Puri Asu Resort – North Sumatra

Between the Telo Islands and Simeulue, just 8kms from Nias Island, lies Pulau Asua, a small island with a world-class left-hander and a family-friendly resort set amongst the palm trees.

Puri Asu Resort is the only resort-style accommodation on Pulau Asu, which is part of the Hinako Islands. This secluded paradise boasts a beautiful bay, with magnificent views, and a private jetty, where guests will find the resort’s 200hp wavehunting speedboat and two 50hp tender boats, the perfect transportation for surfers looking to explore waves near and far.

The Dream Sumatran Surf Resort

The perfect place to escape the daily grind, Puri Asu Resort is the ultimate Hinako Islands surf resort. It’s a tropical oasis where guests can kick back and relax while surfing some of the best waves in the Banyak Islands.

Puri Asu Resort isn’t just for surfers though, it’s an ideal destination for anyone seeking an adventurous escape. Along with world-class waves, the resort offers a variety of other activities. Take a break from daily life and immerse yourself in the serenity of the island, whether it’s reading a book, exploring the crystal-clear waters on a stand-up paddleboard, practising yoga or indulging in a relaxing massage.

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Beaches, Snorkeling/Diving, Wellness, Fishing
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Hinako Islands Surf Season

The main surfing season in the Hinako Islands is from March through to November. Here’s what you can expect throughout the year: 

  • March/April: Small to medium and glassy conditions.
  • May: Medium to large swells and glassy conditions. 
  • June: Solid swells and generally clean conditions.
  • July and August: Bigger swells and offshore winds. 
  • September: Bigger Swells and offshore winds.
  • October: Consistent medium swells and smooth conditions. 
  • November: Small to medium and glassy conditions.


At Puri Asu Resort there are a range of accommodation options to suit all preferences and budgets. From the superior accommodation to the beach bungalows, you’re sure to find an option that will make your trip one to remember. 

Superior Accomodation

These luxury beachfront villas with ocean views are perfect for couples. 

Features include: 

  • King-sized beds.
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Ocean views.
  • Verandah with lounge chairs. 
  • Surfboard rack.
  • Stone and ceramic interior. 

The original accommodation at Puri Asu Resort, these large wooden houses were built in South Sumatra and transported to the island. Renovated and varnished every season, they still look and feel brand new. 

Features include: 

  • Four air-conditioned bedrooms.
  • Two shared bathrooms.
  • Eight single beds, two per room.
  • Ocean views. 

This cosy beachfront cottage is perfect for families or friends travelling together. 

Features include: 

  • Two king-sized beds.
  • Ensuite bathroom.
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Only 10 metres from the beach.


Every day the experienced chef at Puri Asu Resort prepares a range of delicious meals including Western and Indonesian cuisine. Enjoy freshly caught seafood brought in by local fishermen and be tempted by mouth-watering home-made desserts using locally sourced ingredients. Beer and mixed drinks are available for an extra charge. 

Breakfast served: 7am to 10am.

Lunch served: 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

Dinner served: 7.30pm to 9pm.

The resort’s chef can accommodate a range of dietary requirements and eating preferences.

Surf Puri Asu Resort – North Sumatra

If you’re looking for consistent waves, the Hinako Islands are your dream destination. With crystal-clear water, breathtaking scenery and a diverse range of surf breaks to suit surfers of all levels. 

With Puri Asu Resort as your base, you’ll have easy access to five epic surf breaks, each within a short five to 50-minute speedboat ride from the resort. Whether you’re seeking hollow barrels, long walls, or playful sections, the Hinako Islands offer a range of surf breaks that will satisfy every surfer’s taste.

Wave Transport

Surfers have a range of transport options available while staying at Puri Asu Resort. You’ll have a selection of the best waves in the area, with four boats and two jet skis on-hand for water safety and tow-ins. 



A left-hander that works on all tides, big and small swells and southerly winds. From 2 to 6 ft Asu is a perfect, fun, barrelling wave peeling over coral reef. Asu works in swells up to 10 ft. 


Surfers can always find a wave at Baw, a right-hander that is surfable from 2 to 8 ft. A great tow-in wave over 8 ft. 

Barrel Machine

Barrel Machine is a perfectly symmetrical, high-performance wave that works in a big swell up to 6 ft, but it’s still fun in smaller swells. In the right conditions, surfers can enjoy four to six second barrels from take-off.

Mini Bawa

A fun wave up to 6 ft and a powerful wave with a thick lip in larger swell. 


Sirombu is located close to Sirombu Harbour. It features a sheltered, rippable right-hand wave breaking over a sand and reef bottom. It’s ideal for intermediate surfers. Expect barrels and a wave that breaks in choppy conditions.


A 40 to 50-minute boat ride away from Asu, Afulu is a dreamy left-hander on the Nias mainland that offers incredible tube rides and rippable walls. Afulu needs a large swell to work.


This ‘super perfect’ right-hander is 45 minutes from Asu. Salonako is a super fast wave that offers surfers challenging barrel rides above a sand and reef bottom. It needs a large ground swell to work.


A deep water slab close to Asu. Needs a low tide, east wind and solid swell to work. 

Non-Surf Activities

There’s plenty of non-surf activities available at Puri Asu Resort. Do as much or as little as you like in this island paradise, with a beachfront yoga gazebo, a fully equipped gym, billiard table and ping pong table available for guest use. 

Take off on a fishing trip (equipment provided) or bring along a mask and snorkel for an unforgettable experience exploring the crystal clear waters of the Hinako Islands. This region of Indonesia boasts some of the most pristine and beautiful waters in the world, making it a dream destination for water activities.



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