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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 5° 20.945' S
User rating (9)
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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
Alternative name Sumatran Pipe
Wave qualityRegional Classic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
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
Week-end crowdFew surfers
four heavy connecting sections. The bigger is the better.
try the lower peak first.
this wave is a jewel but we underline it again : dangerous and for expert only.
A poor mans Ulus dont bother with it..long paddles for a few turns and general Hoover Washing Machine
By OC Mackdaddy , 21 Jun
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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