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Batu Karas break guidePhoto by: andryz

Batu Karas Surf Guide

Batu Karas in Central Java is a sheltered beach and point break that has quite reliable surf. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides optimum time of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. Rarely crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Batu Karas Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Batu Karas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Batu Karas occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Batu Karas (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Batu Karas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in March while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Batu Karas Location Map

Interactive Batu Karas surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Batu Karas is Tunggul Wulung (Cilacap) Airport (CXP) in Indonesia, which is 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Batu Karas is Penggung (Cirebon) Airport (CBN), also in Indonesia, 111 km (69 miles) away.

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Batu Karas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 6 February 2023, 16:35 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Batu Karas

Surf stats for Batu Karas, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Batu Karas

Wind stats for Batu Karas, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Batu Karas Reviews:

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Based on 28 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.1
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.6
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Sugito from Indonesia
“Completely natural beach waves :-)”

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
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