Simeulue Surf House, Simeulue



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Best value we could find!

By Terry Jackson, 21st May 2017

We’re super stoked about our trip to Simeulue and staying with Nanik. She is the best, so friendly and helpful. Accommodation was very comfortable and super close to Dylans, we’ll be back.


Surf Simeulue

By Jack Perry, 3rd August 2016

Fantastic trip.Thanks to Nanik and the staff. Scored some great sessions out the front and also some sessions alone up the coast. Certainly an adventure and thoroughly recommended, thumbs up guys.


Seek and you shall find

By Geoff Harrow, 18th September 2016

Simeulue is more than Dylan’s Right. But that said, it’s a great wave. Go and explore the coast and find some hidden gems - but make sure you stay with Nanik as you’ll be well looked after.

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Camp Size: 12 guests
Accommodation: 4 Private rooms & 2 bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Included
Located in front of surf break: Yes 
Destination: Simeulue
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 2/5
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: Yes but limited
Yoga: No
Ideal for: The budget traveller

surf camp simeulue

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. 

accommodation simeulue

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
Motorbike rental
Airport pick-up/drop-off

All other snack and drinks are charged extra


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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

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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

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 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

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 -
Travel agent for taxis and hotels:

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.

Special Offers Dates Nights Person/Night Guests
Private room (twin share) 01 NOV 18 to 30 APR 19

2019 Prices

All Guests Dates Nights Person/Night Guests
Private room (twin share) 01 MAY 19 to 31 OCT 19

Booking Notes

Available accommodation; 4 x twin share rooms & 2 twin share bungalows

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.

Save a lot of $$$ by using for your international bank transfers. It's free and easy to use, you will receive much better currency rates than any bank. 

Travel Insurance is mandatory for your safety and no guest will be able to depart on any trip unless they have copies of their travel insurance documents before departure. We advise all guests take out insurance upon booking in case of accident or personal problems prior to your trip.

By way of payment guests are agreeing to both Simeulue Surf House (PRW) & Surf Camp Sumatra’s Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Simeulue Surf House (PRW)

Surf Camp Sumatra:
This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with Surf Camp Sumatra. Surf Camp Sumatra acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as land based accommodation and boat charter operators. Surf Camp Sumatra's obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. Surf Camp Sumatra has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

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Item Krui Mentawai Telos Banyaks Simeulue Hinakos
Alcohol available Yes Yes Yes Yes Limited Yes
Beaches OK Great Good Great Good Great
Crowd Good Good Great Great Good Great
Date Flexibility Great OK Poor Poor Great Great
Diving No Yes No No No Yes
Family Friendly OK Great Good OK OK Great
Female Friendly OK Great Great Good OK Great
Fishing OK Good Good Good OK Good
For Couples OK Great Good OK OK Great
Learn to Surf Yes Yes No No No No
Snorkelling OK Great Good Great OK Great
Surf & Yoga Yes Yes No No No Yes
Surf Season April-Nov All Year All Year April-Nov All Year All Year
Surfer Daily Budget $30+ $130+ $225+ $200+ $50+ $160+
Surfing Ability Beginner+ Beginner+ Intermediate+ Intermediate+ Intermediate+ Intermediate+


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