Indonesia

Book your tropical surf trip with the #1 Experts for Indonesia

Surfing Indonesia Is A Whole New Experience

We're not quite sure how we are going to introduce you to surfing in Indonesia without writing a book. Indonesia is everything a surfers’ heart wants and much more. This dreamy Southeast Asian paradise is made up of more than 17,000 islands which cover both sides of the equator with waves as far north as Banda Aceh and as far south as Rote Island. Touted as the ultimate surfers’ playground, Indonesia offers something for everyone - no matter what your skill level or budget is. 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.

Why book with us

The best thing about booking with us is that we are unbiased. We don’t have exclusive contracts with selected resorts, boat operators or camps but rather have them all to make sure you get exactly the holiday you are dreaming of. No compromises, no sad faces - as we offer the widest collection of alternatives in Indonesia.

Indonesia has captured our hearts for the first time back in 2005 and has been a LUEX “sweet spot” ever since. Most of our staff has spent extensive time living, traveling and surfing across all Islands and we know the tropical archipelago and its surf conditions like the back of our hands. With us, it’s always personal. We cater to your needs and come up with the best alternatives that suit your needs.

We offer best price guarantee - always and forever! We figured out all the cost traps in Indonesia, so you don’t have to. There are many, but through our extensive network and long lasting relationships we know how to avoid them, and save some hard-earned cash on surf passes, services, surf packages and more, all at the same time.

We offer safe, fast and reliable payment and booking options but what makes LUEX stand out is that you are talking to real people! Our dedicated sales agent not only work you through the process step by step but will assist you with everything else you need along the way. Jetting off to your dream destination has never been easier!

At LUEX, you get to talk to real people with real input! All of our sales agents have been to Indonesia and know the country and its waves inside and out. No scripted messages, no robot typing - but real-time assistance with that ever so valuable human touch.

Meet your expert

The Gaucho in our crew! Nacho studied Business Administration in Buenos Aires and knows his way around surf breaks all over Latin America, Indo & Fiji. A keen explorer, he also had a couple of waves in the Maldives, Morocco, Europe, NZ, OZ & Easter Island! Nacho's favorite surf destination is the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia; however, he will provide you Stormrider guide-like knowledge on any of the dreamy surf areas he manages. Our LUEX in-house barista always makes sure he helps people with anything that might contribute to their best surf vacation ever.

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Be Aware

Indonesia is a vast and partly remote country that can make traveling one hell of a task. Surf breaks aren’t always as easily accessible as in Bali and require some logistical juggling skills, time and patience. Don’t waste precious holiday time with things we can handle for you! In addition, rates, quality, availability of transfer, coaching, guiding and board rental services vary dramatically so don’t get caught up in all the dealings and wheelings and let the hassling up to us to find you the best solution for your needs.

What our customers say

"...The location is perfect and the services are truly remarkable. In short wonderful people and fantastic surf experience."

Gideon
(The Balicamp)

"Unique place setup in a beautiful location, relaxed atmosphere, amazing people and plenty of waves for all abilities in close proximity - what else can you ask for ?!"

Pete
(Togat Nusa Retreat)

"...Location was excellent, surf was so much fun, 2-3ft easy lefts, barely any crowds. ..."

Leah
(Anantara Uluwatu)

"That was unreal. Spending 10 days at absoultely the best place on the world. Surfing at Mentawais is another dimension of surfing. Every day just the best waves - everything you can wish for - small, fun, big, bigger, barrels...Every surfer should go there at least once in a lifetime!"

Peter
(Wavepark Mentawai)

"I almost cried when I had to leave the place. I had the best time of my life :)"

Arleen
(Aloita Resort & Spa)

"...Traveling here is definitely an adventure in itself, have a day or two to spare in case of bad weather etc. We stayed at Boa Vida for 10 days and LOVED it. The location is unreal. White sand beaches, clear blue water, looking at one of Rotes surf breaks right out of your bedroom window, your own "private" beaches a few steps away...."

Maria
(Boa Vida Rote)

Six Reasons For The Perfect Indonesian Surf Vacation

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Pumping waves and foreign flavors - Indonesia is a cultural gem

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. And have we mentioned the food? It 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.

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Indonesia is a dream surf destination all year around

Indonesia is an all-year-round surf destination with more big name, world-class spots than you can shake a surfboard at. All types of breaks are represented but the majority of peelers break over (sometimes on the shallower side) rock reef or coral reef. This means that although there are spots suitable for total beginners, the heavy punters are going to be in for a treat trying to catch some shade from the Indonesian sun. Prime surf season is from late March to November which the Indonesian archipelago into a firing squad type wave machine lighting up breaks across Bali, Sumatra, Java and more. Don’t ride of the off-season though! It might not be as big, but no way less dreamy and consistent. The off-season is the go-to period for beginners and itermediates to have a total blast and for serious chargers to get away from the crowds.

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Stay on land and score in the water in Indonesia

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 the choice of a surf camp base complete with plenty of good vibes or a surf resort where medium range to all-you-can-dream-of luxury is the focus. Whatever you are looking for in your temporary home away from home we got you covered.

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Live the ultimate Indonesian surfing dream on a boat

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.

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Everyone is welcome in Indonesia

With a huge variety of choice on offer, everyone is invited to the party. Total beginner? No problem – come along and catch your first ride along the shores of the ever faithful Kuta Beach. Experienced or pro surfer? Well, you know the drill; sit deep, paddle hard, late take-off, eyes down the line and…...yep, exactly! No matter what you’re looking for, Indonesia delivers - always and forever. It is one of those rare places in the world that attracts people from all walks of life, from families to honeymooners sharing the same level of stoke.

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There’s always the ever faithful Island of Bali

The island of the gods, the land of the left, the land of plenty… whatever you want to call it - Bali just never gets old. Truly graced by the gods, the island is a goofy-footers’ heaven and offers 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. The island is well-positioned to receive the full force of the Southern Ocean swells making it super consistent but yet beyond entertaining for your non-surfing significant other. Imagine hanging out by the pool listening to sweet tunes and sipping on a tasty coconut-latte while your partner is out there doing her / his thing - Yep, we dig it too!

Special Indonesian Surf Trips
Surf Camps Mentawais

Budget and medium surf is even possible in a place like the Mentawais.

Surf Boats Mentawais

A surf charter can take you to the best waves in one of the best surf spots in the world.

Surf Resorts Mentawais

Treat yourself with some extra surf fun and relaxing holidays.

It doesn't stop here...We have plenty more on offer for you...check out all of our Surf Trips