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SOUTH SUMATRA

"Krui"

"Known simply as "Krui" by travelling surfers, this winding coastline offers over a dozen world class waves. The main cluster of camps can be found in front of "Ujung Bocur", South Sumatra's most popular wave."

Mandiri Beach Surf Break

Mandiri Beach surf break Sumatra

Mandiri Beach, Krui, South Sumatra

Wave Quality: Good
Wave Direction: Left & Right
Also Known As: Mandiri Beach
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Average
Wave Type: Beach
Crowd: 10-30 Surfers
Season: April until November

A 15 minute scooter ride north of Ujung Bocur, you will find Mandiri beach. This picturesque slice of coast produces consistent break break waves throughout the main surf season. There tends to be two main areas along the beach which can deliver good quality left and right tubes. It’s a bit of a swell magnet and a good option especially when it’s around head high. Best surfed early as it’s often wind affected by mid morning. Probably not the reason you’d travel to South Sumatra but certainly a lot of fun when the swell is a bit smaller during the should season months of October/November and March/April.


Other Surf Breaks in Krui, South Sumatra

Ujung Bocur

Ujung Bocur surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Karang Nyimbor
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 10-30 Surfers
Season: April until November

South Sumatras most consistent and certainly most popular wave peels for more than 200 meters offering a wealth of sections for every surfer. The furthest outside corner produces the heaviest section, where a decent barrel can be had. Beyond this section is 100 meters of fun feathering lips, ideal for practicing various top turns and round house cut-backs. The end section will offer a closeout – that isn’t sketchy in the slightest. The wave breaks on all tides and is shallower and hollower at low tide. Watch out for sea urchins at low tide.

Damai Bungalows and Ujung Bocur Bungalows overlook the wave.


Way Jambu

Way Jambu  surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: World Class
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Sumatran Pipeline
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-15 surfers
Season: April until November

Way Jambu also known as Sumatran Pipeline is a world class left hand reef break. Its found just a 15 minute ride south of Ujung Bocur and works on similar conditions to its more popular neighbouring wave. Offers numerous barrel sections, with rides up to 150m in length when its working. Best on an incoming mid to high tide. Be prepared for a heavy take-off in front of a very shallow reef. Certainly for experts only, this wave will punish you if you make a mistake. Best from 4-6' with stand-up barrels on bigger days. 

Damai Bungalows and Ujung Bocur Bungalows are a 15 minute scooter ride away.

Honey Smacks

Honey Smacks surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Honey Shacks
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-15 surfers
Season: April until November

Located about 1 hour north of Krui in the Northern most part of the surf region, Honey Smacks is a favourite for boogie boarders and advanced surfers. Late take-offs guaranteed, this wedgey left hander will sling shot any takers into some of the thickest waves in the area. Often compared to mini Teahupo'o this is a body boarder’s heaven, offering reeling tubes from head high through to the biggest of swells that hit the coastline.

The closest surf camps to Honey Smacks are in the town of Krui. Be sure to check out Krui Surf Camp as well as BeOcean.


The Peak

The Peak surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left & Right
Also Known As: The Peak
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 5-15 surfers
Season: April until November

More of a body boarders wave, this reef slab is a wide open (in and out) pit.  Close to the shore, easily accessible, and is on the doorstep of Krui Surf Camp as well as BeOcean. Its certainly a quality wave but being so short is its downfall. Based just outside the town of Krui, typically it needs to be at least head high at Ujung Bocur before The Peak will start working well.

Krui Left

Krui Left surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Krui Left
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 10-20 surfers
Season: April until November

Krui Left is a super fun perfect barrelling wave found in the town of Krui. It can be one of the funnest waves in the area when it’s working. Although shallow, the paddle out is very easy and there isn’t a tricky inside section to deal with. It’s usually in the chest to head high range in the main season with larger swells producing over head waves. Low tide for tubes.

The closest camps are Krui Surf Camp as well as BeOcean which are both a short walk away.

Mandiri Beach

Mandiri Beach surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Good
Wave Direction: Left & Right
Also Known As: Mandiri Beach
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Average
Wave Type: Beach
Crowd: 10-30 Surfers
Season: April until November

A 15 minute scooter ride north of Ujung Bocur, you will find Mandiri beach. This picturesque slice of coast produces consistent break break waves throughout the main surf season. There tends to be two main areas along the beach which can deliver good quality left and right tubes. It’s a bit of a swell magnet and a good option especially when it’s around head high. Best surfed early as it’s often wind affected by mid morning. Probably not the reason you’d travel to South Sumatra but certainly a lot of fun when the swell is a bit smaller during the should season months of October/November and March/April.


Krui Right

Krui Right surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: Krui Right
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-15surfers
Season: April until November

Krui Right is at the other end of the beach across from the left. It’s a great wave but inconsistent. In fact it’s probably the most fickle wave in the region, so don’t expect to score this wave during your stay. Again, like the left, the paddle out is very easy and there isn’t a tricky inside section to deal with. Feel very blessed if you score this rarely surfed gem.

The closest camps are Krui Surf Camp as well as BeOcean which are both a short walk away.

Leftovers

Leftovers surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Leftovers
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-15 surfers
Season: April until November

Leftovers is a heavy slab found to the south of The Peak. Although rarely crowded, a small pack of body boarders will usually dominate the line-up at this heavy reef break. Close to the shore, the wave is easily accessible. It’s certainly a quality wave but suited for advanced surfers only. The inside also gets shallow. 

The closest camps are Krui Surf Camp as well as BeOcean which both have direct views of the wave.

Jimmys Right

Jimmys Right surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: Jimmys Right
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Average
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 surfers
Season: April until November

Jimmy's is located to the very north of the regions known surf breaks. Resembling backdoor pipe, the wave is very consistent, very heavy, very fast & very perfect. Throwing as wide as the barrel is tall, this thick lipped right hander delivers absolute flawless tubes before closing out over razor sharp reef on the inside. If it was closer to the areas main waves (and camps) & you took away the sketchy inside section, this wave would be surfed a lot more. But as it stands it never is.

The closest camps are Krui Surf Camp as well as BeOcean which are both about 45 mins away.

Jimmys Left

Jimmys Left surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Jimmys Left
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Average
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 Surfers
Season: April until November

Not quite as heavy as its neighbouring right hander - it’s still a very hollow wave. Certainly for advanced surfers and body boarders only. Handles huge swells up to double over head and bigger but probably best at 4-6 feet on the mid tide. It gets perfect - with grinding barrels on the take-off before peeling down the line for around 80 metres before closing out on the gnarly inside bowl. Jimmy’s left will certainly provide a beating from hell or the barrel of your life. Often wind affected due to its exposure to the trade wind. So arrive early. 

Jennys Right

Jennys Right surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: Drews right
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Inconsistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 5-20surfers
Season: Year round

About 35 minutes north of Krui, this fun right hander delivers rides of around 100 metres in length. It’s most consistent between November and April as it’s off shore on a North West wind. Jenny’s offers a bit of everything - from decent barrel sections to big open faces. Unlike many of the areas breaks, this waves entry (although steep) is relatively easy. Once on the wave various sections are on offer - depending on the size of swell and its direction. The end section will always closeout - and can be pretty shallow but easily avoidable. There’s also a keyhole that guarantees a dry haired paddle out. 

The closest camps are Krui Surf Camp as well as BeOcean which are both about 35 mins away.

Banana Island

Banana Island  surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left & Right
Also Known As: Pulau Pisang
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Average
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 surfers
Season: April until November

Banana Island is home to two quality waves delivering rarely ridden quality waves on a fairly regular basis. The short, ferocious, thick lipped left on the West side is more suited for body boarders or advanced surfers. The right hand barrel (imagine a reverse of one palm point) found on the South East side, is a longer wave - and although much more manageable, delivers a hefty barrel and should only be surfed by intermediate to advanced surfers.

The journey across to Pulau Pisang can be taken by chartering a local fishing boat from either Krui (45 min trip) or from Tembakak (15 min trip). The exposed island is often wind affected but with 2 waves on offer, winds from the East to North West can be favourable. Anything with South is onshore. For those willing to make the effort, be sure to leave on day break and take waterproof gear for your belongings. 

Bali Village

Bali Village  surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Average
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: Bali Village
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Inconsistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 surfers
Season: April until November

A 20 minute ride south of Tanjung Setia, past a Balinese settlement and close to a ship wreck, you will find Bali Village. A somewhat fickle wave that can occasionally deliver punchy lefts and rights. Best with a small swell running, its rarely crowded. Certainly not the best wave in the region but occasionally worth a look.

The Slab

The Slab surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: The Slab
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-5 surfers
Season: April until November

Located in front of Amy Villas, this left hand slab is a boogers haven although the occasional tube hungry stand up will put on a barrel show from time to time. Certainly not for the faint hearted.

Mandiri Beach surf break Sumatra

Mandiri Beach, Krui, South Sumatra

Wave Quality: Good
Wave Direction: Left & Right
Also Known As: Mandiri Beach
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Average
Wave Type: Beach
Crowd: 10-30 Surfers
Season: April until November

A 15 minute scooter ride north of Ujung Bocur, you will find Mandiri beach. This picturesque slice of coast produces consistent break break waves throughout the main surf season. There tends to be two main areas along the beach which can deliver good quality left and right tubes. It’s a bit of a swell magnet and a good option especially when it’s around head high. Best surfed early as it’s often wind affected by mid morning. Probably not the reason you’d travel to South Sumatra but certainly a lot of fun when the swell is a bit smaller during the should season months of October/November and March/April.


Other surf breaks in Krui, South Sumatra

Ujung Bocur

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Karang Nyimbor
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 10-30 Surfers
Season: April until November

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Way Jambu

Wave Quality: World Class
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Sumatran Pipeline
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-15 surfers
Season: April until November

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Honey Smacks

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Honey Shacks
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-15 surfers
Season: April until November

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The Peak

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left & Right
Also Known As: The Peak
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 5-15 surfers
Season: April until November

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Krui Left

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Krui Left
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 10-20 surfers
Season: April until November

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Mandiri Beach

Wave Quality: Good
Wave Direction: Left & Right
Also Known As: Mandiri Beach
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Average
Wave Type: Beach
Crowd: 10-30 Surfers
Season: April until November

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Krui Right

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: Krui Right
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-15surfers
Season: April until November

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Leftovers

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Leftovers
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-15 surfers
Season: April until November

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Jimmys Right

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: Jimmys Right
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Average
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 surfers
Season: April until November

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Jimmys Left

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Jimmys Left
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Average
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 Surfers
Season: April until November

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Jennys Right

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: Drews right
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Inconsistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 5-20surfers
Season: Year round

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Banana Island

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left & Right
Also Known As: Pulau Pisang
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Average
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 surfers
Season: April until November

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Bali Village

Wave Quality: Average
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: Bali Village
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Inconsistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 surfers
Season: April until November

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The Slab

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: The Slab
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-5 surfers
Season: April until November

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