ABOUT

WHY US

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.

THE SURF CAMP

the yak explorer

The surf camp floats directly in the middle of the Bay of Plenty facing towards Gunters, Dindos and Lolok. Yes you can watch turtles, try catch a GT and eat your pancakes all at the same time. The jetty itself is 26m by 10m with a large deck space furnished with trinkets, bean bags, tables and chairs that made the long journey all the way from Ubud Bali. 

The rooms - we have four 16m sq meter doubles with two single beds in each. Fans, shelf, sitting area, charging ports and lamps. Great quality clean mattresses with mattress protectors and nets. We also have a 32 sq meter four-sleeper which could comfortably sleep 6 if needed. 

We’re a 2 minute speedboat ride to the breaks in the bay, 45 min ride from Palau Bangkaru that plays host to the infamous Treasure island, swell magnet Cobras and mellow Turtles. 

There’s two private western toilet and showers at the back of the camp. Staff kitchen and rooms on a separate jetty with our silent generators living in a floating hut 60m away from the camp keeping jungle sounds as they should be. We're happy to answer any questions you have, throughout our journey since 2015 we've had guests come back three, even four times in repeat visits.

the lost boys floating camp

WAVES

THE KNOWN SPOTS

Gunters

Sick right-hander, very consistent wave in the archipelago, breaks perfectly big and small. Forgiving take off barrel, linking wall into a gnarly hollow second section barrel.

Lolok

Fast hollow left on mid-size, long drivey walls when big. Provides several sections running to the inside of the reef. Mad dogs will be rewarded on this wave, best served with size.

Treasure Island

One of Indo’s best pointbreak reefs. An easy roll-in leads to the first of up to 4 throwing tube sections linked by ripable, stiff-lipped walls for 200m+. Word class if not Indo's best right point break on its day.

Cobras

A quality left hander swell magnet, when other spots aren’t firing you can expect long hollow lefts. Look out for another peak across the channel. Insane idyllic beach for getting your toes back in the sand.

Lizards Nest

The notorious Lizards Nest can be sensitive to conditions, caught in the right conditions it produces a special, unbelievable barrel going into double figures. The essence of surfing in Indo's last frontier.

Dindos

Super easy long friendly left for all types. Long rides with plenty time for putting the combos together. This wave sits between Lolok and Gunters within the bay, 3 waves all viewable from the deck. Paradise.

Turtles

Easier ripable walling lefts offering up occasional pits along the way. Home to the many protected turtles around the island. Often good when the swell is too small or shallow elsewhere.

BOOKING

GET IN TOUCH

Why us? Well if you’re looking for the quick story here are some reasons you may want to come visit. Crowd control - we operate in an area widely voted as one of the last frontiers of Indonesian surfing. We're situated on the water directly in the middle of the Bay of Plenty minutes away from all three waves. We’re affordable - we've put ourself in that gap between feral and big spend for a surf trip.

A week long stay goes at 1.2 million Rupiah per night (80 USD), this includes your meals and a trip to Palau Bangkaru (Treasures, Cobras and Turtles)​, any other trips to Palau Bangkaru got at 2.5 million shard between whoever's on the boat.

For enquiries email us at banyaksurfadventure@gmail.com or reach us through the facebook/Insta pages.​
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