The West Coast of South Sumatra in Lampung Province, "A Paradise For Surfers and Bodyboarders"
|The Sea View of The Southernmost of Sumatra Island.|
Visiting the Lampung west coast in the vicinity of Tanjung Setia offers you at least 12 quality surf breaks. You can surf in the following surf breaks : Honey Smacks, Jenny's point, Jimmy's Left, Jimmy's Right, Krui Left, Krui Right, Leftovers, Mandiri Beachbreak, Pulau Pisang (Banana Island), The Peak, Ujung Bocur - Karang Nyimbur, Way Jambu (Sumtra Pipeline), and surfbreaks yet unnamed and unspoiled. For more visit http://www.surfsouthsumatra.net
There is a number of reasons why should try surfing in the South Sumatra coast. First, all surf spots are easily accessible from the main road heading south north along Sumatra coastline, from around 100 m to 500 m. Second, The average crowd on the main surf breaks is 10 to 30 during peak season (May - early October) and 5 to 25 during the off season (November - April), the weather from November to April can be severe with the wind howling in from the Indian Ocean during the period the locals call the Windy Season.Third, the incredibly friendly locals always happy to give directions,particularly, when venture out to explore the unnamed yet unspoiled surf breaks. The last but not least, there are other attractions you can do here like visiting the UNESCO’s World Heritage Listed Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP) as it offers guided day tours if your surfed out or would just like to explore the Sumatran jungle.
Note: this page owes a lot of thanks to Mr. Milosav for quoting some materials in the reference.