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Its about an hour North of the town of Krui, which is about 6 hours from Bandar Lampung on mainland Java. You need to fly there from Jakarta or Bali. Don't want to say too much but just follow the main road and you will get there eventually :) With luck you will see an epic right (Jimmys Right) that resembles a cross between Backdoor Pipe and Cloud 9, and the other side of the bay is a long, long left (Jimmy's Left)
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth
Good wind directionNorth
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 crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Epic, heavy right with NO CROWD. its a cross between backdoor pipe and cloud 9. very fast, holds pretty much any size. what are you waiting for? get amongst it!
Unbelievable wave.. I wish I could live all year round in a tent on this beach! Cant wait to go back!!
It's a very dangerous wave that does not work that often because of the trade wind and because it needs a big swell.
Very consistent, very heavy, very fast, very perfect. Truly, a world class wave! The only difference is unlike most "world class waves" there is no crowd!
For more pics look at www.secretsumatra.com I stayed there and it was sick man!!Like all waves in the area its liek the flamin NASA luanch everthting has to be righ tfor it to be break wind swell direction tide sun clouds flys peeps...far better waves in other areas and a long way to go for a few turns..Secret Sumatra-What a cock
By Anonymous , 30-11-2008
don't believe the hype - wave is ok, could turn on with right conditions, needs no wind or NW storm winds. not world class, end section takes that away. But can be v.good sometimes. Beautiful beach, clean water. A backup plan if NW winds strike, swell is big or you love rights. May only be good 10% of the time. I've seen it 4x 10 yrs ago and 2x last week.
By tom , 23-07-2008
sometimes - when Karang-Ujung starts closing out go up and check it.checked twice to no avail. 3rd time went up solo and stayed at guys house across the bay.got it solo for 4 days,solid double overhead plus during a huge May swell.last day paddled across bay and sat back aways,scary big,paddled back,live to surf another day.always surfed it real conservative,didn´t toy with the barrel section just made sure to kick out.definite double boil,toil and trouble on the inside.
By cochonbasque , 05-11-2007
- I agree with the comments below: Jimmy's is not as perfect as described above. It's a sometimes wave, bc it's exposed to the trade wind and bc it needs a lot of swell to work. Plus that reef is dangerous. I suspect that some surfcamps in the area are trying to attract people by hyping up some of the spots...
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