Surf South Sumatra is a complete quide to travel destinations and surf breaks in the West Coast regency of South Sumatra, focusing on and centered around the seaside towns of Tanjung Setia and Krui. Both travelers and surfers can enjoy exploring this 150km stretch of coastline nestled at the base of the world's largest World Heritage National Park.
It's no cliché to say South West Sumatra is a forgotten gem that has retained its charm and still offers a real feeling of adventure for those willing to get off the beaten track. The local Lampung people are modest and genuinely friendly, the ocean is clean and the weather from May to November is perfect.
Images of the 200 mtr long carvable walls of Ujung Bocur, thick lips of Way Jambu and hollow perfection of Krui Left are what first attracts surfers to this area. What makes them return is that every major break is only a short paddle out off the beach, the crowds are relatively small and the whole coastline can be accessed on a small automatic scooter.
Krui & Tanjung Setia Areas
Looking for a full-on daytime shopping experience? Then this is not really the destination for you: no air-conditioned shopping malls, no Mc Donalds, Starbucks, or fast food joints. Instead there are small Indomarets and warungs along the highway, with a selection of general stores and open markets in the larger towns.
Don't expect to find the usual hard sell tourist trap either. Rather, what you can expect to find is a memorable experience on the edge of the Indian Ocean.