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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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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BEST SURFING SPOTS IN NIAS ISLAND

To get a glimpse at the array of Surfing in Indonesia, here’s a list of the best surfing spots in Nias Island

Sorake Break: Also Main Break, it is the core of Nias and a classic in the region. This is the break where the first world-class wave was ever surfed in Sumatra (1975, by Australian surfers). It is a reef-coral right handed, especially easy to access: you can paddle out from Lagundri Beach. Usually there are not many surfers and the break has a consistent frequency (150 days a year). It is recommended only for experienced surfers and it rises from 3ft. to 6+ ft.

The Machine: Also in Lagundry bay, it was considered as a totally epic type of break, but it became more shallow after the earthquake and rumor has it that it actually doesn’t break anymore. (Locals assure it does) It is generally not crowded and suggested only for qualified surfers. From 3ft. to 6+ ft. This surfing spot in Nias Island offers powerful, hollow and fast tubes. It is best on the high tide and very easy to paddle back. Right next to the machine there is another surfing spot called the Beach Break which is the ultimate break for learning.

Indicator: The third and last break in Lagundri bay, just a little further from Sorake’s or Main Break. It is surfed only in exceptional occasions. There is considerable danger because the waves crush part of the reef, so it is not viable at low tide. However, in the right swell and at very high tide this spot has presented some of the most amazing barrels.

surfspots-nias-surfcamp-indonesia8-Frame: This coral-reef surfing spot is ranked as one of the highest, most refined in Nias Island. It breaks in both directions: left and right. It is relatively easy to access: located in the southern tip of the Island, direction East from the Sorake Bay, near the village of Hilliduha. Very close to another break called Rockstar. It is excellent for tube riding.

Rockstar: Next to Hilistaro Village and a few minutes walk from the 8-Frame break, this is another high quality surfing spots in Nias Island, recommended for experienced surfers. It is a right handed wave, normally with short length; quite tricky to take off, but once you do it holds up. Not crowded at all!

Sobatu (Secret Right Hander): Located North to the Indicator, on the South West coast of the Island. Sobatu produces a solid right-handed barrel. The paddling back is a little challenging, so it is very easy to get caught inside.

Walo Hiu: This break produces the most extreme left handed up-to-10 second barrels. Although this surfing spot in Nias Island is not the most accessible one, the 30 minute walk through the jungle to get there is absolutely worthy (otherwise you can always get a boat).