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  • Surf Simeulue

    Uncrowded Surf in Simeulue Simeulue, an island located in Northern Sumatra has some of the best and most uncrowded waves of Indonesia. The problem is that most resorts there are quite expensive. Batu Rundung Surf is one of the only affordable accommodations on the island with a very similar level of standing to those more expensive places. Included with the…

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  • Surfing Nias

    SURFING NIAS, Paradise or Disaster? I was raised on surf magazines, in the days before everything went digital. Getting a new mag in the mail would always amp me up as I spent hours fervently flipping through the pages, reading each article and studying every photo. I remember sneaking them into my backpack and reading them during class in primary…

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  • Nias Nathan Florence

    Fish on the Reef Swell of the Year – again. Just a week ago, the whole Indonesian archipelago got smashed by intense waves, accompanied by an even bigger hype. This time though, everything seems to be a bit more serious. Less hype, more power. Spectators on the beach, drones in the air, pros in the water. It is the big…

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  • Seeing Lakey Peak for the first time was a sight that will never be forgotten. Perfection split between a peeling left and right, something that every surfer dreams of. We had just traveled 8 hours by car from West Sumbawa, through bustling villages filled with locals celebrating the end of Ramadan. This was our first time in Sumbawa, and the…

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  • Surfing Bali

    From Bali to Sumbawa. One year later, Austin Mullen is back with his camera gear, two mates and nine surfboards, ready for his second surf-trip throughout Indonesia. On the menu: Sumbawa, Nias, Northern Sumatra, Banyak islands and finally the Mentawai islands with some surprises along the way. Here is the first episode of a 3-months Indo surf-trip just starting now.…

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  • Surf Simeulue

    Simeulue Surf Travel Guide What can sound like chaos to some… Ruled by the Islamic rules of the Sharia law, a population that believes in black magic and crocodiles whispering would already make Simeulue sound like an unwelcoming place. Part of those Islamic rules stipulate that women have to wear long sleeves while alcohol is prohibited on the island, this…

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  • This G-Land surf-trip organized by Dawn Patrol Bali Surf School is designed for intermediate and advanced surfers. Without any doubt, this the real deal when it comes to surfing world-class Indonesian waves and experiencing Indonesian culture through a road trip from Bali with exceptional local surf-guides. SURFING IN G-LAND Located in the isolated jungles of East Java, G-Land, also known as Grajangan…

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  • SURF-TRIP TO LAKEY PEAK, SUMBAWA The world-class A-Frame of Lakey Peak is no longer a secret to surfers hunting for waves in Indonesia. The emerging surf destination of Lakey is also known for being the home of local grommets, a new generation of competitive surfers led by Oney Anwar currently in the QS. Lakey Peak, Sumbawa, has been frequented by Australian…

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  • Sumba Hospitality Foundation

    The Next Bali, Sumba, is Becoming a Social Model for Other Indonesian Islands Far less ueveloped than his Hindu sister, the Christian island of Sumba is sadly one of the poorest of Indonesia and has been very isolated from the rest of the World until now. Still today, water access, education and even simple phone signal are very limited, some…

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  • LEARN TO SURF IN BALI The south Peninsula of Bali, also known as the Bukit, is where the essence of surfing in Bali lies. While most surf spots are for intermediate and advanced surfers, the Bukit is home to a good variety of safe surf spots for beginner surfers, away from the more crowded beginner surf spots of Kuta and…

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