Searching for a surf travel adventure far from the usual destinations of Bali and Lombok ? You can find it on the South Sumatra coast nestled at the base of the Bukit Barisan National Park. Centered around the seaside town of Krui is 250 kilometers of undeveloped and unspoiled beaches ready to be explored by the more adventurous surfers and travelers.
The local people are modest, inquisitive and incredibly friendly. The water is clean and the swell May till the end of Sept is usually consistent.
Why surf the Krui area of South West Sumatra?
Only a small 80km 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 most consistent wave in the area, Ujung Bocur a 200mtr long lefthand surf break.
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.