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.


From Krui head to the main beach. From Tanjung Setia it is a 1/2 hr scooter ride to Krui. For a scenic drive with less traffic you can take a side road before Krui ... check the Krui Map.

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

Paddling out

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

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