Searching for a different Indo surf travel adventure far from the usual destinations of Bali and Lombok. Nestled at the base of the Bukit Barisan National Park centered around the seaside town of Krui is 250 kilometers of undeveloped and unspoiled South West Sumatra coastline, ready to be explored by the more adventurous surfers and travelers.
The local people are modest, inquisitive and incredibly friendly. The surf is consistent, the water clean the crowds away from the main surf breaks can be uncrowded.
Why surf the Krui area of South West Sumatra?
Only a small 50km stretch of the South West Sumatra Coast is well traveled by surfers. Surf accommodation at Tanjung Setia beach is only a short stroll to the 200mtr long surf break of Ujung Bocur and a short scooter ride to Way Jambu (Sumatran Pipeline), Mandiri Beach and Biha.
Hire a little automatic scooter for AUD $7 a day and you can now surf, Way Jambu, Biha, Mandiri Beach, The peak and all other major surf breaks. Take your scooter or hire a car and driver for the day and you can surf Honey Smacks, Jennys Point, Jimmys and beyond. Take the 45 min boat ride to Pulau Pisang (Banana Island) to explore the island's breaks or enjoy some snorkeling.
Whats in the krui Tanjung Setia area ?
Looking for a fullon daytime shopping experience then this may not be the destination for you, no Mc Donald´s, Starbucks or air-conditioned shopping centers. There are small Indomarts but don't expect to find such items as sunblock, postcards or tourist items in the local markets.
Since the arrival of the World Surfing League 2017 Krui Pro, local surfers have noticed a steady increase in crowd size at the major breaks. So if your planning a surf adventure to this area we would advise doing it sooner rather than later.