There are dozens of excellent uncrowded waves on the mainland of Sumatra, from Aceh in the north to Krui and Bengkulu in the south.
While the offshore Mentawai islands have The Best Waves in The World, the North and South Sumatran mainland has quality breaks that are far less crowded. The book tells you where to go first for guaranteed surf, both on the mainland and offshore islands like Nias, and then where to start searching to discover your own “secret spot”.
The owner of Mentawai Surf Cats USA
wrote this about "Indo Surf & Lingo":
At last! Now you can stay in budget-priced traditional Mentawai bungalows, right on the beach of Nyang-Nyang island, South Siberut. Just a short 5 minute walk to excellent surf at E-Bay. With Beng-Beng, Nipussu and Pitstop a short walk close by. Our camps cater for small groups, offering traditional Indonesian family hospitality and modern but basic facilities. White sandy beaches, palm trees and coral reefs - Camp Siberut offers an exciting budget-priced experience!
*See TripAdvisor 5-star reviews for "Surfcamp Siberut"!
Contact Handra for details: Tell him Indo Surf 'n Lingo sent you!
Mobile: +62 8137 400 6060 (he speaks good English)
Our #1 Recommendation for Sumatra:
It's definitely worth paying the $6 a day for Travel Insurance to avoid having to pay $50,000 for a medical airlift if you get badly injured on the sharp coral reefs or crazy roads. "If you can't afford Travel Insurance, you can't afford to travel" - get the best value Travel Insurance here.
SUMATRA's Original and Best Surf Camp
Right in front of Sumatra's longest fun left at
FREELINE'S OMBAK INDAH
SUMATRA's Least Crowded?
BANYAK SURF BUNGALOWS
* Tell Kev you heard about it from Indo Surf and Lingo!
Photo thanks to the Surf Travel Company, John Callahan, Sumatran Surfaris