Mentawai & North Sumatra
Floating Surf House:
FLOATING SURF CAMP
BANYAK ISLANDS, INDONESIA
A one of a kind resort, The Floating Surf House is owned and operated by the first and local surfer in the entire Banyak Islands. A unique and stylish resort built for surfers by surfers, The Floating Surf House strives to impress you with their accommodation, hospitality, and local knowledge. Actually floating in the Indian Ocean, this resort is surrounded by world class waves.
November 1st – 10th, 2018
November 11th – 20th, 2018
November 21st -30th, 2018
Note off-season dates through December 2018, January 2019, and February 2019 are also available by request.
- Return travel/transfers from Medan
- 3 Meals per day
- WIFI (Subject to availability)
- Satellite Tv
- Games room
- Ping pong
- Fan Accommodation (air-con upgrade available at additional cost)
- Private bathrooms
- 2 speed boats
- Use of floating yacht house
- One complimentary trip to Treasure Island
- Ongoing support from WOTD customer service
Optional Extras (at an additional cost)
- Upgrade to Air Conditioned Room (this can be arranged once your booking has been made; subject to availability).
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 Treasure Island 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!
- Clarets (Lolok Point)
- Treasure Island
- The Point
Getting to the Banyak Islands is an adventure. One well worth embarking on to surf world class waves in a rural, untouched part of the world off the coast of North Sumatra.
Start by organising flights into Medan, North Sumatra (usually from either Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore or Bali). Once there, most operators can organise transport from Medan, though sometimes it will be at an additional cost.
(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)
Once you’ve made payment for your booking you will receive a booking confirmation email with important information regarding your package. Please read this information carefully. If you notice any errors or have any questions regarding your booking, please reply to this email within 24 hours.
Any dietary and/or medical requirements must be stated on your booking form. Any changes in regards to customer information, after the booking has been confirmed cannot be guaranteed.
Sometimes we will request additional information. If so, it is your responsibility to provide this information.
Please note that when booking through Wave of the Day you will have ongoing customer service both before and while on your trip.
Please read our terms and conditions before making a reservation.
Please note all trips exclude the following unless otherwise stated:
- Travel Insurance
- Any local travel taxes or visa charges
- Any additional food, drinks, or services beyond the inclusions listed above
- Additional tours/activities not included by the operator
- Personal expenses
- Any gratuities
What a place. Had 2 weeks here and couldn’t fault anything. Perfect, uncrowded waves on our doorstep, clean, spacious accommodation, great food and lots of it. Very well run operation, nothing is a problem for Erwin & the FSH crew. Floating Surf House is THE place to stay in the Banyak Islands including value for money. Awesome waves, cool people, magic set up.
Two weeks in paradise. That is an amazing place to stay and surf. Everything you need to relax and enjoy the uncrowded waves provided. We were so lucky.
Thank you floating surf house team.
As soon as I arrived I was greeted by the friendly staff & shown my room with comfy bed and views of the surf breaks. Within half an hour was paddling into my 1st wave @ a barrelling right out the front with only 4 guys out. Ended up staying for 10 days and scored epic uncrowded waves with the highlight scoring Treasures, a right-hander (45 minutes in their boat) which has 3 barrel sections. The wave is all time!!! The food was really good,& also satellite TV to chill out in between surfs watching a bit of sport or a movie. Cool crew, amazing spot to stay with plenty of surf options & no crowds, I’ll be heading back this year for sure…but longer this time.”