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4 Day All-Level Surf Camp in Pesanggaran, East Java

Mojo Surf Camp Red Island, Jl. Pantai Pulau Merah, Sumberagung, Pesanggaran, Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur 68488, Indonesia

Indonesia Amazing Surf Camp

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
All meals included
Airport transfer available

Looking forward to spend your holiday with the winds and waves? Suit up and join Red Island Surf Camp to a perfect getaway retreat to escape the crowds in Bali. Throughout this retreat, you will get the chance to surf in uncrowded waves every day! Best of all, you will also get to enjoy delicious cooked food, relax among the paradise, adventure around the lush and mountainous region, and explore the true Javanese culture!

Highlights

  • 3 surfing lessons
  • Enjoy surfing at an uncrowded beach
  • Relax at the bay with a beautiful view of the islet
  • Qualified surf instructors and guides
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Indonesian
Airport transfer available:
Banyuwangi Airport (US$34 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Volleyball court
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Special menu request
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

During this retreat, you will be staying at Red Island Panjul Homestay. The available homestay options are a private bungalow, a shared dormitory, and a garden view room. Moreover, the accommodation site is fully equipped with facilities such as an infinity pool, pool table, volleyball net/yard, lush garden, and many places to lounge around as well.

The Rooms

The rooms are basic and comfortable. All rooms have a water dispenser, fans, air-conditioning, private balconies, and private en-suite open-air bathrooms. All bungalows have board-racks to keep your quiver off the ground.

The Camp

Red Island Surf Camp offers a mix of accommodation options surrounded by lush, tropical gardens that create a wonderful, peaceful atmosphere. There is a large open-plan "hub" where guests can come together to share a delicious meal, a game of snooker, or join in a yoga class.

Although this is primarily a surf camp, you don’t need to spend all of your time surfing. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy exploring the beach, get a massage, play some volleyball, swim in the pool, or relax in a hammock with a good book.

Stay Inclusions

  • 3 Delicious Meals Per Day

The camp provides you with breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day during your stay. All meals are cooked on-site and use fresh ingredients to keep them healthy!

  • Unlimited Drinking Water

All guests get fresh drinking water in their rooms and common areas.

  • Fresh Linen and Towel

Save space in your travel bags by not having to bring your own towels; the camp provides them for guests. There is also a laundry service available.

  • Unlimited Fast Wi-Fi

Stay connected to the rest of the world during your stay. The camp comes with free unlimited Wi-Fi which means you can stream your favorite Spotify playlists while lazing on your bungalow verandah.

  • Air Conditioned Rooms and Hot Water

Every room is air-conditioned and has hot water showers to ensure you remain as comfortable as you can be during your stay.

  • Travel Guidance and Advice From Staff

Looking for the best surf tour in Indonesia? Want to know some of the best things to do in Bali? No matter what you’re looking for, the staff is full of knowledge and guidance to point you in the right direction.

Who stays at the camp

Apart from the surfers who want to learn, guests are quite diverse. Young families, surfing couples, ol’ boys, and crew just looking for fun cruisey waves! 50% of guests are surfer girls and the camp is always a lovely mix of guys and girls of all ages. The camp generally does not attract surfers hunting big barrels or the super-serious "surf or die" crowd; it's all about having fun and cruising here.

Party

The camp loves to have a good time at Red Island, both in and out of the water and at times, it is in the evening. Most nights of the week are pretty chill but you never know when an impromptu "good night" is going to kick-off and who are they to stop people having a great time on their holiday! The camp has a midnight curfew in which case guests are welcome to go down to the beach if they want to continue the night.

Bugs and insects and all other living creatures

The camp is lucky enough to be surrounded by a National Park at Red Island. This means plenty of creatures including bugs, moths, birds, geckos, snakes, cats, dogs, fish, pigs, monkeys, and according to locals, still the odd tiger or two. To minimize the chances of these creatures entering your room, it’s best to keep your door shut when you can.

Restaurant/Pool/Hang-out area

There is a TV with literally 1000 channels on it including sports channels, there is also a pool table, volleyball court, and badminton set. For relaxing, there are many bean bags in the common area and around the garden, including a hammock cluster where you can laze about with a novel and your crew.

Program

In this surf camp program, there are three private two-hour surfing lessons. If you are staying with a group, the lessons will then be taught in a group. Also, you will get to learn surfing from qualified surf instructors and guides. Moreover, the waves are consistent, uncrowded, and trade winds blow off-shore all day so you can surf anytime you want.

If you wish to just relax and chill, there are facilities such as infinity pool, pool table, volleyball net/yard, lush garden, and many places for you to lounge around in-between surf time. Furthermore, there is also plenty of time for you to surf, enjoy fun beach-breaks, lazing in a hammock by the pool, or go for trekking around the villages and mountainous regions around Red Island.

Once you arrive at camp

Upon being greeted by the staff, you will be showed to your rooms and given a quick tour of the camp and facilities. From there, you can unwind, familiarize yourself with the village, and SURF SURF SURF!.

The Surf

The main break, "Mixjuice", an a-frame beach-break with long right and left-hand peelers is just out front! If in the rare case the swell is too small for "Mix Juice" there are shifting sand-banks down the beach where the beach faces all available swell, so you are able to walk down the beach and pick a peak. Red Island can have strong currents in big swells and if you’re in doubt, don’t paddle out.

On average, waves break in the 2-4 feet range most days and while "Mixjuice" breaks on all tides, the low-mid tide is the best. In wet season months (December-March), the breaks further down the beach come alive, perfect lefts and rights grind into a deep channel meaning easy paddle outs and epic waves.

Sundays

Red Island has become a popular beach with domestic travelers on Sundays. Expect the village to come alive on the weekends, especially Sunday, where busloads of beach goers come and hangout down the beach. Expect to have your photo taken with many local tourists on Sundays, try to enjoy the festive spirit of Sundays in the village. By 6 p.m., they have all gone back to their villages and Red Island goes back to the sleepy little village it is for the rest of the week.

The Team

The team at Red Island Surf Camp is made up of experienced Western and Indonesian operators who are passionate about East Java and the surrounding area. They can tell you everything you need to know during your stay. The camp welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to join and surf in Indonesia.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never surfed in your life or if you’re a seasoned pro, they’ll make sure you get the most out of your stay. Families are welcome, as are groups of travelers, and solo travelers too. At the end of the day, they’re happy to just get everyone together and ensure you all have an epic time!

Surf & Waves

Red Island is home to one of the most consistent beach breaks in Indonesia. Red Island truly is a surfer’s paradise. The camp hosts guests from all over the world that travel to Red Island to experience fun, uncrowded waves, and a relaxed village atmosphere. There are a variety of waves that are ideal for all levels of surfers. The waves at Red Island are sand bottom.

Red Island is a calm and tranquil place that gives you all the joy of surfing on a beach that’s not overcrowded with tourists. Many people who visit Red Island come to learn to surf and improve their technique and that is because they have some of the funnest, uncrowded waves in Indonesia. Regardless of your skill level, coming to Red Island will provide you with a new and exciting surfing experience.

Red Island waves are excellent all year round, therefore, you can visit any time of the year. From May until November, the camp has the most consistent swells, which is the ideal time for more experienced surfers.

  • Beginners

If this is the first time you’ve taken a surf tour in Bali, Java, or anywhere else in Indonesia; you might feel a little intimidated by the reef breaks and large waves. However, at Red Island, the waves are suitable for beginners to surf all year round. So, it doesn’t matter when you arrive because you can avoid the heaviest waves until you feel a little more confident. The surf camp staff are always on hand to offer advice or give you directions to the best spots.

  • Longboarders

Guests who enjoy surfing longboards can also visit Red Island at any time of the year because the uncrowded surf is perfect for that activity. You will always have lots of space and so, you don’t need to worry about bumping into other surfers or feeling claustrophobic in the water. You can even learn to surf using longboards for the first time while you’re here. The possibilities are endless.

  • Intermediate/advanced

Advanced surfers can also come and visit at any time, it is advisable to book your trip between the months of May and November for the best conditions. That will help to ensure the waves are at their best and you’ll get the most exciting experience possible. So, make sure you consider that advice before booking your trip to Java from Bali or anywhere else in Indonesia. While surfing is a massive part of what you'll do here, there are also loads of other great activities.

Location

This retreat will be held at Red Island (Pulau Merah) in Indonesia, it is an uncrowded surf spot situated in Banyuwangi, East Java and close to Bali. The island lies in a secluded and beautiful bay, it is surrounded by mountains and is right on the beach. The camp is overlooking the surf and the amazing bay with a view of the beautiful islet jutting out, which is where Red Island got its name from.

The Locals

The locals here at Pulau Merah (Red Island) are super friendly and warm and will always greet you with a warm smile and a wave. Most villagers do not speak English, so brush up on your Indonesian greetings for example "Apa Kabar" is "How are you" in Indonesian. There is a growing crew of local grommets, they are all super friendly and often will surf together in the afternoon.

This can make the line-up seem busy (5-10 groms) for an hour or so each day, but as guests are normally on their second, third, or fourth surf, this is generally a very social surf and great fun. You will never have a problem getting waves at Red Island and will be amazed at how many more waves you can catch there than anywhere else you surf.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Volleyball court

General

  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Hammock
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

Food

Food and Drink

Three delicious meals per day are included in your package. This includes the Indonesian-Western buffet and a la carte options. Water, coffee, and tea are available at all times. The camp offers vegetarian/vegan options and if you have any other dietary requirements, please advise the camp management and they will do their best to meet your requirements.

Alcohol

Cold beer and local spirits are available from the restaurant. You are also welcome to bring your own Duty Free alcohol.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Yoga

Enjoy a yoga class during your surf tour of Bali and ensure you unwind from the stresses of modern life. The camp provides many yoga styles including Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa, and prices start from 10 AUD per person, per hour.

Ijen Volcano

It takes around two hours to reach Ijen Volcano and the best way to do that is by booking one of the guided tours. You’ll get to experience a stunning sunrise from the top of the volcano and prices start at only 90 AUD per person for two people. It’s 80 AUD per person for three people, and 65 AUD for four. The camp highly recommends this trip because Ijen is one of the only places in the world where you will see natural blue flames.

G Land and Tiger Tracks

The Alas Purwo National Park is home to the world-class waves of G-Land and Tiger Tracks and some of the most impressive wildlife in Bali. If you’re looking for things to do, this trip is perfect. You will leave camp early in the morning and drive for two hours before reaching this idyllic location.

You can even surf a few spots along the way. The camp does not recommend the waves here for beginners. Prices start at only 90 AUD per person for two people. It’s 80 AUD per person for three people and 65 AUD for four.

Traditional Deep Tissue Massage

For only 10 AUD for a 1.5 to 2-hour session, the specially trained massage therapists can get rid of all your aches and pains after a long day of surfing at uncrowded beaches

Lost Paradise Beach

If you’re looking for the best-uncrowded surf during your Bali trip, Lost Paradise Beach is an essential place to visit. The camp can arrange snorkeling experiences and prices start from 30 AUD per person if you travel in a group.

Overnight Turtle Sanctuary Visit

The Sukamade Turtle Sanctuary helps to promote turtle conservation and ensure the survival of the local population. The package includes transport in a suitable vehicle, national park entry fees, donations, accommodation, and three meals. You even get to cross a river in a 4-wheel drive jeep which is guaranteed to get your heart pumping. You can enjoy all that for 225 AUD per person if you travel alone and 150 AUD per person if you book as a couple.

Kalibaru Coffee Plantation Tour

Javanese Coffee is famous around the world and this tour gives you the opportunity to learn about the origins of the beverage and the processes used to create it. The tour includes transport to Kalibaru and entry fees for the plantation. Get in touch if you want a quote!

Banyuwangi River Rafting and Tubing

For those adrenaline junkies out there who aren’t content with surfing some of the best-uncrowded waves in Indonesia, the camp provides a river rafting experience that will leave your knuckles white. That activity is best enjoyed as part of a group and you can inquire at any time to learn more about pricing.

Dirt Biking Trips

For only 65 AUD, you can go off-roading through the jungles and national parks of East Java while encountering breathtaking surroundings from every angle. The camp's Kawasaki 150’s are comfortable and reliable.

What's included

  • 3 private two-hour surfing lessons
  • 3 meals daily
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Fresh linen and towel
  • Guidance by knowledgeable staff members
  • Mosquito nets
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Unlimited fast Wi-Fi access

What's not included

  • Additional and alcoholic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Blimbingsari Airport (BWX). Red Island Surf Camp offers pick-up at Blimbingsari Airport for 50 AUD per person one trip.

If you are flying to Banyuwangi or Red Island from Bali or Surabaya, there are direct daily flights from Surabaya to Banyuwangi for approximately 50 AUD each way with Garuda Airlines. Moreover, you can also fly from either Bali or Jakarta to Surabaya directly, then connect a flight to Banyuwangi. Bear in mind that Garuda Airlines has a strict surfboard length restrictions, therefore, Red Island Surf Camp do not take responsibility for any guests that book and travel with Garuda Airline.

Arrival by car

Red Island Surf Camp offers private pick-up from anywhere in Banyuwangi for 50 AUD per person one trip. There are also private transfer for two or more passengers by Red Island Surf Camp vehicle and driver, the fare is 85 AUD for early morning service. Private transfer for solo traveler by Red Island Surf Camp vehicle and driver, the fare is 200 AUD for early morning service.

Furthermore, the overland transport options from Bali includes a shared air-conditioning local mini-bus. This transport service is from third party provider and the fare is 50 AUD for evening service.

Airport: Banyuwangi Airport Airport transfer available: Banyuwangi Airport (US$34 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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