TRIP FINDER

SIMEULUE

"North Sumatra"

"More than 12 top quality *named* set-ups in striking distance of the South West Coast, with many more unnamed breaks to be found along 60 miles of unexplored and rarely surfed set-ups."

Tea Bags Surf Break

Tea Bags surf break Sumatra

Tea Bags, Simeulue

Wave Quality: World Class
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: T-Bags
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 5-20 surfers
Season: Year round

Lying off the southern coast of Simeulue on Pulau Tapah, Tea Bags is a smoking right hander breaking on shallow reef that freight trains relentlessly for up to 150m. Challenging, hollow, and often perfect, this wave is thick, hard and square and is ideally surfed with a bit of extra foam so you get into the wave nice and early. T-Bags can handle up to triple over-head, but also works from around just over head high. Although it’s a wave capable of delivering the best barrel of your life, it’s generally advised for more experienced riders only, as well as reef booties for some added protection. To reach the island it takes approximately 30 minutes from Simeulue.


The closest surf camps are based in front of Dylan's Right:

Simeulue Surf Lodgeshttps://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camps/simeulue-surf-lodges 
Salt Surf Resort: https://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camps/salt-simeulue
Simeulue Surf Househttps://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camps/simeulue-surf-house

Other Surf Breaks in Simeulue

The Peak

The Peak surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Good fun
Wave Direction: Left & Right
Also Known As: Jackals
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef & Sand
Crowd: 10-20 surfers
Season: Year round

The most consistent wave on the island, this A-frame peak happily holds 2'-10’ and breaks both left and right over sand and flat reef. It’s as much fun as it looks from the photos with a barrel or steep wall from start to finish depending on the tide. The Left is the longer of the 2 waves but both break across all the tides with the lower tide offering more tubes. 


Dylan's Right

Dylan's Right surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: Dylan's Right
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Average
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 5-15 surfers
Season: Year round

Dylan’s right is a user friendly, perfect, mechanical right hander best surfed around head high and bigger. Although a relatively short wave, what it lacks in length it makes up for in quality. When it’s working, it offers flawless shape and extreme consistency with easy barrel sections and bowly carvable walls. During the main surf season, it’s one of the more consistent reefs in the area as well as being one of the region’s most popular waves. Dylan’s breaks across shallow reef on the inside of a large south west facing bay. Booties advised.



The 3 closest surf camps are:

Simeulue Surf Lodgeshttps://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camps/simeulue-surf-lodges 
Salt Surf Resort: https://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camps/salt-simeulue
Simeulue Surf Househttps://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camps/simeulue-surf-house

Tea Bags

Tea Bags surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: World Class
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: T-Bags
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 5-20 surfers
Season: Year round

Lying off the southern coast of Simeulue on Pulau Tapah, Tea Bags is a smoking right hander breaking on shallow reef that freight trains relentlessly for up to 150m. Challenging, hollow, and often perfect, this wave is thick, hard and square and is ideally surfed with a bit of extra foam so you get into the wave nice and early. T-Bags can handle up to triple over-head, but also works from around just over head high. Although it’s a wave capable of delivering the best barrel of your life, it’s generally advised for more experienced riders only, as well as reef booties for some added protection. To reach the island it takes approximately 30 minutes from Simeulue.


The closest surf camps are based in front of Dylan's Right:

Simeulue Surf Lodgeshttps://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camps/simeulue-surf-lodges 
Salt Surf Resort: https://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camps/salt-simeulue
Simeulue Surf Househttps://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camps/simeulue-surf-house

Dylan's Left

Dylan's Left surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Good
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Dylan's Left
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 surfers
Season: Year round

Located close by to Dylan’s right, what this wave lacks in quality, it makes up for in consistency. In fact, with more swell comes more quality, with a super fun left reef break coming to life, when a mid range south swell arrives on its shores. Less hollow and less perfect than the more popular right, it still offers a good option for the intermediate travelling surfer especially when the right is onshore. 

One Thong

One Thong surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Good fun
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: One Thong
Experience: All levels
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 surfers
Season: Year round

One Thong is an extremely consistent left hander that's nestled in a picture perfect bay. Ideal size is around head high but is surfable in just about all conditions although when it gets bigger the drops are steep and the shoulders tend to mush out. Being such a swell magnet it's certainly a fun option when the surf is small. This also makes it an excellent year round wave, especially in the off season between November and March. For sure this isn't the reason most surfers travel to Sumatra but its never crowded, is extremely user friendly and can be an excellent option for progressing beginner-intermediates or those surfing reef breaks for the first time.


Last Rites

Last Rites surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Good
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: Thailands Right
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Inconsistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 surfers
Season: Year round

Thailands Right is fairly short, fast paced tube that on its day, can really produce the goods. When the elements unite, expect fast, down the line mechanical tubes, running along this excellent coral reef pass. Requires a significant swell to light up – it tends to be a good choice when other spots are maxed out. A handy key hole provides easy access but watch out for the inside section, which can become sketchy particularly on the lower tide. Reef boots advisable.

Thailands Left

Thailands Left surf break Sumatra

Wave Quality: Good
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Thailands Left
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 5-15 surfers
Season: Year round

From Simeulue, Thailand's Left is accessed by road followed by a short 15 minute boat ride across to an idyllic tropical island. Breaking in deep water, this 200m ride offers long and playful walls, perfect for those looking for a cruisey session or those new to surfing over reef. Suitable for most abilities and wave craft – it’s a consistent spot, with an easy take-off and enough variety to keep most surfers happy. Works best with a solid south to south west swell and on low tide with north-east winds. Set in a very scenic location which with its iridescent colours & live coral is certainly worth a trip just for the snorkelling.

Tea Bags surf break Sumatra

Tea Bags, Simeulue

Wave Quality: World Class
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: T-Bags
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 5-20 surfers
Season: Year round

Lying off the southern coast of Simeulue on Pulau Tapah, Tea Bags is a smoking right hander breaking on shallow reef that freight trains relentlessly for up to 150m. Challenging, hollow, and often perfect, this wave is thick, hard and square and is ideally surfed with a bit of extra foam so you get into the wave nice and early. T-Bags can handle up to triple over-head, but also works from around just over head high. Although it’s a wave capable of delivering the best barrel of your life, it’s generally advised for more experienced riders only, as well as reef booties for some added protection. To reach the island it takes approximately 30 minutes from Simeulue.


The closest surf camps are based in front of Dylan's Right:

Simeulue Surf Lodgeshttps://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camps/simeulue-surf-lodges 
Salt Surf Resort: https://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camps/salt-simeulue
Simeulue Surf Househttps://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camps/simeulue-surf-house

Other surf breaks in Simeulue

The Peak

Wave Quality: Good fun
Wave Direction: Left & Right
Also Known As: Jackals
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef & Sand
Crowd: 10-20 surfers
Season: Year round

Explore Videos & Photos

Dylan's Right

Wave Quality: Excellent
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: Dylan's Right
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Average
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 5-15 surfers
Season: Year round

Explore Videos & Photos

Tea Bags

Wave Quality: World Class
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: T-Bags
Experience: Advanced
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 5-20 surfers
Season: Year round

Explore Videos & Photos

Dylan's Left

Wave Quality: Good
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Dylan's Left
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 surfers
Season: Year round

Explore Videos & Photos

One Thong

Wave Quality: Good fun
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: One Thong
Experience: All levels
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 surfers
Season: Year round

Explore Videos & Photos

Last Rites

Wave Quality: Good
Wave Direction: Right
Also Known As: Thailands Right
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Inconsistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 0-10 surfers
Season: Year round

Explore Videos & Photos

Thailands Left

Wave Quality: Good
Wave Direction: Left
Also Known As: Thailands Left
Experience: Intermediate+
Consistency: Consistent
Wave Type: Reef
Crowd: 5-15 surfers
Season: Year round

Explore Videos & Photos
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM
CONNECT WITH SCS
NEWSLETTER
LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
Like us on Facebook