For you lovers of surfing, Bali is usually a must destination. The island which is famous for its beautiful beaches also has challenging waves that attract the attention of foreign surfers. But did you know that Indonesia has many other surfing spots? Which is much better than Bali, you know!
- Sipora Island, West Sumatra, For those of you who don’t know, West Sumatra has at least 400 surfing spots! A49 of them are already well-known among international surfers. I was so cool surfing places in West Sumatra, one of which even has entered into the list of the 20 best surfing spots in the world owned by CNN Travel! Sipora Island name.
Sipora Island is one of the 4 islands in the Mentawai Islands that is already known as one of the best surfing destinations in the world. The waves don’t need to be asked, Aladiners. All foreign professional surfers must have been here. The right time to visit here is in April and October. At that time the waves were high.
- Nias, North Sumatra, Nias for most people is better known for the tradition of the stone jumping and its unique house forms. But apparently for foreign surfers, Nias is better known as one of the best surfing spots in the world, you know.
With a height of 1 to 5 meters, the waves here are ready to challenge surfers from beginner to advanced levels. If the waves at other surfing spots have certain times that are most suitable for surfing, then in Nias the waves are constant throughout the year. Very cool, anyway!
- Nihiwatu Island, East Nusa Tenggara, This island belongs to one of the resorts in West Sumba. The beauty of the beach here can make you flounder full of joy in the sand as white as limestone and as soft as flour. Not to mention the blue clear glass of water. But not only that, you know, which made Nihiwatu become one of the favorite tourist spots. The ocean waves have the nickname Left God Waves because of the height and the challenging roll.
Even cooler, on this beach only allowed a maximum of 10 surfers a day. This was done so that the peace and privacy of guests who were staying at the resort were maintained. Very exciting, right? You can surf here without many people’s distractions.
- Kampar River, Riau, If people usually surf in the sea, well, for this one is very unique. The problem is in Riau, you can try the exciting sensation of surfing in the river! This unique phenomenon is called Bono. Bono’s waves were formed due to the meeting of the tides with the tides. Therefore, if the river usually does not have waves, the Kampar River instead has high waves which you can usually only find in the sea. Height to 4 a�� 5 meters, you know!
Unfortunately, this phenomenon does not occur all the time, Aladiners. But only during the full moon on the 10th to 20th of August to December. Another unique thing about Bono is the shape of the waves that can line up to 21 consecutive waves. So cool! Well, for those of you who want to try to surf here, make sure you follow the directions of the surfer who is already an expert, yes. Be careful with the flow of water that is quite wild. Especially in this river there are still many crocodiles estuary!
- Plengkung beach (G-Land), East Java, If you go to Bali, you will definitely not rarely see Anbooth on the edge of the road that offers Surfing trip to G-Land. Where exactly is G-Land? Have you ever heard of Plengkung Beach? Plengkung beach name might not have been heard a lot. But for international surfers, this place is already known as one of the 7 best surfing locations in the world, Aladiners! The location itself is inside the Alas Purwo National Park, Banyuwangi.
The wave height at Plengkung Beach can reach 8 meters with a length of up to 2 kilometers! In addition to Plengkung, he said, waves as high as that can only be found in Hawaii and South Africa. It’s not just the waves and the beauty of the beach that makes this place frequented. The atmosphere is quiet, surrounded by cool dense forests also be the main attraction.
- Tanjung Setia Beach, Lampung, Now, if this one surfing spot, its name has only begun to reverberate in recent years. Maybe because the location is not too well known. But when it comes to waves … beuh, Tanjung Setia Beach will make you feel like surfing in Hawaii!
The beach, which is still in the Bukit Barisan National Park, has a wave height of 6 a�� 7 meters, Aladiners. Rarely, you know, there are beaches whose wave heights can be that high. This can happen because Tanjung Setia Beach is located directly opposite the Indian Ocean. In addition to surfing, here you can also stop by the stalls that sell fresh seafood along the edge of the beach. So the heart is happy, the stomach is full! Hehehe.
- Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara, There are many cool surfing spots around the area of West Timor. One of them is Rote Island. I think it’s far, right, Aladiners? But this is precisely why Rote Island has become one of the favorite spots for surfers in the world. The quiet atmosphere without many visitors, plus the challenging waves will make you feel like surfing in the middle of your own world paradise.
If East Java has G-Land, Rote has T-Land. The waves can extend up to 300 meters, making it one of the longest surfing arenas in Indonesia. The height of the waves ranges from 1 to 4.5 meters. You don’t need to be very good, really, to be able to surf here. After tired of the excitement of wading through the waves all day, you can also directly relax on one of its many beautiful white sand beaches.