Sumatra Surf Resort, Krui, South Sumatra



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Surf & Sumatra

By Sam Bradley, 5th June 2016

Spent a week at SSR with a few friends in June. The resort is located in a great location, right next to the rain forest - you literally walk about 50m from your bungalow to check out the surf! Surf was great, food was great and the bungalows were great too!


Learners in Sumatra!

By Hannah Collins, 14th April 2017

Our trip to Sumatra Surf Resort did not disappoint. We’d never surfed before and so we needed looking after. Our surf lessons were just what we needed and we had a blast. Evenings were spent relaxing back at the camp. The food was plentiful and tasty. All in all a great trip thanks.


Surf and Yoga

By Jamie McDonald, 1st May 2017

Had an amazing time in Sumatra. Learned to surf in the morning and afternoons were spent relaxing into some yoga. Dave from Surf Camp Sumatra was great in organising our trip too. Thanks so much.

swimming pool

Camp Size: Max 28
Accommodation: 14 private bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Available
Located in front of surf break: Yes, Ujung Bocur
Destination: South Sumatra
Surfing Ability: Beginner to advanced
Budget: 2/5
Surf School: Yes, in shoulder seasons
Surfboard Rental: Yes
Yoga: Yoga Deck (seasonal instructors)
Ideal for: Any size group and for couples

surf camp

Sumatra Surf Resort is the newest and largest camp in the region. Located just a short stroll from the areas main wave Ujung Bocur, the camp has the most comprehensive range of facilities in the whole of South Sumatra. The camp itself is large and spacious with plenty of mod cons like a bar, wifi, 2 large satellite TV’s, poker table, pool table & hammocks. 14 private bungalows each come complete with a private bathroom and include a hot water shower. The resort also offers south Sumatra’s only legitimate surf school for those looking to hit the waves for the first time.

New for 2018 is a brand new 10m x 5m “T” shaped swimming pool with sunset views of the Indian ocean (pictured below)

Guests can arrive or depart anytime or any day. Local transport is also available at a small charge; to give you access to the regions other waves. Ideal for beginner to advanced surfers – the camp is suited for any size groups including couples.

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surf camp

14 x private bungalows


Each private bungalow is typically Indonesian themed but with a Western style twist. Standard set up is twin share but each bungalow can be reconfigured into triple share or fitted with a queen size bed to cater for couples.

Each Bungalow features:

* Private indoor/outdoor bathrooms with lockable sliding door
* Western flush toilets
* Mosquito nets
* Basins with mirror
* Power sockets
* Hot water showers set within river stones & indoor garden
* King single beds
* Bedside tables and wardrobe
* Linen, pillows and bath towels supplied and changed regularly
* Individually controlled fans
* Large covered veranda with outdoor setting
* Board racks
* Clothes line
* Laundry service
* The longest left in the area at your doorstep

Each room is lockable. Although secure, we have 24 hour security patrolling the grounds to keep all our gear safe.

south sumatra

Sumatra Surf Resort features an impressive 500sqm restaurant and bar. This large and spacious social area is where guests can refuel, relax and share stories of the day’s activities.

Plenty of healthy food is essential after surfing all day long in the Sumatran weather. We provide guests with 3 large meals a day and cater for all tastes. Our menu is full of variety and is a mix of classic Indonesian food and Western dishes. Due to our remoteness it’s difficult for us to cater for vegans. Please check prior to booking if you have special dietary requirements.

Included in the price:

- 3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
- Unlimited tea, coffee and water.

Not included in the price:

- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Additional snack bar menu

surfing sumatra

Our bar is always stocked with plenty of cold soft drinks & cold beers. Fresh juices can also be made as well as tea & coffee.

Guests have access to the complimentary facilities such as our pool table, ping pong table and poker table. Two large satellite TV’s will keep you up to date on news and sport. Free Wi-Fi is also available.

There is also a small shop where you can purchase snacks like peanuts, chips, chocolate etc. Some toiletries are also available.

Facilities include:

* Billiards / Pool table
* Table tennis
* Poker Table
* 2 x Satellite TV’s (Football, Rugby, AFL)
* Separate bar snack & drinks menu

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krui surfing

All our camps in South Sumatra have complimentary surf guides to help you enjoy and discover this amazing region.

Daily transport isn’t included in the price but is always available on arrival.

The surf region stretches around 50 miles and is accessed by a long twisting road that takes about 1.5 hours to reach all the surf breaks.

Motor Bikes with surfboard rack are typically around $10 / day depending on availability and length of rental.

Car hire with driver is usually around $40 / day. But of course pricing can vary from driver to driver.

Please note fuel will be additional but is relatively cheap in the region.

surf lessons

Sumatra Surf Resort is the only camp in South Sumatra to offer affordable and professional surf lessons. Famed for its perfect waves and white sandy beaches it’s the perfect place to learn to surf with your friends.

5 day and 7 day beginner packages are available.

Lessons are USD 30 per person for a 1.5 hr lesson.

Each lesson includes:

* Qualified Instructor
* Surfboard rental
* Rash vest and leash
* Lesson theory & practical lesson
* Transport to/from the beach
* 8 guests maximum

Guests will be taken by car to one of the local beaches for each lesson about 15 minutes from the camp. The white sand beach is tucked away from the bigger swells and is the perfect place to learn to surf. Standard lesson times will usually be early morning as well as a second mid afternoon session. Lessons will include surf theory such as water safety, how to read the surf, surf etiquette, picking a spot etc before paddling out. Beginners will also learn techniques such as duck diving, taking off and of course standing up!

Groups are limited to 8 people so you get plenty of individual attention!

surf lessons

If you’d like to soak up some of the local culture and would like to explore this incredible area, there are plenty of activities that we can organise for you including;

* Visiting the local village of Krui and its local markets
* Pulau Pisang (banana island) – tranquil and stunning and also has great surf!
* Day trip to the volcanic Lake Ranau and its hot springs
* River canoe trips
* Jungle treks & elephant rides
* Snorkelling & fishing (rental available, but best to bring your own)

Please remember that most of these activities are run by the locals and can only be arranged on arrival. At least 24 hours notice is needed to confirm availability and pricing. 

Guests staying at Sumatra Surf Resort will have easy access to the regions premier wave, Ujung Bocur. Although views of the line-up from your bungalows aren't possible, you're never too far from the lookout tower that gives a pretty good view of the wave. The wave itself is just a short 5 minute walk away

As soon as you've checked in, you're free to surf! Most guests prefer to spend most of their time surfing Ujung Bocur, but others prefer to mix it up and also surf elsewhere. The staff can always rent you a motor bike (approx $5/day with rack) and give you directions to the other waves. 

For the beginners please be sure to let us know if you require board hire or any lessons. Sumatra Surf Resort is the only surf camp in South Sumatra that offers qualified surf instruction.  

Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Krui, South Sumatra pages.

Krui Surf Breaks

travel to south sumatra

Guests need to fly into Bandar Lampung (TKG) Radin Inten II Airport, South Sumatra 

We recommend using and flying into Jakarta, Indonesia.  From Jakarta, there are over a dozen flights each day that fly into Bandar Lampung (TKG), from airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Srwijaya, Citilink  & Lion Air. We recommend 

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. 

Price: USD$ 100 pp each way

Transfers include:

* Private a/c vehicle
* Up to 4 guests (with surfboards & baggage)
* Pick-up and drop off anytime
* Approx 6 hour journey time

Please note: We don’t advise taking the bus as it’s a longer journey, only runs at set times, is uncomfortable and generally only gets you within 45 mins of where the camps are located.

There is also a flight service from TKG to Krui - but at the moment is proving unreliable and tricky when taking surfboards. 

Your transfers in detail:

Bandar Lampung Airport to the camp

Upon arrival at Bandar Lampung (TKG) Radin Inten II Airport, guests will be greeted by one of our staff members with pre-arranged transport and you'll be taken to direct to the camp. The transfer time is about 6 hours which includes a brief stop to grab some food half way through the journey. Vehicles are usually a Toyota Kijang and we keep the maximum passengers to 4 so there’s plenty of room for a comfortable journey and enough space for all your belongings. 

Hotels in Bandar Lampung

Guests usually don’t stay in Bandar Lampung as there’s generally no need to. We can always collect you and drop you off any time to/from the airport. However we suggest staying at either of the following options if our guests prefer to overnight in the city.

Novotel -
Sheraton -


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 Bungalow 01 NOV 18 to 31 MAR 19

2019 Prices

All Guests Dates Nights Person/Night Guests
Private Bungalow (A/C) 01 APR 19 to 31 DEC 19
Private Bungalow (A/C) 4+ guests 01 APR 19 to 31 DEC 19
Private Bungalow (Fan) 01 APR 19 to 31 DEC 19
Private Bungalow (Fan) 4+ guests 01 APR 19 to 31 DEC 19

Transfer Costs

Transfers Dates Guests Total Price
Bandar Lampung to Sumatra Surf Resort (return trip) 01 JAN 18 to 31 DEC 19

Extra Items

Extras Dates Days Person/Day Guests
Surf Lessons - 90 mins (includes equipment) 01 MAR 19 to 31 OCT 19

Booking Notes

Available accommodation; 14 x private bungalows (28 guests).
Single guests are not expected to share unless all bungalows are booked.

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 by Bank transfer or PayPal (+fee)

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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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 Sumatra Surf Resort & Surf Camp Sumatra’s Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Sumatra Surf Resort:

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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