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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 Star Star Star Star 4.5ft 15secs 207° 11mph Fair 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 Star Star Star 4.5ft 15secs 207° 6mph Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 18
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S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Bawa Star Star Star Star Star 4.5ft 15secs 207° 6mph Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 15
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S - SW North Westerly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Lagundri Bay - Indicators Star Star Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 15secs 207° 11mph Fair No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 15
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S - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Secret (Nias) Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 4.5ft 15secs 207° 11mph Fair No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 10
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S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon The Machine Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 4.5ft 15secs 207° 11mph Fair No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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S - SW North Easterly High Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Hilisataro Star Star Star Star Star 4ft 15secs 207° 7mph Fair No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
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SE - SW North Westerly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Hiliduha Star Star Star Star 3.5ft 16secs 206° 5mph Fair No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
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S - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Afulu Star Star Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 16secs 207° 7mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
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S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Hiliduha / Dipi Star Star Star Star Grey Star 4ft 15secs 207° 7mph Fair No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Dead Coral 10
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S - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Walohiu Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 4.5ft 15secs 207° 11mph Fair No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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