Cimaja Beach in Sukabumi Regency is not a familiar name for surfers, especially for Indonesian surfer. Even the size of the waves on the beach is known to foreign tourists, no wonder if the Cimaja Beach is often visited by surfing sport lovers to challenge big waves through a surfboard belonging to them. On the beach is also often held surf event of National and International level. It is not so much to make the Cimaja Beach became one of the best surfing destinations, not only in West Java Province but in Indonesia.
The Cimaja break, a right that rises off a rocky reef, is reached by walking about 300 meters from the main road through beachfront sawah (rice terrace). This spot is consistently surf able because it has a solid and angular rock bottom perfectly attuned to south and southwest swells rising out of the Indian Ocean. Its rights peel off in front of a cobble-stone and boulder strewn beach that clatters like a series of giant castanets every time a wave set rolls in.
The distance traveled from Jakarta to Cimaja about 120 kilometers, from Bandung about 203 kilometers, and about 80 km from Bogor. An option worth to considering given the peak of the tourist area on weekends when traffic jams are a nightmare of ever more horrific. Cimaja beach with waves roaring is the perfect location for surfers to enjoy the waves cradle on top of a surfboard. The best time to enjoy it is from eleven am to four pm, from May to October.
Cimaja Beach is synonymous with one thing; surfing. Well, that’s what the expats and Indonesian surfers based in Jakarta. Located in the area of Pelabuhan Ratu, Cimaja Beach is growing in popularity as a surfing Mecca in West Java.