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Simeulue and Banyak Islands Surfing

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The offshore islands of Sumatra are no secret to surfers: The Mentawai are the new craze among pros and photographers looking for picture perfect tropical barrels, Nias has drawn surf adventurers to its shore for over 25 years, but head further north and you step into the unknown. The remote island of Simeulue is located 120km from the Sumatran west coast, where the surprisingly busy town of Sinabang thrives on trading cloves. To the east, the Banyak Island group is in the South Aceh Regency, supporting small populations on seven of the bigger islands, while the majority of the others remain uninhabited. A centum of islands was reduced to 99 after a large storm swept one clean off the face of the earth. Besides clove, local resources come from copra and lolak, a kind of seashell. Many spots remain nameless, but there's a wide choice of lefts and rights, ranging from shallow barrelling waves to deeper, long, cruisey waves as well as some good off-season beachbreaks.
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23 - 30°C
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+ Reef quality
+ Consistent swells
+ No crowds
+ Untouched scenery
- No budget options
- Lack of information
- Dangerous navigation
- Malaria infested
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Tea Bags Star Star Star 2.5ft 14secs 202° 7mph Overcast No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 15
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S - W North Westerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Thailand - Simeulue Star Star Star 2.5ft 14secs 202° 7mph Overcast No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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S - W North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Lolok Point Star Star 2ft 14secs 210° 6mph Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 15
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SW - W Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Treasure Island Star Star Star 2ft 14secs 210° 6mph Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
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S - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Lizards Nest Star Star Star 2ft 14secs 210° 6mph Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 8
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S - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Turtles Star Star Star Star 3.5ft 14secs 204° 7mph Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Gunturs Star Star 2ft 14secs 210° 6mph Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
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SW - W Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pulau Babi Star Star Star Star 4ft 14secs 203° 7mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 15
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S - W North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Dindos Star Star 2ft 14secs 210° 6mph Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
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SW - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Cobras Star Star Star Star 3.5ft 14secs 204° 7mph Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
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S - W Easterly All Tides