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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Jackals

Indonesia, Sumatra Islands

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 2° 27.667' N
Longitude: 96° 13.176' E

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JACKALS is a new wave only 11 years old was formed during the recent 2-3 meter uplift. of Simeulue Island on the SW coast during the 2004/2005 earthquakes that also caused the tsunami. With the reef raised sand from nearby beaches fills in and covers flat rock makes for perfect A-Frames and an alternative name Sumatran Trestles. Depending on swell directions produces barrels both left and right. There a surf camp dierctly in front of Jackals named CASARINA SIMEULUE owner been at Simeulue for over 15years. Has heaps of info of the area was with crew of Bohemian during exploration of the area late 90 early 2000 naming waves Thailand and Tea Bags..

English (Translate this text in English): JACKALS is a new wave only 11 years old was formed during the recent 2-3 meter uplift. of Simeulue Island on the SW coast during the 2004/2005 earthquakes that also caused the tsunami. With the reef raised sand from nearby beaches fills in and covers flat rock makes for perfect A-Frames and an alternative name Sumatran Trestles. Depending on swell directions produces barrels both left and right. There a surf camp dierctly in front of Jackals named CASARINA SIMEULUE owner been at Simeulue for over 15years. Has heaps of info of the area was with crew of Bohemian during exploration of the area late 90 early 2000 naming waves Thailand and Tea Bags..

English (Translate this text in English): JACKALS is a new wave only 11 years old was formed during the recent 2-3 meter uplift. of Simeulue Island on the SW coast during the 2004/2005 earthquakes that also caused the tsunami. With the reef raised sand from nearby beaches fills in and covers flat rock makes for perfect A-Frames and an alternative name Sumatran Trestles. Depending on swell directions produces barrels both left and right. There a surf camp dierctly in front of Jackals named CASARINA SIMEULUE owner been at Simeulue for over 15years. Has heaps of info of the area was with crew of Bohemian during exploration of the area late 90 early 2000 naming waves Thailand and Tea Bags..

English (Translate this text in English): JACKALS is a new wave only 11 years old was formed during the recent 2-3 meter uplift. of Simeulue Island on the SW coast during the 2004/2005 earthquakes that also caused the tsunami. With the reef raised sand from nearby beaches fills in and covers flat rock makes for perfect A-Frames and an alternative name Sumatran Trestles. Depending on swell directions produces barrels both left and right. There a surf camp dierctly in front of Jackals named CASARINA SIMEULUE owner been at Simeulue for over 15years. Has heaps of info of the area was with crew of Bohemian during exploration of the area late 90 early 2000 naming waves Thailand and Tea Bags..

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Nancala Simeulue

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomFlat rocks with sand

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, SouthEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Best way to get to this spot by staying at Baneng Beach resort http://www.simeulue.com/ Dave will get you there!!!!

www.surfjackals.com
www.surfsimeulue.com

English (Translate this text in English): Best way to get to this spot by staying at Baneng Beach resort http://www.simeulue.com/ Dave will get you there!!!!

www.surfjackals.com
www.surfsimeulue.com

English (Translate this text in English): Best way to get to this spot by staying at Baneng Beach resort http://www.simeulue.com/ Dave will get you there!!!!

www.surfjackals.com
www.surfsimeulue.com

English (Translate this text in English): Best way to get to this spot by staying at Baneng Beach resort http://www.simeulue.com/ Dave will get you there!!!!

www.surfjackals.com
www.surfsimeulue.com

Atmosphere

This spot is like a machine. We stayed on Simeulue for 11 days and surfed this place at 4ft perfection everyday - without fail. The most consistent wave I've ever seen. Good fun too!!!

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is like a machine. We stayed on Simeulue for 11 days and surfed this place at 4ft perfection everyday - without fail. The most consistent wave I've ever seen. Good fun too!!!

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is like a machine. We stayed on Simeulue for 11 days and surfed this place at 4ft perfection everyday - without fail. The most consistent wave I've ever seen. Good fun too!!!

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is like a machine. We stayed on Simeulue for 11 days and surfed this place at 4ft perfection everyday - without fail. The most consistent wave I've ever seen. Good fun too!!!

General

Typical peak of swell magnet Simeulue. Near to the road. Very easy access.

English (Translate this text in English): Typical peak of swell magnet Simeulue. Near to the road. Very easy access.

English (Translate this text in English): Typical peak of swell magnet Simeulue. Near to the road. Very easy access.

English (Translate this text in English): Typical peak of swell magnet Simeulue. Near to the road. Very easy access.

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By Anonymous , 09-11-2015

dont believe surf boat charters - Surf charter boat 10 years ago said there was nothing further up along the coast here. last time i ever listen to one.

By shagzzzz , 11-01-2011

NEW SURF RESORT - new surf resort on this island. many secret spots, epic. www.aurasurfresort.com check it out!!!

By andrew shanahan , 01-09-2010

epic spot - yes this spot is super consistent. big barrels also. there are 2 bungalows right on the spot, will be up and running by end october 2010. email andrewshanahan1@hotmail.com for details. many other waves in the area if you know how to access them. we call this place THE PEAK. my brother found it in 2007.

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