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8 Days Uncrowded Surf Camp in South Nias Regency, Indonesia

Telo Surfcamp, Tanahbala Island, South Nias Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Exhilarating Surf Camp Indonesia

Instruction in English
All meals included
Airport transfer included

Escape from your daily routine and explore the breathtaking uncrowded waves around Tanahbala Island, Indonesia with this surf camp! With an impressive array of both right and left, you can enjoy surfing in the nearby surf breaks that are located within a walking distance and have plenty of time to relax in the beachfront accommodation. Located on an unspoiled tropical beach with stunning surroundings and diverse surf breaks, this surf camp will make your trip to Indonesia unforgettable!


  • Daily surfing sessions
  • Return speedboat transfers
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Near-beach accommodation
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Return ferry tickets
  • 3 daily meals


8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Minangkabau International Airport
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On this surf camp, you will be staying at Telo Surfcamp.


This surf camp will take place in Tanahbala Island, South Nias Regency, Indonesia. During the surf camp, you can surf every day in the three surf breaks that are located within a walking distance and some other surf breaks that are located farther.


Located in front of the accommodation, it is a fast and powerful right-hander with three tube sections and ripabble days.

Lado-Lado 1 and Lado-Lado 2

Lado-Lado has right and left barrelling with A-frame as well as Hawaiian weight and style.

Other surf breaks


Nagadens is a barrelling right-hander. It is short, thick, and indicates when Pasti will pump.

  • Level: intermediate - experienced


Ibua is a big, heavy, and suicidal right-hander.

  • Level: experienced - kamikaze


Kiri is a sinister left-hander. It is fast, shallow, and hollow. It is located on the opposite tip of Plankton Bay.

  • Level: experienced - kamikaze


Baga is an island located in front of the surfing village. It is a ripaibble, long, and powerful left-hander with barrelling sections. It holds waves as big as the ocean throws.

  • Level: intermediate - experienced - big rider


Mibis is a long barrelling left. On the right tide, it is one connecting barrel all the way down the line. It is a mix of desert point and G-Land.

  • Level: beginners - intermediate - experienced


Bilakan is a long and shreddable right-hander that works on any swell. It is located behind Baga island.

  • Level: intermediate - experienced


Bahaia is a hair-raising left. It is fast and hollow, the area’s Teahupoo.

  • Level: experienced - kamikaze


Rahasia is a fantastically fun left with amazing back door barrels.

  • Level: beginners - intermediate - experienced


Cewek's is a peak wave opening long which has easy walls to both sides inside a protected bay. It is an ideal spot to learn surfing.

  • Level: intermediate - long board


Rokok's is a right and left breaking in the middle of the neighboring bay, in front of a small rock island.

  • Level: intermediate - experienced - big rider


Tanguh is a big and powerful right-hander, the first of three rights on the coast of Tantras.

  • Level: experienced - big wave rider


Tantang is a fast, shallow, and hollow right-hander. It is less consistent, but the most challenging one.

  • Level: experienced - tube rider


Tantra is a right-hander with the first section of barrelling, then open up to a ripabble wall with another barrelling section toward the end.

  • Level: beginners - intermediate - experienced - longboard


Jauh is a long and ripabble left-hander, with good barrel sections set in a paradise bay. It is fast and hollow.

  • Level: beginners - intermediate - experienced


Facas is a very shallow, fast, and hollow left with amazing barrels. It is only for experienced surfers.

  • Level: experienced - tube rider


It is a very heavy right-hander that only works on big swells.

  • Level: experienced

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Three daily meals as well as water, tea, and coffee will be served for you during the surf camp.

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)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Daily surfing sessions
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 3 daily meals, water, tea, and coffee
  • Transfer from and to Minangkabau International Airport (PDG)
  • Return ferry tickets

What's not included

  • Personal expenses in Padang such as the hotel cost
  • Excess baggage cost on the ferries
  • Speedboat trip to the long distance surf breaks (115 USD for a whole boat of 1 to 8 people)
  • Travel Insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Minangkabau International Airport (PDG). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Telo Surfcamp will pick you up from the airport.

From Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), you need to take transit flights to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) before flying to Minangkabau International Airport (PDG). For international flights, AirAsia offers flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Minangkabau International Airport (PDG).

Airport: Minangkabau International Airport Airport transfer included: Minangkabau International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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