By Krui Surf Camp

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Surf Report: November 2018

Weather: November came in like a lion with a roar of wind out of the west and lots of rain. Several days of heavy onshore in the first week of November but then the wind tapered off. Early morning offshore and then some sideshore breezes through the afternoon. The “off season” has been pretty good so far--mellow waves and very few people.

Swell: Lots of small to medium swell and no crowds. Quite a few days of head-high to overhead surf in the Krui basin.

Offshore days: Mostly offshore in the mornings with sideshore and onshore afternoons.

Best sessions: Both Krui Left and Right had some nice carvable lines. Some really nice sucky waves at the keyhole/kruibowl as well. The Peak, as usual, was providing lots of barrels and a few days were pretty heavy. Leftovers had many days of fast heavy racetracks with only a couple takers.

Crowd: As things calmed down after the main season there were very few takers, lots of waves for everyone. Overall, November has been a good time to enjoy waves on your own: Good weather, good waves, and few people.

November photos below:

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After thoughts: November started with lots of rain and wind. But this time of year its to be expected at some point. However the wind swung 180 and the storms backed off. The remaining 3 weeks produced plenty of rippable waves with generally really fun conditions. Crowds have all but gone! Hopefully the weather and wind continue. It seems there is plenty of swell brewing for some fun surf in December! (see below). Check back next time!

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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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