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Nias and Hinako Islands Surfing

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The perfect righthander at Lagundri 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 surf pioneers Peter Troy, Kevin Lovett and John Giesel. They put up with swarms of malarial mosquitoes and the most primitive of living conditions to ride absolute perfection in the jungle. More recently discoveries have been made on a group of little islands called the Hinako?s. The two excellent, big wave spots are super consistent and have reduced crowd pressure in Lagundri. These days, it's much easier to get to Nias Island, but it still retains a feeling of being at the edge of the world. The perfect righthander at Lagundri 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 surf pioneers Peter Troy, Kevin Lovett and John Giesel. They put up with swarms of malarial mosquitoes and the most primitive of living conditions to ride absolute perfection in the jungle. More recently discoveries have been made on a group of little islands called the Hinako?s. The two excellent, big wave spots are super consistent and have reduced crowd pressure in Lagundri. These days, it's much easier to get to Nias Island, but it still retains a feeling of being at the edge of the world. The perfect righthander at Lagundri 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 surf pioneers Peter Troy, Kevin Lovett and John Giesel. They put up with swarms of malarial mosquitoes and the most primitive of living conditions to ride absolute perfection in the jungle. More recently discoveries have been made on a group of little islands called the Hinako?s. The two excellent, big wave spots are super consistent and have reduced crowd pressure in Lagundri. These days, it's much easier to get to Nias Island, but it still retains a feeling of being at the edge of the world.
+ World class rights
+ Calm winds
+ Off the beaten track
+ Dirt cheap costs
- Long, hard access
- Malaria
- Crowds
- Suffocating heat and heavy rain
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Lagundri Bay - The Point Star 1.5ft 13secs 218° 13mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 15
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S - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Asu Star Star 4.5ft 8secs 288° 6mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 18
3
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Bawa Star Star 4ft 8secs 280° 6mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 15
3
S - SW North Westerly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Lagundri Bay - Indicators Star Star 4ft 8secs 280° 13mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 15
4
S - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon The Machine Star Star 4ft 8secs 280° 13mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
4
S - SW North Easterly High Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Secret (Nias) Star Star 4ft 8secs 280° 13mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 10
3
S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Hilisataro Star 3ft 9secs 270° 9mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
3
SE - SW North Westerly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Hiliduha Grey Star 1ft 13secs 216° 12mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
4
S - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Afulu Grey Star Grey Star 4.5ft 9secs 287° 15mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
3
S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Hiliduha / Dipi Star Star 3ft 9secs 270° 9mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Dead Coral 10
3
S - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Walohiu Grey Star Grey Star 4ft 8secs 280° 13mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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