Parangtritis Spot Guide

About Parangtritis

Located just outside of Kretek in Central Java, Parangtritis is a beach break set up with numerous peaks that pick up consistent swell all year. Fun but not mind-blowing, this is a great option for beginners or surfers looking for some sand-bottom alternatives to Indonesia's multitude of reef breaks.

Source: Parangtritis Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Relatively tame compared to many waves in Indo.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

The local surf scene is pretty friendly.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

There's a healthy surf population, but not overbearingly crowded.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Fun but not epic beach break peaks.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Mellow paddle, mild rips.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Not the cleanest water in Indonesia.

Additional Information


Sunburn, rips.


Find your way to Kretek then drive past the Parangkusumo Sand Dunes and park for free at Squid Surf Shop.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish



Best Season

Swell year round, but most consistent between May and September.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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