Surfing on Simeulue Island
Simeulue Top 7 Surf Destinations
There are literally UNCROWDED surf spots all over the south and western side of the island and some yet to be discovered or named. There are at least 10 quality waves within 5 to 60 minutes of the resort. Ranging from super hollow reef break barrels to more mellow easy to ride beach breaks. To give you an idea, some waves near the resort are “The Peak” which is about 5 minutes by motorbike or car from the resort. “Dylan’s Right” Which is about 15 minutes and “Tea Bags” on Teupah Island which is about 30 minutes by boat. There are other perfect right-hander’s, 2 tubing left reef breaks and various beach breaks located nearby. All the waves pump on their day depending on swell direction and local weather conditions. Check out images and videos. No matter what watercraft you ride, whether you are an experienced surfer or just beginning surfing, Simeulue Surf Resort can help find the right waves for you.
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The peak is a fun perfect left and right which has both hollow barrel sections and nice walls. It picks up any swell and is supper consistent. It’s a fun wave which anyone can surf from beginners through to the very experienced.
Dylan’s Right Simeulue
Dylan’s Right is a hollow fast prefect right barrel, which breaks over shallow reef on the inside of a large south west facing bay. Breaks best in larger swells but produces fun fast waves very consistently for intermediate plus surfers.
Teabags Right where deep water swells break over shallow reef creating a serious wave which has real power and length of ride. It picks up more swell easily and starts breaking from about 4 foot plus. South West swell and on low tide, NW-E wind. Also super consistent and is better suited to intermediate to advanced surfers. Booties recommended. Also has a good reef for snorkeling. This trip takes roughly 20 minutes.
Thailand’s Left is about 1 hour drive followed by a 15 minute boat ride to access this fantastic consistent long left hand reef break with an easy take off with good walls and fast sections. Works best with a solid south to South West swell and on low tide with N-E winds. Thailand’s is suited to most surfers. It is a very scenic location which also has a good reef for snorkeling.
Boat Trips to other secluded waves
We have a number of other boat trips to secluded waves for those that want to get well away from the rest. Trips range in price from Rp.350,000 to Rp.450,000 all have a drive/ boat trip ranging from 15 minutes to 2 hours by car with 15 to 20 minutes boat rides. You can enquire at the Resort on your arrival for further info.
Dickies is at the end of a scenic 45 minute journey by bike. It is a punchy left hander breaking onto shallow reef with some nice easy barrel sections surrounded by a beautiful bay is a fun wave for all.
Northern Right & Left
Northern Right & Left are not far from the resort, these two waves are almost side by side with a right handed reef break and fun left hand beaches. They are fun waves with some size. Best in similar conditions to the Peak but often far less crowded.
Southern Bay Right & Left
Southern Bay Right & Left has a thick right hand barrel breaking over shallow reef on the right-hand point and a long straight shallow left-hander breaking over shallow reef on the left-hand point that can handle big and small swells.
SIMEULUE’S SOUTH COAST – BODY BOARDERS DREAM
EPIC, PICTURESQUE, ADVENTURE, UNTOUCHED BEAUTY!!
Some breaks on Simeulue like `Dylans` and `The Peak` are more well known and offer fantastic waves for all surfers. But the South Coast is another story ideal especially for Body Boarders. Seek and you will find! Simeulue’s south coast is oozing with potential. With such a variety of waves – RAMPS, BOWLS, SHALLOW REEFS – some still to be discovered and explored! Anyone with a sense of adventure will and can reap the rewards of this coast. This is all topped off with mesmerizing scenery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Simeulue unlike Java and further down the Sumatran coast, lies just 3 degrees north of the Equator which provides consistent Waves all year round with weather conditions much the same throughout the year. Simeulue has the longest fetch out of any other Indonesian Island. It can utilize swells from the West, such as around Africa and Madagascar and does not just have to rely on Southern swells like most other Indo spots. It also picks up the full brunt of south swells as it sticks out at more of an angle than the other islands and is situated at the top of a 6km deep x 800mile + trench. Swells received here have longer lines and barrels.