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 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 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.
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 +
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.