Surf trip to Pulau Pisang ~ Banana Island 2017

Not many surfers can say they have visited Banana Island off the coast of Krui in South Sumatra, even less can say they scored waves there.

The two surf breaks on the Pulau Pisang require, swell, tide and wind to be perfect. So its no wonder that this group of surfers and travelers from Milan were all smiles at the end of this special day in August.

Pulau Pisang Banana Island South Sumatra A perfect day for surfing Banana Island
Boat trip to Banana Island Heading to Banana Island from Krui

A chartered boat can be arranged through a surf guide for IDR 200,000 per person including an excellent lunch (2017).

It is also possible to take a boat that ferries locals to the island, the boat usually leaves at 8am from the wharf area at Krui.

Diving Banana Island Snorkeling at Banana Island
Banana Island South Sumatra Arriving at Banana Island

The wave

The Right is located on the south end of Banana Island it has been compared to One Palm. Under 1.8 mtrs it is suitable for experienced to advanced surfers.

Thomas Passerini surfing Banana Island Thomas Passerini surfing The Right
The Right surf break South Banana Island The Right surf break Pulau Pisang

The beaches

Banana Island is a great place to hang out at the beach, with some protected spots to go swimming. Good snorkeling can be found on the South East side of the island which is protected from the swell and wind.

Beach South Pulau Pisang Sumatra Beach on the South of the Island
The pier South Banana Island Diving off the Pier South Banana Island