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SURF CAMPS

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"Whether you're a solo surfer who's travelling on a budget or if you're looking to bring the whole family along for the ride, at Surf Camp Sumatra we've got everyone covered..."

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No one knows Sumarta like we do

No one knows Sumatra like we do

For more than 2 decades our dedicated team has been to every corner of Sumatra hand-picking the best Sumatra surf camps & charter boats along the way.

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If you are unsure about a destination, just let us know what you’re after and we’ll suggest a surf trip that best fits your needs.

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We’ll never be beaten on price

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Mentawai Islands

The Mentawai Islands is a year round surf destination with the main surf season running from April-October

Considered by most surfers as the "ultimate surf trip", the region has the perfect mix of excellent swell consistency, crystal clear tropical water & light winds, culminating in perfect world class surf. 

The region is divided into 4 surfing regions - Playgrounds, North Sipora, South Sipora & Pagai. "Playgrounds" boasts the most breaks with more than 20 waves within 45 mins. North Sipora is usually the quietest region & has around 11 wavesSouth Sipora has fewer waves, but is home to both HTs & Lances Left, two of the Mentawais best waves. Further south is the most remote region of Pagai, where the world famous Macaronis left & Green Bush are located. 

Guests can stay at a number of Mentawai surf camp's throughout the archipelago. Alternatively, for those wanting to surf the most waves, then there are dozens of reputable Mentawai surf charter boats to choose from.

Mentawai Islands map

Krui, South Sumatra

Krui (aka South Sumatra) has consistent waves and favourable winds from April-October.

Although not as hyped up as the Mentawai Islands to the north, the Krui region also benefits from excellent swell consistency, crystal clear tropical water & trade off-shores during the main season. The local surfers are extremely laid back & there's a friendly & warm vibe in the line-up.

The region is divided into 2 surfing areas with around 12 excellent surf breaks. Most surf camps are located at Tanjung Setia which is 30km south of the town of Krui. Here you'll find the area's best & most consistent wave Ujung Bocur (aka Karang Nyimbor). The closest waves to Ujung Bocur include Way Jambu & Mandiri Beach that are less than 30 mins away. 

In and around the town of Krui, surfers will also find a cluster of other surf camps with 4-5 excellent punchy waves. The remaining breaks are mainly found to the north of Krui.

Krui, South Sumatra map

Telo Islands

The Telo islands is a year round surf destination with the main surf season from April-October

Although the region also receives very similar swell consistency & winds as the neighbouring Mentawai Islands, the line-ups remain quieter with far fewer surf camps and charter boats operating in the region. 

Divided into 2 surfing regions - both the North & the South surf zones are each home to more than a dozen surf spots & offer some of the least crowded waves in Sumatra. 

Surfers can stay on land, in the southern region, at Telo Surfing Village & surf the local waves including Pasti, which produces some of the longest tubes you can find in Sumatra. In the northern region, be sure to check out Telos 101 which not only accesses their local waves but make regular trips to the southern Telos as well.

Another option to experience both north & south regions is to take a Telo Surf Charter that typically starts & ends in Padang.

Telo Islands map

Simeulue

The island of Simeulue is a year round surf destination with the main surf season from April-October.

Technically part of Aceh, the island sits just off the north west coast of Sumatra & is exposed to the longest "fetch" of any Sumatran island, guaranteeing groomed swells reaching its shores throughout the year.

Although surfing in the islands is somewhat in its infancy compared to the rest of Sumatra, Simeulue already has 2 distinct areas where surf camps can be found. The main cluster of camps can found in front of Dylan's Right, arguably the islands best wave. The second area can be found about 35 mins away in front of the islands most consistent wave, an A-frame peak known as The Peak (aka Jackals).

When staying at any of Simeulue's surf camps guests will have access to all the islands waves. Just expect to spend a good amount of time cruising on a scooter, as you'll only require a speedboat when surfing Tea-Bags, the islands longest and heaviest right hander. Charter boats occasionally visit the area but this is not a regular occurrence as they tend to head towards the uninhabited shores of the nearby Banyak Islands.

Simeulue map

Hinako Islands, Nias

The Hinako islands are a year round surf destination with the main surf season from April-October

Situated just off the west coast of the island of Nias, the region is considered somewhat of a swell magnet, producing some of the least crowded waves in the whole of Sumatra. Unlike its more famous neighbouring island of Nias, the Hinako's don't suffer from localism as there are no local surfers. The vibe is usually extremely relaxed. 

Made up of just 8 islands, the 2 main waves are found on Asu and Bawa. The focus is usually on the world class left hander simply named Asu, a mechanical & consistent wave that works on all tides and can hold huge swellsAn additional 6 or 7 waves are found within less than 45 minutes apart.

Guests can stay at Puri Asu Resort (ideal for couples and families) or for those wanting to directly overlook Asu, then check out Sozinho's. Charter Boats occasionally visit the region but not on a regular basis.

Hinako Islands, Nias  map

The Mentawai Islands is a year round surf destination with the main surf season running from April-October

Considered by most surfers as the "ultimate surf trip", the region has the perfect mix of excellent swell consistency, crystal clear tropical water & light winds, culminating in perfect world class surf. 

The region is divided into 4 surfing regions - Playgrounds, North Sipora, South Sipora & Pagai. "Playgrounds" boasts the most breaks with more than 20 waves within 45 mins. North Sipora is usually the quietest region & has around 11 wavesSouth Sipora has fewer waves, but is home to both HTs & Lances Left, two of the Mentawais best waves. Further south is the most remote region of Pagai, where the world famous Macaronis left & Green Bush are located. 

Guests can stay at a number of Mentawai surf camp's throughout the archipelago. Alternatively, for those wanting to surf the most waves, then there are dozens of reputable Mentawai surf charter boats to choose from.

explore Mentawai Islands
Mentawai Islands map

Krui (aka South Sumatra) has consistent waves and favourable winds from April-October.

Although not as hyped up as the Mentawai Islands to the north, the Krui region also benefits from excellent swell consistency, crystal clear tropical water & trade off-shores during the main season. The local surfers are extremely laid back & there's a friendly & warm vibe in the line-up.

The region is divided into 2 surfing areas with around 12 excellent surf breaks. Most surf camps are located at Tanjung Setia which is 30km south of the town of Krui. Here you'll find the area's best & most consistent wave Ujung Bocur (aka Karang Nyimbor). The closest waves to Ujung Bocur include Way Jambu & Mandiri Beach that are less than 30 mins away. 

In and around the town of Krui, surfers will also find a cluster of other surf camps with 4-5 excellent punchy waves. The remaining breaks are mainly found to the north of Krui.

explore Krui, South Sumatra
Krui, South Sumatra map

The Telo islands is a year round surf destination with the main surf season from April-October

Although the region also receives very similar swell consistency & winds as the neighbouring Mentawai Islands, the line-ups remain quieter with far fewer surf camps and charter boats operating in the region. 

Divided into 2 surfing regions - both the North & the South surf zones are each home to more than a dozen surf spots & offer some of the least crowded waves in Sumatra. 

Surfers can stay on land, in the southern region, at Telo Surfing Village & surf the local waves including Pasti, which produces some of the longest tubes you can find in Sumatra. In the northern region, be sure to check out Telos 101 which not only accesses their local waves but make regular trips to the southern Telos as well.

Another option to experience both north & south regions is to take a Telo Surf Charter that typically starts & ends in Padang.

explore Telo Islands
Telo Islands map

The island of Simeulue is a year round surf destination with the main surf season from April-October.

Technically part of Aceh, the island sits just off the north west coast of Sumatra & is exposed to the longest "fetch" of any Sumatran island, guaranteeing groomed swells reaching its shores throughout the year.

Although surfing in the islands is somewhat in its infancy compared to the rest of Sumatra, Simeulue already has 2 distinct areas where surf camps can be found. The main cluster of camps can found in front of Dylan's Right, arguably the islands best wave. The second area can be found about 35 mins away in front of the islands most consistent wave, an A-frame peak known as The Peak (aka Jackals).

When staying at any of Simeulue's surf camps guests will have access to all the islands waves. Just expect to spend a good amount of time cruising on a scooter, as you'll only require a speedboat when surfing Tea-Bags, the islands longest and heaviest right hander. Charter boats occasionally visit the area but this is not a regular occurrence as they tend to head towards the uninhabited shores of the nearby Banyak Islands.

explore Simeulue
Simeulue map

The Hinako islands are a year round surf destination with the main surf season from April-October

Situated just off the west coast of the island of Nias, the region is considered somewhat of a swell magnet, producing some of the least crowded waves in the whole of Sumatra. Unlike its more famous neighbouring island of Nias, the Hinako's don't suffer from localism as there are no local surfers. The vibe is usually extremely relaxed. 

Made up of just 8 islands, the 2 main waves are found on Asu and Bawa. The focus is usually on the world class left hander simply named Asu, a mechanical & consistent wave that works on all tides and can hold huge swellsAn additional 6 or 7 waves are found within less than 45 minutes apart.

Guests can stay at Puri Asu Resort (ideal for couples and families) or for those wanting to directly overlook Asu, then check out Sozinho's. Charter Boats occasionally visit the region but not on a regular basis.

explore Hinako Islands, Nias
Hinako Islands, Nias  map
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