Located on Panaitan Island, Java, Illusions is a quality right-hand reef set-up that offers up a sick, fast, and deep barrel that will test the skills of anyone that can make the drop. The waves here are not for the faint-hearted breaking for up to 100 meters over a super shallow, super sharp coral reef. Similar to its neighbour, One Palm, but slightly less death-defying.
What are the best surf conditions for Illusions?
Gets good between waist high and double overhead. We recommend riding a shortboard or a step-up when it gets bigger. This break is suitable for advanced level surfers. The surf here is not the most consistent (4/10) and will generally be uncrowded (4/10). The best winds are from the Northeast. The best swells are from the South and Southwest. Works on a mid to high tide.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini year-round. Water temperatures vary between 28 and 25. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.