Selasa, 09 April 2013

Pinto Angin

Long time photographer and surf writer John Callahan has just published an article about SurfExplore trip in Pinto Angin of Manokwari city. It is published on, a famous website that is visited by tens of thousands of readers every month.
Pinto Angin is a spot in the eastern tip of Dore bay - around 20 minutes by car from Manokwari city. Pintu Angin is always exposed to high swells coming from the Pacific ocean. Pinto Angin means the Gate of the Winds. It  is part of  Cape Bakaro. The following picture shows how a Japanese surfer, Hayato Maki, was riding the waves of Pinto Angin during a sunset time. The sunlight coming from the west create a contract look of the photograph.
Please, contact us by email to if you plan to visit Manokwari for surfing at Pinto Angin, the nearby Abasi beach or other places in this regency.

Surfing at Pinto Angin

Pinto Angin or the gate of the winds is a surf spot in Manokwari city that is only recommended for experienced surfers. It is not suitable for beginners. It was visited by some surfers from SurfExplore team between February and March 2013. The members of the team were John Callahan, Hayato Maki, Emiliano Cataldi and Phil Goodrich and Alberto Castro. These experienced surfers also explored a number of surfing sites in the north coast of Manokwari. They drove a 4WD pick-up truck Toyota Hilux during their exploratory surfing trip along the empty beaches of Manokwari. The Pinto Angin (in Cape Bakaro) and the North Coast of Manokwari directly face the Pacific Ocean. Wave hunters will find these sites worth surfing.
Hayato Maki at Pinto Angin of Cape Bakaro
I posted some information about Cape Bakaro, and Abasi beach in the forum of as a way to introduce or promote Manokwari city as an alternative destination for surfers. To make it easy for anybody to visit this city, I give some description below:
Traveling to Manokwari city
  1. Fly from your country to Jakarta. Then take a domestic flight to Manokwari (check the website of Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air and Express Air). Another alternative is flying to Singapore and then continue your trip to Manado city by Silk Air. After that you need to take a domestic flight to Manokwari.
  2. Contact us by email to before you come so that we can arrange your accommodation, travel permit from the police station and give you the estimated budget that you may spend while surfing in Pintu Angin and other beaches of Manokwari.
In addition to surfing, Manokwari is a great place for nature lovers who want to see the tropical rainforest of West Papua.

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