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Latitude: 6° 39.324' S
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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
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Wave qualityTotally Epic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movement
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
Wordclass Wave. No single place on the island to sleep, so boattrip is the only option left... awesome!
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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