Whether you’re after a budget trip, a family surf vacation or just looking for uncrowded waves then you’ve come to the right place.
Surf Camp Sumatra started back in 2007 when I began representing just one surf camp at Ujung Bocur in Lampung, Southern Sumatra. Initially, it was more of a hobby than a business, but things grew steadily in the following years & I managed to build a number of friendships with the best operators in the “Krui” region. I still return as often as possible & I’m proud to say that nearly all of these working relationships remain to this day.
Where it all began, Ujung Bocur 2007 (times have changed!)
Looking to expand, by 2009 I’d built my own surf camp in the Playgrounds surf zone in the Mentawai Islands. This is where my focus remained for around 6 years before selling the camp and refocusing on Surf Camp Sumatra. It wasn’t long before I started to represent many of the camp’s I’d visited throughout the Mentawais. I’d always wanted to offer our guests both affordable & high-end surf trips & by 2019 I was stoked to represent around 30 of the best camps and charter boats in the Mentawai Islands alone.
“I’m definitely not the best surfer in the world but I’d like to think I’m experienced enough to warrant the suggestions I make to all our guests.”
This is me indulging in the perks of the job
Over the last 12 years, curiosity also led me to Nias, the Hinako’s, the Telos and further north to Simeulue & Aceh. The result has been a steady development of what I’d like to consider Sumatra’s best surfing destinations combined with the best establishments on offer.
“We’re extremely proud to be Sumatra’s number one surfing specialists”
Now a small family business, we’re currently based in Oregon where we’ve recently moved to raise a family. But our work in Sumatra certainly isn’t done. We’re extremely proud to be Sumatra’s number one surfing specialists and we continue to work closely with the managers & owners of all the camps and charter boats on a daily basis. We’re also lucky enough to take regular *family* trips back to Sumatra to surf, explore and revisit what has become our 2nd home, Sumatra.
Surf Camp Sumatra