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12 Days Liveaboard Surf Trip in Sumatra, Indonesia

Sibolga, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Astonishing Surf Camp in Indonesia

Instruction in English
Maximum 12 participants
All meals included
Airport transfer available

On this surf camp, you will surf on uncrowded waves of Banyak Island archipelago. There are only 3 boats active in the area so you can expect peace while you surf. Feel the exotic vibe while you surf on the uncrowded waves and stay on The Dream boat. You will be guided by a professional guide who knows the location very well. Book now and experience the unforgettable feeling of surfing with The Dream!


  • 10-day surf sessions
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Professional captain and guide
  • Transportation to and from the boat
  • All inclusive food, beer, and soda
  • Photos during the trip
  • 11 nights' lodging


11 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Indonesian, Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Airport transfer available:
Kualanamu International Airport (US$300 per person)
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  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Terrace

During this surf camp, you will stay on a boat called "The Dream". This boat emphasizes major relaxation with 5 large private double rooms with large beds. This boat also provides 1 VIP room with a king-sized bed to accommodate couples. All rooms are equipped with air conditioner. Furthermore, there is a spacious and comfortable living room equipped with air conditioner where you can relive great moments of the day or just drink beer. There is also a well-equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and a large terrace of 45-meter squares on the second floor to admire the sunset and check the waves.

The boat is 7 years old, it's always the same team on board; 5 persons: captain, mechanic, cook, foam with Pierre, the surf guide. He knows Banyak very well and the boat was built by him.


You will have to arrive at Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) no later than 08:00 on Monday. Upon your arrival, you will be picked up by a guide from The Dream Banyak. If you arrive before Monday, you can stay the night in Medan and the guide will escort you to the hotel.

You can book an additional package in case you arrive on Sunday evening. The package costs 300 USD and it includes accommodation on Sunday night, taxi, fly Medan / Sibolga, and boards transit Medan - Sibolga and Sibolga - Medan. Usually, there are some groups that must arrive one day before for the surf transit. When there are a lot of boards, they transit board by road (10 to 12 hours), then they take the boards one day before and the same thing for the return. For a single surfer or two, they can travel directly to Sibolga with their board and arrive directly on Monday.

However, if you’re planning to go straight to Sibolga, the guide will escort you to your domestic flight to reach Ferdinand Lumban Tobing Airport (FLZ). Furthermore, your surfboards will be picked up at your hotel and be transported by the road from Medan to Sibolga.

Meanwhile, upon your arrival at Ferdinand Lumban Tobing Airport (FLZ), you’ll be picked up and go straight to the boat. Once you are on the boat, approximately in the afternoon, you can rest to restore your energy. In order not to miss any day of surfing, crossing to Banyak Islands will be done during the night. The next morning, your surfing journey will begin as soon as the dawn comes.

You will have 10 days of surfing sessions in various surfing spots. The captain will share all his knowledge and secrets for finding the ideal conditions of the day. The surf guide, in consultation with the captain, will offer you many options that you will decide on. Throughout the way, you will have the opportunity to choose a variety of other activities like walking on the beaches and snorkeling.


Banyak Islands’ archipelago lies a hundred miles to the west coast of Sumatra, north of Indonesia. The islands can be reached by boat for approximately 12 hours of sailing from the hometown of Sibolga. Additionally, the Banyak Islands are indeed a wave paradise. The location which faces the Indian Ocean gives it powerful swells generated by low-pressure systems throughout the ocean. Moreover, Banyak Islands offer additional spots for world class surfing which are less crowded.

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  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing


Your days will begin with a buffet breakfast of cereals, fruits, juices, toast, tea, and coffee. After a morning surf, you will get other meals that include bacon, eggs, toasted sandwiches, pancakes, and homemade bread. Furthermore, lunch and dinner will be a selection of European and Asian dishes such as sushi, pizza, burger, seafood, and desserts. Meanwhile, beer and soft drinks will be kept in ice boxes for your convenience.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy beach walks
  • Snorkeling

What's included

  • 10-day surf sessions
  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfer to and from the boat
  • Free 3 cans of beer daily
  • Photos
  • Professional captain and guide
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • T-shirts or hats
  • Unlimited access to soft drinks
  • All food

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Excess baggage
  • Flight ticket from Medan to Sibolga
  • Hotel in Medan
  • Insurance
  • Surfboard delivery (16 USD)
  • Transportation in Medan
  • Visa on arrival (25 USD)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) in Medan. Then, you will have to take another flight to Ferdinand Lumban Tobing Airport (FLZ) in order to arrive in Sibolga. You will be picked up at the airport and this pickup service is included in the price. Alternatively, from Medan, you can also take a public bus or express bus for under 50 USD in a day or two to arrive in Sibolga.

You can book an additional package in case you arrive on Sunday evening. The package costs 300 USD and it includes accommodation on Sunday night, taxi, fly Medan / Sibolga, and boards transit Medan - Sibolga and Sibolga - Medan. The package gives guests an easy way and relaxation. Pick up at the airport thru Marriott hotel 5stars in Medan, then next morning drop to the airport with flight ticket in his pocket, then fly to Sibolga, to the boat. All included except dinner and beverages at the hotel.

For your surfboards: please note that you have to arrive the day before departure to Medan. If the trip from 10/07 to 21/07 (for example), you must arrive on 09/07 in Medan in the evening ideally, the boards will be picked on your arrival in Medan and routed over land Thru Sibolga by car then on the way back, leave on the 21/07 of Medan ideally in the evening after 8 pm departure cause the surfboard back overland from the boat to Medan.

Airport: Kualanamu International Airport Airport transfer available: Kualanamu International Airport (US$300 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.

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The following prices have a special discount of 700 USD per person only during the trips on October 14, October 28, and November 11, 2019.

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