At world renowned Panaitan Island, all levels of surfing are catered for, depending on wind and tidal conditions from thick, fast, hollow rights to long, playful lefts. The island has waves from the Eastern tip all the way through to the Western tip at Panaitan Island, including:

One Palm Point

This legendary left point break is also one of the world's longest with lengths up to 800 meters. It reels across a reef point and is one of Indonesia's left-hand wonders, barrelling the whole way over a ridiculously shallow bottom. Not without danger, but it does create record-time tube rides. One Palm Point works best on a good-sized swell, a south easterly and offshore wind, and at a more medium than low tide.

Definitely not for timid or inexperienced riders.


A less intense but fun left hand break. The reef delivers perfect barrels, and they are more makeable than One Palm Point due to a defined channel. Takeoffs are straightforward, then a lined-up wall leads to a full on barrel before tapering off into deep water. Higher tides are best for avoiding the shallow second section.

Napalms is the most frequently surfed wave at Panaitan, and with good reason.


An extremely square, top to bottom, right-hand barrel. Indonesia’s backdoor pipe. The water is quite deep at the take-off point, but a combination of funnelled 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 right-hand reef break with a smooth and approachable take-off and workable walls and barrel sections.

Pussy's - Inside Lefts

At the head of the inner bay are some very well lined up, long lefts. Relatively easy with fun workable walls breaking into deep water. A good warm-up spot for the real Panaitan. They need a good south swell but work at any tide, with low often best.

Inside Rights

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.

Croc & Roll

Another classic left hander that has been described as little Padang (Padang, Bali). A deep channel separates Croc & Roll right makes this set up simple.

Surf Trip to Panaithan Island 2016:

2016 & 17 Surf schedule Panaitan:    
Depart: Arrive: Spaces available
March 18th March 27th 10
April 1st  April 10th 10
April 13th April 22nd 10
April 27th May 7th 10
May 9th May 19th 10
May 21st May 30th 10
June 1st June 10th 10
June 14th June 23rd 10
June 26th July 5th 10
July 11th July 20th 10
July 23rd August 1st 10
August 4th August 13th 10
August 15th August 24th 10
August 26th September 4th 10
September 7th September 16th 10
September 19th September 28th 10
September 30th October 9th 10
Trips - 10 Nights / 9 Days    
Price Per PAX - Rp 21,000,000    
Private Charter per day -Rp15,000,000