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.
Getting to Banana Island
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.
Banana Island surf breaks
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.
The Left is located on the west side of the Island it is fast, hollow, short and intense. A critical drop into a serious barrel this wave is for experienced tube masters only.
There is talk of a bodyboarder wave on the north of the Island but no real information to verify it's quality.
Banana Island 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.