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Latitude: 2° 36.795' S
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From regional Jayapura airport, take main road (only one) toward Abepura/Jayapura. In Abepura at the main traffic circle, turn right and immediate left, then follow that road approximately 20-25 kilometers (you will pass signs for Holtekamp along the way). Eventually you will see signs for Skouw and Perbatasan-(border), take a left and follow those signs for Skouw.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth
Good wind directionSouth
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
We normally surf to the right of the village (where we park). There are man-made barrier cement blocks to protect the village from floods, and we usually surf to the east of these. Typically where the mouth of the (sometimes dry) river dumps to the ocean, either side works. This is usually an off-season surf spot (June-October) since during the main season (Nov-May) the surf gets too big and sloppy, making it too difficult to get past the breakers.
Great spot with a small village and friendly locals. Main down-side is that it's a bit far from town, but pretty consistently able to catch waves with a long-board here even in off-season. Sand fleas can be a bit annoying, so best to keep in the water as much as possible. We use a mixture of a touch of Dettol in our sunscreen that seems to help keep the sand-fleas at bay.
A bit far from town, but still a nice spot with some fun waves.
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