Last updated on December 16th, 2013 at 06:12 am

Located in the top northern tip of the Island of Sumatra. Just about smack bang on the Equator. The waves on offer here are as picturesque as the beaches. With Warm waters, tropical surroundings and no crowd. This sleepy coastal township has some amazing people and scenerary. Everyone is easy going and so are the waves, with 5 waves within 200metres walk from your accommodation. The Surf House is owned by a local Surfer that knows the best conditions to surf and can give you an update swell report everyday.


ACEH SURF HOUSE: Opened in 2008 by a local surfer with his dreams to surf everyday as well as take care of his family financially.  Surf House is located 100metres from the beach and set on 2000 square metres of land. Currently with 8 fan cooled rooms. Which are clean with western style private toilet and fresh water shower with wash basic and mirror.   Either Double bed or Twin set up and veranda. Town Electricity is good and with wireless internet and communication is superb with the local network suppliers like Simpati and Excell you will always be contactable.

RESTAURANT is open air and set up with Television, stereo and Dvd player and also WIRELESS internet and TABLE TENNIS  Meals range from Banana pancakes, super juices to Marlin Steak Barbeques with mash potato.  Restaurant is open from 7am until dinner is finished.

MEALS: all meals are provided and served with a smile, they are all home made, all meals are made from the freshest local and imported produce. With a SEAFOOD BBQ once a week, Spaghetti, best fishcakes i have tasted, not to mention the local cuisine, curries, fried rice, beancurd. The menu changes everyday and your tastebuds or bellies won’t be dissappointed The COFFEE is world class and is imported all over the world so enjoy it while you are here.

There is also a mini supermarket up the road that sells everything from Icecream to energy drinks.

Beer is supposed to be no allowed. But if keep your ears to the ground and you might be suprised.

THE SURF: has minimum crowds and user friendly not to mention the walls, tubes time, cutback sections makes fun fun fun for all standards of surfers. For begginners there are some beach breaks and inside reforms.

LEFT – this can be surfed on all tides, it is a long wave that breaks best from 2 to 5 foot. The take off is wally and this wave continues to wall up and barrel. There are 2 take off points there seems to be some wider sets that come through frequently..

PEAK – This is your ultimate A frame peak with a punchy take off and then line yourself up for a barrel. The Left gives you a nice wall to work as well as a barrel. The right is straight into a barrel. Works best mid tides.. the left can be surfed at low tide also.. the right gets a bit sectiony at low tide. Best from 2 to 5 foot.

PINE TREES – This is an ultimate world class right hander that can break up to 200metres long.. although it needs a decent west or south west swell to get it firing. Best on Mid tides. This wave has a couple of take off points and stands up and barrels the whole way… depending on your speed you might be able to get out on the shoulder..but mostly surfers like to be in the pocket..  Best from 4 foot – 8 foot. The take off is friendly and then it stands up and takes you for the ride of your life.

RIGHT no. 3 - a short paddle north of the peak is another Right hander. This wave is best from 2 – 5 foot and is more of a workable wall with the occasional barrel. Fun Fun Fun.  Best on a mid to high tide.






THE BEACHES: Absolutely stunning, with the Syariah Law in Aceh women will have to wear boardshorts and a one piece costume when swimming or surfing and for men absolutely no BUDGIE SMUGGLERS..


  1. Shaun Levings
    February 15, 2012

    What a bugger I was hoping to go there but if I can’t surf in me budgie smugglers I’ll have to reconsider :-)

    • michael
      February 15, 2012

      hahaha i think this rule should be in place on the sunshine coast as well… i have heard reports levos!!!!

  2. Shaun Levings
    February 15, 2012

    In all seriousness this place looks amazing and I must go there!

    • Pete Head
      February 15, 2012

      Looks epic- another uncrowded spot! whens the best time to go guys?

      • michael
        March 20, 2012

        Best time is from end of October to the start of April… thanks Michael

  3. Fem
    April 9, 2012

    This is the best place I’ve ever surfed. Travelling for 7 months now, but we’re back where we’ve started; uncrowded barreling waves in warm water. Love it!!

    • michael
      April 26, 2012

      Love to hear the great feedback get amongst it… cheers Michael

  4. Simon
    February 12, 2014

    Goodaye mate,
    I am heading over to Bali/Lombok in March and was considering doing a quick cheapish surf trip around the end of March.
    There is myself and a non surfer. How much are the packages from Bali return please ?
    How much notice before booking do I need ? eg . I see a nice swell coming in a few days and you have availability, Is this possible?
    I prefer nice 3-7 ft barrels and easy channeled waves for paddling out of danger zones, unlike 10 ft Fiji freight trains. lol
    I am not certain of exact dates as I have to look into some business while in Lombok, but any new of epic conditions throughout Mar/Apr please let me know.
    Are SW or sth or straight west swells best to line up the best waves ?
    kind regards

    Simon Huber
    Gold Coast

    • michael
      February 12, 2014

      hi simon. thanks for ur message. im currently in lombok heading to sumbawa.. nice waves in lombok. looking forward to lakey peak.. send me an email to thanks michael

  5. ken van
    March 25, 2014

    looking for a remote surf trip for my surfing family. im in Australia, how do you get to aceh and how much for 4 people for 10 days. thanks ken

    • michael
      April 7, 2014

      Hi Ken, Thanks for your message.. send me an email to and i will give you all the info.. kind regards Michael


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Aceh Surf House

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Inclusions: RETURN AIRFARE from BALI or MEDAN, RETURN AIRPORT TRANSFERS in ACEH, accommodation in fan cooled room, 2 bottles of drinking water per day, 1 juice, tea and coffee, 3 big meals per day (local and western). 1 x DAY trip by car to explore south west coast try secret spot for a surf, waterfalls, monkeys and so much more…enjoy a day of sightseeing and hopefully get barreled in between (10hrs in total) (organize this with staff at Surf house in regards to which day you prefer)
SURF SUITABILITY: Begginners - Intermediate - Advanced (when swell is up)
TRAVELLER SUITABILITY: Singles, couples, small groups