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Way Jambu surf break South Sumatra

General surf information

Way Jambu also known as Sumatran Pipeline is the best quality wave in the Krui, Tanjung Setia area. A quality long left hand surf break with a down the line hollow barrel. Be prepared for a critical take-off in front of very shallow reef and stand-up barrels on bigger days.

Can be ridden from 1.5 to 3 mtrs. In general for advanced to expert surfers only but sometimes on smaller days when the conditions are right it can provide a challenge for the intermediate to advanced surfer.

Looking south at Way Jambu beach Sumatra Way Jambu beach Sumatra
Ravi Witt lining up the tube at Way Jambu Ravi Witt Way Jambu 2017
Access:Paddle out.
Best Wind:E to SE
Best Swell:S to SW
Dangers:Shallow reef, sea urchins
Crowd:5 to 15
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Directions

LocationTownDistrictRegencyProvinceIsland
Way Jambu beachWay JambuPesisir SelatanPesisir BaratLampungSumatra

Head south from Biha on the Trans-Sumatran highway. Then take the first street to the right after second bridge past the Indomart. Turn left at the T-intersection, on the right you will see a broken surf board pointing down a dirt track to the beach.

Bridge before turn off to Way Jambu village Look out for this bridge, painted white in 2017.
Surfing deep in the tube at Way Jambu Perfect 2013 ~ courtesy of J Pooley

Visit Way Jambu Village website: Pekon Way Jambu

Paddling out

North of break where the reef ends.