Panaitan’s hills rise from pristine forest with wild life comprised of deer, wild board, monkey, bulls, large monitor lizar, black leopard, phyton and a wide variety of bird life. This beautiful tropical island is the background of one the most incredible surf spot in the world class waves in warm, clear blue water and away from crowds. Panaitan is part of Ujung Kulon national park (world heritage site).
To those who like to surf at Panaitan island it is one of the best surfing area in the world, It is one the most exciting safaris you have experience, about Panaitan island is located in the part of Ujung Kulon National Park (world heritage site) this beautiful tropical island is rich wild life in great waves and clear blue water will take you far away from hustle and bustle of everything, A perfects destination for groups of surfer in search of waves far away from the madding crowds.
Created in this bay by God are several primo surf spots, ranging from huge outer-bay cloudbreak bombies, one of the most perfect left point breaks in the world, and inner-bay reef breaks that peel and fire like finely tuned machines. It’s a beautiful place, an island of dreams, where you meet more dolphins than humans and where you really feel at one
with the universe.
As with most areas of Indonesia, West Java gets the best surf conditions during the months March through to October. Depending on where you decide to travel you have breaks which will suit depending on your skill as a surfer please check out the wave discription listed under DATES.
Mostly this area is uncrowded and you will definitely get to experience that Indo perfection! The waves in West Java are really under-rated… they are some of the best in Indo – it’s just a matter of timing.
Depending on time and where you choose to surf you can also check out Krakatoa – a live volcano in the vicinity – and numerous national parks that remain untouched by the Western world and droves of tourists!
A short description of the waves:
One Palm Point – for the experienced surfer, a shallow, open relentless barreling left.
SS & Apocalypse – for the normal to experience surfer. A right pit that has been compared to backdoor pipe.
Napalms – for the normal surfer, a smoking left.
Illusions – beginner to normal surfer, a grinding right that fully barrels.
Croc ‘n’ rolls – fun wave – normal surfer, a long hollow winding left that breaks into deep water.
Pussy’s – fun wave great for beginners and the mal board riders, a fun mellow wave a long left that can go forever, picks up any swell.
Angels – caters for all surfers, fun left breaks in a deserted beautiful bay.
Daves Place – caters for all surfers, another fun easy left.
Indicators – caters for all surfers, a long hot dog fun wave.
Ship Wrecks – caters for all surfers, right and left picks up the swell.
Ranger Station – caters for all surfers, a fun peak which can turn it right on, across the bay a hollow steam trian right.
P.P.S. – caters for all surfers, another real fun wave, left and right
One Palm Point
This point reef break, marked by a single sentinel palm, is one of Indonesia’s left-hand wonders. Waves here peel perfectly from outside to inside, barreling the whole way over a shallow bottom that inspires paranoia but creates record-time tube rides. Indeed this is not a place for timid or inexperienced wave riders. One Palm Point works best on a good-sized swell, a southeasterly and offshore wind, and at a more medium than low tide. It is ridiculously shallow, here, so wear any protective gear you can find.
The wave that put Panaitan on the map. One of the world’s longest (up to 800 yards), most perfect, most dangerous shallow left-hand barrels reels across a reef point. You need a sturdy board to get into the wave as early as possible, then set a rail and go for maximum speed. Mid tide seems best and the wave starts to work at just 3ft of south to southwest swell.
Probably the most frequently surfed wave at Panaitan, and with good reason. The left-hand reef here delivers barrels with mechanical perfection, and they are more make able than One Palm thanks to a defined channel. Take-offs are straight-forward, then a lined-up wall leads to a ful?-on barrel before tapering off into deep water. Higher tides are best if you want to avoid the shallow second section. This is a fun barreling left-hander located at Inside Panaitan. There are also other soft, fun, and relaxing waves here. A lot of waves here close out, or race on past you, but the ones you do mange to snatch are a memorable rush of seapower. This spot is best ridden at a lower tide when the waves are less jumpy.
The lefts Right-hand reef break with approachable take-off and variable barrel and wall sections. Just seaward and up-shore from Apocalypse is yet another right, Illusions. Illusions, a right hand point break, that is not as reckless as the left at One Palm Point, but just as perfect..
Extremely square right-hand barrel; pull in or don’t go at all . The tasty Apocalypse is a great surprise because it doesn’t look like much as you approach it from behind. Paddle into its lineup from the boat and you will discover a feisty wave that peaks, walls, plumes, and fires. The water is quite deep at the take-off point, but a combination of funneled wave speeds, strong offshore winds and a receptive and stationary reef causes incoming?swells to rise fast, hover before hollowing out and then break defiantly. A lot of waves here close out, or race on past you, but the ones you do mange to snatch are a memorable rush of sea power. This spot is best ridden at a lower tide when the waves are less jumpy.
At the head of the inner bay are some very well lined up, fun long lefts. Generally a good warm-up spot for Panaitan proper, the lefts need a good south swell but work at any tide, although low is often best.
Opposite the lefts, on the west side of the bay is a right-hand reef break that works on wet season west breezes and any swell direction. A solid south swell at low tide will get this alternative spot firing. Best at lower to mid tides, but varying with swell size.