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BANYAKS2019-08-15T00:02:49+00:00

A different route outside the beaten track

About a hundred miles to the west coast of Sumatra lies the Banyak’s archipelago. It doesn’t leave much to envy surfwise from its neighboor, the Mentawais. With plenty of world class surf spots and the crowd factor way smaller, it is the option for the surfer who want to be off the beaten track and score high.

This archipelago is host of some incredible waves, many only accessible by boat. You will surf the incredible Banyak Islands with Treasure Island rights, Bay of Plenty Rights & Lefts and several others.

Depending on the forecast available during your trip, the surfguide in charge may choose to sail south and you will have also the opportunity to explore some secret spots in Nias and the Hinako Islands world class waves ASU, Bawa and more.

Banyak Islands

A wide choice of lefts and rights…
for beginners to advanced skilled surfers.

A wide choice of lefts and rights…
for beginners to advanced skilled surfers.

Most famous waves

Lances Left

Bangkaru

RIGHT HAND – REEF BREAK

Also known as Treasure Island, this wave provides a long run with three tube sections. Requires a large swell and is a friendly wave with easy tubes and some challenging sections.

Lances Left

Cobras

LEFT HAND – REEF BREAK

When the swell drops too much for Treasures, thats where we move to. A swell magnetic wave that provides tube sections in front of a paradisiac unspoilt white sandy beach.

Lances Left

Joystick

RIGHT HAND – REEF BREAK

This fun wave breaks on a perfectly shaped semi circle reef and offers extremely playful walls and tubes. Mid to high tides and moderate to large swell needed to get it good. Great for intermediate surfers or experienced ones who want to let loose.

Lances Left

Lolok

LEFT HAND – REEF BREAK

A wave for the chargers who want to get barrelled up! Breaks over a super shallow reef bench at the south point of the bay. Wear your booties if you want to surf the low tide!

Lances Left

Secret Right

RIGHT HAND – REEF BREAK

When the swell direction aligns with the right wind, this powerful wave machine provides one of the heaviest barrels around. Only for experienced surfers.

Lances Left

Secret Left

LEFT HAND – REEF BREAK

In the coast of Nias, breaking over a shallow coral bench and providing a speed section for barrels at the drop, turning to a long wall that extends for about 100 meters ending by the channel. This wave works with light to no wind and needs moderate swell.

Lances Left

ASU

WORLD CLASS LEFT HAND – REEF BREAK

At the northern tip of tiny Asu island you will find this impressive long and barreling wave on top of a shallow reef. Speed is essential to make some of the pinching sections and it gets heavy at size, which it handles with ease. It requires the exactly opposite wind conditions of Bawa to work with perfection.

Lances Left

Bawa

RIGHT HAND – REEF BREAK

Its a challenging, powerful wave for chargers. The location, way out into the Indian Ocean, picks up more swell than anywhere else and transforms a solid SW swell into round, cavernous pits through the inside bowl section.

More than just surfing…

Fishing, snorkeling, stand up paddle… it’s all up to you!

Although surfing is the main activity in our surf trips, there are many other things to do during your journey. The islands have plenty tasteful fish swimming around and some exciting catches always happen during the trip.

These islands are one of the most stunning locations on earth, most of them with beautiful white sandy beaches and coconut trees surrounded by crystal clear waters, live coral reefs and a large variety of marine life, offering that perfect set-up for a snorkeling, stand up paddle or just explore the beaches between surf sessions.

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