As mentioned in the cost section, it’s possible to have fun in Indonesia. Like ten cocktails in boardshorts, dancing till dawn with Swedish backpackers
, sex in the pool type, OMG, real fun. Unfortunately this approach takes money and steals your surf time, surely the whole reason you are there in the first place.
And no matter how good the waves are, if you are surfing with an arak induced migraine that is throbbing through your equatorial heat-inflamed temples, you won’t be having fun. Back in Europe though, summer brings a three month anti-hibernation frenzy, where you can choose from beach fires with friends, beach bars with soon to be acquaintances or three day festivals with spangled utter randoms. The Staycation wins!