UPDATE: After the success of our first two seasons we’re superstoked to announce that we’ve upgraded to a new boat. Our first trip with her starts in May and we’ll be sharing all the pictures and updating the site in the next few weeks, keep an eye out on our social media pages and come back here.
Looking for a Sumatran surf adventure at well under half the price of a regular surf charter? Our humble boat will take you and your friends straight to all the best breaks in the uncrowded Banyak islands, a little slice of paradise off the western coast of Sumatra. Local skipper Deny has unparalleled knowledge of the islands and surrounding waters and takes great pleasure in showing off its world-class waves, unspoilt coral reefs and deserted island beaches. The region is still undeveloped and tourists are few and far between, so if you have a sense of adventure and a disregard for creature comforts, 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 Islands can be a hustle at the best of times.
But Indonesia is vast, and if you have a bit of time and a sense of adventure, you can still have perfect peelers almost all to yourself. The Banyak Islands is an archipelago of 99 islands off the western coast of Sumatra. Only 7 of these islands are inhabited and some are tiny enough to hold just a couple of swaying palm trees. This really is that quintessential 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, in itself a magnet for surfers looking to beat the crowds. When the waves are cranking you’ll be surfing your pick of six world-class breaks, not tomention finding more breaks off the map when the size is right. No-surf days are a reality wherever in the world you may be; on these days you can keep yourself busy in a few ways. Snorkelling in the Bankyas will blow your mind, with clear water and an unparalleled diversity of fish, turtles and other marine life.