Indonesia Surf Spots

Nias: the perfect barrels of Indonesia | Photo: Surf Camp Nias

Indonesia enjoys a tropical climate with a global average temperature of 28ºC and the difference between the shortest and longest day is very small: only 48 minutes.

The Asian country is influenced by the monsoons, so you rainfall, high humidity and low winds are very common. Altitude affects Indonesia more than seasons.

The country has 17,508 islands, of which 6,000 are inhabited. It's difficult to find a beach where you cannot catch waves and have fun.

There are five regions that represent the best surfing beaches in Indonesia: Bali, Java, Sumatra, Sumbawa and Mentawai.

In Bali, good waves are everywhere and for all levels of surfing. This magic place has the best surf spots in the Asian Continent. Balangan, Bingin, Canguu, Dreamland, Kuta Beach, Medewi, Padang Padang, Shipwrecks and Uluwatu are only a few of the impressive surf peaks of this region.

Java, the world's most populous island, offers great surf spots. Waves are consistent, perfect and still uncrowded in many beaches. Cimaja Beach, Panaitan Island, Sawarna, Turtles, Grajagan and Pangandaran are waves where you should take your surfboard to.

In the Mentawai Islands, surfers flock to beaches like Lances Left, Macaronis, Telescopes, while if you're visiting Sumatra, you should stop at Mandiri, Way Jambu, Lagundri, Asu and Jackals.

In Sumbawa, Lakey Peak is unique, but Cobblestones, Periscopes, Nungas and Nangadoro deliver plenty of waves for remarkable surfing sessions.

Visit the Indonesian Surfing Association website.

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