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20 TIPS TO SURFTRAVEL IN INDONESIA

20 TIPS TO SURFTRAVEL IN INDONESIA

Indonesia become the mother of break in the world because of the lot of surfspot across Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok and The Eastern Indonesia.  It also located in between of Pacific Ocean and Hindia Ocean that make the Indonesia the beautiful spot for every pro surfer in the world. Here some tips if you’re planning to trip Indonesia crystal wave.

1.    You have your own surfboard

Its better than you have to rent the surf board in every surf spot, you will exactly understand the character of your board. The more you know your board easier to explore your skill on wave. Buy once and know it well

2.    Take the public transportation


Indonesia provide lot of public transportation across the the island, its cheaper than you have to rent personal car.

3.    Rent the motobike if you want to explore the country

This the best way to explore Indonesia, some place hard to access, motorbike is the best solution.

4.    Big restaurant is big price

You don’t need to sit in the big restaurant, Indonesia street food rich with taste, don’t worry about the price its affordable.

5.    Street food is the best deal in Indonesia

6.    Meet the local

The Indonesian are friendly and easy going, just say hallo ask them about the country or something around the town is the best way to keep in touch with them.

7.    Don’t spent your night in big hotel

You can go to backpacker hotel, the local used to live closer to backpacker hotel.

8.    Transport by train is the cheapest in Indonesia

Its obtain in Java, when you travel across Java start from Banyuwangi (Plengkung or G-land) stop by the big city and join wonderful attraction around the city, night life another option ahile you can explore some of volcano and wonderful sunrise of Java in Bromo. Surabaya, Malang, Jogyakarta, Semarang, Bandung, Jakarta, Sukabumi and the last Banten (Panaitan island).     

9.    Don’t hasitate to stop by the closest destination

10.  Don’t stay in Bali too long

Yup, this is not the only Indonesia with the best area in the country you have to explore around, you will exactly understand that you being lost in the paradise.

11.  Join the surf club with local surfer

Beside the local people, local surfer is the best fren, they know the secret spot, they will show you around.

12.  Rent car if you more than 5 person

5 person is best to rent car than you have to go with motorbike, event the price little bit higher but its worth, than you have to drive after surf session, don’t act like local Indonesia they used to live with motorbike for hours event in the bad condition.

13.  Try the night criminal Jakarta tour

Spare to come to Jakarta and enjoy the sloopy Jakarta, flood, jammed for hours and rubbish, beggar and nightlife.

14.  Go directly to immigration office for you own document

Best way to know Indonesia is to know the birocrazy, it totally mess up and make twinkle your eyes and up your hands up coz angry J. And say this word “bangsat”.

15.  Be careful with the police if go by motorbike

Beggar is problem, police also problem here, they know how to blame everyone every single time they stop you, better avoid them. Not the best solution to carry out the problem. The most “iseng” people in country.

16.  Be sure to ask the police name and range

Event they are sometime come with the problem, but it doesn’t matter to ask them about direction.

17.  No problem to join traditional ceremony

Yup, you can join them in Id Fitri, Galungan, Christmas ect, we will be happy if we have guest around us. We take you to our big family and share the happiness.
bedug party (pict from internet)

18.  Best time to keep in touch is in Ramadhan

Hmmm, this is optional, but if you come to Indonesia in Ramadhan, they will fasting in the day, but its okey to join when it break time. Lets say it’s party after the sunset. With no alcohol, exactly.

19.  Be careful with the pick pocket

Just be careful at everywhere at anytime, this is your vacation just don’t turn it into trouble.

20.  Keep your document save

Its a criminal action, your document is the most important while you’re away of your country. That will show you your identity. Be sure when you rent motor or surfboard or hotel.

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