Batukaras Beach is popular among surfers, nationally and internationally. In addition to a relatively flat beach, Batukaras also has a small bay, so that surfers do not have to paddle too far to the starting point for wave. The main beach at Batukaras region was named Legokpari Beach. This beach is a favorite for beginner surfers, has waves that are not too high making it easier for every tourist who wants to try and learn to surf.
Batukaras offers fun, user-friendly waves but please keep in mind it does not have the consistency of other Indo surf spots.
THE POINT at Batukaras
Righthand pointbreak that rolls through a sand bottom bay in front of the hotel for up to 1500 metres. The take-off is up to you: fast and hollow beyond the point, or slow and easy at the shoulder section. After take-off the wave mellows out with workable walls through to the far end of Batukaras bay.
THE REEF at Batukaras
Righthander with an easy take-off that leads into fast walls unravelling over a lava reef. This high tide spot can turn on some real quality with clean walls to work on your top/bottom turn combo and down-the-line speed reeling to the beach for around 150 metres. Breaks from waist high to overhead.
There’s other surf options accessible by car or boat if you’re up for a bit of adventure. Plenty of beach breaks nearby, and 40 mins drive from Batukaras is a left-hand barrelly reef break that works on small swells and is offshore with the SE Tradewinds from June-Sept.
WHEN TO GO?
- Jan, Feb: all-day offshore winds but inconsistent swell and generally wrong swell direction for The Point, however swell direction and winds are good for The Reef.
- Mar, Apr, May: offshore winds, medium-sized swells (waist to head high with the occasional bigger day). This is the best time to surf in the area because the conditions are usually good for both The Reef and The Point.
- June, July, Aug, Sept: larger consistent swells (waist high to overhead), cross-shore winds at The Point, although some inside sections of The Point are wind protected.
- Oct, Nov, Dec: all-day offshore winds, small swells and possible long flat spells. Uncrowded!