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Topic: Cheap places in Padang?
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Topic: Cheap places in Padang?
Views: 4480 Replies: 12

By:

Mike

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Cheap places in Padang?

Because $100+ a night isn't really a surf 'Camp'...?!

So please if you know of anyway cheap, dry, cool people to hang with or even a couple of palms to swing a hammock! Please help put some of the adventure back into surfing!



By:

Simo

RE: Cheap places in Padang?

There are many cheap losmen/homestay in Padang, check out lonely planet guide, but there are no real waves in Padang, you gotta go out to the Ments or Nth Sumatra....
But to be realistic its a mission to go on your own, even with a good grasp on Bahasa Indonesian, theres many problems. see below.

By:

Simo

RE: Cheap places in Padang?

1/Main problem,once you do make it out there, is getting to the waves, that are far offshore or on small Islands, hence need a small boat, hence need someone who speaks Bahasa Indonesia to organize this and others to help pay for the $.

2/ food and acomadation, most often if you can find any there far from waves.

3/getting ripped off, by Police or locals if you dont have someone to mind your things, there's no banks/ATM hence you need to take lots of $

4/Knowledge, you can waste a lot of $ if you dont know where to go when.



By:

Simo

RE: Cheap places in Padang?

So your options are spend big $ on a charter or camp and forget the hassle's or find a local surf guide that can help you getting there and around and knows where to go and when and will also look after you and your things $ while surfing.

PS. I think there was a few who posted topics a while back..look on the forum below.

By:

merced

RE: Cheap places in Padang?

the main thing to do is get a local surfer to be ur guide.  you will need to pay him, but in most cases, they will be glad to help you.  as long as u get them some food and beer, they will have ur back and can almost always be trusted.

By:

mike

RE: Cheap places in Padang?

I can say Padang only have small wave, you could go to Mentawai........check this website for low budget package http://www.reginaadventures.com

By:

harris

RE: Cheap places in Padang?

Yes, after earth quake in padang got many hotel collapse in padang, we hope they will build the hotel again, tq

By:

jones

RE: Cheap places in Padang?

dude padang have lots of good waves! the last time i was there,we had three full days with triple over head.. go to the local mexican place and ask where morny is. she will hook you up with a cheap place to stay.. peace

By:

donny

RE: Cheap places in Padang?

check  www.lowbudgettripmentawai.roxer.com

venus can orgonise the trip goodly.he knows evrythings

By:

Joice

RE: Cheap places in Padang?

Dudes, I went back a place around Padang called Ricky's Beach House. They got lovely waves over there and that place not into the guide yet, check out their website www.authenticsumatra.com  so pretty combination between local life and relax.




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