This chain of islands between Simeulue and Nias deals out a user-friendly dose of typical Indonesian perfection, just without the crowds. It is the Southern Hemisphere winter that produces the best southwest swells and the long period energy the areas best waves at Treasure Island and the aptly named Bay of Plenty. A charter boat is the best option to access the remote waves and enjoy that rare frontier feeling.

What we love

Relatively uncrowded waves.

Experienced boat operators.

Long surf season.

World-class wave options.