui left handers.

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MOON PALIKIR

MOON PALIKIR

INDONESIA | MENTAWAI

The Moon Palikir is a 35 meter long boat which was designed to give you all the comfort you need on a surf trip.

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