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World's Coolest Surf Towns

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Ride the waves or just soak up the good vibes—these surf towns welcome all comers.

Batu Karas, Indonesia

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This fishing village is free from the tourist buses common in the resort town of Pangandaran, 18 miles away. Relax on the beach, catch a wave, or simply watch them roll in from the tranquil JavaCove Beach Hotel, and you’ll understand why surfers prefer to keep Batu Karas a closely guarded secret. The lush green jungle tumbling into turquoise seas is pinch-me scenery (as in, Pinch me—am I dreaming?) and extends into the village. It’s a one-dirt-lane cluster of thatch-roofed warungs, where locals will rent you a surfboard or serve some homemade grub.

World's Coolest Surf Towns

Batu Karas, Indonesia

This fishing village is free from the tourist buses common in the resort town of Pangandaran, 18 miles away. Relax on the beach, catch a wave, or simply watch them roll in from the tranquil JavaCove Beach Hotel, and you’ll understand why surfers prefer to keep Batu Karas a closely guarded secret. The lush green jungle tumbling into turquoise seas is pinch-me scenery (as in, Pinch me—am I dreaming?) and extends into the village. It’s a one-dirt-lane cluster of thatch-roofed warungs, where locals will rent you a surfboard or serve some homemade grub.

© Paul C. Pet/Corbis
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