Camp Size: 12 guests
Accommodation: 4 Private rooms & 2 bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Included
Located in front of surf break: Yes
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: Yes but limited
Ideal for: The budget traveller
Simeulue Surf House is a located just a stones throw from the popular surf break of Dylan’s Right, a legitimate world class right hander.
Located in between Simeulue Surf Lodges & Salt Surf Camp, this rustic but cosy camp offers 4 large twin share bedrooms as well as 2 new bungalows that were also built next to the main house in 2017. There's also a very large communal deck that provides the perfect hangout to exchange stories of the day’s sessions or just to take in one of Simeulue's breathtaking sunsets.
Guests can see the very start of the wave (Dylan's) from the camp and its literally a 3 minute walk to the paddle out spot. It's as well located as any of the camps on the point - except that of Salt which is also next door. But Salt is double the price! In terms of value, its very hard to beat.
The camp is owned by a warm, and friendly local lady called Nanik. She's been in the hospitality industry (at least on Simeulue) for many years, and certainly knows how to look after her guests. Expect great service and genuine and welcoming smile.
Simeulue Surf House can cater for a maximum of 12 guests;
4 x Twin Share Rooms & 2 x twin share bungalows
The main building offers four big spacious rooms each measuring 24m2 with high ceilings, each with 2 single beds and an option to put a third bed on request.
Each room comes complete with mosquito net, fan and bed linen.
Next door to the main house are 2 bungalows (newly constructed in 2017) with private bathrooms.
At the front of the house there is a large terrace of 64m2, the perfect place to relax in a hammock, have a beer, and take in one of Simeulue’s incredible sunsets.
At the rear of the property is the shower house that has two showers and two toilets. There are also two additional outside showers.
Included in the daily rate:
3 meals a day
Unlimited purified drinking water
Tea & coffee
All other snack and drinks are charged extra
Breakfast will be ready whenever you wake up and lunch will be served when you’re resting in between surfs. The majority of the food is fresh & local Indonesian produce, but the girls can make some really tasty western dishes too. Dinner is usually served around sunset.
Included in the price:
- 3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
- Unlimited purified Water, tea & coffee
Not included in the price:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Additional snack bar menu
Guests staying at Simeulue Surf House are just a short 3 minute stroll from Dylan’s right. Guests also have free use of motorbikes (with surfboard racks) during their stay to explore the relatively untouched coastline.
Guests are also a 45 minute boat ride from Pulau Tapah where one of the regions best waves is found (T-Bags). There is also an incredible beach to explore on the neighbouring island. The boat will collect the guests from a small beach just 100 meters from the camp.
Simeulue is technically part of Aceh with nearly all of its population being Sunni Muslims. Although extremely friendly, they do expect their beliefs to be considered. The main things to know prior to travel is that women are recommended to dress modestly, and to avoid wearing low plunge tops, bikinis, mini shorts or mini skirts. Most women who visit simply wear t-shirts with sarongs or t-shirts and casual loose summer pants/knee length shorts/knee length dresses and wear a t-shirt/rash with board shorts when they go for a surf. Girls can wear bikinis within the camps grounds as well as the outer islands when they surf but be prepared for a lot of staring by the boat men. That said, the people are very relaxed in Simeulue and girls are free to ride around alone without feeling intimidated. The second thing to consider is that alcohol is generally not sold on the islands other than at the camps where beer is available. Overall, its a very warm and welcoming island much like the rest of Sumatra.
Surf Photographer Simeulue
For those interested in surf photos or some video of their trip, Surf Camp Sumatra have teamed up with a local photographer who can shoot from the land (or in the water at a small extra cost) - and take photo or video.
IDR 300,000 for 1 person (all day) - approx $25 USD
IDR 500,000 for 3 people (all day) - approx $37 USD
Get in touch with us for more information!
Guests need to fly into Medan Airport (KNO) - Kuala Namu International Airport West Sumatra
We recommend using https://www.skyscanner.net/ and flying into Jakarta, Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) or Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). From KL, there is usually one morning flight (1hr) with Air Asia as well as a lunchtime flight to Medan. From Jakarta, there are plenty of flights each day that fly into Medan, from airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Sriwijaya, Citilink & Lion Air. We recommend https://www.nusatrip.com/
Medan to Simeulue (same terminal as international flights)
From Medan, you will need to take an extra flight to Simeulue with Wings Air (part of Lion Air). There is only 1 flight each day.
Wings Air (Medan-Simeulue)
Flights: (approx) 500,000 IDR / $50 pp each way
Boards Fee: (approx) 200,000 IDR per board
Board Length: 2.3m
Max board bag per flight: 8 (2 boards per bag)
Depart Medan (KNO): 13:20 (Flight# JT1240)
Arrive: Simeulue (SMG): 14:15
Depart Simeulue (SMG): 14:55 (Flight# JT1241)
Arrive: Medan (KNO) 15:35
Important: single, double & triple board bags are paid at check in CASH in IDR. Maximum 2.1m in length. Board bags are approx 200,000 IDR “per board”. You must ensure you have enough CASH in “IDR” to pay for excess board bags or baggage at check in at both Medan and Simeulue airports, or risk not being allowed on the flight.
Land in Medan before 10:30am to fly Wings Air to Simeulue on the same day. Return flight depart Medan after 7pm then you get the last day surfing.
It’s very common for 2-3 hr delays with internal flights. Please book the last flight out of Medan (8pm or later) if planning on departing the same day.
Hotels in Medan
For those needing to overnight in Medan there are a number of affordable hotels available. Many hotels in Medan are approx 45 mins from airport.
Hotel Aryaduta - http://www.aryaduta.com/hotels_home_medan.php
Travel agent for taxis and hotels: www.boraspati.com
Note: Visa On Arrival: A FREE 30 day Visa On Arrival is now available for a number of countries including: Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany.
Guests will be collected from Simeulue Airport on arrival and taken to Simeulue Surf House.
This service is free of charge (Its around a 30 minute drive).
The same service will be provided at the end of your trip.
All guests travelling to any surf camp or charter boat in Sumatra will require Travel Insurance. Surf Camp Sumatra recommends using World Nomads for any trip to Sumatra. Simply use the below form to get a quote.
Make sure you to pack light & within the baggage restrictions of your airline.
Don’t leave for your trip without any of the following:
Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure and must have at least 1 completely blank page (no stamps, nothing)
Tickets & itinerary
Travel insurance policy
Cash – change $500 minimum per two weeks stay into Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
Valid Visa (for Australian, British & USA passport holders, visas can be issued on arrival (30 days max). Please check prior to purchasing your tickets.
Important: Make sure to check our "know before you go" section which is a handy page of what to expect as well as a detailed inventory of what to bring.
A 30% deposit is required to secure your booking. Initial deposit is non-refundable but transferable or exchanged with a friend to take your place on that specific date (passengers are responsible for finding their own replacements).
Balance of payment is due 60 days prior to departure and is 100% non-refundable.
Payment only by Bank transfer
All transfer charges & bank fees, including correspondent bank fees, are to be incurred by the guests.
Bank details will be emailed upon booking.
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