With access to over half a dozen breaks that turn on in different conditions you’re all but guaranteed stoke. The Island offers a huge variety of waves suitable for all types of surfing. Aura surf guides have a very in-depth understanding of the coastline and its many hidden waves. You’ll always be in the right spot on the right day for the right wave for you. In addition to this, the island is located in the doldrums and more often than not there is no wind. When there is wind it’s generally from a local storm that will pass in a couple of hours leaving a glassy off shore breeze. This North Sumatran location has the longest fetch out of any Indonesian island. It can utilize swells from the North West around India and the Maldives. This is a bonus as it does not have to rely on Southern swells like most other Indonesian surfing spots. It also picks up the full brunt of South swells as the island is situated at more of an angle than the other islands and is at the top of a 6km deep x 800mile trench. Swells received here have a longer period, longer lines and barrels.
Aura Resort's fiberglass speedboat will get you and your friends to world class waves comfortably and fast. Also in their fleet is a 3m rigid hull zodiac with 25hp motor able to do tow ins and get close for filming in the lineup.
Below is a brief description of several of the waves you will have access to whilst staying at Aura Surf Resort. Additionally you will have access to lesser known spots courtesy of your surf guide. There are around another 5 breaks that are lesser known including reef and beach breaks that can cater to all types of surfers.
The Peak - is situated directly out the front of Aura Surf Resort and is visible from all Bungalows and Main Building. This wave holds from 2 to 10 feet+, barrels at take-off and down the line. Up to approximately 80m rides in both directions. Easy paddle out from the beach. Swell magnet. Suitable for intermediate + levels. Booties optional. Deep water take off and flat rock bottom that you will rarely touch. The Peak left can break like 'Pipe' whilst the right is mellower and wackable.
The Beachies - An array of beach breaks offering excellent right and left barrels and punchy walls. Surfable up to 6ft. Suitable for all levels with a variety of breaks. Swell magnet, good up to 5ft. Suitable for all levels with variety to choose from within walking distance from the resort.
K-Hole (Tepak) / Teabags - is located approximately 25 mins out the front by speed boat (45 mins by local boat), offering a world class 150m long heavy right hander which barrels the whole way. Swell magnet, 4 to 15ft+. This wave is suitable for intermediate + surfers and the more experienced. Booties are recommended. This wave can do an impression of P-Pass or reverse Chopes and guarantees excitement in this amazing tropical island setting.
The Secret Island - is approximately 2hrs travel from Aura Surf Resort and is situated on an untouched island with an amazing beach. This wave offers world class heaving right hand barrels. When smaller, the wave has 3 take off zones, varying in difficulty. The wave can be up to 100m long. All sections have barrels. Swell magnet, breaks from 2 ft to 8ft+, Intermediate +. Booties are recommended.
Tou Tous - Up to 100m long left, from reef to sand, excellent fast wave with barrelling take-off and sections, 3 to 8 ft. Suitable for Intermediate + surfers.
Dylans - has a short perfect right hand barrel and works with solid swells. 20 minutes travel from Aura Surf Resort. Booties are recommended, 1 to 5 ft, suitable for intermediate +. You may encounter a few other surfers here from another small surf camp near Dylan's.
Other Main Waves (there are more secret spots than this ;-)
Tou Tous – E-SE wind, 4ft+, 30 mins travel, sandy left point booties not required.
Inor – Excellent beach break, 5 mins North from Aura. N – SE wind. Offers excellent peaks and tubes, 1-4ft.
D-BAR – 4 mins walk South from Aura, beach break, sheltered from south wind. NE – S wind. 1-6ft. Good peaks and tubes.
Salur – 5 mins motor bike South from Aura. Has a variety of beach breaks. Good when everywhere else is too big. Approx. 4kms of beach to find tubey peaks on.
Dylans Left – across the bay from Dylans. Up to 300m long left with various take off zones. Inside section hollow. Boat access only. E-SE wind. 3-6ft. 45 mins by boat.
It is easy to split the surfers and we prefer it that way. Some guests can surf the immediate area, some may wish to go by car, and some by boat. Non boat surfers can have a guide if needed for local sightseeing tours.