Mentawai & North Sumatra
2019 Early Season Sale
WEST NIAS, NORTH SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Location is everything and Asu has got it covered. Wake up and check the surf, have lunch and check the surf, enjoy sunset and check the surf. The idea up in this part of the world is spend as much time in the water as possible. When you’re surfed out its time for some coconuts, hammock time, snorkeling and maybe a Bintang. The Asu team has been surfing the area for over 10 years. ‘Earl’ eats, sleeps, and breathes Asu and the surrounding breaks. Lili and Herlina, the chefs, are amazing and turn out tasty treats and delicious meals to keep you full of energy.
There are heaps surf spots in the area, all accessible by speedboat. The goal for each day is to surf where it’s offshore and pumping! Bawa, a deep water right hander, is a 25 minute boat ride south of Asu at the other end of the Hinako islands chain. There are a handful of other reefs in the Hinako Islands that work on the right swell and wind conditions, you just have to know when they’re on, and don’t worry, cause Earl knows! There are also other breaks on west Nias that are offshore almost every morning thanks to the big mountains of Nias Island, we like to do sunrise runs to score classic green morning barrels, we are pretty sure you’ll like it too.
10-night package. Travel period 16th Feb to 17th April, 2019
- 10 night’s accommodation
- 3 fresh meals per day (vegetarian meals available on request)
- Fresh Fruit and snacks
- Complimentary access to Gym and Yoga equipment
- Use of snorkeling equipment
- Experienced surf guide
- Daily transfers to surf spots
- Ongoing support from WOTD customer service.
Parked in the North Indian Ocean, long range ground swells travel miles and unload in a tropical paradise full of amazing people, waves for all levels, palms and coconuts aplenty.
Indo has 2 seasons, wet and dry. Dry season has the most consistent winds and larger swells but don’t be fooled, if you know where to look there are amazing waves year round.
Sure wet season can be wet, but so can getting pitted in an uncrowded reef break with your mates. Off season can deliver amazing waves and we are as passionate about this time of year as any.
If you are an absolute charger then large dry season swells and heaving 8-10 footers at No-Kandui will be your dream. However, if you love hanging with your mates, sinking a few beers, and perfect shoulder to overhead points and reefs then do not count out the shoulder season.
Here’s a guide to the waves which you might get to surf during your trip. Our operators have years of experience and will do their best to ensure that you’re in the right place at the right time. If you’re lucky they might even let you in on some of their secret spots too!
- and lots of secret spots!
Getting to the Mentawai Islands is somewhat involved for the traveller, however there is no doubt that this is part of the experience and what it takes to surf some of the best waves in the world.
Most hotels and charters can organise transport from Padang or Medan (North Sumatra) so you simply need to organise flights into Padang or Medan which usually transfer from either Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore or Bali.
(Any trip specific details such as pick up times, hotel arrangements or additional requirements shall be emailed to you within 48 hours of your booking confirmation)
GETTING FROM MEDAN TO ASU CAMP:
Organise a flight from Medan Kualanamu Airport to Gunung Sitoli Airport Nias. (Medan to Nias flights are easily booked with www.nusatrip.com From Nias, its approx. 2.5 hours by car then speedboat to Asu. This can be arranged with operator.
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‘The most perfect and empty waves I have ever seen’
‘I had my first experience in Asu this year and I can’t wait to go back there next year again. It’s an amazing place with a perfect wave right in front of the camp. We also went to another 4-5 different spots by boat around Asu with perfect waves. The camp is definitely 5 stars, super comfortable, delicious food and great vibes. It’s where I would rather be right now ;)’