The island of Java has waves from the far eastern tip at G-Land all the way through to the western tip at Panaitan Island.

The book tells you where to search for guaranteed barrelling tubes, or find more mellow waves without crowds or sharp coral underneath.  

The photos on this page are of breaks in West Java. There are many other excellent lefts and rights nearby, plus uncrowded waves all over Java.


Grajagan, lunar low tide. Photo Alan Van Gysen
Java is one of the most densely populated islands on earth, yet Grajagan nestles quietly in the depths of a thick jungle rainforest on Java’s south-eastern tip. On a clear day, you can even see it from Bali. A unique freak of nature, it is without doubt the world’s most awe-inspiring, consistently...

Central & West Java

Bruce Irons on a rare smooth day at Pacitan’s left wedge. Photo Mark Newsham
Java’s wild south coast is pounded by tons of swell, but it’s a long road trip from G-Land to the next quality break: Pacitan in Central Java has some very heavy sucking reefs, and uncrowded beachbreaks. About 2 hours drive from Jogjakarta airport. An 8 hour drive west brings you to the fishing...

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Respect the Locals

The Indonesian local surfers will be your new best friends. If you treat them with respect you will enjoy your trip so much more. A smile is worth a thousand words in any language. 

If you smile, talk quietly and give them the respect they deserve, you will develop true friendships, get cheaper bargains as a bonus, but more importantly you will gain a genuine insight into their uniquely spiritual lives and centuries old cultures. Indonesia is alive with religions like Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and ancient Animistic beliefs. Your spirit will come alive in Indonesia.

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