This legend is about two friends, Baya the crocodile ruled the land, Sura a shark ruled sea. Both could travel to the others lands but all they seem to do was fight over food. The two friends agreed to stay in there own lands. One day Sura traveled up the river into Baya’s land. The two friends argued and fought until Baya defeated Sura and sent him back to the sea.
This legend is a good teacher that fighting will tear even the best of friends apart. Where the two friends fought a city rose over time, this city is called Surabaya in honer of the friendship that was broken by a fight.