Krui Left surf break South Sumatra

Location:Krui beach Sumatra
Access:Paddle out.
Best Wind:NE to SE
Best Swell:SW
Dangers:Shallow reef
Crowd:20-40 in season 15 off season
Recent Info:The new road between Tanjung Setia & Krui is complete!

General surf information

Krui Left is hidden away behind a headland and needs a big SW swell to be excellent, which might happen June to August. It can hold 2 mtrs and be a perfect left hand reef break with a nice barrel. Most of the year it is 1 to 1.2 mtrs or less and suitable for intermediate to advanced surfers.

Krui Left surf break Sumatra Perfect day at Krui Left ~ Photo © Muhammad Hasim
Krui Left surf break 1 mtr Average Krui Left at 1 mtr ~ Nov 2016

When the swell is too big at other breaks everyone heads to Krui, this becomes a real problem as Krui Left has a very small take-off zone and can not handle a crowd. With more than 15 in the water you will need to compete for waves at Krui Left.

Directions

From Krui head to the main beach. From Tanjung Setia it is a 1/2 hr scooter ride to Krui.

 If your driving from Tanjung Setia you can avoid driving through the traffic of Krui town. There is a quieter road to Krui beach, just before Krui look out for the Darussalam sign, after the sign take the next left turn.

Darussalam sign Krui Darussalam sign before Krui
 Avoid Krui traffic turn here

Paddling out

Easy paddle out from the beach near the fishermen's boats.

Crowd at Krui Left surf break Sumatra 1 mtr swell July 2017
Krui Left July 2017 1 mtr swell July 2017 ~ © Nana Gapero

You can park at the Double Cs cafe. Have a drink or something to eat, try the mango smoothie!