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Indo with girlfriend, where to go?« on: November 18 2008 02:11:00 »
I am heading to Indo in late September/October for about one month. I am going with my girlfriend who is a begginer surfer, and i was wondering where we should go.
I'm an experienced surfer, but i'm not looking for the most intense, challenging waves in Indo. I would prefer a a consistent location with nice scenery, a variety of waves, and low crowds. We dont need much around, just nice waves and a couple of places to eat and grab some drinks.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I've read a lot about Sumbawa and Sumatra, but it'd be great to have first hand account of these places. thanks...
RE: Indo with girlfriend, where to go?« Reply #1 on: November 18 2008 04:11:00 »
i spend two month with my girly in Indo this summer. and in my opinon the best thing to do is visiting a surfcamp. the point is, they will take care about your girly and help her to find her waves, and you will have the time surf for your own.
We spend 4 weeks in the Kima surfcamp on Bali, wich was a perfect choice, they bring you to the best spots on the island and guide you to waves wich you wouldnt surf on your own. Both of us me and my girly were able to increase our surfing skills.
Actually i am not really into the camplife, but my girlfriend really enjoyed the breaks within the sessions and met some other people, for this reason i got more time for surf!
If you planing to go to Java, dont miss surfing in the Pangandaran area, awesome place!
RE: Indo with girlfriend, where to go?« Reply #2 on: November 18 2008 09:11:00 »
low crowds, consistent waves, things for your girlfriend to do. pretty difficult to get everything, especially low crowds
RE: Indo with girlfriend, where to go?« Reply #3 on: November 18 2008 09:11:00 »
I agree with the first guy, go to Batu Karas in the Pangandaran area, stay with Paul at Java cove, can rent beginner boards and him and his wife are great poeple, the locals there are some of the best i have meet in 20 years of travelling Indo, food is nice too and so cheap.
Bit of a journey to get there but well worth it and the wave is perfect for teaching your lady. Have fun and say hi to Paul.
RE: Indo with girlfriend, where to go?« Reply #4 on: November 20 2008 04:11:00 »
thanks for the info guys...it sounds like a good idea to do the surf camp thing for at least part of the time. ill keep this info in mind for sure. thanks again...