Discover the pristine and natural beauty of the Maluku Islands.
The Moluccas, also known as the Maluku Islands or Spice Islands, are relatively lesser-known amongst travelling surfers compared to other surf destinations in Indonesia. The Moluccas are situated in the eastern part of the vast Indonesian archipelago, and the weather patterns and swells associated with the Philippine monsoon influence the surf conditions year round. The region is renowned for it’s pristine natural beauty, lush jungles, and remote villages. If you’re willing to make the challenging journey to explore these uncharted surfing spots, the experts at World Surfaris have handpicked a select few properties in the Malukus where you can kick back in the jungle and surf unforgettable waves.
& North Maluku
The best time to surf the Indonesian Pacific is during the Northern Hemisphere winter, from November through to March, when consistent N and ENE swells travel down towards the north facing reef passes of the region. Given the proximity of the North Maluku Islands to the equator, winds are generally light and variable meaning a multitude of waves are accessible no matter the wind or swell conditions. The surf in this region suits a range of surfing abilities from advanced beginners, to advanced. From peeling point breaks suitable for longboarders to grinding reef passes providing multiple barrels sections for experienced surfers, the Spice Islands has something for everyone.
World Surfaris’ European Surf Travel Specialist, Anthony ‘Yep’ Colas, has been pioneering surf exploration in Morotai and the North Maluku Islands since 2004. Having discovered several surf breaks and guided dozens of exploratory surf charters back in the day, Antony has the spent more time in this region than most. If you’re planning your next remote surf adventure, request a complimentary consultation with Antony and prepare for information overload!