Best Spots For Surfing


With a coastline that spreads over 54,700km, Indonesia is Asia’s surfing capital and a surfers’ paradise. Head to these spots for the ultimate surfing experience.


Bali’s most famous beach, Kuta Beach is considered the safest beach for novice surfers
Photo: Marius Dobilas/Shutterstock

• Balangan Beach
Southwest Bali

• Bingin Beach
Southwest Bali

• Green Bowl Beach
Southern tip of Bali

• Impossibles
Southwest Bali

• Keramas Beach
Gianyar, East Bali

• Kuta Beach
South Bali

• Nusa Lembongan
Southeast Bali

• Nusa Penida
Southeast Bali

• Padang Padang Beach
Southwest Bali

• Pantai Batu Mejan (Echo Beach)
Canggu, Southwest Bali

Pererenan Beach
Canggu, Southwest Bali

• Suluban Beach
Southwest Bali

• Uluwatu Beach
Southwest Bali

Biak Island

• Tanjung Saruri Beach
North Biak Island, Papua


• Ombak Tujuh
Sukabumi, West Java

• Panaitan Island
Sunda Strait, western tip of Java

• Plengkung Beach (G-Land)
Banyuwangi, East Java

Soge Beach
Pacitan, East Java

• Srau Beach
Pacitan, East Java

• Teleng Ria Beach
Pacitan, East Java

• Watu Karung Beach
Pacitan, East Java


• Are Guling
South Lombok

• Belongas
South Lombok

• Desert Point
Southwest Lombok

• Ekas Bay
Southeast Lombok

• Gerupuk
South Lombok

• Mawi
South Lombok

• Tanjung A’an
South Lombok

Rote Island

• Nemberala Beach
Southwest Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara


When the southerly winds blow, Asu Island (part of the Hinako Islands) offers some of the best waves in the Sumatran Archipelago
Photo: Puri Asu Resort

• Asu Island
Hinako Islands, west coast of Sumatra

• Bawa Island
Hinako Islands, west coast of Sumatra

• Alus-Alus Bay, Dylan’s Right, Monkey Trees
Simeulue Island, west coast of Sumatra

• Lagundri Beach
Nias Island, west coast of Sumatra

• Greenbush, Hollow Trees (HTs or Lance’s Right), Macaronis, Nokanduis,Rifles
Mentawai Islands,west coast of Sumatra

• Sorake Bay
Nias Island, west coast of Sumatra

• Tanjung Setia Beach
Lampung, south Sumatra

The long waves at Tanjung Setia Beach in Lampung, South Sumatra, are touted as among the world’s best by surfers worldwide, and can rival Hawaii’s best waves
Photo: TeknologiRAF

Sumba Island

• Coconut Cove, Occy’s Left
Nihi, Southwest Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara

Sumbawa Island

• Cobblestones, Lakey Peak, Lakey Pipe, Nungas, Periscopes
Central Sumbawa

• Scar Reef, Sejorong, Super Suck, Tropical, Yoyo’s

West Sumbawa