With these family friendly surf trip destinations, you can keep everyone happy. Whether it be in Mexico or Samoa, surfers, non-surfers and those in between can all have a fantastic vacation.
Indonesia is an archipelago with over 17 thousands islands within it. Surf travelers sure knows what makes Indonesia so special when it comes to surfing. Nice weather, friendly locals, good foods, and exotic beaches is just a few of its features. Here majesti.ca gives us several surfing spot in Sumatra. Book the ticket, pack your surfboard, and welcome to Indonesia!
Indonesia is an archipelago with over 17 thousands islands within it. Surf travelers sure knows what makes Indonesia so special when it comes to surfing. Nice weather, friendly locals, good foods, and exotic beaches is just a few of its features.
Planet Earth is a big place, and as over 70% of it is ocean with around 620,000km of coastline, there are a LOT of places to go surfing. Long distance travel has never been quicker, Google Earth means scouting new potential surf destinations is so easy that new spots are popping up every other day, and the wonders of the internet mean the surf media gets our eyes on all these new discoveries with just the click of a button; consequently bucket lists grow daily, and there isn’t enough aspirin in the world to deal with the headaches that ensue when trying to get your family and friends to agree on where and when to go on your next trip. Sometimes, if you really want to tick somewhere new off your list, you just have to step up and go it alone.
Bucket lists are stupid, because all they really do is set you up for failure. When someone tells me about all the adventurous things they have on their bucket list, I eventually start to imagine them old and gray, lying on their death bed clutching a crinkled up sheet of paper with only a handful of the items checked off.
Bali/Indo’s dry season runs May-Sept ish and coincides with the more consistent swells, as well as the thickest crowds. Crew surf the Bukit, they go Desert’s, The Ments, Nias, etc. The wet season, when the winds blow more from the north west (than NE) coincides with Europe’s winter, might get a touch less consistent swell, but still gets it, and the ‘other’ side gets going. The other side is the east facing coast, where mainly righthanders live, like this one, and several others.
A group of passionate surfers went to Indonesia for a few months last year and made an awesome series about their adventure, it’s called 100 Days Of Indo. In this episode they went to West Sumatra, otherwise known as the Mentawai islands, in hopes to find vacancy at a homestay. As we well know, the remoteness of this destination does not make it easy to get there, but if our hopes that Lance’s is doing what it is capable of, that should be motivation enough.
Rio Waida is an Indonesian-Japanese surfer living in Bali. He recently went on a trip to the Mentawais and enjoyed everything on offer, demonstrating his versatility and style: he enjoyed a bird’s eye view landing sick airs, carved out plenty of space for himself with his powerful turns and still had time to get barrelled…repeatedly.
Stephan Figueiredo is a professional surfer. After 10 years of traveling, he boarded a plane to Indonesia with only one piece of luggage. No board bags, no extra fees.
Two recent deaths in the remote Mentawai island chain have highlighted just how dangerous this favourite surfing pilgrimage can be. The first, Ronald Stephen Schneider, 54, from the East Coast of Australia was found dead by friends after being smashed against the reef by heavy surf. He was followed less than a week later by South Australian man, Adam Dube, who was found dead after disappearing during a night swim.