Going to a surf trip to Indonesia is always intriguing. Located in the Indian Ocean, this country rise as one of the ultimate surf destination where thousands of surf enthusiast flocks every summer. Indonesia has a wealth of waves in all shapes and sizes, and combined with all-year round sunny days, this country is simply a surfer’s paradise. If you want to stay at surf camp Indonesia the next holiday and have amazing adventure with the waves, here’s what you need to think before.
Which Surf Destination You Want to Go?
They said, Indonesia is the Disneyland of surfing. With Indian Ocean on its southern border, this archipelago country is one of the most wave-rich zone. No matter what your level is, you will always find the right beach that accommodate your current skills. Indonesia has a lot of world-class surfing beaches scattered on thousands of its island. Some are very popular, like the famous Bali and its neighbouring Lombok and Gilis. Others like Nias, Mentawai, Sumba, and Sumbawa are very remote and are kept in pristine condition. Know that each region has its level of difficulty. Plan your surfing trip from early on and pick the right surf camp Indonesia accordingly.
Do You Want to Pack Your Own Boards?
If you come from Europe or United States, going to Indonesia will take a long flight. Sometimes, you even need to take several transits before reaching this tropical country. This would be a challenge if you decide to bring your own surf boards. If you have multiple experience bringing surf boards in a multiple flight without experiencing breakage, go ahead. Unless you have an inseparable bonds with your personal board, we recommend to leave it at home and rent one in the destination. Know that many surf camp in Indonesia have very decent collection of surf boards to rent anytime. It’s more practical and way cheaper than paying extra flight luggage for surfboards (they are quite heavy!). Also, it’s easier if you decide to move between one destination to another in Indonesia.
Are You Planning to Stay at Just One Surf Camp In Indonesia?
Again, this is tightly related to your destination plan. Indonesia has very diverse surfing spot across the country. From the north tip of the country’s borders, Aceh, to the westernmost tip of Papua, this country is blessed with amazing groundswells that constantly hitting the coastlines. Even when you decide to stick on Bali, you will get immense surf options to explore. Kuta, Canggu, Padang Padang, and Uluwatu’s pristine shores are favourite surfer destinations—not even mentioning more secluded sites. And each regions has a handful of surf camps for easy access of surfing. If you are just staying in one island in Indonesia, it’s possible to just stay at one or two surf camp and reach all the destinations with motorbike/ car. But of you plan to venture to say, Mentawai and Sumba, you’ll definitely need to arrange a couple of surf camp accommodation.
Always Bring Your International Driving License
You will be happy to know that many scooter rentals in Indonesia, especially in popular surf regions like Bali and Lombok, has modified motorbike designed specifically to carry surf board. As renting motorbike definitely cheaper than car, this is definitely a good news. Many surf camps also have bike rent facility. However, no matter which vehicle you choose, never forget to bring your international driving license. This is a must—otherwise your insurance will be void in case accident happens.