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Mid-February: West Java, Mentawais or Bali« on: January 26 2009 15:01:00 »
I've been trying to score good surf in New Zealand since december but haven't been very sucessfull.
Then I'm moving on to Indonesia next month, about the 15th. of February. I'll arrive in Jakarta.
By looking at some guides i saw that West Java is kind of dead until April but the Mentawais seems to starting firing up about March. Also Bali seems to have some surfing by March.
What do you think would be best after arriving in Jakarta mid-February:
- West Java
If mentawais i'll search for the cheap ways people told me and i'm staying in Indo for at least 3 months.
Any comment will be aprecciated!
RE: Mid-February: West Java, Mentawais or Bali« Reply #1 on: February 13 2009 02:02:00 »
I think any time of the year you will find waves in any of these locations and if there is none, the worst is you've seen some great parts of Indo that not all travellers bother with. If you're landing in Jakarta,West Java is a 4 hour drive to genteng or Cimaja and would be pretty sure of a wave for starters, then off to South Sumatra for some Sumatran Pipeline action with loads of other places close by going off. Mentawais is a trip further north for your March,April sessions. Cruise on back to Bali for a bit of r n r and surf with the crowds, giving them your best behasar Indonesian you learnt up north.
Hope all that helped.
RE: Mid-February: West Java, Mentawais or Bali« Reply #3 on: February 17 2009 09:02:00 »
love to comeback to mentawai next month..if u guys wanna join this trip will be cool...friends will be ready to help there...