West Java, Cimaja Beach

Written by on June 24, 2012 in Java, West Java Beaches with 0 Comments

West Java, Cimaja Beach


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 Palabuhanratu resort area-also called Samudra Beach are just that: pure beachpound, featuring 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 and rice-growing village known as Cimaja, or Cimaja Beach.

 The Cimaja break, a right that rises off a rocky reef, is reached by walking about 300 meters from the main road through beachfront sawah (rice paddies). This spot is consistently surf able because it has a solid and angular rock bottom perfectly attuned to south and southwest swells rising out of the Indian Ocean. Its rights peel off in front of a cobble-stone and boulder strewn beach that clatters like a series of giant castanets every time a wave set rolls in.

Here down below are some information for surfing at Cimaja.

Spot information for surfing at Cimaja (globalsurfer.com):

Type of break: pointbreak

Type of wave: occasionally barreling wave

Direction: right hand

Bottom: rock

Average lenght of ride: 100-200 meter lenght

Suitable for: intermediate level

Detailed information:

Crowd level: normal crowd

Best tide: mid

Ideal board size: 6’2-6’4 Thruster

Ideal wind direction: east 

Wavesize & wetsuit:

Spring – Summer – Autumn – Winter

Good: 4′ – 6′ – Overhead: 6′- 8′ – Ok : 2′- 4′ – Ok : 2′- 4′

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