Aura Surf Resort - NORTH SUMATRA



Uncrowded Surf Resort in Northern Sumatra

Aura Surf Resort is an island paradise in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Set amongst 15,000 sqm of beachfront parkland with an epic Peak break right out the front. Aura is the only resort on the island to have a wave directly at its doorstep without any travel needed. Watch the Peak barrelling from the comfort of your veranda deck chair. Aura has been in operation since 2010 and their knowledge of the various secret waves is unrivalled. Situated on a long pristine clean beach ideal for surfing and swimming all this with an amazing mountainous jungle backdrop. All bungalows have direct view of the peak, you are able to check the surf without leaving your bed. 

Aura's experienced surf guides will have you jumping out of your skin when showing you around this oceanic playground. Using a fiberglass speedboat to get you and your mates to world class waves comfortably and fast.

There are several surf spots in the vicinity ranging from punchy beach breaks to grinding barrels. This pristine location offers a new surfing adventure for every surf traveller. Infrequently visited by charters and with a limit on the number of resort guests, you are all but guaranteed to surf with only your mates.

Escape Civilisation and surf your brains out!

Surf right out front the classy Aura A-Frame Peak and enjoy the dream scape backdrop as you get barrelled off your nut.

Accommodation encompasses 5 traditional bungalows and main building restaurant. Able to house up to 14 surfers at any one time. Serving up some of the best food on the island there are plenty of options for everyone with their buffet style mix of western and local dishes.

With a private 27ft speedboat and 3x brand new wave hunting vans with 12 seats each, the Aura surf guides will have you surfing epic waves in no time!

A stay at Aura will see you chilled out and surfed out!  Aura has experienced surf guides with comprehensive knowledge of the waves and conditions. Aura is run by Surfers for Surfers! 


Aura Surf Resort is able to house up to 14 surfers at any one time and is fully equipped with modern luxuries including dining areas, cable TV, freshly renovated bathrooms (with hot water).  

Each of the 3x standard bungalows have King size bedding configuration which take a maximum of 3 people. These bungalows are fitted with a hammock on the external deck overlooking The Peak and tropical gardens for added comfort and optimal views. The other 2x larger bungalows are also capable of sleeping up to three people in each bungalow.  Arrangements can be made to rent the bungalows exclusively and have one side as a private lounge room (additional costs apply).  Each bungalow is elevated 1 metre above lush grass, and lemon grass to ward off the mosquitoes.  All are equipped with fans, mosquito nets, vanity with running water; and fresh towels can be arranged daily.  Housekeeping services are also on offer for the duration of your stay.

Aura Surf Resort is connected to the island's main power source and all buildings have access to power.  There is also a generator which can be used for filming on request. This North Sumatran island has telecommunication towers which allow for full reception at Aura for mobile telephones, smart phones and other 3G devices (please arrange international roaming or buy a local SIM).


Aura Resort has an inhouse chef who serves the best food on the island with a buffet style mix of western and local dishes, fresh juices, meat and seafood and plenty of healthy vegetarian meals.  Lunch packs, snacks and water will be arranged for surfing trips and guided tours.  Our surf packages all include 3 meals a day with unlimited fruit and water. An emphasis is placed on healthy high energy food and specific dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice. 

Aura's healthy menu features fresh organic produce sourced from local farmers.  Picture fresh seafood grilled over hot coals with seasonal vegetables, salads, rice and fruits.  Chicken, Lamb and Beef speciality dishes also make for hearty options to fuel up.  And Aura's seasonal fruit juice combo's along with their freshly cut coconuts are the perfect health tonic.


Aura Surf Resort provides all the modern western amenities and facilities to make sure your stay is comfortable and care free. Now with Satellite television in the Restaurant and Lounge area

Medical is also free at the 2 hospitals. the main hospital in the capital is quite modern.

There are heaps of other things to do also, waterfalls, fishing, snorkelling, rainforests, villages and shopping, pingpong, volleyball, soccer, island hopping etc.

Aura’s main Building constructed of local hardwood and woven bamboo with thatched palm roofing. The Main Building is fully equipped with many modern luxuries including bar, dining areas, TV and DVD player and surrounded by lush gardens with chill out areas.


Aura Surf Resort is connected to Islands main power source. We also have a generator which can be used for filming on request. All buildings have access to power.


Aura Surf Resort has limited internet capabilities for our guests. Simeulue has telecommunication towers which allow for full reception at Aura for mobile telephone and USB internet.



Below is a brief description of several of the waves you will have access to whilst staying Aura resort. Additionally you will have access to lesser known spots courtesy of your surf guide. There are around another 5 breaks that are lesser known including reef and beach breaks that can cater to all types of surfers

The Peak

The Peak is situated directly out the front of Aura Surf Resort and is visible from all Bungalows and Main Building. This wave holds from 2 to 10 feet+, barrels at take off and down the line. Up to approximately 80m rides in both directions. Easy paddle out from beach. Swell magnet. Suitable for all levels. Booties optional.

The Beach

The Beach offers excellent right and left barrels. Swell magnet, good up to 5 ft. Suitable for all levels.


K-Hole is located approximately 15 mins out the front by speed boat, offers a world class 150m long heavy right hander which barrels the whole way. Swell magnet, 4 to 15ft+. This wave is suitable for intermediate surfers and the more experienced. Booties are recommended.

The Secret Island

The Secret Island is approximately 1 hr travel from Aura Surf Resort and is situated on an untouched island with an amazing beach. This wave offers world class heaving right hand barrels. When smaller, the wave has 3 take off zones, varying in difficulty. The wave is approximately 100m long. All sections have barrels. Swell magnet, breaks from 2 ft to 8ft+, Intermediate +. Booties are recommended.

Tou Tous

100+ m long left, from reef to sand, Excellent fast wave with barreling takeoff and sections. 3 to 8 ft, Suitable for all levels


Dylans has a fast perfect right hand barrel and works with solid swells. 20 minutes travel from Aura Surf Resort. Booties are recommended. 1 to 5 ft, suitable for intermediate +

The Swell

Simeulue has the longest fetch out of any Indonesian Island. It can utilize swells from the North West around India and the Maldives. This is a bonus as it does not have to rely on Southern swells like most other Indonesian surfing spots. It also picks up the full brunt of South swells as the island is situated at more of an angle than the other islands and is at the top of a 6km deep x 800mile trench. All this means that a stay at Aura resort is frequently accompanied by long period clean swell – every surfers dream.

Summary of access to all surf breaks accessible from Aura Surf Resort.
From closest to furthest as described by resort management.

Aura Surf Resort is situated right in the middle of a pristine 3km long white sandy beach, with the Peak right out the front, a swell magnet that has good waves pretty much everyday, and is usually 3 to 5 feet and spitting.

Peak - directly out the front, easy paddle out
4  beach breaks - 2 within 2 mins walking distance, 2 within 3 min drive either bike or car
Unnamed reef peak - approx 5 mins north by bike, excellent for mals, long rides in both directions.
Dylans - epic fast 50m long hollow right hander, 25mins by road south, 15 mins by boat
KHOLE - 15 mins out the front by speed boat, 150m long epic heavy right 4 to 15ft +
Mincau - amazingly beautiful island that has a good right in the right conditions, fast hollow approx 100m long, 15 mins speed boat out the front
Unnamed left - 20 mins by speed boat south, 200m+ long rides, various sections,
Tou Tous - 150m long left point break 30 mins north by road and 20 mins by boat
Unnamed beach and left reef - approx 30 mins south by road, and 20mins by boat
Right reef break - at south end of island, approx 35mins by road 25 mins by boat
Secret Island - absolutely epic right hand barrel, 30 mins by boat north
Left on other side of channel from secret island - hollow barrelling left approx 90m long various sections.

There are about 4 other waves within 40 mins travel to be assessed in more detail.

Car travel is included in the price. Guests would only really be setting off on 1 car trip per day, if wanting to stay out all day on the boat or car we would take a packed lunch for them.

It is easy to split the surfers and we would prefer it that way, some people can surf the immediate area, some take bikes, some go by car. and some by boat.  Non boat surfers can have a guide if needed.

Our scooters have board racks and are semi auto i.e. no clutch, just foot pedal to change gears and very easy to learn in a few mins. The roads are extremely safe, ie there is only 1 road that goes around the whole island. It’s impossible to get lost, and the road was all brand new laid bitumen about 2 to 3 years ago.

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