Includes: Medan meet & greet, return flights from Medan to Nias Island, airline board charges, return transfers to the hotel, 5 nights accommodation and daily breakfasts.
Located in the Northern Mentawai island chain- Nias island and its infamous Lugundri Bay led to the discovery of what the island chain had to offer. The legendary right hander in the bay when on – is flawless! After arriving in Medan, you’re met by a resort representative and escorted to your domestic flight from Medan to Nias island. From here its a short drive to the hotel – which is located a very short walk to Sorake beach. Sorake beach is home to a number of losmen and restaurants/bars.
The Surf Point at Sorake in Lagundri Bay Sorake is one of the premier waves on the west coast of Sumatra and earns a top 10 rating in the world’s top “A” grade waves. Lagundri bay is protected by hills and large coconut plantations that direct and fan the offshores down into the bay. KabuNohi Sorake is a private resort with a unique view looking up the point at all the 3 sections of the wave.
Little is it known, but Nias has consistent surf all year round. November to February they class as low season, with the outside point breaking less frequently than peak season, although generally once or twice a week there a 3-6 ft point waves. During the low season, Kiddies corner really comes into its own.
The iconic wave is Nias is nicknamed ‘the keyhole section’ as when it’s working you paddle out a Keyhole in the reef at the back of the wave. Here you can surf from 4 to 15 foot waves that break consistently, with predictable sections. The water depth is even and the reef is relatively flat. Our KabuNohi local guides will take you out through the Keyhole and then show you where to line up.
This high-line wave will set you up for an exciting barrel racing to get through to the next section where you’ve got some time to drop down and draw out a nice bottom turn and smack the lip before launching into the end section which will often throw out a nice almond barrel that spits you out into the channel. On smaller days it may not barrel as much however it becomes a very rippable high performance wave and you may even be able to connect with Kiddies corner and take another 100m of skate park through to the rice bowl…now that’s a big paddle back to the Point but well worth it.
Guided surf trips to other breaks can be arranged directly and there is the option to DIY on Motor scooters. It’s worth getting off the beaten track for a day.
Lagundri Beach River Mouth: The Lagundri Beach river mouth has a perfect small wave. Great especially for learning on. The Lagundri Beach river mouth can also offer a cracking right-hand beach-break if Main Break is big.
Rockstars right: With the right direction in the swell and favourable winds, our guides can arrange a car or motor scooter rental to take you to Rockstars right for a session. A 45-min drive along the east coast will get you there. An easy paddle out through the bay to a mechanical righthander that will throw you a few barrels and have you grinning from ear to hear. Other breaks are; Secret Beach (1/2-day Car /motorbike river crossing beach walk), West Coast Surf Hunt (Car trip min 1 day), West Coast Afulu and secrets (car trip extended overnight in Local accommodation) or the East coast Surf Hunt (Car or motor bike ½- 1 day).
They have 3 different types and standards of accommodation available.
The 2 “Deluxe bungalows” offer panoramic views over the gardens and the bay. The Air-Conditioned rooms are 25m2 with an attached private indoor/outdoor tropical bathroom. The handmade timber furnishings, decor and original artworks compliment the natural environment and you are instantly immersed in your own tropical hideaway. A gate divides the deluxe zone from the standard bungalow area and there is a private kitchen area with fridge, drinking water, dispensing and tea/coffee making facilities for use by deluxe guests.
The 2 “Standard bungalows” are almost identical to the deluxe bungalows however slightly smaller with 19m2 Air-Conditioned bedrooms. Standard bungalows enjoy the same luxury tropical indoor/outdoor bathroom of the deluxe bungalows. These bungalows overlook the gardens and are in close proximity to the main bar/dining area.
Lastly is the “Surf House”. (4 bed dorm). On the first floor of the main house is a large room that will sleep up to 4 guests in fan cooled comfort and features a 4 x single beds or configured otherwise for families who like to stay together. Guests have their own private bathroom with hot water and another dressing room area for luggage/clothes storage. Those on a budget can still enjoy Sorake at very reasonable rates. The centrepiece upstairs is a huge relaxing lounge area for use of KabuNohi Surf House guests to kick back and enjoy the ambiance of this traditional wooden building. Coming soon (mid 2018) will be the NEW KabuNohi Surf House located pool-side and close to the surf deck with a huge upstairs bedroom
Surf, Surf, Surf and explore the surrounding coastline for hidden gems!
|Peak Season (Mar – Oct)
Surf House Packages
5 Nights from $620 pp
7 Nights from $710 pp
10 Nights from $845 pp
|Peak Season (Mar – Oct)
5 Nights from $845 pp
7 Nights from $1,019 pp
10 Nights from $1,285 pp
|Peak Season (Mar – Oct)
5 Nights from $955 pp
7 Nights from $1,175 pp
10 Nights from $1,499 pp
|Groups, Non-Surfer & Child rates also available||Groups, Non-Surfer & Child rates also available||Groups, Non-Surfer & Child rates also available|