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Topic: South Sumatra mainland
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Topic: South Sumatra mainland
Views: 12126 Replies: 16

By:

Matt

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South Sumatra mainland

Hi im looking into places i want to stay in indo but i dont want to do any boat charters and i want to do minimal surf camps.
Staying for up to six months with $5-6 grand to spare, but doing it cheap.

Im thinking of staying in Krui south sumatra.
Maybe andies camp first at ujung bocor then onto
cheaper places.
Is Krui cheap accom? Are there homestays?

I would like to also get a moterbike with surfboard racks on the side, can you get them around here?

Thanks for any help.



By:

mambo

RE: South Sumatra mainland

Your plan sounds good but for a better time at Krui stay at Ombak Indah. cheaper, better food and good vibes and service

By:

sarah

RE: South Sumatra mainland

I agree with Mambo. Much better off staying at Ombak Indah which has the point right out the front. Nev and Stu are great blokes and the local staff provide good food and hospitality. Check out the website for freeline surf, or check out shphotography.com.au which has heaps of great pics from our trip last year to Ombak Indah. We only just got back from our second trip.



By:

matt

RE: South Sumatra mainland

do you think they will run out of rooms at all?
I wouldnt mind staying here for a few months..do you think that would be ok with them?
(thats if my cultural visa application is excepted, if not its out to madan to get it extended every month)

By:

Rick

RE: South Sumatra mainland

Is Ombak Indah for the exclussive use of Freeline Surf clients? What accomos are available if one just "shows-up"?

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RE: South Sumatra mainland

the problem with south sumatra is the trade winds are often more south than other places(ie further east in java etc.

even the places you think would be offshore in the trades are wind effected. (unjung bocor) and you get winds like this half of the dry season.

In town all the muslim locals start praying and chanting every morning at around 3 am it gets very annoying.

By:

maruly

RE: South Sumatra mainland

Hi matt u can apply for 6 months visa in indonesia consulat the visa the call sosial buday visa so every month u don,t have to going to singapore every month call indonesia consulat. if you want stay for 2 months u can just call our office in bali +62361753394 get information the room rp 150,000 night get 3meals a day enjoy you holiday

By:

bruce macintyre

RE: South Sumatra mainland

I have stayed at ujung bocor a number of times and reckon its a fantastic location with lots of surf variety we got a package with the guys at www.sumatrasurflink.com they know the area really well and the whole trip was organised really well. I was over in febuary and april and am planning on going back in november its  just so consistant. check out thier site it has lots of photos of the waves which are a true indication of what it is like

By:

worm

RE: South Sumatra mainland

Yeah good move - its a great place. You cant really go wrong - that place is good all year round. Its still quietish - but getting discovered by more and more surfers so get there soon.

If I were you head for Karang Nyimbor it is the most consistent wave around- so stay near there instead of Krui itself (45mins). yeah maybe stay at Andys - or one of the other places. I've stayed with www.surfcampsumatra.com (its Andys) - but then you can always move on from there easily enough. there's bikes to rent "anywhere" in indonesia - so dont worry about that. The people there are some of the friendliest in the world. You'll have a great time I'm sure....



By:

Indo

RE: South Sumatra mainland

Worm...could you be a little less blatant about your adverising?

As has been said before the regions quality of waves is poor for indo, trade winds are not offshore and with 3+ surf camps in the region any decent waves have crew on them.

BTW. we both also know karma has caught up with Andy!


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