Camp Size: Max 28
Accommodation: 14 private bungalows
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Available
Located in front of surf break: Yes, 5 minute walk
Destination: South Sumatra
Surfing Ability: Beginner to advanced
Surf School: Yes, lessons available
Surfboard Rental: Yes
Yoga: Yoga Deck (seasonal instructors)
Ideal for: Any size group and for couples
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 above)
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.
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.
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
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.
* Billiards / Pool table
* Table tennis
* Poker Table
* 2 x Satellite TV’s (Football, Rugby, AFL)
* Separate bar snack & drinks menu
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.
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!
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 $5/day with rack) and give you directions to the other waves.
For the beginners please be sure to let us know if you require board hire or any lessons. Sumatra Surf Resort is the only surf camp in South Sumatra that offers qualified surf instruction.
Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Krui, South Sumatra pages.
Krui Surf Breaks
Guests need to fly into Bandar Lampung (TKG) Radin Inten II Airport, South Sumatra
We recommend using https://www.skyscanner.net/ and flying into Jakarta, Indonesia. From Jakarta, there are over a dozen flights each day that fly into Bandar Lampung (TKG), from airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Srwijaya, Citilink & Lion Air. We recommend www.nusatrip.com
Note: Visa On Arrival: A FREE 30 day Visa On Arrival is now available for a number of countries including: Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany.
Price: USD$ 100 pp each way
* 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.
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 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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