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SOZINHO'S SURF LODGE

Uncrowded Gold

"Perfect for an experienced surfer, this remote outpost is one of the least crowded surf regions in Indo & within striking distance of several world class waves"

SOZINHO'S SURF LODGE

Overlooking Asu

"Enjoy panoramic views of the regions premier wave "Asu", a world class left hander that dishes out long walls & tube sections, you're also just steps away from a dry hair paddle out"

Sozinhos Surf Lodge

Price

From pp

USD 100

Resort Guide

Video

Overview

About

Sozinhos Asu

Camp Size: Max 8 guests
Accommodation: 2 rooms & 2 bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Included (2 speedboats)
Located in front of surf break: Yes, "Asu" (left)
Destination: Asu, Hinako Islands, Nias
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 3/5
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: No
Yoga: Yoga terrace
Ideal for: Small groups 

Asu surf camp
Welcome to "Sozinhos" (pictured bottom of pic) with viewing Gazebo slap bang in front of pumping Asu

Located just 1 degrees north of the equator in the Hinako islands as well as a stones throw from the island of Nias, Sozinho's Surf Lodge directly overlooks one of Sumatra's best left hander's "Asu".

The main focus of the surf camp is Asu, a truly mechanical wave that is consistent from April to October, works on all tides and holds big swells with ease. Another 6-7 waves are found within 45-60 minutes from the resort, that can be reached by speedboat & are included in the daily package.

Guests can arrive/depart any day as there are connecting daily flights to Gunung Sitoli (Nias) from Medan, Padang and Jakarta.

Be sure to check out our blog article about what you can expect: The Real Guide to Surfing the Hinako Islands 

hinako islands guide

Accommodation

Sozinho's has plenty of space & caters for a maximum of 8 surfers.

Guests can choose to stay in either a private room within the main Lodge, or alternatively in one of the newly constructed private bungalows. 

It's a charming but small surf camp, with a total of 2 rooms and 2 bungalows that all have air conditioning & a private bathroom. There is plenty of space for everyone to find some privacy too.

All accommodation also have views of the wave directly out the front and are positioned perfectly to enjoy the sunset

double bed

Single beds

Private rooms

2 x private rooms with either single beds or a double bed, each with air conditioning.

Room 1: 1-4 guests + private bathroom
Room 2: 1-2 guests + private bathroom 

* Bathrooms include basin, western toilet, mirror & cold shower.
* Shower towels, soap, shampoo and mozzie cream are provided free of charge.

Private Bungalows


2 x private bungalows with either single beds or a double bed, each with air conditioning.

Bungalow 1: 1-4 guests + private bathroom
Bungalow 2: 1-4 guests + private bathroom 

* Bathrooms include basin, western toilet, mirror & hot shower.
* Shower towels, soap, shampoo and mozzie cream are provided free of charge.

bungalow

surf lodge asu

Food & Drink

food

Food
is included in your package and you won’t be disappointed. Your 3 daily meals are always plentiful & varied and include a mix of both Indonesian and Western flavours such as Nasi Goreng, Rendang, pasta dishes, pizza, chicken and of course fresh fish.

Breakfast – 6:30am – 09:30am (order from menu)
Lunch – 12:30pm – 2:30pm (fixed menu)
Dinner – 7:30pm – 9:30 pm (fixed menu)

Cold Beers (Bintang) are always available for all of the guests.

Vegetarians and specific dietary requirements can be accommodated for with prior notice to your arrival.

Included in the price:

- 3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
- Soft drinks

- Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water

Not included in the price:

- Alcoholic beverages
- Additional snack bar menu
 
The lodge

Daily Transport

surfing asu
Asu - The island and the wave

Sozinhos is perfectly located in front of Asu, the regions most consistent left hander and so when its working, there really is no need to go anywhere else.

However, for those looking to explore and surf some of the regions other waves, especially if the wind switches, guests are just a short walk to the private pier where you'll find Sozinhos 2 speedboats

Included in the package, guests will have access to these boats as well as a surf guide / driver who will take you to surf one of the other 6-7 waves in the region.

There is also a limit of just 4 surfers per boat to maximise speed & comfort when traveling to other waves and to keep crowds at an absolute minimum. 

Private pier
Sozninhos is just a short walk to the pier where the speedboats are moored up

Inclusions

facilities

All packages include:

* Private A/C accommodation
* Private bathroom (cold shower in Lodge rooms, hot shower in bungalows)
* Daily meals, tea/coffee & drinking water
Direct access to Asu
* Use of 2 speedboats with driver / surf guide to surf the regions other waves


Facilities also included:

* SUP

Fishing equipment
* Ping pong table
Spear fishing equipment
* Snorkeling gear

Yoga Gazebo / wave viewing platform
* Projector/Laptop for photos & movies
(screen in the dining area)

Available but extra cost;

WiFi - please contact us for more details 
Massage - IDR 100,000 / hr
Photos - please contact us for more details 

yoga gazebo Sozinhos Yoga Gazebo with views of Asu in the background

Trip Information

What to Expect

The camp directly overlooks the left hander "Asu" as well as being around 45 mins to 1 hour by speedboat from the rest of the regions waves.

Getting in and out is via the key hole in front of the camp & requires some timing. Experienced surfers will be fine with bare feet, but less experienced surfers would require reef boots to offer some protection when walking on the sharp reef.

key hole
The key hole, pictured above, offers convenient access in and out of the wave.

this is Asu
Asu in all its glory



The Surf

Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Hinako Islands pages.

Hinako Islands Surf Breaks

Be sure to check out our blog article about what you can expect: The Real Guide to Surfing in the Hinako Islands 

hinako islands guide

Travelling to Asu

Travelling to Hinakos

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, with airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Sriwijaya, Citilink & Lion Air. We recommend https://www.nusatrip.com

From Medan, you will need to take an extra flight to Gunung Sitoli, Binaka Airport (GNS) we recommend Wings Air (part of Lion Air). There are a number of flights each day.

Note: Many of the air craft are small and have limited capacity to take surf boards. From our experience WINGS seems to have the best success rate with the majority of board bags making it across each flight. Worst case scenario your board bag will make it across the next day (although unlikely that this will happen). 

From Gunung Sitoli, you'll be collected & driven across Nias Island (2 hours of beautiful tropical scenery) to Sirombu Harbour. From here, a private speedboat will take you to Asu Island in about 30 minutes.

Note: The speedboat ride is always complimentary & the taxi ride is includes in the price for groups of 3 or more who stay for 10 days.

It’s a long but stress free journey and because there’s so many flights each day, you’ve plenty of travel options to suit your needs.

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. 

What to bring

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.

PRICES

How to book

Please select from the available options below. Once you have made your selection please click the continue button.

2021 Prices

1-2 guests (10+ days) Bungalow accommodation

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

Price per person per night: USD 110

4 guests (10+ days) Bungalow accommodation

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

Price per person per night: USD 100

4 guests (10+ days) The Lodge accommodation

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

Price per person per night: USD 100

3 guests (10+ days) The Lodge accommodation

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

Price per person per night: USD 105

1-2 guests (10+ days) The Lodge accommodation

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

Price per person per night: USD 110

3 guests (10+ days) Bungalow accommodation

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

Price per person per night: USD 105

Booking Notes

Pricing 2021

Lodge rooms (per night)

6-9 Nights: 1 - 3 guests - USD 110
6-9 Nights: 4 guests - USD 105

10 Nights: 1-2 guests - USD 110
10 Nights: 3 guests - USD 105
10 Nights: 4 guests - USD 100

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Bungalow (per night)

6-9 Nights: 2 guests - USD 130
6-9 Nights: 3 guests - USD 125
6-9 Nights: 4 guests - USD 120

10 Nights: 2 guests - USD 125
10 Nights: 3 guests - USD 120
10 Nights: 4 guests - USD 115

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Kids (5-11) USD 40
Kids (1-4) FREE
Non surfer (sharing with surfer) USD 75

Deposit & Payment

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 Options

Bank transfer

Bank details will be emailed upon booking (AUD, USD, GBP, NZD, Euro accounts available).

Credit Card 

Credit Card payment is available (Visa or Mastercard).
All credit card payments require a 2.9% processing fee

Terms & Conditions

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 Sozinhos Surf Lodge & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Sozinhos Surf Lodge: https://nias.surf/ 

Surf Camp Sumatra: http://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camp-sumatra-terms.shtml

Disclaimer

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.
Asu from above Out the front Asu in all its glory Sozinhos from above Sozinhos private pier Sozinhos Surf Lodge Welcome to Sozinhos The camp from the line-up Yoga Gazebo Bungalow left and main building right Asu at dusk Contemplating Dreamy Asu Shackas all around Asu Key hole Asu private bathroom and private room with double bed Sunset at Asu Stoked groms All accommodation opens up to catch the natural breeze Asu surf camp Spear fishing on your doorstep Private balcony main lodge Twin share room Lodge room & bathroom Asu with real size Double bed set-up Surf check The main lodge Sunset yoga SUP sesh Dinner is served Nestled in the jungle Catch of the day Complimentary spearfishing equipment Asu gold Bawa looking inviting Asu Hinako islands Punting on the inside Asu again Solid Asu One of the least crowded regions in Sumatra head high perfection Inside Asu Setting a line at Asu Asu firing Back side hack attack On your doorstep One of the other waves in the region Speed line at Asu

Location Map

Sozinhos Asu

Camp Size: Max 8 guests
Accommodation: 2 rooms & 2 bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Included (2 speedboats)
Located in front of surf break: Yes, "Asu" (left)
Destination: Asu, Hinako Islands, Nias
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 3/5
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: No
Yoga: Yoga terrace
Ideal for: Small groups 

Asu surf camp
Welcome to "Sozinhos" (pictured bottom of pic) with viewing Gazebo slap bang in front of pumping Asu

Located just 1 degrees north of the equator in the Hinako islands as well as a stones throw from the island of Nias, Sozinho's Surf Lodge directly overlooks one of Sumatra's best left hander's "Asu".

The main focus of the surf camp is Asu, a truly mechanical wave that is consistent from April to October, works on all tides and holds big swells with ease. Another 6-7 waves are found within 45-60 minutes from the resort, that can be reached by speedboat & are included in the daily package.

Guests can arrive/depart any day as there are connecting daily flights to Gunung Sitoli (Nias) from Medan, Padang and Jakarta.

Be sure to check out our blog article about what you can expect: The Real Guide to Surfing the Hinako Islands 

hinako islands guide

Sozinho's has plenty of space & caters for a maximum of 8 surfers.

Guests can choose to stay in either a private room within the main Lodge, or alternatively in one of the newly constructed private bungalows. 

It's a charming but small surf camp, with a total of 2 rooms and 2 bungalows that all have air conditioning & a private bathroom. There is plenty of space for everyone to find some privacy too.

All accommodation also have views of the wave directly out the front and are positioned perfectly to enjoy the sunset

double bed

Single beds

Private rooms

2 x private rooms with either single beds or a double bed, each with air conditioning.

Room 1: 1-4 guests + private bathroom
Room 2: 1-2 guests + private bathroom 

* Bathrooms include basin, western toilet, mirror & cold shower.
* Shower towels, soap, shampoo and mozzie cream are provided free of charge.

Private Bungalows


2 x private bungalows with either single beds or a double bed, each with air conditioning.

Bungalow 1: 1-4 guests + private bathroom
Bungalow 2: 1-4 guests + private bathroom 

* Bathrooms include basin, western toilet, mirror & hot shower.
* Shower towels, soap, shampoo and mozzie cream are provided free of charge.

bungalow

surf lodge asu

food

Food
is included in your package and you won’t be disappointed. Your 3 daily meals are always plentiful & varied and include a mix of both Indonesian and Western flavours such as Nasi Goreng, Rendang, pasta dishes, pizza, chicken and of course fresh fish.

Breakfast – 6:30am – 09:30am (order from menu)
Lunch – 12:30pm – 2:30pm (fixed menu)
Dinner – 7:30pm – 9:30 pm (fixed menu)

Cold Beers (Bintang) are always available for all of the guests.

Vegetarians and specific dietary requirements can be accommodated for with prior notice to your arrival.

Included in the price:

- 3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
- Soft drinks

- Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water

Not included in the price:

- Alcoholic beverages
- Additional snack bar menu
 
The lodge

surfing asu
Asu - The island and the wave

Sozinhos is perfectly located in front of Asu, the regions most consistent left hander and so when its working, there really is no need to go anywhere else.

However, for those looking to explore and surf some of the regions other waves, especially if the wind switches, guests are just a short walk to the private pier where you'll find Sozinhos 2 speedboats

Included in the package, guests will have access to these boats as well as a surf guide / driver who will take you to surf one of the other 6-7 waves in the region.

There is also a limit of just 4 surfers per boat to maximise speed & comfort when traveling to other waves and to keep crowds at an absolute minimum. 

Private pier
Sozninhos is just a short walk to the pier where the speedboats are moored up

facilities

All packages include:

* Private A/C accommodation
* Private bathroom (cold shower in Lodge rooms, hot shower in bungalows)
* Daily meals, tea/coffee & drinking water
Direct access to Asu
* Use of 2 speedboats with driver / surf guide to surf the regions other waves


Facilities also included:

* SUP

Fishing equipment
* Ping pong table
Spear fishing equipment
* Snorkeling gear

Yoga Gazebo / wave viewing platform
* Projector/Laptop for photos & movies
(screen in the dining area)

Available but extra cost;

WiFi - please contact us for more details 
Massage - IDR 100,000 / hr
Photos - please contact us for more details 

yoga gazebo Sozinhos Yoga Gazebo with views of Asu in the background

The camp directly overlooks the left hander "Asu" as well as being around 45 mins to 1 hour by speedboat from the rest of the regions waves.

Getting in and out is via the key hole in front of the camp & requires some timing. Experienced surfers will be fine with bare feet, but less experienced surfers would require reef boots to offer some protection when walking on the sharp reef.

key hole
The key hole, pictured above, offers convenient access in and out of the wave.

this is Asu
Asu in all its glory



Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Hinako Islands pages.

Hinako Islands Surf Breaks

Be sure to check out our blog article about what you can expect: The Real Guide to Surfing in the Hinako Islands 

hinako islands guide

Travelling to Hinakos

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, with airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Sriwijaya, Citilink & Lion Air. We recommend https://www.nusatrip.com

From Medan, you will need to take an extra flight to Gunung Sitoli, Binaka Airport (GNS) we recommend Wings Air (part of Lion Air). There are a number of flights each day.

Note: Many of the air craft are small and have limited capacity to take surf boards. From our experience WINGS seems to have the best success rate with the majority of board bags making it across each flight. Worst case scenario your board bag will make it across the next day (although unlikely that this will happen). 

From Gunung Sitoli, you'll be collected & driven across Nias Island (2 hours of beautiful tropical scenery) to Sirombu Harbour. From here, a private speedboat will take you to Asu Island in about 30 minutes.

Note: The speedboat ride is always complimentary & the taxi ride is includes in the price for groups of 3 or more who stay for 10 days.

It’s a long but stress free journey and because there’s so many flights each day, you’ve plenty of travel options to suit your needs.

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. 

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.

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.

2021 Prices

All guests

Dates

Nights

Person/Night

Guests

4 guests (10+ days) Bungalow accommodation

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

USD 100

4 guests (10+ days) The Lodge accommodation

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

USD 100

3 guests (10+ days) The Lodge accommodation

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

USD 105

3 guests (10+ days) Bungalow accommodation

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

USD 105

1-2 guests (10+ days) Bungalow accommodation

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

USD 110

1-2 guests (10+ days) The Lodge accommodation

01 JAN 21 to 31 DEC 21

USD 110

Booking Notes

Pricing 2021

Lodge rooms (per night)

6-9 Nights: 1 - 3 guests - USD 110
6-9 Nights: 4 guests - USD 105

10 Nights: 1-2 guests - USD 110
10 Nights: 3 guests - USD 105
10 Nights: 4 guests - USD 100

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Bungalow (per night)

6-9 Nights: 2 guests - USD 130
6-9 Nights: 3 guests - USD 125
6-9 Nights: 4 guests - USD 120

10 Nights: 2 guests - USD 125
10 Nights: 3 guests - USD 120
10 Nights: 4 guests - USD 115

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Kids (5-11) USD 40
Kids (1-4) FREE
Non surfer (sharing with surfer) USD 75

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.

Bank transfer

Bank details will be emailed upon booking (AUD, USD, GBP, NZD, Euro accounts available).

Credit Card 

Credit Card payment is available (Visa or Mastercard).
All credit card payments require a 2.9% processing fee

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 Sozinhos Surf Lodge & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Sozinhos Surf Lodge: https://nias.surf/ 

Surf Camp Sumatra: http://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camp-sumatra-terms.shtml

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.
Guest Reviews

Reasons to book!

  • Max 8 guests
  • Genuinely uncrowded
  • Directly in front of left hander
  • Private a/c rooms & bungalows
  • 6-7 waves within 45-60 mins
  • Includes daily meals, tea, coffee, water
  • Includes daily speedboat rides & surf guide
  • Transfers: Speedboat transfer included

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