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Surfspots Sumatra 2018-10-21T00:08:58+00:00

Surfspots Sumatra Indonesia

Surf your own wave in the West Coast of South Sumatra
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Surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches and some of the best surf spots Sumatra has to offer, Palmbeachkrui is a family-owned business located in the heart of Krui. 20 years of experience in and around the Island of Sumatra helped us set our style of combining Indonesian vibes with western high comfort. Our main goal is to provide a fun environment for you, in which you can relax after a long surf-session or after one of the other numerous activities our team can organize for you. To make your stay at Palmbeachkrui one of the best trips of your life, we have a few things to offer: an all-day open bar serving the coolest Bintang in South Sumatra, a pool and a tennis table, a yoga area where you can take yoga classes, a newly built pool area, a place to relax, and a place where you can get your long-awaited massage. Besides that, you will be provided with free high-speed WiFi, airport and activity transfer and some of the best and most secret insights from our local staff.

My passion for surfing was more than my fear of sharks.

The Peak

The Peak is a really fast and hollow barrel which is usually surfed left with a weird right. Because of the small take-off zone, it becomes less enjoyable as the crowd increases.

Location

Take the coastal road south for roughly 1 km, turn right at Villa Desa and park in front of the break.

Access

Straight off the beach.

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Way Jambu

Way Jambu is a quality left-hand break that offers a down the line hollow barrel. Because of its critical take-off in front of shallow reef and subsequent stand-up barrels it’s usually referred to as Sumatran Pipeline. Therefore, it’s suggested only for experts to surf this spot and it’s way safer on a higher tide. Favorable with S to SW swells and E to SE winds.

Location

15 minutes away from Tanjung Setia

Head towards Tanjung Setia and turn right after the second bridge past Indomart. Turn left at the following intersection and you will see a surfboard-shaped wooden sign pointing towards the break.

Access

Paddle out north of the surf break.

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Surfing is attitude dancing.

Surfing to me is like playing music. You play different melodies with different boards.

Honey Smacks

Honey Smacks with its steep drop from the lip and a fast left-hand barrel is an intense break which is especially popular within the bodyboarding community.

A beautiful sandy beach and a shady coconut grove invite to a day spent hanging out and watching the surf.

Location

Located almost 1.5 hours by scooter NW of Krui near Walur Village..

Access

Easy paddle out. If surfing with an outgoing tide, the current produced by the creek will take you out

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Mandiri Spot

As a giant stretch of beachie with a lot of left and right peaks, Mandiri works best with off-shore winds, which it gets especially between February and May. Between June and October on-shore winds are predominate and Mandiri Beach turns into a messy clutter. Off-shore winds and over 1.5 meters off-shore conditions give rise to heavy spitting board breaking barrels. On smaller days, however, Mandiri becomes an easy spot for beginners and surfers that like to surf over sand.

Location

Located 20min SW of Krui.

Access

Right timing becomes a necessity when paddling out on bigger days.

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We’re all equal before a wave.

Never drive away from good surf.

Pulau Pisang (Banana Island)

Banana Island offers, in right conditions, both, a long, fast right over friendly reef and a sucky left for tube masters. The spots work best with a S SW swell and off-season W winds.

Location

30-45min by boat from Krui (boat for transport provided by Palmbeach Krui).

Access

Easy beach access.

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Krui Left

Krui Left work best with a big SW swell that swings past the sticking out southern point. In perfect conditions, it’s a hollow left-hand reef break with a clean barrel. Most of the time it is between 1 to 1.2 meters and ideal for intermediate to advanced.

Location

Right in front of Palmbeach Krui.

Access

Paddle out from the beach close to the fishermen’s boats.

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A big wave is like a beautiful woman, exciting to look at and thrilling to ride.