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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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Location: Southeastern Asia, peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam
Geographic coordinates: 2° 18' N, 112° 18' E
Coastline km: 4,675 km (Peninsular Malaysia 2,068 km, East Malaysia 2,607 km) km
Climate: tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons
Terrain: coastal plains rising to hills and mountains
Elevation: highest point: Gunung Kinabalu 4,100 m
Natural hazards: flooding, landslides, forest fires
Currency: ringgit (MYR)
Population: 23,953,136 (July 2005 est.)
Languages: Bahasa Melayu (official), English, Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai note: in addition, in East Malaysia several indigenous languages are spoken, the largest are Iban and Kadazan
Capital: Kuala Lumpur. Note: Putrajaya is referred to as administrative center not capital; Parliament meets in Kuala Lumpur
Divisions: 13 states (negeri-negeri, singular - negeri) Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, and Terengganu; and one federal territory (wilayah persekutuan) with three components, city of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, and Putrajaya

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Cherating 11 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Desaru 17 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Kemasik 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break Beginners wave
Kerteh 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Kijal 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Pulau Manukan - / -
Left Reef-coral All surfers
Sunway Lagoon 3 / 1
Right and left Reef-artificial All surfers
Tanjung Resang 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Teluk Cempedak 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Tioman Island Malaysia 2 / -
Right and left Reef-coral All surfers


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By sueian , 28-06-2011

- march to Aug, sunny days

By Paddletime , 08-02-2011

Cherating - Just moved to Malaysia with work and keen to check out Cherating. Can anyone provide information on a good time to go and conditions?

By Anonymous , 02-12-2009

cherating - check

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