Banda Aceh Surf House
Banda Aceh Surf House is located on the top northern tip of the island of Sumatra – just about smack bang on the Equator. The waves on offer here are as picturesque as the beaches. With warm waters, tropical surroundings and no crowds. This sleepy coastal township has some amazing people and scenery and everyone is easy going and so are the waves: super uncrowded and a great option to surf the alternate months in Indo. The Surf House is owned by a local surfer that knows the best conditions to surf and can give you an update swell report every-day.
Ever wondered what the surf was like up past the flawless Mentawai chain on the mainland? It goes off! There are 5 quality breaks all within a 200 metre walk of the surf house. The best season for waves to co-incide with the offshore trade winds is from late October until the end of March/ start of April.
The line ups have minimum crowds and are user friendly not to mention the walls, tube time and cutback sections makes these breaks fun for all standards of surfers. For beginners there are some beach breaks and inside reforms as well.
“THE LEFT” – this can be surfed on all tides, it is a long wave that breaks best from 2 to 5 foot. The take off is wally and this wave continues to wall up and barrel. There are 2 take off points there seems to be some wider sets that come through frequently.
“THE PEAK” – this is your ultimate A frame peak with a punchy take off and then line yourself up for a barrel. The Left gives you a nice wall to work as well as a barrel. The right is straight into a barrel. Works best mid tides … the left can be surfed at low tide also … the right gets a bit sectiony at low tide. Best from 2 to 5 foot.
“PINE TREES” – this is an ultimate world class right hander that can break up to 200metres long.. although it needs a decent west or south west swell to get it firing. Best on Mid tides. This wave has a couple of take off points and stands up and barrels the whole way … depending on your speed you might be able to get out on the shoulder … but mostly surfers like to be in the pocket … best from 4 foot – 8 foot. The take off is friendly and then it stands up and takes you for the ride of your life.
“TAKANORI” – a short paddle north of the peak is another Right hander. This wave is best from 2 – 5 foot and is more of a workable wall with the occasional barrel. Fun Fun Fun. Best on a mid to high tide.
The surf house is located 100metres from the beach and set on 2000 square metres of land. Currently with 8 fan cooled simple but clean rooms, with an western style ensuite and cold water bathroom. Rooms are either double bed or twin set up and have a nice veranda out front. The restaurant is open air and set up with a television, stereo, Dvd player and also wireless internet and a table tennis set up.
All meals are provided and served with a smile, they are all home made, all meals are made from the freshest local and imported produce. With a SEAFOOD BBQ once a week, Spaghetti, best fishcakes i have tasted, not to mention the local cuisine, curries, fried rice and more. The menu changes everyday and your taste buds or bellies won’t be disappointed The COFFEE is world class and is imported all over the world so enjoy it while you are here. There is also a mini supermarket up the road that sells everything from Icecream to energy drinks. Beer is supposed to be illegal as this part of Indonesia is very Muslim- but if keep your ears to the ground and you might be surprised.
Staying here you’ll escape the “touristy” feel of Indo and be immersed in a very peaceful traditional Muslim side of Indonesia. The area doesn’t see many tourists and therefore a genuine feel is achieved. While here youre treated to a day trip by car to explore the south west coast in search of some more breaks and on the way experience what the countryside has to offer- waterfalls, monkeys and so much more…enjoy a day of sightseeing.
Includes: return flights ex Medan to Aceh, return airport transfers, air conditioned room accommodation, 2 bottles of drinking water per day, 1 juice/tea and coffee, 3 big meals per day and 1 day trip by car to explore secret south west coast for waves and sightseeing.
Packages ex Bali please add on $650 to the prices below. Group discounts also available.
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All prices are a guide only, departures ex Auckland and are per person, based on twin share and subject to change, availability and currency fluctuations. Surcharges may apply. Contact us for the latest specials and a quote for the dates you wish to travel.