Surf Breaks of West Java
Whether you are longboarder or a shortboarder, beginner
or advanced surfer, West Java has something for you.
We are able to arrange trips, depending on forecasts and conditions. Take your pick.
Legok Pari Beach: Right Point Break
Featuring a long, sand bottom right, Legok Pari is the main surfing and swimming beach. With waves that break for over 250m, the point break is ideal for longboarders and newer surfers. If you're lucky, you might catch a wave that breaks up to 400m and connects you to the Second Point! With easier sections down the line, newer surfers can perfect their take-off and learn to trim the green wall here. This is why Batukaras is a longboarder's paradise.
Experienced surfers can still challenge themselves here: depending on the swell and tide, taking off beyond the point can be fast and hollow, sometimes even barrelling!
The point break works for most of the year, and at all tides, depending on the swell. With a smaller swell it can be mellow at high tide, perfect for newer surfers to practise.
Karang: Reef Break
Experienced surfers, the reef break is specially for you. Put your skills to the test with faster waves that break up to 150m over mixed coral and lava reef. The reef break calls for faster takeoffs, but also rewards you with noseriding sections that will send you zooming down the line.
The reef break works best at mid to high tide, from November to April. If the swell is good, you can spot a peeling left. During bigger swells, wave conditions can be overhead and barrelling.
Batu Hiu & The Harbour
Batu Hiu is an exposed beach break that has pretty consistent surf. The best time to surf here is during the wet season (November to April), and when the wind direction is from the south.
This is a beach break that satisfies both longboarders and shortboarders. You will find right and left breaks, from mellow peelers for logging to fast and powerful waves. Because it is an exposed beach, surfers need to be aware of strong rip currents.
The Harbour- a beautiful, sensitive spot that features an A-frame with long walls. When the swell is bigger, shortboarders can find powerful waves too. If the conditions are right, we won't hesitate to bring you here!
Bulak Benda: Right Reef Break
About 40 minutes by motorbike to the west from Batukaras, Bulak Benda is a favorite spot for big wave lovers!
Mainly a right-handed reef break, the breaks can get heavy when above 4ft. Although the wave are thick, they do not break too fast. From the shape of the wave, we gather than the bottom is pretty deep. If you wipe out or get caught inside, be prepared to hold your breath for a long time. Paddling out is easy-Bulak Benda features a wide channel, typically free of waves. Avoid big sets by paddling far left. Expect some nice barrels when surfing at mid or low tide!
Froggy's - Right Reef Break
Fun fact-Froggy's was named after a rock! This rock, right in front of the take off zone, has the appearance of a frog.
Accessible only by a 20-minute boat ride from Legok Pari, Froggy's is out in the Indian Ocean and works only with large swells during December to April. The wave is fast, heavy and barrels, more suited for advanced or professional surfers.
Cijeruk (Orange Juice): Left Reef Break
If you are up for an adventure, Cijeruk is the spot for you. 3 hours away from Batukaras, you will have to cross a laggon on anchored fishing boats and trek across an empty beach. Then you'll be greeted by crystal clear waters and a picture-perfect wave.
Mainly a left-hander, Cijeruk breaks over a coral reef, resulting in consistent waves. This beautiful wave may look small from the beach, but don't be deceived! Expect fast and powerful waves with heavy breaks. If you're lucky, you might catch a right-hander.
Cijeruk is best surfed during low to mid-tide. During low tide, the waters are shallow enough and you can walk out on the reef. Bring booties if you prefer.