8 Paradise in Indonesia for Surfing Lovers
Indonesia is a country that has a lot of beautiful beaches. It also has a lot of fantastic spots to do surf. I’ll show you 8 best spots in Indonesia to do surf. So for surfing lovers if you visit Indonesia you have to visit this 8 spots.
1. Mentawai Beach, West Sumatra
Mentawai Archipelago is located on coastal Padang, West Sumatera. West Sumatera has 400 surfing spots with different difficulty levels and 49 of them are the favorite spots for foreign surfers. One of the spot is located in Sipora Island, Mentawai Archipelago. Sipora Island is one of 20 best surfing spots in the world according to CNN Travel.
2. Nias Island, Northern Sumatra
Nias Island has very fantastic waves. The waves roll perfectly with the height of 2-15 ft. Nias Island is so popular for surfers because of having two best spots for surfing in the world. Both of the spots always show fantastic waves. This Island also has many corals reefs, but they don’t disurb surfing activity. The most popular surfing spots in this Island are Sorake Beach and Lagundri Beach.
3. Nihiwatu Island, West Sumba
Nihiwatu is located in West Sumba, Nusa Tenggara Archipelago. Here, you can enjoy the collaboration among beautiful natures, the unique cultures, the villager’s hospitality and the sensation to ride the waves. This place is familiar with the name Left God Waves, but the resort organizer limit only ten surfers a day. It’s because they want to keep the privacy and the safety of the tourist.
4. Nusa Penida Island and Nusa Lembongan Island, Bali
The beaches In Bali always attract anyone including the surfers from every country. The most favorite places for surfing in Bali are Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. Nusa Penida is known by having beautiful diving spots in Penida Bay, Manta Point, Toyapakeh, and Malibu Point. Usually, the surfers who come will find surfing spots for themselve. They do that so they can enjoy the waves without any disturbance. Besides Nusa Penida, the place that has high waves and is good for being surfing place is Nusa Lembongan, the location of Nusa Lembongan is not too far from Nusa Penida.
5. Ombak Tujuh ( Seven Waves ) Beach, Sukabumi West Java
If you love surfing you can try the fierceness of the waves in this beach. Foreign tourists usually like the high and long waves. Those waves can be seen in Ombak Tujuh Beach. Besides doing surf, you can do another activity such as fishing, taking selfie or just relax your body. The name of Ombak Tujuh is derived from Indonesian language that means Seven Waves. It’s because the waves of this beach are seven and come following each other.
6. Plengkung Beach, Banyuwangi.
Plengkung Beach is situated 20 kilometres from Grajagan Village. It’s also the part of Alas Purwo National Park Banyuwangi, East Java. The beach is known as G-Land by surfers.The height of the waves in this beach are about six metres up to 8 metres with 2 kilometres long. The waves in Plengkung Beach also have 7 rolls with 5 minutes interval as the result of the pressure of sea water from South Pole. No wonder if the waves in this beach are known as second best waves after Hawaii. One of the facts of its popularity is, in this beach had been held International Surfing Competition or known as“Banyuwangi G-Land International Team Challenge”. This competition is joined by twelve teams from eight countries namely Australia, France, USA, England, New Zealand, dan of course Indonesia.
7. Tanjung Setia Beach, West Lampung.
Tanjung Setia Beach has been known by foreign tourists but not local citizens.This beach become one of the most favorite and best places for water sports.The waves in this beach is one of the highest waves in the world. It’s because this beach is directly facing Hindian Ocean. The waves in this beach can reach 6-7 metres with 200 metres long.
8. Watu Karung Beach, Pacitan East Java
Watu Karung Beach is a paradise. Behind of its beauty, this beach has amazing waves. It makes surfers feel like in paradise. Surfers with goofy style or natural style can surf here because Watu Karung Beach has right and left waves. This place is not too crowded so the surfers can chase the waves freely. Offshore wind usually come on April up to October, those months are best time to visit Watu Karung Beach.