15 minutes south is the answer for those looking for a more challenging wave. The set-up at Way Jambu (Pear River) is heavy and few surfers will actually dare to tackle these hollow and powerful waves breaking dangerously close to sharp reef. Sectiony in the extreme, it varies greatly with tide and swell direction, but wide-open tubes are the constant theme at any size. Nicknamed the Sumatran Pipeline, it goes without saying this spot is for experts only and will be far safer on a higher tide. The coastal road leads to numerous other spots seldom surfed, as most surfers don't bother checking out these less documented, wind sensitive breaks.

  • All Tides
  • Left-hand break over submerged reef
  • Sand
  • S - W
  • South Easterly
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