Looking for a Sumatran surf adventure in one of the most remote archipelagos in Indonesia? We'll take you to the best breaks in the uncrowded Banyak islands, a little slice of paradise off the western coast of Sumatra. Our local team has unparalleled knowledge of the islands and surrounding waters and take great pleasure in showing off its world-class waves, unspoilt coral reefs and deserted island beaches. The region is still entirely undeveloped. If you have a sense of adventure and a penchant for going deep, we’d love to welcome you aboard. Indonesia has been a surfer’s mecca for decades, and the crowds prove it. Paddling for a barrel at world-class breaks like G-land or the Mentawai’s can be a hustle at the best of times.
But Indo is vast, and if you have a bit of time, you can still find perfect waves to yourself. The Banyak Islands is an archipelago of 99 islands. Only seven of these are inhabited and some are tiny enough to hold just a couple of swaying palm trees. A picture-postcard island paradise, unspoilt by throngs of tourists or commercial development. To the south you’ll find Nias, with its famous Sorake beach break, and further south still the Mentawais. To the north lies the lesser-known island of Simeulue. When the waves are cranking you’ll be surfing your pick of six world-class breaks, not to mention finding more off the map when the conditions are right. The snorkelling will blow your mind with clear water and a healthy diversity of fish, turtles and other marine life. Paddle board off the line-up at sunset, or if fishing is your thing, go after the the plethora of species found in the area. Cook up a meal on the beach, Robinson Crusoe-style, if you like, or have our guys prepare it for you. At night there are no bars or restaurants. It's Bintangs and going over the day's spoils.