Pleasure Nias Surf Camp Indonesia https://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com Best SurfCamp in Nias, Indonesia Thu, 24 May 2018 12:44:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 71081128 THE ALTERNATIVE SAFE TRANSPORTATION TO GET TO NIAS ISLAND https://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/transportation-to-get-to-nias-island/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=transportation-to-get-to-nias-island Mon, 08 Jun 2015 22:35:31 +0000 http://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/?p=3248

You can go to Nias by buses or airplanes but to get around the island, there are not many choices of transportations you can take. There are a number of illegal transportations in Nias that you can use. Illegal means that they don’t provide insurance and they are not legally listed as a service; but they do exist and do a good job!

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ALCOHOL BEVERAGE OF NIAS, TUO NIFARO https://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/alcohol-beverage-of-nias-island-tuo-nifaro/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=alcohol-beverage-of-nias-island-tuo-nifaro Fri, 01 May 2015 15:26:52 +0000 http://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/?p=3206 ALCOHOL BEVERAGE OF NIAS, TUO NIFARO Read More »

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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. 

ALCOHOL BEVERAGE OF NIAS, TUO NIFARO

TUO NIFARO

Tuo Nifaro or Tuak Nias is the traditionally made alcohol beverage that every Surfcamp in Nias Island would recommend you to try.

Alcohol Beverage in nias Island - Pleasure Surfcamp Indonesia (2)The word ‘Tuak’ means palm liquor. Although Tuo Nifaro is not commercially manufactured in Nias, many visitors have been seeking this authentic alcohol beverage. For Nias community, the liquor is not just a drink, rather, a ‘mandatory’ for any celebrations. It is part of their tradition to drink Tuak in tuak foodstall that usually opens at midnight. Steetside foodstalls would serve this alcoholic beverage and the people would sit on bamboo table; gather with the other drinkers to play cards or simply discuss about daily life.

Each Tuo Nifaro has a different alcohol percentage because there is no precise standard in making one. Medium scale stalls often produce their own Tuak with larger quantity to meet the demand. So, whether or not you will get drunk, that really depends on the drink and your own health condition.

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HOW NIAS PEOPLE MAKE TUO NIFARO

Extracting Nira

Alcohol Beverage in nias Island - Pleasure Surfcamp Indonesia (4)Palm sap is a precious liquid in Nias Island because it is used to make Tuo Nifaro. The sap of palm trees is extracted through bamboos and usually it takes the whole day to fill one container of 5 liter juice. This liquid is called Nira – the basic ingredient to make Tuo Nifaro.

Raw Tuak

After the extraction process is completed, it will be fermented for another 24 hours. The unique thing about fermenting the Nira is that it doesn’t need any bacteria because the palm already contains bacteria Saccharomyces tuac that could produce up to 5% of ethanol. This stage produces raw Tuak.

Distillation

Alcohol Beverage in nias Island - Pleasure Surfcamp Indonesia (3)The next process is raw Tuak distillation. Using conventional equipments, raw Tuak is placed in cans that each accommodates 20 liters of this liquid. Using 4-5 meter of bamboos, the vaporized tuak is transferred into bottles. This process takes 6 hours to complete, using an extremely low heat to stabilize the consistency.

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Hogo Duo, the finest quality Tuak

The first bottle (Hogo Duo) from distillation process is the finest quality of Tuak with a very high percentage of alcohol, up to 90%. This is why, the first bottle is not for drink but often time it is used as traditional medicine to treat diabetes or stroke.

If it’s not for medicinal purpose, for every 20 liters of raw Tuak produces one Hogo Duo and four Tuak with lower percentage of alcohol. Then these 5 bottles of liquid will be combined to produce consumable Tuo Nifaro.

*For precautions, always ask your tour guide to find the recommended Tuak in town. Many Tuak manufacturers may have not legally been approved by the government.

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LEARN WHILE YOU SURFING IN INDONESIA: MENTAWAI TRIBE IN NIAS ISLAND https://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/learn-surfing-in-indonesia-mentawai-tribe-in-nias-island/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=learn-surfing-in-indonesia-mentawai-tribe-in-nias-island Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:57:40 +0000 http://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/?p=3187 LEARN WHILE YOU SURFING IN INDONESIA: MENTAWAI TRIBE IN NIAS ISLAND Read More »

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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!

Learn and Surf in Indonesia  -Mentawaians, UmaWhen you go surfing in Indonesia especially in West Sumatera; you will find Mentawai people, the tribe who inhabits the virgin rainforest and lives in isolation. It’s a pleasant surprise knowing that one of the best preserved cultures in the world lives side by side with the most incredible tidal waves!

One of the highlights of your journey when surfing in Nias Island is to find the breathtaking panoramas of the jungles abound with wildlife, and the opportunity to meet Mentawaians – a clan of families, hunters and shamans who have just recently come into contact with the modern world that surround them.

Learn and Surf in Indonesia  -Mentawaians, Uma 4Mentawai is divided into islands namely Sipora, South and North Pagai, and Siberut. The latter is the most isolated place due to the lack of communication and poor transportation in and out the island. In this ancestral land, skilful hunters and craftsmen of Mentawaians raise livestock animals, hunt their own food, make their own boats and build their own houses.

Agriculture is one of the important activities. Having their own culture and belief, Mentawaians’ skills can be characterized by the inks on their body. For example, the shamans and hunters have specific animal tattoos on their body. The males and females of Mentawai also preserve nature’s beauty like the sun, trees, and other symbols in forms of patterned tattoo. This tradition has been passed down till today because of the belief that when they die, their spirit can recognize the ancestors.

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Learn and Surf in Indonesia  -Mentawaians, UmaMentawaians live in traditional homes called, Uma. Uma house shows you how Mentawaians live in total harmony with the nature and their spiritual belief. Uma house has a unique philosophy instead of just a living space. Each chamber of the two-storey home; represents a purpose for work, ceremony, and ritual. There is also a space dedicated for dancing hall with the surface made from smooth planks.  During special nights, Mentaiwans perform ritual dances to express gratitude to mothernature.

There are three major types of woods to construct this traditional home; Meranti, Bamboo and Rattan. What’s amazing about Uma houses is that; none of them uses nails! Instead, the interlocking system relies on ropes and pegs. You can stay in Mentawai village and trek to the jungle. Have an insight of what the traditional people do day by day and learn how they make bark cloth. Also, try the dietry staple, Sago!

Learn and Surf in Indonesia  -Mentawaians, Uma 3To experience the tribal life of Mentawai while surfing in Nias Island, you can go to Siberut using ferry from Padang, West Sumatera. It takes 12 hours to cross to Muara Siberut and please note that Padang is the only gateway to reach Mentawai. Ferries from and to Padang are provided by the government and those that operate on specific schedules are Ambu-Ambu and Sumber Rezeki. All ferries depart at night around 7 or 8 p.m.

 

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DISCOVERING NIAS AUTHENTIC FOODS https://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/discovering-nias-authentic-foods/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=discovering-nias-authentic-foods Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:12:39 +0000 http://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/?p=3171 Thinking in come and surfing in Nias Island but you don’t know what surfers eat here? Don’t worry check out this article we made for you! See ya!

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..

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5 BEST SURF TOWNS BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC https://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/5-best-surf-towns-by-national-geographic/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-best-surf-towns-by-national-geographic Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:35:02 +0000 http://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/?p=3146 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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SNORKELLING AT TURE LOTO BEACH, NIAS ISLAND (INDONESIA) https://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/snorkelling-at-ture-loto-beach-nias-island-indonesia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=snorkelling-at-ture-loto-beach-nias-island-indonesia Tue, 06 Jan 2015 22:17:51 +0000 http://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/?p=3124 SNORKELLING AT TURE LOTO BEACH, NIAS ISLAND (INDONESIA) Read More »

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If you happen to be surfing in Nias island, make time to visit Ture Loto beach. There are numbers of surfcamps in Indonesia that will advise you with your accommodation in Nias island.

 

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Snorkelling at Ture Loto Beach

Ture Loto beach is situated in the northern Nias, precisely at Balofadoro village. This secluded paradise is one of Nias tourism destinations due to its untouched natural beauty.

Getting to Ture Loto Beach

A small isolated beach – Ture Loto promises thousands of species and coral reefs as you get into the water for snorkelling. To get here, it takes 2 hours of road trip by car or motorcycle from Gunung Sitoli. You can enjoy the scenic green fields on your left and right as you make your way to Ture Loto. The beach gets packed with people during weekends as this is also the locals’ leisure destination. So, if you want a paradise of your own, it is recommended to visit Ture Loto on weekdays – it would be less crowded. It is suggested to hire a tour guide when you go to Ture Loto beach as they are familiar with the area. The roads are meandering but still vehicle-friendly. There have been some reports of road thieves so it is best to go there during daytime.

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  • it is best to go there during daytime.
  • it takes 2 hours by car or motorcycle from Gunung Sitoli.

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Let the snorkelling begin!

Snorkellinh in Turu Loto Beach IndonesiaCombining the best of 2 worlds, Ture Loto is almost like a giant swimming pool. The impact of earthquake back in 2005 has caused the land to form beautiful exotic reefs surround the beach. And the crystal clear water seems to be waving at you as you arrive!

You can rent a boat that will take you to farther off the beach and in about 10 minutes from here, you can start to use your snorkelling equipment and enjoy the panoramic sea. From clown fish to Moorish idol, you’ll get excited as these colourful species greet you down there! Not only for professional divers, Ture Loto is a safe place for newbies, too. This beach is still considered as a virgin beach because the area is geographically remote and hasn’t been ‘touched’ by wastes or industrial chemicals like some of other beaches in Indonesia. For snorkelling equipments, you can either rent on the spot, or bring your own.

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Take a retreat to the traditional accommodation in Nias island

Many guesthouses are available for stay. When you arrive at Pleasure surfcamp in Nias Island, you can expect a natural lodge surrounded by the trees and chirping birds. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and experience the nature at its best in Nias!

(And… don’t forget your surfboard, lots of waves are waiting for you 😉 )

 

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NIAS: LEISURE, SURFING AND LEARNING https://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/nias-leisure-surfing-and-learning/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nias-leisure-surfing-and-learning Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:16:46 +0000 http://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/?p=2981 NIAS: LEISURE, SURFING AND LEARNING Read More »

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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.

museum-pusakanias-nias-island-indonesiaPusaka Nias is the only museum in the island with an impressive collections of artefacts dated from Megalithic era. Situated in a complex of 2-hectare land, Pusaka Nias owns thousands of objects, from daily life tools to traditional music instruments – starting from prehistoric times. When you go to surfcamp in Nias island, you can learn more about Nias ancestry, culture and heritage from this resourceful insight!

Here are the highlights of what you can find in Pusaka Nias (No worries, each item in this museum has bilingual explanations, in Indonesian and English!):

Oroba Buaya

Buaya literally means Crocodile. Oroba Buaya is an armor made out of crocodile skin. In former times, soldiers in combat use the ‘war jacket’ that’s believed to have magical power and give protection. Oroba Buaya was granted to Pusaka Nias by Horst Krank, a German missionary during his journey to spread Protestant teaching in Nias island.

Tologu Sword

Tologu Sword is made from wild boar’s fanks and believed to contain supernatural power. It’s said to provide immunity when enemy attacked. Tologu is now occasionally used for traditional festivals and cultural celebration.

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Hasi Nifolasara

Hasi Nifolasara is a casket made in boat shape with dragon head on one of its edge. The unique artefact is originated from Bawamatuluo village and was only used when a royal family deceased. Centuries ago, the burial of this casket required half of it in the soil while the other half was visible on the surface of the ground to signify the tomb of a noble person.

Siraha Holo

Siraha Holo is the statue of sin forgiver. Centuries ago, human head hunters would go home and pray for their sins and evil. Siraha Holo was worshipped by the people as it’s believed to give protection, safety and prosperity before and after they went hunting.

The museum of Pusaka Nias has been expanded further to provide more supporting facilities for the visitors. So, the next time you go surfing in Nias Island, make sure that this cool museum is on the second of your list after you catch the incredible waves!

Pusaka Nias Museum

  • Operational hour: Tuesday – Saturday 8 am – 4.30 pm
  • Entry ticket: Rp. 2,000
  • No camera allowed
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WHAT’S THE BEST TIME TO SURF IN NIAS ISLAND? https://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/whats-the-best-time-to-surf-in-nias-island/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=whats-the-best-time-to-surf-in-nias-island Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:52:49 +0000 http://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/?p=2826 WHAT’S THE BEST TIME TO SURF IN NIAS ISLAND? Read More »

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WHAT’S THE BEST TIME TO SURF IN NIAS ISLAND?

Every year, surfers from this universe take a chance to experience the point break of Sorake and Lagundri. Nias is where it’s at!

 

There are not many surfcamp in Indonesia but when it comes to Nias, it consistently gives the best surfing experience for you. Since the discovery in 1970, Nias portrayal has changed from just-a-quiet land of ancient culture to an adventurous surfing destination.

As one of the most exotic destinations in the world, Nias has been holding surfing championship since 1993. So, if the beach of Hawai is too far for you to reach, why not come to Nias – the second best surfing spot in the world?

Sorake Bay in particular, has constant wave flows which are perfect for newbie surfers as well as professionals. When it gets high, the wave can reach up to 15 meters of awesomeness! This bay is not affected by the winds due to its enclosed area. Hence, you can start to learn and perform anytime of the year.

The ‘all-time surfing’ is a popular phrase that can literally describe surfing in Nias island. Yep, the island lets you surf at anytime of the year because the waves keep rolling to the bay, non-stop! According to the locals, the tides are the highest between the month of May and September. The annual international surfing competition is held around June and July. So if you want to catch legendary point break while watching the pros showing off their styles, you can go Surfing in Indonesia around that months.

Located in tropical climate, Nias has quite high humidity. Rainy season starts around October to April but it can be vary. The driest season is around May to September but you can still expect amazing waves. Pleasure Surfcamp in Nias Island offers magical experience of back-to-nature that will completely excites everyone.

If you are in lust of Nias surfing activity, it is easier to get to the island with the help of local guides who happen to escort tourists from all over the globe. You can rely on these local guides for accommodation in Nias Island, too. However, please don’t expect that there will be proper 5-star hotels as this place is quite remote, but you can expect small boats, clean guest houses, and bunch of warm-hearted people with free spirits like yours.

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QUICK TIPS BEFORE YOU TRAVELLING TO NIAS ISLAND (INDONESIA)

Among a chain of islands in Indian Ocean, Nias offers remote and off beat track of ancient culture and legendary point break. Here are a few of quick tips to read before travelling to this adventurous place!

#1 Getting there

Nias is a home to numerous of surfcamp in Indonesia. Situated near North Sumatra, you can take flight to Gunung Sitoli (Nias gateway) from Medan city or Padang city depending on where you are. There are several airlines that operate from and to Gunung Sitoli. From Gunung Sitoli you need to go to Sibolga and take ferries to Nias island. From Medan, you can also take taxi to Sibolga but it could take around 10 hours. To avoid getting lost, you can rely on the local tour guides.

For more information check our article: How to arrive to Nias Island e Cheap Flights to Nias Island.

#2 Things to prepare

The accommodation in Nias island has basic facility so it is better that you bring your necessary stuffs in case the losmen does not provide it for you.

As many surfcamp in Nias Island are located in the ‘wild’, it’s important to prepare yourself with mosquito repellent or anything that you can use as precautions. You don’t have to bring your surfing equipment from home, here at the Pleasure Surfcamp allow you to hire the stuffs.

#3 Where to eat

For a bit proper food, you can go to Gunung Sitoli for seafood dining experience. There are quite a lot of restaurants along the street or even better, check our package promo: Accommodation + Food and book now with us!

#4 What to do when not challenging the enormous break?

You can’t be surfing the whole day, can you? If you have time to explore the mysterious Nias Island, you will love this place more. The paradise on earth is a home to traditional architecture and ancient culture. As a modern people, you will be amazed by how the locals still possess the conservative rules of life. But that’s the beauty of Nias. Witness the traditional houses carved in stones dated back from 3000 years ago!

You can also enjoy bathing in Bombo Aukhu. Literally means hot water, this natural source comes from the volcanic mountain. A relaxing way to enjoy your day with its greeneries view. However, do not expect a great facility as you are in a traditional place. On your way to Bombo Aukhu, you can enjoy the sceneries of cacao plantation and coconut trees rise high on your left and right.

 

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3 COOL THINGS TO DO IN NIAS ISLAND https://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/3-cool-things-to-do-in-nias-island/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-cool-things-to-do-in-nias-island Sun, 16 Nov 2014 07:40:07 +0000 http://niasislandsurfcampindonesia.com/?p=2817 3 COOL THINGS TO DO IN NIAS ISLAND Read More »

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Situated 125 km from West Sumatera, Indonesia, Nias Island offers adrenaline rush of waves, megalithic cultures dated from centuries ago and staples of unique mouth-watering foods.

#1 Surfing in Nias Island (Indonesia)

If you are looking for Surfcamp in Indonesia, that would be in Nias island.

With some of the best waves in the world, Nias owns surfers’ paradises for beginners and professionals. First time surfed in 1975 by Peter Troy, Australian surfer, he discovered this world class wave located in secluded jungles of Nias.

The magnificent currents and incredible breaks are too great not to be explored!

Today, it is far easier to visit Nias as there are many Surfcamp in Nias Island namely Aloha, KeyHole, Oichoda and more. You can visit their official websites to find out more about each surfcamp.

You can rent boards, boats and resorts for surfing. Famous places like Sorake and Legundri even provide trainers for novice players. Are you ready to catch the wave?

#2 Gastronomic trail

Travelling or surfing in Indonesia will not be complete when you haven’t tried the country’s heritage food. With staples of spices growing throughout the country, you can bet on the delicacies that Nias island has to offer.

Unique foods like Harinake (diced pork with spices), Hambae Nititi (crab meat cooked with coconut milk) kofo-kofo (boneless smoked fish) and many other delicacies that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.  Where to find them? An abundant of streetside food stalls (warung) will not fail to tickle your taste buds!

#3 Village cultures in the Island of Nias

As you go surfing in Nias Island, you can also learn the island’s diversity of culture and festivals. One of the famous culture festivals is Stone Jumping. The villagers call it Fahompoa festival that requires a man to jump over 2 meters stone. This iconic attraction is part of the culture’s belief that when a man can jump over the board, he is ready to have a marriage.

There are also other sites you can witness such as ancient megalithic cultures, heart-wrenching Tari Baluse (Warrior Dance) and conservative Mentawai tribe which has been isolated from outside world.

Nias Island offers magnificent experience for you especially for the surfers. It is best to travel Nias in group for safe and easy trip as the area still possesses natural environment life. The accommodation in Nias Island often comes in forms of losmen (guest houses).

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