Sumatra

What's The Surf Like?

Nias, Banyak & Simeulue Islands

The remote regions of the Simeulue, Banyak and Hinako Islands could just about be described as one of the last surf frontiers of Indonesia! It is not only a surfer's paradise but sets the scene for anyone who is any kind of adventurer or eco-tourist, with the best and safest way to get around on-board a surf charter vessel. Nias renowned for the famous Lagundri Bay right hander has also many waves that break mostly unridden. The charter boats are a great way to explore more area in a shorter time.

Many of your surf breaks remain nameless and there is still so much exploring going on. Apart from the well-known breaks, what we can tell you about the surf is that there is a huge range of left and right handers. There are waves for every standard and style of surfing, ranging from fast shallow barrelling waves, long deep barrels to long cruisey walls with rippable faces.

Swell wise you can expect numerous and generally consistent 6-12ft swells during April and October. The North Sumatra region receives the same swells as the Mentawai's and with wind patterns being pretty calm most of the season, you can expect some awesome glassy conditions. The earlier and later months are also good for surf, the difference being the lull between sets is a little longer and the swell size not as consistent but you can still score some epic sessions with great conditions and fewer crowds.

Telo Islands

Over the years, the Telo's operators have surfed the many breaks of the region and even during the 06 season explored and researched other locations in the area making a few secret discoveries of their own.

There are many different breaks in the area Including Coronas, Le-Ba, Churches, Dislocators and GT's to name a few. THE SURF HERE IS ULTRA CONSISTENT in the 3-5-foot range, lefts and rights that work in all tides and opposite wind directions virtually guaranteeing off shores every day.

 

Weather in Sumatra

October - March
April - September

The Simeulue, Banyak, Hinako, Nias and Telo Islands have an equatorial climate with high temperatures year round with a few months of rain. Average temps are around 30 Degrees Celsius all year round.

The wet season generally occurs from October to March and is not necessarily consistent with Bali. The dry season occurs from April to September, with less humidity, dry days and sunnier weather.  The Dry season generally gets the better surf as the swell comes from the S-SW. Not uncommon to get long periods of low to no wind during this time.

Most rainfall in this region will occur during the wet season, but downpours are typical and can occur at any time, usually not lasting too long.

 

Mentawais

Bohemian Baru

12 nights explore the Banyaks, Nias, Telos & Mentawais from only USD$2,640PP

  • Boat Charter
Mar - Nov
21 breaks nearby
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Bohemian Baru

Bohemian Baru is a spanking new power cat specifically designed for the surf charter business in the remote islands of Indonesia. Onboard the Bohemian Baru youll cruise the Mentawai, Telos, Nias and Banyak Islands scoring the best waves possible.

12 Night Charters in 2016 starting from US$2,650 per person.

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Sumatra

Luxury South Sumatra Surf Camp

  • Surf Camp
  • Surf Resort
Jan - Dec
3 breaks nearby
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Luxury South Sumatra Surf Camp

Welcome to Luxury Sumatra, a brand new surf camp nestled amongst the beautiful surrounding of South Sumatra. Its situated right in front of one of the best and longest waves in the region, Ujung Bocar.

Please contact Surf Travel for the days best price!

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Seriti North Sumatra Surf Charters

11 Nights in the uncrowded epicness of North Sumatra from USD$2,895PP

  • Boat Charter
Mar - Nov
6 breaks nearby
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Seriti North Sumatra Surf Charters

Spacious and comfortable. The Seriti is a newly customised surf charter vessel that will get you to the hidden gems of the Banyaks Islands from Nias.

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Telos 101

Cruise at the newest Telos Surf Resort for 10 night for only AUD$3,590PP

  • Surf Camp
  • Surf Resort
Mar - Nov
10 breaks nearby
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Telos 101

A fresh, new surf resort in the Telo Islands, only minutes away from the barreling perfection of GTs. Telos 101 kicked off in March 2013 and is a great affordable option.

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Mentawais

Tengirri

2 Charters left with very limited space, turn over card for more details

  • Boat Charter
Feb - Nov
19 breaks nearby
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Tengirri

Tengirri Surf Charters are the ultimate surfing experience, imagine yourself catching perfect waves in a tropical paradise with just you and a few friends.

 2015, 12 Night Charter from AUD $4,650 per person

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Nearby Surf Breaks
Sumatra

Afulu

Afulu
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Apr - Oct
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Afulu is a high quality left-hander that is definitely worth a look if the surrounding breaks are maxing out.

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Asu

Asu
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Apr - Oct
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Asu is a long and almond barrelled left that breaks of the Northern most island in the Hinakos group. The wave wraps around the reef presenting a huge wall to charge.

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Bawa

Bawa
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Bodyboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Apr - Oct
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Bawa is one of the classic lonely Indonesia right handers. Its located in the very remote and isolated Hinako Islands, just off Nias.

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Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty
Surf Skill:
4
Break:
Right/Left
Surf Type:
  • Bodyboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Apr - Oct
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The Bay of Plenty is a very consistent bay in the Banyak Islands, known for several breaks that include two lefts and a right hander. It is an extremely wave rich area for its size.

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Dislocators

Dislocators
Surf Skill:
4
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Apr - Oct
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Dislocators is a shallow, barrelling left that is best left to those more advanced surfers. This wave is located in a Southern region of the Telo Islands.

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GTs

GTs
Surf Skill:
4
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Bodyboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Apr - Oct
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GTs is a super fun, super round, right-hander. Also known as Coronas, it breaks over a softish coral reef producing a mechanical barrel making it a sure favourite of anyone who surfs it.

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