Ombak Indah (Beautiful Wave) Losmen is located in a very remote part of mainland south Sumatra in the Krui area. The area is relatively new on the surfing map and has only recently seen westerns chasing the great waves in the area.
English is hardly spoken nor understood and you'll often be an attraction for the locals, who, while ...
In season between April and October when swell swinging up from the Roaring 40s and Howling 50s march south-west across the Indian Ocean and the light trade winds blow from the south-east. Even during the off season when the trade winds switch to west and north-west there are still classic waves to be had and the swells are still regular. Sea temperatures remain steady at around 28Â°C or 82Â°F. Nias was the first wave to be discovered in 1975 by Australian surfers and undoubtedly remains the most famous.
Information about the local area, not always from a surfers perspective.