Treasure Island Reviews and Ratings
(Indonesia – Banyak Islands)
Visitor reviews of Treasure Island surf break
May 06, 2013
Brad from Indonesia
Totally disagree with the both of you. Banyak Surf Bungalows is a solely independent operated venture.
The Banyak island lodge has ceased to operate and Banyak surf camp went bankrupt before it began.
It would be nice if people like you could get your facts right before you go around slandering new ventures despite what you might have read or heard. We have already had satisfied guests that can testify to this, so we must be doing something right. Yes, the accommodation and facilities are much improved compared to the old site.
If anyone is after a comfortable land based trip with minimal crowds and easy access to the most consistently rideable waves in the Banyak islands contact us at WWW.BANYAKSURFBUNGALOWS.COM
Treasure Island Ratings
Based on 2 votes. Vote
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: 3.5
(1: Treasure Island is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 5.0
(1: Treasure Island is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Indonesia - Banyak Islands. 5: the best break in Indonesia - Banyak Islands).
Difficulty Level: 3.5
(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: Treasure Island can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 4.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Treasure Island, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Treasure Island are often excellent).
Water Quality: 3.5
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Treasure Island is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Treasure Island 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: 4.0
(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 Treasure Island for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Treasure Island 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: Treasure Island is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 1.0
(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 Treasure Island, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Treasure Island where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
Based on 2 votes. Vote
March 24, 2013
mat from Australia
Totally agree with Steve, Great place to surf just Beware of Banyak Island Lodge and Banyak Surf Camp. Please note the people who have been running the above have recently relocated across the bay and now call themselves Banyak Surf Bungalows. The accommodation looks much improved just be careful if you're going to book.
July 24, 2012
Steve from Australia
If you plan on surfing Treasure Island do not stay at Banyak Surf Camp or Banyak Island Lodge! Fuel, food and beer costs are a priority amongst these capitalists. If you do plan on staying, just be prepared to only surf Gunturs, Lolocs, Dindos, and maybe Camel Backs!!! If plan on drinking beer bring plenty of Rupiah, or loose lots of weight!!
May 01, 2010
Boris from New Zealand
A world-class right that is one of the best breaks in Indonesia when it's on. Up to four barrel sections on the wave, a classic almond-shaped tube. Works up to about 6 ft before maxing out, relatively easy takeoffs compared to many waves of this calibre. Watch out for the claw on the end section!
Charters come up from Nias to get this wave during a good swell. Surfed this with Surfbanyak.com and there are one or two other charters in the area - great place for a surf trip.