HomeBlogs surving at Cimaja Beach, Palabuhanratu - West Java The Palabuhanratu area, a favorite weekend surfing destination for
expatriates and a growing number of Indonesian surfers based in
Jakarta, is the most crowded of West Java's surfing grounds due to
sheer ease of accessibility. Most of the surf pounded beaches in the
Palabuhanratu resort area-also called Samudra Beach are just that: pure
beachpound, featuring vicious riptides and big walls of water with
nowhere to go. Most surfers skip this non-directional stuff and head a
few kilometers due west to the sleepy fishing and rice-growing village
known as Cimaja, or Cimaja Beach.
The Cimaja break, a right
that rises off a rocky reef, is reached by walking about 300 meters
from the main road through beachfront sawah (rice paddies). This spot
is consistently surf able because it has a solid and angular rock
bottom perfectly attuned to south and southwest swells rising out of
the Indian Ocean. Its rights peel off in front of a cobble-stone and
boulder strewn beach that clatters like a series of giant castanets
every time a wave set rolls in.
Here down below are some information for surfing at Cimaja.
Spot information for surfing at Cimaja (globalsurfer.com):
Type of break: pointbreak
Type of wave: occasionally barreling wave
Direction: right hand
Average lenght of ride: 100-200 meter lenght
Suitable for: intermediate level
Crowd level: normal crowd
Best tide: mid
Ideal board size: 6'2-6'4 Thruster
Ideal wind direction: east
Wavesize & wetsuit:
Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter
Good: 4' - 6' - Overhead: 6'- 8' - Ok : 2'- 4' - Ok : 2'- 4'