Spice Islands – North Maluku & Morotai

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.

Morotai

& 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!

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Explore Spice Islands – North Maluku & Morotai with us

tupira-surf-club-5
Tupira Surf Club
PNG - Pacific
Classic
All Levels

A minimalistic beachfront guesthouse perfectly positioned in front of Tupira Right, an idyllic spot to surf, relax, and unwind on repeat.

Explore Trip
Vanimo Surf Lodge
Vanimo Surf Lodge
PNG - Pacific
Classic
Intermediate

A traditional PNG surf camp with a hint of luxury, Vanimo's lush surrounds and pristine beaches is what keeps surfers coming back season after season.

Explore Trip
Rubio Retreat
Rubio Retreat
PNG
Classic
Intermediate

For surfers looking to explore new horizons, Rubio Plantation Retreat is a surf-rich destination located on the east coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Explore Trip
Nusa Island Retreat
Nusa Island Retreat
PNG - Pacific
Signature
All Levels

This beautiful retreat is the perfect destination to escape and relax, and enjoy some of the best waves the Pacific has to offer.

Explore Trip
PNG Explorer
PNG Explorer
PNG - Pacific
Signature
Intermediate

Embark on a journey like no other and immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of Papua New Guinea on board the PNG Explorer.

Explore Trip
Kandooma Lagoon
Kandooma Resort – South Male Atolls
Mid-Range
Intermediate

Kandooma Resort offers an amazing Maldives holiday experience for couples and families looking for something special without breaking the bank! Managed by Holiday Inns International,...

Explore Trip
Aura Surf Resort
Aura Surf Resort
North Sumatra & Simeulue - Indonesia
Classic
Advanced

Aura Surf Resort on Simeulue Island, thoroughly refurbished in 2023, is a secluded haven built exclusively for surfers.

Explore Trip
Sibon Baru Charters
SAVE $630 PER PERSON!
Sibon Baru Charters
Mentawai Islands - Telo Islands - Indonesia
Signature
All Levels

Equipped with all the features needed for an ideal surf trip, Sibon Baru invites you to explore the untouched beauty of the Mentawai, Telo and Banyak Islands.

Explore Trip
Surfing Village
Surfing Village
Telo Islands - Indonesia
Signature
Intermediate

Catering to mostly repeat guests, Surfing Village in the Telos delivers a unique and authentic beachfront experience with world-class waves right out the front.

Explore Trip
IstanaOmbak Eco Resort
IstanaOmbak Eco Resort
Java - Indonesia
Signature
Advanced

Unwind and relax in paradise at Istanaombak Eco Resort! As soon as you set foot within this 4,000 sqm beachfront paradise, you'll be convinced you've...

Explore Trip
Togat Nusa Retreat
MATES RATES OFFER
Togat Nusa Retreat
Mentawai Islands - Indonesia
Signature
All Levels

Nestled amongst the palm trees on it's own private Mentawai island, Togat Nusa Retreat is a tropical sanctuary perfect for surfers looking to escape, relax and unwind.

Explore Trip
Aganoa Beach Fales
Aganoa Beach Fales
Samoa - Pacific
Classic
All Levels

Talofa Lava and welcome to the Polynesian paradise that is Aganoa Beach Fales. Located at Aganoa Beach on Savaii Island in Samoa, Aganoa Beach Fales...

Explore Trip
Macaronis Surf Resort
Macaronis Surf Resort
Mentawai Islands - Indonesia
Signature
All Levels

The all-inclusive Macaronis Surf Resort offers unparalleled access to one of the funnest waves in the Mentawai Islands.

Explore Trip
G-Land Joyo’s Surf Camp
G-Land Joyo’s Surf Camp
Java
Classic

Welcome to G-Land, also known as Grajagan, a mecca for travelling surfers and adventure seekers alike and home to one of the world’s best left-hand...

Explore Trip
Matanivusi Surf Resort
FREE NIGHT OFFER
Matanivusi Surf Resort
Fiji - Pacific
Signature
Intermediate

Nestled between a white sandy beach and lush rainforest, the eco-friendly Matanivusi Resort is set in a stunning beachfront location where guests can immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Fiji.

Explore Trip
Pohnpei Surf Club – PPASS
Pohnpei Surf Club – PPASS
Pohnpei - Pacific
Classic
Advanced

Set in the remote Caroline Islands of Micronesia, 800 km north of the equator, you’ll find the hidden paradise of Pohnpei Surf Club. Here you’ll...

Explore Trip
Salani Surf Resort
Salani Surf Resort
Samoa - Pacific
Signature
Advanced

Salani Surf Resort, located on the South Coast of Upolu Island in Samoa, delivers unparallelled surfing, cultural immersion, and relaxation for surfers and non-surfers alike....

Explore Trip

Interested

IN Spice Islands – North Maluku & Morotai?

Fill out this form and a World Surfaris Specialist will be in touch within 24 hours. Let’s curate your dream surfing holiday!

Welcome to World Surfaris. How can we help?