TurtleIsland Reviews and Ratings
(Indonesia – Banyak Islands)
Visitor reviews of TurtleIsland surf break
December 16, 2011
Keith from Australia
Mike from usa is the kook, it is a shame that comment comes up 1st on the webpage. The guy that runs the camp does not work with the coastguard extorting money. If the boats are not registered then they should expect to be questioned.
The waves in the area, including Treasure Island are definitely worth travelling to.
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Quality on a good day: 5.0
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
(1: TurtleIsland is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Difficulty Level: 4.0
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Water Quality: 3.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: TurtleIsland is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to TurtleIsland requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
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October 14, 2010
boris from Australia
Mate are you kidding? The right in the bay is probably the worst of the three main waves, and this year there were some of the best days long-time operators have seen at Treasures. Sure it's a bit more fickle than the ments but still smoking, probably good to get more write-ups like yours to keep the crowds away though!
May 23, 2010
mike from United States
Treasures is average at best after earthquake reef was lifted 2 meters and seldom breaks. When it does it has this backwash bowel that bounces in and out off reef. Bay of plenty is not so plenty with Kook running the Banyak lodge. He works with the local coast guard extorting money from private boats and charters. The right at the bay is a nice wave but not worth the cost and time to travel. Be careful up there. If you don't have the 2-300 $US to bribe the Authorities they will take your boat to town.