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Aceh, Indonesia's most western province, lost 100,000 people or 25% of it's whole population in the 26th December 2004 tsunami, out of a death toll of almost 300,000 people from 42 different countries. Worst hit was Indonesia with 220,000 victims and near the epicentre, the 30-35ft (10-12m) waves left waterlines up to 60ft (20m) above sea level. Aceh boasts 1,500km (932mi) of coastline and more than half of it was hit by the tsunami. Sumatra is the fifth largest island in the world and the third largest in Indonesia. The Aceh province has historically been more Muslim than other regions of Indonesia, but when Indonesian president Suharto pressured Aceh to come closer to the centre, it sparked off the Free Aceh Movement (GAM), which meant assassinations, torture and alienation to the general population. The guerrilla war continued through the 1990s, with an estimated 15,000 casualties on both sides, before an army offensive from 2002 - 2004 killed half of the GAM forces.
+ Indo off-season conditions
+ Tsunami recovery help
+ Uncrowded waves
+ Wild Sumatra
+ Pulau Weh diving
- Lack of very consistent swells
- Separatist region
- Not quite Indo world-class
- Malaria, post tsunami havoc
- Basic accommodation & transport
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Ujong Karang Star Star Star Star 3.5ft 14secs 205° 6mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Kuala Bubon Lefts Star Star Star Star 3.5ft 14secs 205° 6mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef and Sand 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Sabang Grey Star 4.5ft 8secs 273° 19mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lampuuk Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5ft 14secs 198° 19mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
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Guide icon Forecast icon Pantai Camara Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5ft 14secs 198° 19mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lam Tadoh Lefts Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5ft 14secs 198° 19mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
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Guide icon Forecast icon Left Point Star Star Star Star 5.5ft 14secs 197° 5mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Cement Factory Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5ft 14secs 198° 19mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Babah Nipah Star Star Star Star 5ft 14secs 198° 5mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Calang Reefs Star Star Star Star 5ft 14secs 198° 6mph Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lamno Star Star Star Star 5.5ft 14secs 197° 5mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Blangujung Rights Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5ft 14secs 198° 19mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lambaro Rights Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5ft 14secs 198° 19mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon A-Frame Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5ft 14secs 198° 19mph Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Dead Coral 8
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