What could be better than having a cold beer on a hot sunny day when surfing in Nias Island? Indeed, there is something better!

Let’s forget Bir Bintang, Heineken or Guiness for a while and taste the authentic Nias alcohol beverage instead. 

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LEARN WHILE YOU SURFING IN INDONESIA: MENTAWAI TRIBE IN NIAS ISLAND

Surfcamp in Nias Island welcomes you to explore the nature and meet indigenous people who are just as fascinating as the beaches. Experience living close to nature and working things in old ways!

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DISCOVERING NIAS AUTHENTIC FOODS

SURFING IN NIAS ISLANDIn a land as secluded as Nias, you can expect local foods – traditionally made by the bare hands and traditional utensils – Nias authentic foods have intense flavour characterized by the unique spices that Indonesian cuisines are usually composed of.

SURFING IN NIAS ISLANDThe island is surrounded by coconut trees. It is no surprise that the locals incorporate coconut milk in most of their cookings. But that’s what makes these foods so special and are not quite like the ones you taste in anywhere else!

As you go surfing in Nias island, here are the must-try dishes and beverage! Jot them down because these delicious phrases might not be easy to memorize.

Harinake

Harinake is Nias’s traditional food made out of diced pork with a taste of local spices. Often served with rice cake, Harinake is a symbol of honouring the guests at the wedding party. The juicy meat is hard to resist.

SURFING IN NIAS ISLANDHambae Nititi & Bato hambae

As a home to marine life, Nias offers plenty of mouthwatering crab dishes such as Hambae Nititi and Bato hambae.  Hambae Nititi is crab meat cooked with coconut milk. The mixture creates unique savory taste and rich flavour.

Bato Hambae is another delicious smoked crab meat which has been shaped into rounds. It is used as a side dish that the locals would eat with rice.

Gowi Nihandro

The snack is made from boiled cassava smoothly mashed and topped with dried grated coconut.

Tuo Nifaro

Don’t expect wine or beers lining up at the beach in Nias when you go surfing in Indonesia. But you can try Tuo Nifaro – Nias traditional beverage made from distilled raw tuak which has been fermented.

The distillation takes about 6 hours to complete with low heat – creating steam during the condensation process. Tuo Nifaro was initially served in cultural parades or as a hot drink on rainy season. But with the constant restriction in alcohol beverage in the country, Tuo Nifaro hasn’t much been seen in many areas.

Loma

Another delicious snack made from glutinous rice cooked in a bamboo. Loma has that sticky texture with cylindrical shape.

Silio Guro

Minced shrimp mixed with grated coconut and wrapped with banana leaf. Silio Guro is cooked using traditional meat-smoking method with high heat.

Babae

Sautéed minced pork mixed with mung bean, grated coconut and clover.

Saku nisolo

Saku Nisolo often substitutes rice as the main dish. Made from sago starch, Saku Nisolo has that savory taste resulted from thick coconut milk as the mixture.

Dodol durian

During Durian season, you will find this seasonal fruit easily around the island. Dodol Durian is a traditional toffee treats made from Durian. It has sticky texture with inevitably unique durian-sweetness taste.

Now you know how tasteful food is in Nias Island… Our Surfcamp in Indonesia offers very energic food and transportation service from the airport so the only thing you will do is..

SURF, SURF AND SURF! Are you ready?!


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5 BEST SURF TOWNS BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

What could be more thrilling for a surfer, than to have breathless experience when riding the waves?

Surfing is a challenging yet exciting activity. The virtuous blend of sun and sand and the ocean somehow give the sense of ‘living life to the fullest’. Even for novice players, they will easily get excited as they learn this water sport because the adrenaline rush just makes it so addictive!

The National Geographic has summed up the best surfs towns and places around the globe. Prepare your checklist and get your surfboard ready!

#5 Florianópolis, Brazil

Surfing in Floreanopolis Brazil

Surfing in Floreanopolis -Brazil

Set in the exotic Brazil island, the Florianopolis is a home to professional surfers. International competitions have been held in this so-called, capital of surfing. Florianopolis has 42 white sandy beaches with the lush rolling waves to surf all year round. As one of the world’s best surf town, the island provides all of the entertainment from dusk till dawn. From cultural parades to discerning nightlife – surfer enthusiasts will definitely enjoy this place.

#4 Byron Bay, Australia

Surfing in Byron Bay - Australia

Surfing in Byron Bay – Australia

Surfing with your family? The Byron Bay owns the best waves in the continent. A pleasant scene of crystal clear water that accommodates all surfers at any level – Byron Bay has some of the iconic surfing spots from the quietest beach of Wategoes to the local’s favorite swells in The Wreck.

#3 Biarritz, France

Surfing in Biarritz, France

Surfing in Biarritz, France

Thanks to Pieter Viertel, he made Biarritz a surfing location by doing it for the first time in 1957!

Biarritz is a mixture of the French’s historical culture and modernity. It is considered as the first to influence surfing activity in Europe. And now, surfers from every corner of the world come here to join surfing competitions and championships or simply, enjoying the best swells of Atlantic! As the center of surfing culture, Biarritz offer board rentals, surfing schools, numerous resorts and everything else in between to accommodate all level of surfers.

#2 Shonan, Japan

Surfing in Shonan-Japan

Surfing in Shonan-Japan

If you are a surfer and also a passionate traveller, then Shonan has all the vibes for you. As the new surfing culture, Shonan offers reef breaks for surfers at any level; plus a mix of Japan’s rich culture and authentic culinary experience. The town was first recognized as a fishing spot but the waves are too good just for catching fishes. It quickly becomes popular among the surfers, especially when it only takes an hour drive from Tokyo.

#1 Nias Island, Indonesia

Surfing in Nias Island, Indonesia

Surfing in Nias Island, Indonesia

This surfing paradise was discovered in 1975 by Australian surfer, Peter Troy. Situated on the western side of Indonesia, Nias owns some of the world class waves scattered on secluded beaches of Sorake, Legundri and Ture Loto. Nias is one exotic destination that has hold international surfing championships. While you are here, you can witness the glorious megalithic culture and have a taste of Nias’ unique authentic foods that you won’t find anywhere else.

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NIAS LEISURE AND LEARNING PLACE

While surfing in Indonesia is on top of your list as you arrive in Nias, you can enjoy your free time by taking a trip to the museum and find out more about the island you are hopping to.

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