Hinako Islands : Asu Surf Camp
10 days from: $2,204pp surfer rate
Includes: return flights from Medan to Nias, return car and boat transfers to Asu, 10 days fan cooled bungalow accommodation, all meals, water/hot drinks, meals, surf/dive guide. Two surf sessions per day in the vicinity.
Located in uncrowded Northern Sumatra, you’ll enjoy some of the best surf in the world, right at your doorstep. With the best view & location on the island, right in front of the wave and the sunset.
After arriving in Medan you will then connect on to a domestic flight to Nias. On arrival in Nias you will be met by the Resort and transferred 2 hours by overland to the west coast. From here you have a 45min boat ride to the Island. Once you reach the beach at Asu, you have a 15 minute (1km) walk up the point through the jungle to Asu Camp. They trolley in all of your gear down the single track path that leads to the point and our camp. And when you arrive Asu Camp you will be so ready to hit the lineup… or you might just want a cold beverage and some good food…
Asu Camp is a single 2 bedroom bungalow that sleeps up to 7 people(1 king size bed and 5 single beds available). Amenities include fans and fitted mosquito nets for each bed, 2 bathrooms with hot water showers, electricity from 6pm to 6am, good cellular phone reception, high-speed satellite internet and wi-fi, fitness centre with yoga mats, weights, stationary bicycle and weight machines, access to collection of books, games, and magazines.
The food is excellent. Fresh and plentiful every day, you won’t go hungry. Breakfast is a selection of items from fresh fruit salads topped with grated coconut and roasted peanuts to Corn Flakes, or porridge/oats/mueslix with fresh papaya, banana and walnuts. You can also request eggs any way you like em, fried, poached, hard boiled or an omelette with cheese and veggies. If that doesn’t do it for you, we also make pancakes hot off the skillet cooked up with cold pressed coconut oil and topped with maple syrup. Fresh bread is baked daily. Lunch is served family style at mid day and is different everyday. Dinner is also served family style after sunset at 7 and is different everyday. Our menu is diverse and delicious.
Asu is a 200m left hand point break with 3 different barrel sections that will present challenges to every level of surfer. There are 8 other surf spots in the area, all accessible by speedboat. Our two 6.25m moulded plastic speedboats with 40hp Yamaha Enduro outboard engines get us there. Included in your accommodation is access to other breaks when conditions are favorable for another spot. Other than Asu, there are 5 rights and 3 lefts that work in different wind and swell conditions. Our goal for each day is to surf where it’s offshore. Bawa, a deep water right hander, is a 25 minute boat ride south of Asu at the other end of the Hinako islands chain. We go to Bawa when Asu is onshore with West wind and it will be offshore there. There are a handful of other reefs in the Hinako Islands that work on the right swell and wind conditions, you just have to know when they’re on, and don’t worry, cause we know. There are also other breaks on west Nias that are offshore almost every morning thanks to the big mountains of Nias Island, we like to do sunrise runs to score classic green morning barrels, I think you’ll like it too.
When they’re not in the surf guests can be found in the hammocks, yoga/fitness bungalow, snorkelling, visiting the tide pools, enjoying the pristine white sand beach, taking a walk around the island, enjoying board games, having bonfires on the beach, stargazing or visiting neighbouring Hinako.
PRICES ARE IN NZ$. Please note most of these prices are ex Auckland and subject to currency fluctuations, flight availability and dates of travel. High season surcharges may apply.