Aura Surf Resort is an island paradise in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Set amongst 15,000 sqm of beachfront parkland with an epic Peak break right out the front. Aura is the only resort on the island to have a wave directly at its doorstep without any travel needed. Watch the Peak barrelling from the comfort of your veranda deck chair. Aura has been in operation since 2010 and their knowledge of the various secret waves is unrivalled. Situated on a long pristine clean beach ideal for surfing and swimming all this with an amazing mountainous jungle backdrop. All bungalows have direct view of the peak, you are able to check the surf without leaving your bed.
Aura's experienced surf guides will have you jumping out of your skin when showing you around this oceanic playground. Using a fiberglass speedboat to get you and your mates to world class waves comfortably and fast.
There are several surf spots in the vicinity ranging from punchy beach breaks to grinding barrels. This pristine location offers a new surfing adventure for every surf traveller. Infrequently visited by charters and with a limit on the number of resort guests, you are all but guaranteed to surf with only your mates.
Surf right out front the classy Aura A-Frame Peak and enjoy the dream scape backdrop as you get barrelled off your nut.
Accommodation encompasses 3 traditional bungalows and main building restaurant. Able to house up to 14 surfers at any one time. The resort is fully equipped with modern luxuries including dining areas, cable TV, games room and tree house looking onto the peak. Serving up some of the best food on the island there are plenty of options for everyone with their buffet style mix of western and local dishes.
Scooters, cars and a 9 seater van is also readily available to explore the island on your own or with your experienced guide.
A stay at Aura will see you chilled out and surfed out! Aura has experienced surf guides with comprehensive knowledge of the waves and conditions. Aura is run by Surfers for Surfers!
Aura Resort accommodation encompasses 12 beds in traditional bungalow style and 2 beds in the new luxury bungalow. The resort is able to house up to 14 surfers at any one time and is fully equipped with modern luxuries including dining areas, cable TV, games room including pool table, table tennis, mini golf, and tree house looking onto the Peak.
Each traditional bungalow can be fitted with a hammock on the external deck overlooking The Peak and tropical gardens. Two of the bungalows sleep two people on each side (duplex style), with the other larger bungalow sleeping up to three on each side. Arrangements can be made to rent the bungalows exclusively and have one side as a private lounge room (additional costs apply). Each bungalow is elevated 1 metre above lush grass, and lemon grass to ward off the mosquitoes. All are equipped with fans, mosquito nets, vanity with running water; and fresh towels can be arranged daily. Housekeeping services are also on offer for the duration of your stay.
Aura's new luxury bungalow is one large room with two beds inside and a large private balcony. It also has its own freestanding bathroom facilities with shower, toilet and natural stone sink and outdoor furniture set up.
Aura Surf Resort is connected to the island's main power source and all buildings have access to power. There is also a generator which can be used for filming on request. This North Sumatran island has telecommunication towers which allow for full reception at Aura for mobile telephones, smart phones and other 3G devices (please arrange international roaming or buy a local SIM).
Aura Resort has an inhouse chef who serves the best food on the island with a buffet style mix of western and local dishes, fresh juices, meat and seafood and plenty of healthy vegetarian meals. Lunch packs, snacks and water will be arranged for surfing trips and guided tours. Our surf packages all include 3 meals a day with unlimited fruit and water. An emphasis is placed on healthy high energy food and specific dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.
Aura's healthy menu features fresh organic produce sourced from local farmers. Picture fresh seafood grilled over hot coals with seasonal vegetables, salads, rice and fruits. Chicken, Lamb and Beef speciality dishes also make for hearty options to fuel up. And Aura's seasonal fruit juice combo's along with their freshly cut coconuts are the perfect health tonic.
With access to over half a dozen breaks that turn on in different conditions you’re all but guaranteed stoke. The Island offers a huge variety of waves suitable for all types of surfing. Aura surf guides have a very in-depth understanding of the coastline and its many hidden waves. You’ll always be in the right spot on the right day for the right wave for you. In addition to this, the island is located in the doldrums and more often than not there is no wind. When there is wind it’s generally from a local storm that will pass in a couple of hours leaving a glassy off shore breeze. This North Sumatran location has the longest fetch out of any Indonesian island. It can utilize swells from the North West around India and the Maldives. This is a bonus as it does not have to rely on Southern swells like most other Indonesian surfing spots. It also picks up the full brunt of South swells as the island is situated at more of an angle than the other islands and is at the top of a 6km deep x 800mile trench. Swells received here have a longer period, longer lines and barrels.
Aura Resort's fiberglass speedboat will get you and your friends to world class waves comfortably and fast. Also in their fleet is a 3m rigid hull zodiac with 25hp motor able to do tow ins and get close for filming in the lineup.
Below is a brief description of several of the waves you will have access to whilst staying at Aura Surf Resort. Additionally you will have access to lesser known spots courtesy of your surf guide. There are around another 5 breaks that are lesser known including reef and beach breaks that can cater to all types of surfers.
The Peak - is situated directly out the front of Aura Surf Resort and is visible from all Bungalows and Main Building. This wave holds from 2 to 10 feet+, barrels at take-off and down the line. Up to approximately 80m rides in both directions. Easy paddle out from the beach. Swell magnet. Suitable for intermediate + levels. Booties optional. Deep water take off and flat rock bottom that you will rarely touch. The Peak left can break like 'Pipe' whilst the right is mellower and wackable.
The Beachies - An array of beach breaks offering excellent right and left barrels and punchy walls. Surfable up to 6ft. Suitable for all levels with a variety of breaks. Swell magnet, good up to 5ft. Suitable for all levels with variety to choose from within walking distance from the resort.
K-Hole (Tepak) / Teabags - is located approximately 25 mins out the front by speed boat (45 mins by local boat), offering a world class 150m long heavy right hander which barrels the whole way. Swell magnet, 4 to 15ft+. This wave is suitable for intermediate + surfers and the more experienced. Booties are recommended. This wave can do an impression of P-Pass or reverse Chopes and guarantees excitement in this amazing tropical island setting.
The Secret Island - is approximately 2hrs travel from Aura Surf Resort and is situated on an untouched island with an amazing beach. This wave offers world class heaving right hand barrels. When smaller, the wave has 3 take off zones, varying in difficulty. The wave can be up to 100m long. All sections have barrels. Swell magnet, breaks from 2 ft to 8ft+, Intermediate +. Booties are recommended.
Tou Tous - Up to 100m long left, from reef to sand, excellent fast wave with barrelling take-off and sections, 3 to 8 ft. Suitable for Intermediate + surfers.
Dylans - has a short perfect right hand barrel and works with solid swells. 20 minutes travel from Aura Surf Resort. Booties are recommended, 1 to 5 ft, suitable for intermediate +. You may encounter a few other surfers here from another small surf camp near Dylan's.
Other Main Waves (there are more secret spots than this ;-)
Tou Tous – E-SE wind, 4ft+, 30 mins travel, sandy left point booties not required.
Inor – Excellent beach break, 5 mins North from Aura. N – SE wind. Offers excellent peaks and tubes, 1-4ft.
D-BAR – 4 mins walk South from Aura, beach break, sheltered from south wind. NE – S wind. 1-6ft. Good peaks and tubes.
Salur – 5 mins motor bike South from Aura. Has a variety of beach breaks. Good when everywhere else is too big. Approx. 4kms of beach to find tubey peaks on.
Dylans Left – across the bay from Dylans. Up to 300m long left with various take off zones. Inside section hollow. Boat access only. E-SE wind. 3-6ft. 45 mins by boat.
There are plenty of activities to do other than surfing on this pristine tropical island. Take a swim in the natural spring spas of the nearby waterfalls; go fishing; or jump on a motor scooter and head into town to check out the markets. The island is surrounded by reefs and stunning beaches which are perfect for snorkelling, exploration and swimming. All of these activities are less than an hour’s motor scooter ride from Aura resort and lunch packs and guides can be arranged for all activities during your stay. Resort activities include ping-pong, volleyball, soccer, 9 hole resort golf course, or just chill and watch the water buffalo on the beach.
Car transport with an Aura surf guide to and from breaks around the Island is included in our packages. If you require additional transport, including motor scooters, this will be an additional cost of approx. USD $10 a day. Cars seat 6 guests at a time only. More cars can be hired on request at an additional cost. Motor bikes / scooters will only be rented to those with previous experience and you must sign a waiver of liability prior to renting these as you are not covered under travel insurance therefore you will be riding un-insured and at your own risk.
The islands religion is Syriah Muslim, which means no alcohol for sale on Simeulue. Discretion is advised to people travelling with duty free liquor, and this should be concealed in luggage.
Women are required to cover up when in public, no revealing bikinis on our grounds or around the island. Women should surf in similar clothing to men, long boardies and a rash vest / t shirt over the top, NO Short Shorts and cover up below the waist with a sarong when on the beach or walking around.
Same day connection on flights provides easy access. Fly from Australia via Singapore to Medan with Singapore airlines then same day connect with domestic flights to the island without any stopover enroute, and the same on the return.
7 night packages available with longer customised stays up to 28 nights available. Packages include:
Domestic flights Medan to North Sumatra; bungalow accommodation; all meals; unlimited fruit and water; services of an expert surf guide and local surf transfer. With quality surf out front and other breaks within paddling distance from the shore, you may not need too many boat trips and you will just pay as you go. Aura packages are very reasonably priced!