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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 One Palm Point - Panaitan island

Indonesia, West Java

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 6° 39.324' S
Longitude: 105° 10.358' E

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 Access

You have to arrange a local fisherboat to get to Penaitan Island, a little island 3 hours by boat off the coast of West-Java

English (Translate this text in English): You have to arrange a local fisherboat to get to Penaitan Island, a little island 3 hours by boat off the coast of West-Java

English (Translate this text in English): You have to arrange a local fisherboat to get to Penaitan Island, a little island 3 hours by boat off the coast of West-Java

English (Translate this text in English): You have to arrange a local fisherboat to get to Penaitan Island, a little island 3 hours by boat off the coast of West-Java

DistanceSurf trip

WalkDon't know

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

This is a legendary left point break. This point break, marked by a single sentinel palm, is one of Indonesia's lefthand wonders. Waves here peel perfectly from outside to inside, barrelling the whole way over a shallow bottom that inspires paranoia but creates record-time tube rides. Indeed, this is not a place for timid or inexperienced waveriders. One Palm Point works best on a good-sized swell, a southeasterly and offshore wind, and at a more medium than low tide. It is ridiculously shallow here, so wear any protective gear you can find - which is excellent advice for any surfer heading for the epic waves of Java.

everything about the whole place is heavy. it's the most difficult wave i've ever surfed. half the takeoffs are late and the barrels are supertight as you pull in so you need to stay real high which isn't easy if you're airdropping half the time... you want a longer board to get in early, but then a shorter one to maneaver in the pocket. i settled for my 6'6 pintail, but i wish i had dave's 6'4. little bit wider than the standard 6'4 potatoe chip everyone rides so it paddles well and a nice little pintail to tighten it up in the barrel. but back to the wave... it's really just shallow everywhere and runs forever getting more and more shallow (if that's possible) the further you get. incredibly difficult backside wave

English (Translate this text in English): This is a legendary left point break. This point break, marked by a single sentinel palm, is one of Indonesia's lefthand wonders. Waves here peel perfectly from outside to inside, barrelling the whole way over a shallow bottom that inspires paranoia but creates record-time tube rides. Indeed, this is not a place for timid or inexperienced waveriders. One Palm Point works best on a good-sized swell, a southeasterly and offshore wind, and at a more medium than low tide. It is ridiculously shallow here, so wear any protective gear you can find - which is excellent advice for any surfer heading for the epic waves of Java.<br /><br />everything about the whole place is heavy. it's the most difficult wave i've ever surfed. half the takeoffs are late and the barrels are supertight as you pull in so you need to stay real high which isn't easy if you're airdropping half the time... you want a longer board to get in early, but then a shorter one to maneaver in the pocket. i settled for my 6'6 pintail, but i wish i had dave's 6'4. little bit wider than the standard 6'4 potatoe chip everyone rides so it paddles well and a nice little pintail to tighten it up in the barrel. but back to the wave... it's really just shallow everywhere and runs forever getting more and more shallow (if that's possible) the further you get. incredibly difficult backside wave

English (Translate this text in English): This is a legendary left point break. This point break, marked by a single sentinel palm, is one of Indonesia's lefthand wonders. Waves here peel perfectly from outside to inside, barrelling the whole way over a shallow bottom that inspires paranoia but creates record-time tube rides. Indeed, this is not a place for timid or inexperienced waveriders. One Palm Point works best on a good-sized swell, a southeasterly and offshore wind, and at a more medium than low tide. It is ridiculously shallow here, so wear any protective gear you can find - which is excellent advice for any surfer heading for the epic waves of Java.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;everything about the whole place is heavy. it's the most difficult wave i've ever surfed. half the takeoffs are late and the barrels are supertight as you pull in so you need to stay real high which isn't easy if you're airdropping half the time... you want a longer board to get in early, but then a shorter one to maneaver in the pocket. i settled for my 6'6 pintail, but i wish i had dave's 6'4. little bit wider than the standard 6'4 potatoe chip everyone rides so it paddles well and a nice little pintail to tighten it up in the barrel. but back to the wave... it's really just shallow everywhere and runs forever getting more and more shallow (if that's possible) the further you get. incredibly difficult backside wave

English (Translate this text in English): This is a legendary left point break. This point break, marked by a single sentinel palm, is one of Indonesia's lefthand wonders. Waves here peel perfectly from outside to inside, barrelling the whole way over a shallow bottom that inspires paranoia but creates record-time tube rides. Indeed, this is not a place for timid or inexperienced waveriders. One Palm Point works best on a good-sized swell, a southeasterly and offshore wind, and at a more medium than low tide. It is ridiculously shallow here, so wear any protective gear you can find - which is excellent advice for any surfer heading for the epic waves of Java.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;everything about the whole place is heavy. it's the most difficult wave i've ever surfed. half the takeoffs are late and the barrels are supertight as you pull in so you need to stay real high which isn't easy if you're airdropping half the time... you want a longer board to get in early, but then a shorter one to maneaver in the pocket. i settled for my 6'6 pintail, but i wish i had dave's 6'4. little bit wider than the standard 6'4 potatoe chip everyone rides so it paddles well and a nice little pintail to tighten it up in the barrel. but back to the wave... it's really just shallow everywhere and runs forever getting more and more shallow (if that's possible) the further you get. incredibly difficult backside wave

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General

Wordclass Wave. No single place on the island to sleep, so boattrip is the only option left... awesome!

English (Translate this text in English): Wordclass Wave. No single place on the island to sleep, so boattrip is the only option left... awesome!

English (Translate this text in English): Wordclass Wave. No single place on the island to sleep, so boattrip is the only option left... awesome!

English (Translate this text in English): Wordclass Wave. No single place on the island to sleep, so boattrip is the only option left... awesome!

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By Dominic , 02-01-2010

- Hello vy from Sweden
Me and friend Ludwig from Poland will tackle one palm
We practice on river in Germany
We vill make film
Hans and Fritz take movie camera

By brad o'brien , 08-09-2009

Relax! - Mr. "Natural Preserve" needs to chill out. You think this is some kind of secret spot? Pul your head out of your ass; indo is old news!

By Anonymous , 07-07-2009

Natural preserve - This is "the island" featured in second thoughts.Yo Timmy, u got no business setting foot here let alone claiming it jackass. Panitian is a natural preserve protected by the indonesian gov't.Kapu! U think da staph infection in your brain was a coincidence? Brah, u go somewhere u don't belong then put it in a package then sell it to the masses.Ya Timmy u da man.

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