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Visit Krui

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Tucked away in Southern Sumatra, Krui is an unspoilt paradise, rich in beautiful waves and exotic wildlife. Nestled in the Indonesian Ocean, the endless white coastline and sumptuous, crystal blue surf, bring instant peace and tranquillity. Popular with surfers, there are many great, unspoilt surf spots, although usually a distance apart.

 

A tropical climate, the weather is hot and humid. Temperatures range from 25-29 degrees. The dry season lasts from March until November (best for surf favouring trade-winds) and the wet season lasts from December to March. Despite the ravages of deforestation, there is still much wildlife and rainforest to see, from elephants to tigers, the variety of different species is incredible.

 

Stay in a private bungalow by the Ocean and enjoy delicious home-cooked fresh food, three times a day, rustled up by our private chefs. In line with the warm, friendly, laid-back vibe, the accommodation is basic and laid-back, perfect for un-interrupted rest, surf and relaxation.

 

Wi-Fi, cell connectivity, a chill-out area, pool table and a ping pong table will ensure that any free moments are kept busy. Motorbike and car rental are also available.

 

Popular with surfers looking to escape the crowds and seek out some great, un-spoilt surf spots, this is the perfect getaway for those that want un-touched beauty, wildlife and great surf.

 

With surf spots dotted all over Kuri, you are spoilt for choice from amazing barrels in Ujung Bocur to heavy take-off in Jambu and long walls in Krui Reefs, there are many different experiences to choose from.

 

Served by Bandur Lampung Airport, on the east of the island, airport transfers can be arranged to bring you to your accommodation. We recommend that you find out a bit more about this beautiful, unspoilt paradise. Feel free to contact us, we would love to tell you more.

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The History of Surfing in Krui

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A hidden gem for surfers seeking a unique experience away from the crowds, Krui is tucked away in the Indonesian Ocean on Southern Sumatra. The world’s fifth largest island, it is home to a huge variety of plants and animals, including tigers, rhinos and elephants. Deforestation has caused almost 50% of its’ rainforest to have been destroyed.

 

 

 Even now, this is a place that is still not well-known, although the word is spreading, meaning stunning swathes of beautiful, crystal clear, tall waves.

 

Those in the know have been surfing in Krui for many years, to surf the huge waves that are here all year round. The best surf spots are quite a distance apart, meaning a drive of up to 45 minutes. Additionally, there is no surf map.

 

 However, on arrival, the surf does not disappoint. When surfing in Krui, there are a wide range of waves, and a huge swell. Ujung Bocur offers amazing barrels and long, swift rides, from 200m.Way Jambu serves up a heavy, take-off into a top-to-bottom barrel. Krui Reefs provide long, rippable walls and the odd barrel. And that is just a few of the amazing surf spots on Krui.

 

The best swells are available between March and November. Surfers of all levels, from beginner to intermediate, are guaranteed to find something to suit them. Intermediate surfers can head to protected bays where the surf can reach over 1.5m.

 

If you want to come surfing in Krui, we have lots of great surf spots to offer. It is always a good idea to find out more about Krui before you come. Surfing in Krui can be a great option, especially if the crowds elsewhere get too much, or you just fancy some peace and quiet.

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Travel to Krui from UK for a Surfing Holiday

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There are many great reasons for discovering the surf in Krui first-hand. Krui is located in Southern Sumatra and is home to a range of exciting surf destinations which may be located a short distance away from one another but have to be seen to be relieved. The Krui region is wave-rich and offers a diverse series of surfing experiences. Paradise Surf Camp is ideally-situated for anyone wishing to explore the Krui coastline and is home to a number of spacious and comfortable bungalows.

Staying at Paradise Surf Camp

The camp offers ample facilities to make your stay a safe, secure and comfortable one. The facilities are ideal for those wishing to escape the crowds whilst making the most of the exceptional waves on offer. What’s more is that all your meals are included in the price you pay – which is less than $25USD per night. A substantial number of UK surfing connoisseurs have made the trip to the Krui region over recent years due to the increased exposure the area is benefitting from.

Stay at Paradise Surf Camp and you’ll be just five minutes away from surf on foot. Wi-Fi and cell connectivity is of a high standard, whilst the shower and bathroom facilities are of Western quality. The camp is perfect for singles, couples and groups, and diners can enjoy highly-authentic cuisine based on locally-sourced ingredients. The camp is located in an area of excellent natural beauty, and there are waves to suit all experience levels in the region.

Waves of great consistency

The waves in Sumatra are amongst the most consistent in Indonesia, with some of the most exciting surf spots including Way Jumbu, Mandiri and Ujung Bocur. The camp is designed to make all guests feel completely at home whilst providing them with a level of freedom not offered by many other accommodation providers. Facilities include pool and ping-pong tables, big-screen TV and a watchtower where you can sample epic views of the waves beneath you. To find out more and speak to a member of the team today, just send an e-mail to [email protected] or use the contact form on the site. 

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Travel to Krui from Australia for a Surf Adventure

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Growing numbers of passionate surfers are booking trips to the Krui region in southern Sumatra to experience the quality of the waves on offer. One of the reasons why the coastline is one of the surfing world’s best-kept secrets is the fact that many of the main surf zones are located around 30-45 minutes away from one another, but if you are prepared to make the short journey between these zones an exceptional surf experience will await you. On the plus side, the fact that the region isn’t quite as popular as it deserves to be means you won’t have to compete with crowds of fellow surfers once you arrive. The team regularly welcome visitors from Australia and across the world.

Outstanding Krui accommodation

If you are interested in experiencing the Krui surf, you can get the quality accommodation that you require with Paradise Surf Camp. The Paradise Surf Camp is home to a host of useful facilities and has been run by Widya with her friends and family for several years. Paradise Surf Camp is a friendly and safe camp designed to make you feel perfectly at home whilst you are exploring the region. Whether you are travelling alone or with company, you can expect to enjoy the highest standard of hospitality.

The site features a number of comfortable and spacious bungalows as well as facilities like pool tables, large-screen TVs and a watchtower offering exceptional views of the waves. There’s also a renovated restaurant where you can refuel and create memories you’ll be able to cherish forever. You can contact the Paradise Surf Camp team at any point if you do have any queries about the facilities that they provide. Exciting events regularly take place on camp, and non-guests often drop in to soak up the friendly ambience with a beer or two.

Contacting Paradise Surf Camp

Sumatra is the world’s 5th largest island and harbours various endangered species including elephants, rhinos and tigers. You can get in touch with the Paradise Surf Camp team today via the contact form on the site. Alternatively, send an e-mail to [email protected]

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Top 5 Surfing Locations

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There are many factors to consider when seeking out the perfect surf spot. The quality of wind, swell, tide, scenery and more all have a pivotal role to play when it comes to determining the calibre of surfing locations. Read on to find out more about the world’s top five surfing locations for surf, accommodation and hospitality.

1.The Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

These islands are located just off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. The biggest swells occur between June and September, and you can reach the islands via ferry or charter. The best-known waves in Mentawai include Lance’s Left and Lance’s Right and Bankvaults. Beginners are perhaps best catered-for by Gilligan’s.

2.Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada

Tofino is widely agreed to be one of the very best surf spots in the world. It is a suitable match for surfers of all experience levels and is surrounded by a picturesque rainforest. It is known as Canada’s primary surf zone.

3.White Beach, Okinawa, Japan

White Beach has the region’s only sandbars and is particularly suited to those who wish to develop their skills, including novices. The beach becomes particularly busy and vibrant during the weekend, and there are many high-quality accommodation options to choose from in the local area.

4.Watergate Bay, Cornwall, England

Watergate Bay is one of the most picturesque and charming surf sports in the south-west of England and offers waves that can reach three metres. It is normally less crowded than nearby Fistral Bay and is located in an area noted for its exceptional eateries, which offer menus built around succulent locally-caught produce.

5.Joe’s Point, Sur, Oman

Located in the Middle East, Oman is home to an epic stretch of coast that faces both the Indian Ocean and the desert, offering epic breaks that will surely appeal to the vast majority of suffers. Joe’s Poing is an ideal match for new and highly-experienced surfers, and it’s possible to embark on 40-second rides here. The temperature rarely reaches uncomfortable levels, with the water nearly always remaining cool enough for surfing and swimming. 

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