We're not quite sure how we are going to introduce you to surfing in Indonesia without writing a book. Suffice it to say that this chain, made up of more than 17,000 islands which span both sides of the equator, is the ultimate surfers' playground, no matter what your skill level or budget. It is a land of rainbow colored coral reefs teaming with life, blindingly white sand beaches lapped by impossibly clear blue seas, swaying coconut palms and unique flora and fauna. Interestingly, it has around the same number of active volcanoes as it does world class surf spots – 150.
The culture – a heady exotic blend of influences and ethnicity with around 742 languages - is constantly fascinating; the natural scenery will have you sighing repeatedly every 5 minutes at the jaw-dropping beauty of it all; the food will assault your taste buds in wonderful new ways. You are in for a huge treat and wherever you choose to lay your head during your Indonesian surf trip you are sure to sleep well after endless hours of surfing, exploring, taking part in a range of sports and activities and generally having the time of your life.
Our Indonesian surf trips are divided into those which are land based and those which see you living on-board a dedicated surf charter. The majority of our land-based Indo surfing options are located in either Bali or Sumatra/ Mentawais but there are other island options too if you like the idea of heading off the beaten track a little more. If you choose to spend your non-surfing hours on dry land then you have a choice of a surf camp base complete with social vibe or a surf resort where medium range to all-you-can-dream-of luxury are the focus.
Indonesian surf boat charters come in just about every shape and size, from budget to total luxury, with the vast majority plying the waters around the iconic Mentawais and the Sumatran coast. However, there are also other choices of boats which will take you just about anywhere in Indonesia where there is surf – each intended to give you maximum wave time and the chance to be rocked to sleep each and every night by the ocean.
Indonesia is an all-year-round surf destination with more big name, world class spots than you can shake a surf board at. All types of break are represented but far and away the vast majority are either rock reef or coral reef. This means that although there are spots suitable for total beginners, the experienced surfer is going to be spoiled for choice.
The majority of Indonesian based surf trips offered place you either in the Mentawais or Bali. The Mentawais, once the exclusive playground of the pros only
and simply oozing world class waves from every corner, is best suited to experienced and expert surfers looking for super-hollow, powerful waves breaking over coral reef. This doesn't mean that there aren't mellower places to find however. The optimum surf season runs from March to November but it is a destination which can be surfed all year.
Bali, a well established point on the surfers' map, has one of the highest concentrations of quality waves anywhere on the planet and an obscene number of break type choices suitable for all skill levels. It is well-positioned to receive the full force of the Southern Ocean swells making it super consistent with the optimum surf season running from May to September.
Java – another island which features a few times with our surf trip choices - is another Indo choice which serves up quality surf in the form of beach breaks, reefs, points and river mouths, suitable for all surfing levels.
Whether you are boat-based or land-based, your accommodation options on an Indonesian based surf trip pretty much cover everything you can imagine. From budget to luxury, from solo traveler to large group and beachfront and basic to secluded honeymoon choices.
With the huge variety of choice on offer with Indonesian surfing holidays, everyone is invited to the party. Total beginner? No problem – come along and catch your first ride in this tropical paradise. Experienced or pro surfer? Well, you are going to think you've died and gone to surf heaven. No matter what your weapon of choice – longboard, shortboard, SUP board or bodyboard – there is a wave to suit. Also, because everything is served up here – from shoestring budget to luxury – surf Indonesia trips are popular with families, solo travelers, groups, couples and honeymooners....everyone in fact who dreams any type of warm water surf dream.
Packages and deal come in just about every variety and to suit all pocket sizes, so whether you are looking for a self catering base or an all-inclusive option we are sure to be able to deliver the goods.
We're pretty sure that by now we must have you running to pack your board bags but before you come out and play be sure to give us a call first. There is a world of choice with our Indonesian based surf trips and we understand that it can all be a bit confusing. The LUEX experts can help you decide which trip would best match your idea of surfing and personal need perfection.......then you can pack your suitcase.