With the Raja Ampat archipelago in West Papua being an endless maze of nearly 1,500 islands it remains one of the last surfing destinations where it is not so much about surfing existing waves, but finding new ones. All of the surfing is backdropped by dense jungle, pristine waters, unhibitated limestone islands and a vast array of coral reef facing every direction. Empty waves are guaranteed, as is a surf trip that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world.
What we love
Uncrowded, unexplored surf destination producing quality, yet inconsistent, reef and river mouth breaks
Must see is the World Heritage Site, Raja Ampat, one of the most amazing marine parks in the world
November to March is the best time to visit for surf as the swells and winds in the Indo Pacific are most favourable
Access by boat charter only, however some of the most luxurious Indonesian charter boats service the area