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Krui break guidePhoto by: Utopia Indosurf Camp/UIC

Krui Surf Guide

Krui in Sumatra is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is a left hand reef break. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

Krui Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Krui:

The best conditions reported for surf at Krui occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Krui (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Krui with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 62% of the time in June while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Krui Location Map

Interactive Krui surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Krui is Padang Kemiling (Bengkulu) Airport (BKS) in Indonesia, which is 229 km (142 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Krui is Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Ii (Palembang) Airport (PLM), also in Indonesia, 269 km (167 miles) away.

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Krui Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 04:24 Local Time
Wednesday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 11 11 10
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Krui

Surf stats for Krui, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Krui

Wind stats for Krui, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Krui Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s55.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s55.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s54.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Mike from Australia
“We stayed at Secret Sumatra resort infront of the peak, from looking around the place it seems to be the best set up there, there are three waves that are offshore in the trades out front and another 6 in walking distance. There are something like 25 waves in the area and it's super consistent, there's a few more people around than there used to be but the vibe is good and these guys get you a lot of sessions with no one else around. The camp has a nice big infinity pool with a beach bar on the beach that's exclusive to their guests. We had amazing waves the whole time, they are super on it and know a few spots others apparently don't know about, Dean & Jodie, the Australian owners are legends and so were the surf guides. Epic food, you get your own rooms with AC, we couldn't have asked for more for what we payed, it's a little more that what you pay at the other places but that's with all your transport included with no hiccups, we had friends staying at another place up the road and they had a wallet, phone and keys stolen from their motorbike so in the end the extra 400 more we payed we got back tenfold in the waves we scored and having all of our gear at the end, the experience you get with these guys is epic, you've just gotta book a fair bit out as they fill up pretty early. I'm be going back again next year.”

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    15km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s54.5
    Reliability: consistent
    21km away

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