APART from having extraordinary natural beauty, Indonesia is also one of the destinations for adrenaline junkies. We can see this from the continued development of sport tourism in Indonesia. One sport tourism that is quite popular in Indonesia is surfing or surfing.

This is not surprising, because Indonesia has many world-class surfing spots that are quite challenging to conquer. In fact, some of the best surfing spots in Indonesia are often included in the main calendar of international surfing championships!

For you who want to get their adrenaline pumping by surfing, the following are the best world-class surfing spots in Indonesia:
(1). Sorake Beach, Nias
The first best surfing spot in Indonesia is in Nias, North Sumatra. Precisely at Sorake Beach. This beach has just become a competition for world surfers’ skills in the World Surf League (WSL) Nias Pro 2023, which was held on 11-17 September 2023.

The interesting thing about Sorake Nias Beach is the rolling waves that almost reach the shoreline, or more or less up to 200 meters, which is very rare on other beaches in the world. This makes the interval for riding the waves at Sorake Beach longer. The challenge is added by the wave height which can reach 3-5 meters.

(2). Plengkung Beach, Banyuwangi
Still unfamiliar with the name of this beach? The famous name for Plengkung Beach, Banyuwangi, is G-land. This beach is often the main destination for sport tourism lovers who want to surf. In fact, G-land Banyuwangi is said to be one of the best surfing spots in the world, after Hawaii.

Plengkung Banyuwangi Beach has rolling waves as high as 6-8 meters, at intervals of up to 5 minutes. It’s not surprising that G-land often hosts world-class surfing competitions. One of the things being held is the 2022 World Surf League Championship Tour (WSLCT).

(3). Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra
For your information, West Sumatra has approximately 400 surfing spots spread across the Mentawai Islands. It’s no wonder that many call it a “hidden paradise” for world surfers. One of the best surfing spots in the Mentawai Islands is on Sipora Island, which has made it into the 20 Best Surfing Spots in the World, according to CNN Travel.

Sipora Island has fairly consistent waves, up to 7 meters high. Because of the height of the waves, it seems to form a tunnel that is very challenging for world surfers. The best time to surf on Sipora Island is between April and October. Because, during that time the waves on Sipora Island were at their highest.

(4). Tanjung Setia Beach, Lampung
One of the beaches in Indonesia that is included in the World Surf League calendar this year is Tanjung Setia Beach, Lampung. This international surfing event is entitled World Surf League Krui Pro 2023, which will be held on 12-18 June 2023.

Directly facing the Indian Ocean, during the peak surfing season, namely from June to August, the waves at Tanjung Setia Beach can reach a height of between 6-7 meters, with very long wave intervals of up to 200 meters.

(5). Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara
If in East Java there is G-Land, in East Nusa Tenggara there is T-Land. Yep, that’s the nickname for the surfing spot on Rote Island. The waves on Rote Island can extend up to 300 meters, with waves reaching 4.5 meters high. Some of the best surfing spots on Rote Island are at Nemberala Beach, Bo’a Beach and Ndana Island.

(6). Nihiwatu Island, West Sumba
Another of Indonesia’s best surfing spots is in East Nusa Tenggara, namely on Nihiwatu Island. The combination of beautiful nature, unique culture, and friendly local residents completes the sensation of surfing on Nihiwatu Island. This island is even nicknamed “Left God Waves”, because of the height and challenging waves. For those of you who want to ride the “Left God Waves”, the best time is in July-August. []