Surfing season : March to the end of November
The Banyak Islands archipelago lies a hundred miles off the west coast of Sumatra, the northernmost island of Indonesia. It's reached by boat after some 12 hours of sailing from the town of Sibolga, home port of The Dream.
Daily flights operate to Medan, Sumatra via Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, and there are daily morning flights from Medan (KNO) to Sibolga (FLZ). Given this schedule, all our trips begin on Monday and end on the Friday of the follwing week.
Indonesia, with regular and consistent swells, is the most popular surf destination in the world. And the Banyak Islands are indeed a surfer's paradise. While the neighbouring Mentawai Islands have become incredibly popular, attracted flocks of surfers each year, the Banyaks have their fair share of world-class waves and remain quite uncrowded. The Dream is one of only 3 boats currently operating in this heavenly and unspoiled area.
The Telo Islands (upon request)
The Telo Islands are a group of 51 islands located between the world-famous surf destinations of Nias and the Mentawai Islands, just on the border of North Sumatra.
Regarded by some as "surfing's best-kept secret", over the last few years, the Telos have become another amazing surf spot on Sumatra's west coast, at least for those in the know.
Not as intense or challenging as the waves of the Mentawais, the Telos nonetheless have a great variety of waves - rights, lefts, and barrels - for intermediate to advanced surfers that are ultimately more user-friendly than the Ments. Among the more well-known spots are Misho's (or Max), a long left-hander that wraps around an island; Bombers (or Pastis), a right-hander with the opportunity to barrel; and Monkey, a fun, rippable, and very consistent right-hander. There are also plenty or un-named spots to surf.
As in the Banyaks, this relatively untouched archipelago is full of beautiful scenery - pristine beaches, coral reefs, and virgin jungle for you to explore.