Batukaras

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 POINTBREAK

Righthand pointbreak that rolls through a sand bottom bay up to 1500 meters.

The take-off is up to you: fast and hollow beyond the point, or slow and easy at the shoulder section. The wave gently peeled on workable long wall perfect for long boarding or to work out you curvy manoeuvres on shorter board.

THE REEFBREAK

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.

OTHERS SPOTS

There’s other surf options accessible by car or boat if you’re up for a bit of adventure. Depending on tides, swells and winds, others surf options can Spice up your adventure. Beach breaks as Batu Hiu or Pangandaran, shallow coral left hander of Batu Mandi, right hander of Bulak Benda and even more #secretspot Ask a local guide.

RULES

The waves are essentially waves of pointbreak, in one direction, it is important to respect the priorities and more so the “surf etiquette”. Respect the locals, be humble polite and smiling. If you are a beginner, ask someone from the surf club to help you, do not bother others for everybody.

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!