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Sumbawa

West Sumbawa

East Sumbawa

Sumba

Sumba

Rote

Rote

Sumatra

Aceh

Simeulue

Nias / Asu / Hinakos

Telos

Banyaks

Mentawais

Java

West Java

Central Java

Grajagan – G-land

Lombok

Lombok

N - E

All tides

1 - 5ft S - SW swell

Sand and volcanic reef

All levels

N - E

All tides

1 - 5ft S - SW swell

Sand and volcanic reef

All levels

Surfing at Berawa Overview

Quick Info

Wave size: Waist high – 1.5x overhead
Swell size (ocean): 1 – 5ft
Swell direction: S – SW
Tides: All tides
Direction: Left & right
Best wind: N – E
Surfing level: All levels
Crowd factor: 9/10
Localism factor: 5/10
Fun factor: 7/10
Risk factor: 3/10
Must know: Keep your car park ticket to save paying twice.
Berawa beach is a local favourite that has waves in most conditions. The newly constructed Finns beach club is right in front of the beach break and has a good view of every thing going on while sipping on a cocktail. Although this is great, it has had a large impact on the small local businesses that used to line the beach, so be sure to get a beer or coconut form them too!

About Berawa

Berawa offers a range of options, including a good beach break and 2 reef breaks. The beach break has great options that peak up and run for up to 80m randomly all over the beach, so it’s a great option to surf with a crowd. The quality of waves is dependant on the sand location and the conditions on the day. It can offer high performance walls and the odd barrel on bigger days, and approachable mellow peelers on the smaller days. It breaks on all tides, on all swell directions from 1 ft up to 1.5 over head. So there is something for every one here!

Just to the north is a low quality reef, around 100m from the beach entry. It has a steep take off on a shallow ledge, which tries to barrel but tends to pinch as it peels into the channel. It then slowly peels a mellow right hander that needs to be overhead to link the take off to the beach, and a series of well placed cutbacks are required to maintain speed. Better on the lower tides when the channel is the shallowest, up to 1.5 over head.

Just to the south is another fickle reef that works in specific conditions. A moderate clean swell, and spring low tides will have fast barrelling right-handers peel for 60m. This wave is shallower than it looks and bouncing off the bottom on bigger days is common. The sand can move around a lot here affecting the quality of the wave.

Berawa is a local favourite, offering something for every level in most conditions.

Best Conditions for Berawa

The early morning is best when it’s still glassy, or immediately after a storm has rolled through before the wind picks up again. Berawa will break from waist high to 1.5x over head, on all tides and all swell directions.
It is offshore in wind from the NE.

Getting in and out at Berawa

Access is by simply paddling out through the breakers, look for rips to help you get out on larger days.

Coming in is also simple and you can come in over either of the reefs or the beach break at all tides.

Getting to Berawa

Get to Berawa by following Jalan Pantai Berawa all the way to the end. You will pass through a tollbooth, where the fee for entry is Rp4000 per person. You can keep your ticket, as it will allow you entry to the beach all day. Park at the end of the road next to Finns Beach Club, the beach break is directly in front and the 2 reefs are 100m or so to the south and north.

Hazards to look out for at Berawa

A relatively safe place to surf when conditions are small, be aware of other surfers as there is often a crowd here.

heavy rains can bring polluted water into the line up from the river, so take care when surfing during the wet season as infections can be common.

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