Honey Smacks surf break South Sumatra

Location:Pugungn Tampak area.
Access:Paddle out.
Best Wind:N to E
Best Swell:S to SW
Dangers:Jagged shallow reef
Recent Info:Nov 2016 road under repair, nightmare when raining.

General surf information

Honey Smacks is very steep heavy surf break with a fast left hand barrel. Holds 4-8 foot and is a favourite with bodyboarders and experienced surfers who don´t mind a vertical drop from the lip.


1.5 by car and up to 2 hr drive by scooter north west from Tanjung Setia in the Pugungn Tampak area of South Sumatra. The trip to Honey Smacks is easiest with a driver hired for the day (car and driver IDR 500,000 2017 .. seats 4), its a long way on a scooter. The trip is scenic, the road following the coastline with many small bays and rocky headlands. There are other breaks before you reach Honey Smacks so its worth checking out some of the beaches and bays if you have the time.

While your in the area you should drive around the headland and check out Jenny's Right, Jimmy's Right and Jimmy's Left.

Paddling out

Paddle out is straight forward. If your surfing with an outgoing tide you will be taken out with the current from the creek.

Paddling out at Honey Smacks surf break Sumatra Robin & Frans from South Africa paddle out ~ 2014
Parking at Honey Smacks Sumatra An amazing place to hang-out for the day.