Northern Maluku Surfing

About Northern Maluku

The original Spice Islands, the Maluku (Moluccas or Molluques are alternative names) are part of the easternmost archipelago of Indonesia, and the only Indonesian island chain in the Pacific. The Magallenes expedition, which took a ton of spices back to Spain in 1521, first put Maluku on the map. Despite waves as good as the Philippines, these islands remain largely ignored by travelling surfers. Occasional forays into the region by boat have revealed an outstanding variety of breaks, most of which go unsurfed.


  • Regular N monsoon swell

  • Quality, mid-sized waves

  • Calm winds, small tides

  • Totally virgin surf area

  • Super scenic and wild


  • Short surf season

  • Long distances between spots

  • Equatorial wet

  • Lack of organised boat trips

  • Civil unrest

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