NIAS - PERFECTION AND CONCISTENCY
For many years, Nias Island's carrying a reputation as off the beaten track destination, this place is only for those dedicated and adventurous travellers. Wrong ! Boraspati makes the trip to Nias much easier for over 20 years, plus improvements on infrastructures by the Tsunami relieve program in 2005 onward.
The point at Lagundri bay is undoubtedly a world-class surfing, with many other world class waves in the vicinity, plus the famous lefthander on Asu Island, and the notorious righthander at Bawa Island. These excluding more than 10 more in the south (in the Telos Archipelago)
Staying in Nias local homestay called Losmen, is a unique experience, with unbelievabe cheap and affordable price (from $. 35 to $.200 per person per night, including 3 daily surfer's portion meals and free bottled drinking water, coffee & tea)
With our long involvement since the early 90's with Nias surfing history, Boraspati plays the biggest role as Travel Company to ease surfers trip to Nias and stayed at these Local homestays. Choose your prefer place. We have range of choices, from the one more popular because of the location in-front of the main break to the one at the end of the bay, a nice quiet hideaway (for those don't like the happenings in the evening at the bar), or in between, not too crowd and noisy evenings, but not to far to hang-out with fellow surfer with cold beer and party.
HOW TO GET HERE
This is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Infact its a name for the archipelago,. Nias covers the area of the small Hinako Islands and a large group of 101 islands of The Telos. It is located in a chain of islands parallel to the west coast of Sumatra; Simeulue is about 140 km (87 mi) northwest, and the Batu Islands (which are administered as part of Nias and have an ethnically similar population) are located about 80 km (50 NM) southeast. This chain, which resurfaces in Nusa Tenggara in the mountainous islands of Sumba and Timor, is the forearc of the South Sumatra Basin along the Sunda Trench subduction zone.
The Gateway to Nias Island is Medan, a modern bustling capital of North Sumatra Province, an Indonesia’s third largest city. The new Kuala Namu (KNO) International Airport connects directly with Kuala Kumpur (KUL), Singapore (SIN), Bangkok (DMK), Penang (PEN) and Jakarta (CGK) as well as Padang (PDG). Medan to Gunungsitoli (capital of Nias) are linked daily on 6-7 flights by Garuda Indonesia and Wings Air (Lion Group). Most people fly to Nias, but it is also possible to come by boat from Sibolga on the western coast of North Sumatra province, especially those bring Longboards or SUP (Planes unable to take boards more than 195 cm . The boat leaves every 7PM from/to Sibolga - Gunungsitoli from Monday to Saturday, no operation on Sunday.
The perfect righthander "The Point" at Lagundri Bay on the island of Nias was the first world-class wave discovered in the Sumatra. Nias wave breaks perfectly from 2 to 15 feet and the peak swell season is from April to November. Nias receives similar swell to the Mentawais, despite Indonesia's reputation for hollow lefts, in North Sumatra right handers are slightly more prevalent. The other option to surf is the inside section is known as Kiddy's Land, Indicator, Sobatu, Walohiu, Machine, Rock Star at Hilisataro
Access is easy, thanks to a break in the reef called "The Keyhole" that will spare you getting over the sand bar no matter how big this obstacle is. The reef itself is not dangerous compared to other surfing spots in Indonesia. The paddle-out through the keyhole simply does not make your hair even wet.
It's recorded, it’s first surfed in 1975 by 3 wandering surfers; Peter Troy, Kevin Lovett and John Giesel. For over 40 years, The Point becomes a compulsory break for travelling surfer from all over the world. It’s all condition of tides, winds and time waves!
The massive 2005 earthquake tipped the island, lifting reefs in the south with some waves improving and others disappearing, The Point have got even hollower over the lifted reefs. With predictable take-off point, and a flawless almond shape barrels that peels with precision at the perfect speed for up to 10 seconds, the reef is well covered, even though the recent up-thrust has made it barrel harder from waist high up to double overhead and beyond, plus the light seaward current from the channel deposits you nicely back at the peak, ironing out any shoulder bump on the way, what else we expect ?