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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Way Jambu

Indonesia, Sumatra Mainland

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 5° 20.945' S
Longitude: 104° 1.814' E

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 Access

Half an hour south of Krui by car. Between Biha and Maran village. Ask to local people.

English (Translate this text in English): Half an hour south of Krui by car. Between Biha and Maran village. Ask to local people.

English (Translate this text in English): Half an hour south of Krui by car. Between Biha and Maran village. Ask to local people.

English (Translate this text in English): Half an hour south of Krui by car. Between Biha and Maran village. Ask to local people.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Don't know

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Sumatran Pipe

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins

 Additional Information

four heavy connecting sections. The bigger is the better.

English (Translate this text in English): four heavy connecting sections. The bigger is the better.

English (Translate this text in English): four heavy connecting sections. The bigger is the better.

English (Translate this text in English): four heavy connecting sections. The bigger is the better.

Atmosphere

try the lower peak first.
this wave is a jewel but we underline it again : dangerous and for expert only.

English (Translate this text in English): try the lower peak first. <br />this wave is a jewel but we underline it again : dangerous and for expert only.

English (Translate this text in English): try the lower peak first. &lt;br &#47;&gt;this wave is a jewel but we underline it again : dangerous and for expert only.

English (Translate this text in English): try the lower peak first. &amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;this wave is a jewel but we underline it again : dangerous and for expert only.

General

A poor mans Ulus dont bother with it..long paddles for a few turns and general Hoover Washing Machine

English (Translate this text in English): A poor mans Ulus dont bother with it..long paddles for a few turns and general Hoover Washing Machine

English (Translate this text in English): A poor mans Ulus dont bother with it..long paddles for a few turns and general Hoover Washing Machine

English (Translate this text in English): A poor mans Ulus dont bother with it..long paddles for a few turns and general Hoover Washing Machine

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By OC Mackdaddy , 21-06-2013

Humbling wave! - Hey there all, I surfed this wave last year at about 6-8 foot, which is what i'm fairly comfortable with back home in Vic, Aus. 1) I have never surfed a wave with as much surging energy!-take a bigger board, make sure you get on early-at all costs! 2) As a natural footer - make sure you are really solid on your backhand - just opt for the bare minimum - make the section, hold the line. 3) Careful not to pick the wave that has a long line running parralel to the horizon! It will be an easy take off into a barrel that will offer no exit!!! I learn't the hard way and got bounced off the reef! That's right, and when I say bounced i'm not being metaphoric - good thing my arse(ass) is tough and I miraculously came out unharmed! A couple of guys that knew the wave well were getting serious barrels....so good to watch! After my scary experience I hang wide on the shoulder for the rest of the session. take heed, show respect, and if you hit it. Hit it with everything!!!.....(Hope this was helpful)

By Poseidon6969 , 27-08-2012

Good wave but beware - The wave its heavy alright... But also beware of leaving belongings inside your bike.... They will open and STEAL anything..... "hello mister" style

By daniel , 05-11-2009

big boys only! - Ya stayed karang october 2009 epic waves whole time, way jambu huggeee like 12 foot and barreeeling no one out! if you got da cojones this is the spot!

stay at paradise surf camp! http://www.paradisesurfcampsumatra.com/ super cheap great people!

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