South Sumatra September Surf Report



South Sumatra September Surf Report

By Krui Surf Camp

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Surf Report: September 2018

Weather: Still lots of hot and hazy days, with some nice clear mornings clouding up in the afternoon with light rain in the late afternoon and into the evenings.

Swell: Early in the month we had some good 3 to 4 foot swell from the southwest so all the krui waves were fun. Leftovers was consistently breaking and the Peak providing a lot of barrels. Krui left was pretty good most of September.  And the Krui Right also providing some nice fast racetracks and barrels. 

Offshore days: The weather has been good. Consistently offshore winds all day, every day in the krui area with only one brief onshore evening as rain came in off the ocean. 

Best sessions: Krui left was the go-to wave for nice mellow waves with hollow sections. The right-hander had some great days with fast, hollow racetracks peeling across the reef. The Peak consistently provided dramatic drops and heavy barrels, while across the channel. Leftovers was firing down the reef. Slingshots and the Keyhole/krui bowl were also memorable in the early part of the month. Dane Reynolds session at the peak was particularly memorable with loads of deep backdoor barrels.

Crowd: As the main season comes to a close, the crowds thinned out and it’s been possible to get a lot of waves with no one out. Still a few crew on the left in the afternoon’s, mostly the local grom squad dominating the inside sections. A few busy days at the peak when some pros came up from down south with all their photographers. Dane Reynolds was amazing to watch!

September photos below:

As good as it gets, The Peak September 2018

The Peak South SumatraNot the longest of waves but certainly one of the most perfect

The Peak produced plenty of days like this even with relatively few crowds

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The Peak looking pretty inviting in September

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If you make the drop then its a pretty standard tube. Not the longest but still a lot of fun!

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Right out the front of Krui Surf Camp

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Krui left also had some great days in September

After thoughts: Despite somewhat of a dip in the swell, the town waves still produced plenty of great days. We saw a reduction in crowds and The Peak was often head high with just 2-3 guys out. Like it should be! October has continued to also deliver some really fun surf with the late part of October still looking good too (see map below). Check back soon for our next update!


For those interested in surfing The Peak, Leftovers and Krui left & right in South Sumatra - check out Krui Surf Camp that has direct access to these waves.

Pricing is as low as USD 28 pp / night (includes 3 daily meals)

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Krui Surf Camp, located in front of The Peak and is 5 mins from 6 other waves.

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