Surfing at Cimaja Beach, Palabuhanratu


The Palabuhanratu area , a favorite weekend surfing destination for expatriates and a growing number of Indonesian surfers based in Jakarta , is the most crowded of West Java ‘s surfing grounds due to sheer ease of accessibility . Most of the surf pounded beaches in the resort area Palabuhanratu – also called Samudra Beach are just that: pure beach pound , with vicious riptides and big walls of water with nowhere to go . Most surfers skip this non-directional stuff and head a few kilometers due west to the sleepy fishing village and rice-growing village known as Cimaja or Cimaja Beach.

The Cimaja break , a right that rises from a rocky reef , is reached by walking about 300 meters from the main road by the beach paddy field ( rice fields) . This place is consistently surfing because it is a solid and angular rock bottom perfectly attuned to south and southwest swells rising from the Indian Ocean . Her rights loosening strewn in front of a cobblestone and boulder beach that clatters like a series of giant castanets every time a wave set rolls in.

After turning left at the intersection onto Jl Siliwangi to go into town, there are some inexpensive losmen on the right-hand side, such as Laut Kidul and Karang Naya. Most hotels in Palabuhanratu charge more on the weekends and holidays.