VILLAGE SURF NORTH SUMATRA
What its all about:
The Surfing Village comprises of four spacious Bungalows, ample and fresh, refrigerated by the natural air conditioner of the sea breeze and the shade of the coconut jungle.
Fully designed and built BY surfers FOR surfers. Planned in a way that all the beds have a full view of the barrels of Pasti, Lobang and Nagadens, the lefts of Kiri and the swells that hit Bagas and Mibis. A view which can be appreciated even from the throne, even in your most “tense” moments.
Built with local wood and materials, the bungalows are two floors high. On the first floor is the board room, sheltered hang out area, outside deck and two private bedrooms with King size beds, that comfortably house two couples. Equipped with white cotton sheets, special mosquito nets, individual fans and bamboo blinds for extra privacy. The second floor is an open loft with a 360 degree view, housing one King size bed, with cotton sheets and special mosquito net situated beneath a large ceiling fan. All four bungalows have a private, western style outside toilet with a flush system and a separate bathroom with running tap water as well as a hot and cold water shower.
The ground area is home to our 9 x 9 foot billiard table, where we hold our very competitive pool championships.
The first floor is 14 x 14 meters. It is where early in the morning everyone meets to have their breakfast, check the swell forecast, the tide charts and find out which waves will be better in the days conditions. It’s also here where our guests drink their icy cold Bintangs after their surf, have a taste of some of our snacks, remembering the days waves, and talking about the barrels, while they wait for the famous banquets of our chef, Pai. Also on the first floor is our open plan kitchen, where the guests can monitor all the care of the chef and his crew, observing the hygiene and cleanliness used in the preparation of all the meals. The restaurant has a “farm” style table, where we have most of our meals, and a Japanese style table, where we have our sushi/sashimi meals and most of our parties.
There are also a few different common areas for socialization, reading, playing games, or just relaxing- including one of the most used and sought after areas in the SV- the hammock area, completely surrounded by our potent audio system, where the guest controls the music selection, connecting straight to their ipod, discman, walkman, laptop, LP, etc…
The second floor has 10 x 10 meter open space, for your yoga, stretching, relaxing, etc…. The third floor is our TV room. With a spectacular 360 degree view of the SV and the waves surrounding us it’s where we relax after lunch, watch a movie or a surf video, all the while keeping one eye on the pumping sets of Pasti and Naga’s. After dinner this is where we have the famous daily slide shows, screening all the photos of the day from our professional photographer. As well as a wide collection of movies and surf videos, we also have satellite TV with channels such as: CNN, HBO 1, 2 and 3, Cinemax, Discovery, National Geographic, ESPN, MTV, Fashion TV etc…
Bearing in mind our privileged location, on the corner of nowhere at the end of the world Avenue, where the closest market is 14 hours away, the package includes 3 daily meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, always very substantial menus to supply and recharge the energies, much needed for a good day of surfing.
With an extensive menu varying between local and western dishes, stretching from pizza to nasi goreng. All prepared by our international chef with the best quality produce and a high hygiene standard.
For the munchies, the restaurant also has an a la carte menu, that can be ordered at any time of the day.
And for the thirsty, you can’t go past the bar! Icy cold Bintangs, soft drinks and natural juices are available along with a selection of alcoholic beverages to celebrate that memorable surf session! (extra charges apply)
Having as your hosts & surf guides the longest residing surfers in the region definitely has a few benefits. When we first arrived in 2005, we had no idea what really awaited us. Over the last 8 years we searched and searched, finding waves so amazing that it’s hard to explain. We surfed many different reefs, rocks and beaches, on many different tides, swell angles, winds etc…. Some were epic, some weren’t. But all these years of experimenting gave us a knowledge of the area and it’s intricacies that only time and experience can bring. Culminating in the incredible total of 18+ completely different, world class waves. 3 of them are located right on the doorstep of the Surfing Village, Pasti, Lobang and Nagadens. The other 12 waves are less than a 20 minute boat trip away. Only Jauh, Facas and Shhh are a little more than an hour away. And it doesn’t stop there!
There are a number of reefs with a lot of potential that we haven’t even had time to explore….
Maybe you will be the next to surf and name a virgin wave this year!