Last updated on January 24th, 2014 at 01:39 am

The Nias Surfers Camp is your ideal guesthouse for an ultimate Nias adventure. Enjoy one of seven very clean bedrooms each with private bath, excellent menu packages, numerous leisure amenities, and  access to the legendary Nias break is at your doorstep.

A very experienced and hospitable local family owns and operates Surf Camp. Opened their home to surfers since 2003. They have been working surf charters since 1997 on some of the most reputable boats in and around the Mentawai’s, Tello’s, Banyak and Nias. Photography is one of Tims passions. He will document your surf adventure with advanced photography equipment.

Features & Benefits:

* 7 bedrooms each with private bath

* Family owned and operated

* Local and western food menu packages available

* Experienced surfer with local knowledge

* Airport transportation provided to and from guesthouse


10 days and 10 Nights staying at Nias surfers camp

Airport transfer (Arrival&Departure) Destination 2,5 hour drive each way

Daily Van Toyota transport to other surf breaks around Rockstar (Hilisataro) and 8 frame (Sau’a) on that given day or by guest request

All meals and food including

2 juices or Soft drink / Day

1 large Bottled Water / Day

Snorkeling gear

Traditional Villages tour – depending on the surfing

Room with Private bathroom and 2 wall fan – Not AC

All Activities

What is not included as part of the Package ?

. All Air Lines ticket
. Airport tax
. Nias Souvenir or Statue
. Alcohol / Spirits / Beer
. Photo or Video packages – The typical photo or video package will range between $100 US – $200 US
. Surf Lessons-learn to surf
. surf Equipment

We are very proud about the meals at Nias surfers camp and have invested a lot of time and energy to ensure that our meals are healthy, plentiful and delivered in the most hygienic way possible.

Fresh fruit such as bananas, watermelon, apples or papaya is available for you to help yourself at all times or ask. Tea, coffee, fruit juice and bottled water is included in the Nias surfers camp package price and is available for you to help yourself to at all times all you need to do is ask one of our staff.

We generally serve breakfast in the balcony area as different menu every morning at from 7.00am to 10.00 am and it includes fresh fruit salad and various cereals such as muesli, corn flakes right through to bacon and fried or scrambled eggs, French toast, banana pancakes, omelets,porridge and jaffle/Hot sandwich. There is always plenty of fresh toast and  as butter,jams, honey and vegemite.

Our lunches are generally  served after guests return from the morning surf session. Lunch times from 11.30am to 1.30PM and are served in Balcony area.
The lunches change each day and you will generally not eat the same meal twice during your stay, we have everything from mie goreng special, chicken salads,  triple decker sandwich chicken, fish burger,spaghetti bolognese,pizza through to enchiladas as well as mie goreng and traditional Indonesian Nasi Gorengs.

Dinner is the pride and joy of  chef Santi/Mama and Renata and this is where it’s no-holds-barred territory.
Whole grilled fresh reef fish, roasted meats,  banquet style traditional Indonesian, mud crabs, lobster, curried fish, chicken curry potato, grilled fish, pasta dishes of every type, amazing potato salads, green salads, curry vegetables . Some of our well-traveled visitors claim the all foods and dinners at Nias surfers camp are the best food of any surf camp on the planet.

Generally a hand prepared sweet of some type. Santi (mama andy) and Renata they makes everything from ice-cream  through to banana cakes, chocolate  cake

The Nias Surfers Camp is your ideal guesthouse for an ultimate Nias adventure. Enjoy one of seven very clean bedrooms each with private bath, excellent menu packages, numerous leisure amenities, and  access to the legendary Nias break is at your doorstep.

This family owns and operates the Surf Camp. The family guest home is ideal for travelers looking for a clean, convenient, and economical room.

The friendly Wau family will ensure your stay meets your needs.

Features and amenities:

• Seven very clean guestrooms, each with private bathroom (flush toilets)

• White sheet/bedding provided for each guestroom

• Each single bed can be joined together to make a large double bed

• Outside “rinse” shower available to all guests

• Room comes with two large wall fans

• Large balcony to watch waves and “hangout”. Area includes DVD player and sound system

• Food and drinks available (including cold beers).

Surf Points – Nias-Main Break

The Nias Islands of Indonesia are one of the most consistent surfing travel destinations in the world. Located by front door of Nias surf camp-access. The perfect right hander at Sorake bay on the island of Nias was the first world class wave discovered in the Sumatra region. Nias was first surfed in 1975,by Aussie surfers.

The APRIL 28th EARTHQUAKE has blessed Nias region,raising the hide tide mark and IMPROVING wave quality barrel,as the waves pick-up any swell size and surfable on all Tides!

It’s broad exposure towards the vast, southern Indian Ocean provides these majestic islands with remarkable consistency and quality year round. Our goal is to provide the average surfer the opportunity to score the best waves of their lives. Surf Nias has the experience and local knowledge to get you to the best possible waves as quickly as possible and in complete safety.

Surf Spot
Zone                  :  Sorake beach-Nias Island
Swell Direction :  Southwest
Best Size           :  4-12+ft
Best Wind         :  None or Northwest-North
Best Tide           :  High to low tide
Length of Ride  :  25-100 yards
Bottom              :  Flat Reef
Wave Type       :  All surfers
Access              :  Walk from our doorstep and paddle to the line-up / 5 yards.


The indicator it just above Main break of Nias,also goes off on its day, as you can see in the right side from lounge of the camp. Indicator as “a formidable opponent to your health, safety, and well-being” – and that certainly isn’t far off shallow reef. The wave grinds down a section of reef, At low tide forget it, unless you choose to surf the outside section, which can occasionally offer some alternative on a north west wind. At high tide though and on the right swell, Indicator can offer perhaps some of the thickest, fast and hollowest tubes in the wold.

Surf Spot

Zone                      :  Sorake beach-Nias at front of camp
Swell Direction      :  Southwest
Best Size               :  6-10 ft
Best Wind             :  None or Northwest
Best Tide               :  High
Length of Ride      :  25-75 yards
Bottom                  :  Coral Reef
Wave Type           :  Fast and Shallow
Access                  :  Paddle

The Machine is only 5 minute ride by motorbike from Keyhole surf camp. We have recently named Machine is one of the fastest,down the line, left-hand barrels in the world. After the 2005 earthquake the reef was lifted. We usually hit this spot on the high tide when its big at Point of Nias. Low tide is good but you might get a mouth full of reef. Its a long tube and once you come out its an easy paddle back out.
Surf Spot
Zone                 : Hiliama’eta
Swell Direction : Southwest
Best Size         : 6-8+ft
Best Wind        : None or Northwest
Best Tide         : High
Length of Ride  : 25-75 yards
Bottom            : Coral Reef
Wave Type     : Experienced surfers
Access          : Paddle


Waves of 8Frame

The 8-frame DP,  by Hiliduha village,is one of the most high performance waves in the Nias Islands. The wave itself starts breaking in too way left and right over reef, Fantastic left and right barrels. Located Close to Rockstar. The distance from surf camp is around 15km. Access to the break requires 20 minute drive by Car or motorbike. The 8 frames/DP itself you can’t really tell if 8frame is breaking unless you take a close look,remarkably, if you’re not paying attention, the take-off can be quite challenging.
Surf Spot
Zone                       :  Hiliduha Village
Swell Direction       :  South/Southwest
Best Size               :  5-9 ft
Best Wind              :  None or Northwest
Best Tide               :  High-Mid tide
Length of Ride       :  25-50 yards
Bottom                  :  Coral Reef
Wave Type             :  Experienced surfers
Access                :  Easy to Paddle out

Walo Hiu- A whorl class left hander which can produce an epic 5-10 second barrel  depending on swell and wind direction. Walo Hiu-left is located north of the Keyhole surf camp, access to the break requires a 30 minute walk in the jungle, or take a 15 minute by Boat.
Left of Walo hiu is a beautiful long left-hand point which peels down the line offering a perfect open workable face for big carving turns or hunt out the inside barrels. for a perfectly shaped peeling left located deep in the Bay of Walo which starts to work on larger swells. You can cruise down the line or hit the lip over and over again.

Surf Spot
Zone                          :  Walo Hiu
Swell Direction          :  South Southwest
Best Size                   :  6-10+ft
Best Wind                 :  None or North east
Best Tide                  :  Mid tide to High
Length of Ride          :  25-100 yards
Bottom                      :  Coral Reef
Wave Type               :  All surfers
Access                     :  Paddle

Secret right-hander – Sobatu.

Sobatu is a thick, barreling right punctuated by a shifting line-up. Sobatu is a sizable Right-hander that is known as one of the “big wave” spots in the Nias island. Located bit north from as Nias point,the Distance from surf camp around a 20 minutes walk in to the bay or a 15 minute Boat ride.

It has a very large playing field and a few different take-off options including a few rights when it is small – but watch out for the paddle back out! Sobatu isn’t known as a barreling wave unless it has some serious size – if big enough it will look more like Hawaii. When it looks like that Nias point is a much better option.

The ideal size to surf Sobatu when small Nias, is head-high to double overhead, in any medium swell size, getting caught inside is a certainty.

Surf Spot

Zone                       :  Sobatu areal
Swell Direction        :  Southwest
Best Size                :  6-8+ft
Best Wind             :  None or North East
Best Tide              :  High tide only
Length of Ride      :  25-100 yards
Bottom                 :  Coral Reef
Wave Type         :  Shifting and only for Experienced surfers
Access                :  walk and Paddle

Rockstar is one of the most high performance waves in the Nias Islands. Located south side from Keyhole camp as to Hilisataro village, is only a 10 minute ride from  8frames point/DP.

Distance from surf camp is a 30 minute ride by car. The wave itself starts breaking in a compact area over reef, remarkably, if you’re not paying attention, the take-off can be quite challenging-depending on the swell direction. However, once you’re on your feet you’ve got a really fun, semi-backwashy wave to carve, pull in, or boost on. Even though it’s soft a lot of the time with a medium tide you’ll have a blast!

The surf camp offer a wide range of surf suitable for all levels,styles and ages. We’ve had guests ranging from 15-50 years surfing in the islands,all of them going home with found memories of perfect un-crowded surf in one the last frontiers.

Surf Spot

Zone                  :  Hilisataro-Village
Swell Direction :  Southwest
Best Size           :  5-8 ft
Best Wind         :  None or Northwest
Best Tide           :  High to Mid tide
Length of Ride  :  25-50 yards
Bottom              :  Coral Reef
Wave Type       :  Experienced surf for All levels
Access              :  Paddle


Beach Break -  is located off Lagundi bay Distance from surf camp-access to this wave requires a 5 minute ride by motorbike Just before the Machine-left. It starts working when Nias point get big over 5 feet, it’s good plays to learning

Surf Spot
Zone                  :  Lagundri Bay
Swell Direction :  Southwest-west
Best Size           :  3-6+ft
Best Wind         :  None or Northwest
Best Tide           :  High-Low
Length of Ride  :  25-75 yards
Bottom              :  Sand bottom
Wave Type       :  for Beginners
Access              :  Paddle



  1. Anthony Rice
    May 23, 2011

    in indo for two weeks from 22aug, keen to go to nais, 1 person traveling, ex land package please.

    • michael
      May 23, 2011

      Hi Anthony,

      Thanks for your comment.. can you send me an email to and i will be happy to reply to your enquiry…

      Cheers Michael

  2. Andre Vieira
    February 27, 2012

    Hi, my friend and I looking for surf package in Nias , from May 13th until May 25th.
    Could you please let me know you availability adn price for two persons?
    Also could you please let me know the name of the hotel/accomodation we will stay.


    • michael
      March 20, 2012

      Hi Andre, Thanks for your interest. can you please send me an email to and i can answer all your questions… thanks Michael


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Nias Surfers Camp

  • nias
  • North Sumatra
  • surf camps

DURATION: 6 nights or 10 nights
LOCATION: looking right at Lagundri
SUITABILITY: for all standards of surfers (as there are loads of waves here you don't have to surf the ones that are not suitable for you. as we provide transport to all the breaks down here)
ROOMS: Airconditioned or Fan cooled
MEALS: all included
CROWDS - It varies from year to year and day to day.. don't beleive that NIAS is crowded all year around... come and see!