Pangandaran is one of West Java's best kept secrets, lying on the south coast of West Java at 91 km/56.5 mi away from the town of Ciamis. It gives in the Indian Ocean and lies halfway between Bandung and Yogyakarta. Characterized by unique black and white sand, calmed waved beaches and spectacular sunsets, it is also a renowned surfing destination.
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Surfing in Fistral Beach, Newquay, South West England United Kingdom
The beach offers excellent conditions for surfing since powerful waves, ranging from 0.6 m/2 ft to 4.5 m/15 ft have been observed at the location. Most of times, the beach is crowded because of the various events that usually take place there during high tourism season, from July to August.
Undoubtedly, you can practice surfing during less busy periods, ideally during off season. Fistral beach is the proper place for amateurs, providing safe conditions all year round. Nevertheless, professionals can take pleasure when the weather conditions offer high winds and waves can be impressive.
Schools for training are located around the Fistral beach and Newquay area, offering surfing equipment for renting or buying.