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Eastern Peninsular Surfing

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Malaysia is made up of Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia located on the northern part of Borneo island, which the Indonesians now call Kalimantan. Peninsular Malaysia abuts the South China Sea on the east and fringes the Straits of Malacca on the west coast. The east coast comprises of mainly sandy beaches (91%) exposed to South China swells from the N and E. These exposed beachbreaks seemingly work best in the early monsoon season, when the sand bars have built up during flat summers. The weirdest fact about Malaysian locals is that most of them have learned to surf at Sunway Lagoon, a wave pool in a major water-park west of Kuala Lumpur. In 1997, when it was first built, the wave pool could produce 3ft (1m) waves surrounded by a look-alike Raiders of the Lost Ark movie set backdrop! Sunway Lagoon can be found in Petalin Jaya, between the airport and KL. No personal or fibreglass boards are allowed, you can only ride softboards and it only opens on the weekend, when they alternate 1h for bodyboards and 1h for surfboards. It costs $8 for entry plus $7 for board rental. Quiksilver organizes an international contest on December 31st and in 2003, Indonesians won the event boosting airs and tail slides and the pool got pretty popular after many pros did jet ski tow-ins.
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22 - 29°C
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23 - 32°C
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23 - 33°C
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23 - 33°C
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22 - 32°C
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23 - 30°C
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+ Frequent NE monsoon swells
+ Plenty of mellow beachbreaks
+ Small and friendly local surf population
+ Cheap and safe country
+ Good tourist infrastructure
- Short swell season
- Mainly messy windswell
- Lack of reefbreaks
- Murky monsoon waters
- Rainy swell season
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Guide icon Forecast icon Tanjung Cherating 2ft 6secs 48° 6mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
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N - E North Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Club Med - Malaysia 2ft 6secs 48° 6mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Sand 6
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N - E North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Chendor Beach 2ft 6secs 48° 6mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Sand 6
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N - E Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Teluk Mengkuang 1.5ft 6secs 51° 7mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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NE - E North Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon The Quarry 1.5ft 6secs 51° 7mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef 6
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N - E Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Baluk Beach 2ft 6secs 48° 6mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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N - E North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Strawberry Resort 1.5ft 6secs 51° 7mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Sand 6
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N - E South Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Kijal 1.5ft 6secs 51° 7mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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N - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Star Jetty Cruise 1.5ft 6secs 51° 7mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 6
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N - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pantai Kemasik 1.5ft 6secs 51° 7mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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N - E Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Teluk Cempedak 2ft 6secs 48° 6mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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N - E Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Kertih Resort 1.5ft 6secs 51° 7mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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N - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Tanjong Jara 2ft 6secs 53° 8mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 4
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N - E North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Marang 2ft 6secs 53° 2mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders and Sand 4
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NE - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pantai Juara 1.5ft 7secs 30° 8mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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N - E Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Batu Buruk, KT 1ft 6secs 62° 5mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Tungku Beach 0ft 0secs 0° 7mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Chempedak Bay 2ft 6secs 48° 6mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Kuala Rompin 1ft 6secs 40° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Pakar 1.5ft 6secs 51° 7mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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