Krui Reviews and Ratings
(Indonesia – Sumatra – Mainland)
Visitor reviews of Krui surf break
April 03, 2011
John from Australia
Great place for empty waves, although getting slightly more known now there is still loads of waves to find.
I stayed at The Mandiri Beach Club with the English Boys, really cool vibes, the boys know of loads of little secret gems, fair play to them it doesn't sound like it has been easy setting up their business due to the American (kruisurf.com) who allegedly tried unsuccessfully to steal everything from them, but Karma has finally caught up with him and looks like he's being deported, unlucky for him he apparently has a warrant for his arrest in America as well, looks like the whole place will be a better place without him, cant wait to get back there at the end of the year.
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Quality on a good day: 5.0
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
(1: Krui is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 4.0
(1: Krui is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Indonesia - Sumatra - Mainland. 5: the best break in Indonesia - Sumatra - Mainland).
Difficulty Level: 3.0
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 3.0
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Krui can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 4.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Krui, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Krui are often excellent).
Water Quality: 5.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Krui is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Krui requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 2.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Krui for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Krui is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Krui is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 3.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Krui, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Krui where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
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May 11, 2010
no wetsuits from United Kingdom
I stayed at Damai Bungalows down south from Krui in front of the left. The owner Ayu was a fantastic host, great food, rooms and a classic area to hang out right in front the wave. You can call ayu on +62 813 693 07475. She said the guy next door runs tours for her though freeline tours.
March 15, 2010
ben from Australia
For more info about area and a cheap place to stay with a local family check here - sunsetbeach.webnode.com.