Krui Surf Camp, Krui, South Sumatra

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Cheap and cheerful!

By Ryan Sims, 6th June 2015

The camp was good. The accommodation was basic but fine, but that was to be expected. The food was exceptional and we got great waves nearly every day. The service was also good. We had some experiences that only locals knew about which made it special i.e. lunch at a waterfall behind Krui. It was great value for money and I’d recommend this for a budget traveller any day

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Thanks Zane!

By Greg Colwill, 21st August 2015

Had a great trip to Sumatra. Zane looked after us from start to finish. Surf was better than expected (it was unreal!) and we loved the Indonesian food, thanks so much guys!

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Great Location

By Jimmy Baker, 2nd October 2015

Thanks to Zane and his family for a great time. Exceptional service, food and waves. Basic but comfortable accommodation that’s just a stone’s throw from a great wave, yeeew

krui surf camp

Camp Size: Max 12
Accommodation: Private bungalows & private rooms
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: available
Located in front of surf break: Yes
Destination: South Sumatra
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Budget: 1/5
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: No
Yoga: No
Ideal for: The budget traveller

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Krui Surf Camp is the longest serving surf camp in South Sumatra. Without question its good value. Perfectly situated in front of "The Peak" - a wedging A-Frame barrel - as well as being a short stroll from Krui left & right. Sleeping up to 12 people, guests can choose to stay in one of the three twin share cottages or in one of the three home stay bedrooms. Located 3 km’s south of Krui, with equal distance to the regions furthest spots North and South, make it ideal to explore the areas waves. Set on a 160 metre stretch of beach front land, it's a great swimming area too!

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 intermediate to advanced surfers – the camp is suited for any size group.

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Krui Surf Camp

6 x private bungalows & 3 x private rooms (12 guests)

Our 3 beachfront cottages, each with its own separate private bathroom, offer safe, comfortable accommodation. It’s simple and rustic but charming too. Its location more than makes up for any luxury the camp is missing. Together with additional private rooms in the main house, Krui Surf Camp provides a great base for exploring the region of West Lampung. 

Bungalows include:

* Twin beds
* Private bathroom
* Power sockets
* Fan cooled
* Cool fresh showers, a perfect way to wash away the tropical heat
* Spring beds with all linen/pillows and mosquito nets

Each bungalow is fully lockable & has its own veranda. Although safe, we have 24 hour security patrolling the grounds to keep all your gear safe.

If a single guest wants "guaranteed" single use of a twin share bungalow or room, a surcharge of US$15 per night is required.      

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Hearty meals are a huge part of any surf trip and that’s no different when staying at Krui Surf Camp. Meals are pretty flexible and can be based around the guests daily time table.

Daily breakfast options usually include fried rice/noodles, eggs & toast, jaffles, omelettes, pancakes as well as juice, tea & coffee.

Lunch and dinner is focused on Indonesian dishes with fresh chicken, fish or beef curries, rending, chicken as well as fresh veggies & rice. Western dishes are served on occasion too.

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
- Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water.

Not included in the price:

- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Additional snack bar menu

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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.

Krui Surf Camp offers much more than just surf tours.

Guests can join wildlife preservation activities, tiger tracking, rhino research, elephant excursions, bird watching and much more. We work with wildlife conservation organisations and the department of forestry in protecting the areas rare and endangered wildlife. We also have a close relationship with the west Lampung turtle conservation centre operating on the beaches south of Krui where the turtles all nest. We can arrange jungle tours in the national park to hidden waterfalls in the Bukit Barisan Mountains. 

Other activities include:           

Visiting the local village of Krui
Pulau Pisang (banana island) – also has great surf!
Excursion to Lake Ranau the second largest lake on Sumatra
River boat trips

Snorkelling, spear fishing & fishing

Various local sheltered reefs are fun for snorkelling and spear fishing. It’s also possible to find fish in the region with Spanish mackerel, Tuna & Marlin as potential catches. GT’s & Snapper lurk on the deeper reefs too. Local boats are available for hire. Guests need to you bring all their own gear

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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 https://www.traveloka.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 120 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 - http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6647-novotel-lampung/index.shtml
Sheraton - www.sheraton.com/lampung

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.

2017 Prices

Surfers Dates Nights Person/Night Guests
Private Bungalow (Twin share or double) 01 JAN 17 to 31 DEC 17
USD30
Private Room (Twin share or double) 01 JAN 17 to 31 DEC 17
USD30

Transfer Costs

Transfers Dates Guests Total Price
Bandar Lampung to Krui Surf Camp (return trip) 01 JAN 17 to 31 DEC 17

Booking Notes

Available accommodation; 3 x twin share bungalows & 3 x twin share rooms (total 12 guests)
Single guests are expected to share unless paying USD$ 15 extra per night for single occupancy


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 or Paypal+4%

All transfer charges & bank fees, including correspondent bank fees, are to be incurred by the guests.

Bank details will be emailed upon booking.

Paypal details will be emailed upon booking.

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

Both links can be found below;

Krui Surf Camp: http://kruisurfcamps.com/

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.

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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+