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If you fly into Nias, the transfer down from Gunungsitoli Airport is around Rp 400 000 (May 2010 price) for a private car. Once you there it's easy: you only have to paddle out because there is a current from Lagundri to there. In 1 minute from a deepwater chanel you would be in the wave and there is the Lagundri Surf Camp near. Watch out for a tuff paddle back to the line up as there will be a strong current working against you. There are two good places to eat right off the reef and plenty of places to stay. Try Nelly's, you'll love it. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Damien on 081260050479 (current as of May 2010) if you would like to organize accommodation in advance.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name Sorake
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
By Carve , 23 Apr
- For a good place to stay try Jim'mys
Quiet place near the keyhole.
Great view, good food, nice rooms. Cheap package deal.
SMS or TXT +62 813 9774 2630. To arrange dates.
Mind the crowds of Euro kooks on the point.
By i like it in niass , 02-05-2010
off season nias - I spent 3 months in Nias last year, but only a couple days surfing Lagundri. Sick wave! I want to go back but I'm not a very competitive surfer (and not into really big waves, head high is great!) and would like to beat the crowds. If I went for an entire month in the off season do u think I would get waves shoulder high or better at least 15 of the days? When should I go? I was thinking of Feb. I know the groms never leave, but when does the foreign crowd role in/leave?
By fred , 29-07-2009
Lagundri 10 years ago... - I spent 3 weeks in Lagundri in sept 99. The surf was at least overhead every single day and we had a few 10712 foot days. The wave deserves its reputation. A LOT of power but quite an easy drop and a lot of water underneath, unlike the typical indo wave Lagundri is not a shallow bottom. A lot of aussie surfers but the wave broke 24/7 so you could choose your time.
I stayed with a friendly family who charged the equivalent of 20 cents a night for the losmen (you were expected to eat were you stayed, that s how they made a bit of money). A lot of hassling and weird vibe from a few locals. I remember it as an incredible surfing experience but as the least friendly surftrip I ve done, strange place....
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