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Unique Surf Camp in Indonesia

You are invited to the magical place that offers unique surf spots in Simeulue, Aceh, Indonesia. During this holiday, you will enjoy surf and stay in a place that would allow you to relax and enjoy the beauty and simplicity of life at Simeuleu with that perfect wave in the backyard. Posada Ruiz Wahyuni offers the island’s best wave at your front door. All you have to do is grab your board, jump of the veranda, and paddle out. A holiday with Posada Ruiz Wahyuni will definitely bring a smile to your face!

Highlights

  • Surf guiding
  • Use of motorbikes
  • Airport pick up / drop off
  • Free coffee, tea, and water
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 meals a day

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Indonesian, English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Laundry

The house has four big spacious rooms each measuring 24 square meters with high ceilings. Posada Ruiz Wahyuni has six rooms for 12 people, two rooms downstairs, two rooms upstairs, and two bungalows. At the front of the house, there is a massive terrace of 64 square meters where you can relax in a hammock, have a beer, or just lounge and watch some pretty spectacular sunsets. At the back of the house, Posada Ruiz Wahyuni has a shower house with two showers and two toilets. Of course, there are also two outside showers to rinse after a surf. Laundry is also available on request at no extra cost. Posada Ruiz Wahyuni has two beds in a room, with an option to put one extra bed per room on request. Each bed has a mosquito net, a fan, and bed linen.

Instructors

Jeroen Ruijs
Jeroen was a pilot for Susi Air and flew surfers from all over the world to Simeuleu, a little island of the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. A surfer himself, he tried out many surf spots in Sumatra including Dylans at Simeuleu, an amazing clean right-hander that provides a perfect barrel time and time again. After his first ride, he was hooked and decided he wanted to create a place that would allow him to relax and enjoy the beauty and simplicity of life at Simeuleu with that perfect wave in his backyard.

Location

Simeulue is one of those Indonesian islands compelling you to stop on the side of the road at every turn to be mesmerized by the scenery. The island is filled with amazing beaches that are often deserted or in some instances occupied by some local kids playing in the sand unaware of the pure beauty around them. In between the beaches, you’ll find little bays with crystal clear water and buffalos hanging around the side of the road. And most importantly, of course, there are some awesome waves to surf on without having 10 guys drop in on you.

Most surf spots are on the south side of the island and are approachable with a motorbike. It will never take more than 30 minutes to get to them but you will often need to do some road exploring - dodging water buffalos along the way - an adventure in itself. You will be provided with a motorbike to cruise around and explore the other waves on the island. A car can be arranged on request but going around by motorbike is definitely the preferred way to get to the waves. Some waves require a couple of minutes on challenging off road jungle tracks only accessible by motorbike.

Getting around on the island is very easy. The majority of the roads have been newly constructed after the tsunami of 2004. After the tsunami, a lot of NGO’s came down to Aceh Province (Simeulue is part of Bandeh Aceh) to help rebuild the region. You will find a lot of simple houses at the side of the roads and in small villages that were built to aid the local community. As you explore the island, you will find that the local people are very friendly and welcoming to foreigners as long as you show understanding and respect for their culture. You will find the fish market in Sinabang where the daily catch is displayed and the local supermarket which sells basic stuff, such as shampoo, toothbrush, soap, etc. Many local hardware stores and little restaurants are found here as well.

Nearby places

  • Sinabang - 25 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing

General

  • Beach
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace

Services

  • Laundry
  • Mosquito net

Food

Your breakfast will be ready when you wake up and after your surf session, the two lovely cooks will prepare a beautiful lunch for you. Of course, most of the food is local Indonesian food, but the girls in the kitchen can make some really good Western dishes as well and are always open to suggestions and requests. Dinner is served after the last waves of the day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Boat trips
  • Island hopping
  • Snorkeling

What's included

  • Surf guiding
  • Free use of motorbikes
  • 3 meals a day
  • Free coffee, tea, and water
  • Pick up / drop off from or to Lasikin Airport
  • 2 nights’ accommodation

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kualanamu International Airport (KNO).

You need to take a flight to Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) in Medan first, the main city and airport in Northern Sumatra. You may fly to Medan from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, or Jakarta. Please be aware that you are required to pay a 25 USD, the 30-day visa fee, on arrival in Indonesia.

Depending on your arrival time in Medan, you may have to do an overnight there. There are plenty hotels around to meet whatever your needs may be. Of course, Posada Ruiz Wahyuni is also more than happy to recommend a hotel that will suit your requirements and budget. From Medan, you will take a local flight with Susi Air to Simeulue (around 1-hour flight time). At the moment, they have two / three flights a day. The last flight from Medan to Simeulue leaves at around 2 p.m. A fee applies for your board bag. A maximum of three boards with removable fins are allowed per board bag in the plane and a maximum length of 2.2 meters. Arriving in Simeulue, you will be picked up by Posada Ruiz Wahyuni staff.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.
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