Surfing Simeulue is nature at its best. Simeulue is located around 120km from the west coast of Sumatra. While Nias, the Mentawais and other places around Sumatra are already pretty well known amongst surfers, Simeulue is still very unknown and therefore not overloaded with crowds! This makes it the best place to surf in Sumatra, Indonesia. Here’s a list of the best Simeulue surf spots:
DYLANS RIGHT, THE BEST SURFSPOT OF SIMEULUE
Do you want to surf Simeulue Island? Next to our door is probably the best break on the island, called Dylans, or Dylans Right or Dylans Point, at only a 100m walk. A powerful right hander with hollow tubes and a long ride.
SURF IN SIMEULUE AT GILA LEFT
Do you like to surf somewhere else on the Island? If Dylans does not work for you, you can check out a break on just a 5 min drive (if you drive slow). This is a fun left hander which breaks over a deeper reef, north of the resort.
Just around the corner, picks up swell almost 365 days a year. When all waves are small, this is the one to choose! A fun right hander…
In front of the Simeulue Surf Lodges lies an island which holds a very heavy break, called Tea Bags, it’s a powerful right (reef). Ask our manager to arrange a short boat trip to the island of Tapah when the swell is up!
Grab a bike and head north, only a short ride away is a break called Jackals, very consistent and has lefts and rights, breaking over a reef, combined with sand and rocks..
A fun left hand reef break with challenging sections. Holds up huge swells and is suitable for longboard as well as shortboard. Take a beautiful ride by motorbike around the coastline and then grab a local boat for about 4 minutes.
Because of the remoteness of Simeulue Island and the absence of mass tourism, you can still find breaks that are unnamed and undiscovered, this makes it the ideal place to surf. We know some and will let you in on some secrets of the island, but what’s better than to take your motorbike, cross over the island, and find these secret spots yourself and… surf!