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It's a 6 hour drive from Banda Lampung, then about 20 minutes south of Krui, all the locals know where it is. Unless the swell is giant, best to enter right at the top of the point.
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Karang Nyimbor
Wave qualityWorld Class
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Fun, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
This is a good, long, and consistent point/reef break in Southern Sumatra, that has alternate barrel and wall sections, depending on swell size, tide and direction. It's offshore/sideshore in the main swell season (May-October). It's a bit like Uluwatu in Bali, with different sections and moods, but perhaps not quite as good. Works on all tides, but locals say probably best on lower tides and west swells, but it nearly always has some kind of wave, unless the swell is very small. Barrels on good days, especially near the top of the point, when the reef can get dangerous. There are also often fatter outside walls if you don't want to hit the reef, which can hold very big waves (10 feet +). Often gets bigger down the line, but may closeout in front of a big, peaky end section. There is another good left/right peak about 1 km further down the point but only when the swell is giant. There are other good waves in the area.
Good wave that handles crowds well, and not too punishing. Big or small, fat or hollow, it's a wave with different moods.
Good place to visit, with other good waves in the area. Feels like the end of the world in Southern Sumatra.
By surf camp sumatra , 28 Jul
South Sumatra - I just want to add that yes Andy Watson did leave the area a long time ago. The camp is under new ownership and I was there just a few weeks ago. Its actually the best location along the point. But sadly the camp is worn down. There is a new sea wall in place to stop the ever impeding erosion and you'll have the best views of the wave. But other than that, accommodation is average and the food isnt great. The camp is generally empty. Its also over priced. Plenty of other better valued establishments either side of the camp...
By catfish13 , 28-04-2013
Karang Nyimbor Hotel - new owner - Just want to drop a quick reply about South Sumatra... there has already been a lot of info given and most of it is true, but to keep everyone up to speed... Andy the Yank is gone, gone, gone. Karang Nyimbor Hotel now has a new owner and agent, As those that have already stay there know, it is one of the best places to stay on Unjung Bocur Point. Check it out
and send an email if you want any more info. Longest left in front of the Hotel and other waves in the area if it feels too big... it is a beautiful part of the world with friendly locals; well worth a look!
By surfcampsumatra.com , 26-01-2011
The news everyone's been waiting for - News in the area is the Andy Watson (that 99% of people seem to dislike) - has now "apparently" been either "deported" or sent to "jail". So hopefully that'll mean less bickering amongst the camps from now on! Any additional information would be duely welcomed...
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