Experience the untouched beauty of South Sumatra at South Sumatra Surf Resort, located in West Lampung, 30 km from Krui at Tanjung Setia. A real surf adventure awaits as you embark on a journey to a tropical paradise filled with epic waves, beautiful beaches and staff who will go above and beyond to ensure you experience a surf trip of a lifetime.
South Sumatra Surf Resort
At the heart of South Sumatra Surf Resort is their impressive 500 sqm warung, surrounded by majestic coconut palms adding to the tropical island vibes. This central hub houses the resort’s office, kitchen, restaurant and bar, along with an entertainment area featuring a pool and poker table.
The accommodation consists of traditional Indonesian-style standalone bungalows. They are purpose-built for a surf holiday, featuring everything you need to have a comfortable stay in South Sumatra.
Surfing South Sumatra
The surf in South Sumatra has something for everyone, from children to seasoned pros. From reef breaks to beachies, you can access them all from South Sumatra Surf Resort. The resort faces Ujung Bocur, the area’s longest and best left-hand reef break, and you can access a variety of other waves without travelling too far.
Surrounded by towering coconut palms, South Sumatra Surf Resort offers a tranquil escape for guests from around the world. A short walk through the shaded grounds leads to the resort’s swimming pool, beach deck, and bar, perfect for sunset drinks and relaxing after a long day surfing or exploring the island.
South Sumatra Surf Resort has 14 beautiful ocean-view, twin-share bungalows with private verandahs. The resort offers accommodation options to suit groups of all sizes, ranging from families and couples to solo travellers and business groups.
The bungalow’s layout can be easily adjusted to accommodate triple sharing, or it can be furnished with a comfortable queen-sized bed for couples. With its flexibility, South Sumatra Surf Resort can comfortably accommodate up to 28 guests twin-share.
- Private indoor/outdoor bathrooms with lockable sliding door
- Western flush toilets
- Mosquito nets
- Power sockets
- Hot water showers set within river stones and an indoor garden
- King single beds (queen-sized available)
- Linen, pillows and bath towels supplied and changed regularly
- Individually controlled fans
- Large covered verandah with an outdoor setting
- Board racks
- The longest left in the area at your doorstep.
Each room is lockable. Although secure, the resort has 24-hour security patrolling the grounds to keep your belongings safe.
At South Sumatra Surf Resort, the experienced chef prepares three generously-sized meals a day. The menu consists of a blend of classic Indonesian and Western dishes, with a variety of flavours to cater to different preferences and dietary requirements.
Don’t miss the pizza or BBQ theme nights, which add an extra element to the dining experience. Early risers are served cereal and toast from 6 am, while breakfast includes a range of options including eggs, pancakes and fresh fruit.
Lunch and dinners are buffet-style, featuring fish, beef, chicken, rice, and vegetables. Western alternatives are also available, like burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and pizzas. Complimentary tea, coffee and water are provided, and there is a bar snack menu available to purchase food outside of set meal times.
Surf South Sumatra Surf Resort
The surf in South Sumatra has something for everyone, from young surfers to seasoned pros. You can experience a range of reef breaks and beachies, all readily accessible from South Sumatra Surf Resort.
The resort faces Ujung Bocur, the area’s longest and best left-hand reef break. This wave ranges from heavy dredging barrels to long carvable down-the-line performance walls with rides over 200 m. Ujung Bocur is extremely consistent and handles large swells. Even with more surfers in the water, the length of the wave stretches out the crowds.
About 20 minutes north of the resort is a stretch of open beach called Mandiri, a length of southwest-facing beach breaks. Get there early before the wind is up for fun waves.
The Peak, Krui Left, Krui Right
A further 20 minutes up the road and you are in the township of Krui, which has a variety of reef breaks, great when the swell starts to creep up on the point. The main breaks are The Peak, Krui’s Right and Left. All are fun waves when the swell is too big back at the resort. Avoid the right when the creek is open, as the locals use it as a toilet and tip.
There are several other beach breaks further north, but the main stop is Banana Island. This is only accessible by boat, with a quality right-hander on one side and a screaming left on the other. Not many people surf out here and if there’s a nice swell running, and your adventure streak is high, it can reward you with incredible waves.
Jenny’s Right is offshore during the rainy season or if the winds swing onshore at the resort. It’s a fun right-hand reef break running for 100 m, with a couple of barrel and long walling sections that can break on all tides.
Early morning sessions here offer some beautiful waves. It was named Jenny’s Right after Jenny Sheehan, a well-known Sydney surfer who beat everyone out the back and caught the first known wave to be ridden here.
Honey Smacks - Jimmy’s Right and Left
Honey Smacks is a barrelling left-hander more suited to bodyboarders and a bit further on is Jimmy’s Right and Left. These are pretty serious waves and if you venture out in the right conditions, you’re guaranteed to return happy.
South of the resort also offers a variety of waves, the first and most famous being Way Jambu. It’s one of the heaviest left-hand barrels in the area, hence its nickname ‘Sumatran Pipeline’.
This ruler-edged, spitting beast is truly a world-class wave. Low tide can be a scary take-off with the water sucking off the reef just in front of you. Don’t look, just go and you might just get the barrel of your life.
South Sumatra Surf Resort has a qualified surf instructor and a yoga teacher onsite. They offer beginner packages or one-on-one lessons and surf guidance. Ben has surfed up and down the coast and is familiar with the Krui region and his partner Phoebe is a qualified yoga teacher who runs classes from the resort. Phoebe is also a gun photographer and offers surf photography packages to take home some South Sumatran surf memories.
You can do as little or as much as you like at South Sumatra Surf Resort. The warung has a pool table, poker table, satellite TVs for watching sports and a chillout zone to relax and read, play board games or use the free Wi-Fi.
Yoga sessions and Indonesian cooking classes are available or simply play a game of soccer with the local boys. When the sun goes down and dinner’s over, gather around the bar to share your surf experiences.
Local tours and activities are also available with 24-hour notice, some of the activities include:
Also known as “Banana Island”, it’s known for its beautiful beaches and amazing views back to the mainland. It’s a full day trip, with a three-hour drive, plus a canoe ride to the island. It’s an epic spot to surf, fish, swim and snorkel and well worth the trip if the wind is right.
About two and a half hours drive from the resort is the volcanic lake Danau Ranau. It’s an incredible spot known for its natural beauty and soothing hot springs. A great way to soothe those aching muscles after a few days of surfing. We’d recommend allowing the best part of a day for this trip.
River Canoe And Jungle Treks
Sumatra is world famous for its diverse range of animal life, including the Sumatran Tiger and Orangutan which roam free in the jungle. Bring your camera and be amazed at the wildlife, and take in the beauty of the stunning waterfalls. Guided treks from the resort can be arranged with notice.
Charter a traditional fishing canoe with a guide and get amongst the Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel and GTs which cruise along the reef. Early morning or late afternoon is the best time for fishing and the resort will even cook your catch for dinner.
Located in the town of Krui, approximately 30 km away, is Krui Markets. This is a traditional market where the local people sell local produce and goods. Try your bargaining skills with the vendors and take home a few souvenirs.
Phoebe is the resident yoga teacher and will take you through your practice on the mat. She is also an amazing surf photographer and offers surf photography packages to suit every budget.