March to October averages four to eight feet and up, while November to February sees mellower swells in the two-to-five foot range. The wet seasons are September-November.


Most surfers have heard about or have seen photos of Nias. What most surfers don’t know is that there are many more waves in close proximity to the famous right.

Main Break

One of the most mechanically breaking waves on the planet. This wave was made for surfing. Deep water and a consistent take off area, surf-able on all tides, with the wave finishing in the deep water of the bay. To top that off you paddle out from a keyhole in the reef, at the back of the break and don’t even get your hair wet.

Outside Classic Nias (Perfect Wave)

Breaking best and regular at between 5 to 8 feet the outside wave is what we all come to surf. Larger & thicker swells generated in the Indian Ocean through June to October start to move closer to the equator, this gives consistent waves on the outside point in Nias.

Inside Kiddies Corner (Exercise Machine)

When the swells drop during the months from November to March, the waves are usually at they’re smallest and least powerful, but don’t be disappointed as the surf still consistently rolls in, inside wave just mechanically peels closer into the reef. Breaking for around 150 meters with a variety of sections that make you physically sweat to pump your way through to the end bowl which delivers a surprisingly good barrel over the shallow bottom at the end of the main reef.


As the name says, Indicators gives you a reasonably good idea when the waves and sets are running into the bay and are going to break on the main break. A 250 meter paddle to the right of the “keyhole”, this wave peels down a near straight line of shallow reef. Surfed on a rising tide and clean conditions the wave can generate intense tube rides of over 10 seconds.

River Mouth

10 minutes walk from the main break at the head of Lagundri Bay Beach. This wave is great for learning on and for surfing if the waves on the point are out of control. Breaking on a sand bottom this wave can change with sand movement but always has something happening if the swell is running big in the bay

Outside Right

A heavy shifty right breaking reef around 10 minutes walk to the right of the Sorake Beach hotel. This wave has a heavy take off and heavy sections, not yet surfed to its full potential. So Batu was the location for the Semi & Finals of the 2000 WQS O’Neill Deep Jungle Open contest, which provided world class surf while taking a professional surfing competition into a new

realm of adventure surfing, in a remote and isolated location.

Outside Left

The outside left is also an indicator for swell coming into Lagundri Bay. Breaks are big and a long way out to sea which have some unpredictable sections.


There are many other secret and local spots. Transportation and a guide can be provided for additional charge.