Mandiri beach surf break South Sumatra

Location:15 min NW of Tanjung Setia Sumatra
Access:Paddle out.
Best Wind:N to E
Best Swell:S to SW
Dangers:Strong rips
Crowd:10 to 20
Recent Info:The new road between Tanjung Setia & Krui is complete!

General surf information

Mandiri is a 7km long south west facing beach with many left and right peaks, its a good destination on small days if the winds are favourable. Most people surf the peaks near the Cabana Surf & Stay but thats just because its easy to park your scooter. There are often better peaks at the north end of the beach towards Lintik.

Mandiri is best surfed Feb to May when off-shore winds prevail, winds can also be favorable November to January. June to October howling cross and on-shore winds are common and turn Mandiri Beach into an out of control mess, you might be lucky and score 1 clean morning a week but don't count on it.

Over 1.5 mtrs in offshore conditions with good banks you can expect board breaking heavy spitting barrels and only for the experienced. On smaller days its a good spot for beginners and experienced surfers to enjoy surfing over sand rather than reef.

Directions

From Krui head South, in about 25 min you will begin to see the coast through the coconut palms, there are a number of Warungs where you can have a drink or meal. From Tanjung Setia head North for 15 min.

Paddling out

On bigger days timing is everything, the rip here can quickly drag you 500 mtrs down the beach and boards get broken just paddling out.

Mandiri beach surf Sumatra Mandiri Beach ~ May 2016
Mandiri Beach surf break Sumatra Mandiri Beach 2 mtr swell ~ May 2016