FAQs

What’s the surf like and when should I come?

The main surf season runs from April-November the Roaring Forties  send plenty of 6-12ft (2-4m) swells through April-November ( High Season ). The SSW direction is ideal for our  SW facing area. Off-season ( Mid-November-Late March ) is rarely flat because of the Southern Ocean’s ability to produce constant swells in the 2-6ft (0.6-2m) range. Cross-shore winds are the rule as Lampung means “place of the southerly winds”. The SE trade-season starts in May with mild winds getting stronger towards the end of the season in October. NW winds dominate the rest of the year. If you don’t mind the heavens opening up on you on occasions and enjoy the thrill of finding your own secluded spot the Off-season is certainly worthwhile plus the discounted rates we offer. Check out our surf forecast.

The biggest swells generally hit around July-August.

How many people stay at one time?

We can cater for up to 28 guests at any one time.

Where is the best place to fly into?

We always recommend going in and out of Jakarta. It’s just easier to get a connecting flight to Bandar Lampung from there.

How do I get there?

We have a couple of options to choose from. If you know your ways around Indonesia then grab a flight from Jakarta to Bandar Lampung. Garuda, Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air all have daily flights to Bandar Lampung from Jakarta. Check our booking page for more details and options. We do runs to Bandar Lampung airport on most days. We generally like to leave Bandar Lampung to head down to the resort around mid afternoon so if you can try to arrive by then. If you need help to get here and can’t be bothered with the hassle of organizing flights and accommodation in Jakarta then our Full Service Package is for you .

How do we get to the waves?

We are situated right on Ujung Bocur so just pick up your board and get amongst it. There are many other quality breaks along the coast. So if it’s not happening here chances are it’s on somewhere else. Best way to get around is on a scooter with a board rack. Scooter hire is available from the resort. Make sure your travel insurance covers this.

What non surfing activities do you have?

Sumatra Surf Resort is “partner friendly”. Our bungalows cater for couples and can be configured  with a queen size bed for couples. Each bungalow has its own fully enclosed Western Bathroom with mirror and hot water system. Important for the ladies!!

Our “Warung”  has a entertainment zone with pool table and poker and a chill zone which is perfect for lazing around reading one of surf mags, surfing the net,  watching  satellite TV. We have a huge range of surf movies playing continuously plus we stream the WSL. Check out our activities page for a range of day trips/activities we can organize for groups or couples. Just give us 24 hours’ notice to check availability and organise.

How do I pay?

If you’re making a new booking just click on the booking page and you will be redirected to our booking engine. From here you can select your dates, bungalows and extras and make payment.

If you’ve already paid your deposit and need to pay your balance then click here and you will be redirected to our payments page where you can pay the balance of your booking. Don’t forget to include your name and reference number when making your payment.

Is it possible to get meals without meat in them?

We understand that not everyone these days are carnivores. There are vegetarian options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please let us know when you book. Unfortunately due to our remoteness we can’t cater for vegans.

Is there a time of the season that is the safest bet for good waves?

Our area has pretty good swell all year round but the most consistent swell window is April-October.

Where is your place in relation to all the waves and town?

We face the longest most consistent left handed reef break in the region  UJUNG BOCOR, to many the jewel in the Sumatra surf crown on the point of Tanjung Setia. The town of Krui is about 30 km;s away. There is a ding repair shop and surf shop nearby.

What boards should I bring?

Hard to answer as it’s really an individual thing but most guests bring a couple of 6’2″s and maybe a 6’10” if you want to take on the heavier waves (3 boards is the maximum).

Do you have a surfguide?

Yes, we have a surfguide.

Is there a swimming spot for the ladies close by?

Fisherman’s Beach is a 10- 15 minute walk away.

How secure will my gear be?

The resort has 24 hour security and we also have guest security boxes available. When your out and about only take what you need.

Do you have fishing/snorkeling equipment or do we bring our own?

We do hire fishing/snorkeling equipment but if you’re a serious “fisho” then best to bring your own.

What’s the cost for non-surfing partners?

We charge the same rate whether you surf or not. There’s heaps to do for a non surfing partner!!!

Do I get my own room?

During high season our bungalows are twin share. We will try and accommodate you for a single room (if available) but there will be an additional nightly charge.

How can we get around?

Scooters are the preferred form of transportation which you can hire at the resort on a daily basis. Make sure your travel insurance covers this.

What should I bring?

If you were heading away down the coast with a few mates you would take boards, rashies, leggies, booties, towel, sun cream etc… Bring that gear with you plus a first aid kit, mozzie repellent, Indonesian adaptor,books or ipods/ipads.

What about Alcohol?

If you want to surf all day and party all night best to stay in Bali cos it’s not Kuta down here. We like to have a good time and love a few cold beers.But we are mindful to be respectful of the local way of life here. Our place is cruisy and casual and that’s the way we like it.

What about Malaria?

There hasn’t been any reported cases in our area for quite some time. That’s not to say it doesn’t exist. Best to talk with your Doctor about Malaria and any other concerns you have prior to coming. Taking precautions here is the smart way to go. Cover up at dusk and use mosquito repellant

Any Medical facilities?

There are Doctors in town which can cater for minor ailments. Major Hospitals are up to 6 hours from here. Surfing accidents happen everywhere. The worst accidents are caused by carelessness riding scooters either drunk or with no helmet so take it easy. Remember your first aid kit and TRAVEL INSURANCE INCLUDING MEDI-VAC is a must.

What standard of surfer do I need to be?

The Krui area has something for everyone’s standard. We suggest jumping on YouTube and check out the waves if your unsure if you could handle it.

What about mobiles & internet?

There is a “phone shop” down the road which sells sim cards and credit. We do have Wi-Fi here but remember this isn’t New York City.

How do I get around?

Scooters are the way to go here. You can hire scooters from the resort ( with a board rack ).

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