Sunday, April 14, 2013

Samudra Ujung Offers Very Fun Surf

Fun Samudra Ujung surf
Last updated: September 11th, 2017
Samudra Ujung beach is largely deserted

     Samudra Ujung beach is strongly recommended for surfers. It is the best spot for more experienced surfers in the city of Bengkulu. It is less popular than Panjang beach or Tapak Paderi beach, but it offers very fun and pretty challenging surf for those who love surfing. The beach is clean enough with its white sand and natural spruces along the beach. It is still largely deserted due to lack of road and transportation access, only a few local and foreign surfers come to surf here in the late afternoon, so you don’t have to wait patiently for your wave in the lineup, no need to fight over freaking waves. 

For surfers it will be a frustrating trip taking non-chartered cars. It is easier to get there by paying more for a chartered angkot (city public transport) for Rp 75,000 or around US$ 5.6 (return trip). The driver will drop you off and pick you up later. Keep in mind, "Don't get into the vehicle until you've agreed on a fare you are comfortable paying, and even better pay from your stack of smaller bills so that the driver will not owe you any change when you are done surfing". 

Bengkulu surf trip
No entrance fee, except on Eid al-Fitr holiday also known as Lebaran and Eid al-Adha holiday or Lebaran Haji, the visitors are charged for Rp. 1,000 (US$ 0.08) per person. As the beach is out of the city center, there is no any inn/hotel or food stall nearby the surf spots. Please bring your own food, drink and gears!

Location: near the Samudra harbor, around 16 km (10 miles) from Bengkulu city center. Find Samudra Ujung beach location on Google map. 


More photos from Samudra Ujung beach

Samudra Ujung beach at sunset
A local surfer
Samudra Ujung reef 
Ready to surf

Photos by Jeff Clairmont and Jeff Doust

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