We all love Sumatra and this is our home. We aren’t new guides just out to exploit this area to make a buck – we are all SURFERS with an extensive background in creating the most amazing trips to these areas while being respectful to everyone we come across. Aki and Scuzz have over 30 years experience in these Sumatran islands between them, and they have thoroughly trained all our crew. Yu, and Bevo are also seasoned veterans by now as well. They have been taught all our secrets and most importantly how to deliver a great trip. Also, all of our guides have been trained by a full accredited trauma surgeon, so they know how to take care of you if you’re having too much “fun”. Each of our charters has a world class photographer/videographer who will document your dream trip for a very reasonable price. Josh is a professional photographer who travels the world on assignment, except when he takes boat trips off to be with us and create amazing photo and video packages for our guests. Davi and Ant are getting rave reviews as well, and they will make sure you go home with something special. And then of course setting it all up is Slayer, who has been traveling with us since 2000 and doing our bookings since 2002. He virtually never leaves his computer, and can answer any and every question related to a trip in this area you could imagine.
This is THE family of the Sumatran surf community. We are proud to say that we employ an entirely local Indonesian crew of 30+ who will do anything and everything to make sure your trip runs smoothly. Most of our staff lives in Padang year round, so we are here to oversee everything, to strengthen our business relationships, manage our contacts and inventory, and do everything necessary to constantly improve your surf trip. We also care deeply about the local culture, and we are constantly looking for ways to give back to the community that has unselfishly given us so much. We were the first charter company to provide relief to the locals after the devastating quakes and tsunamis (you can read the archives about all of our efforts starting here), and we have “adopted” the island of Bawa, where our new sustainable fruit and veggie garden is flourishing.
Sumatran Surfariis has lived and grown by word of mouth, and it’s only by delivering excellent trips that we will continue to succeed in the future. Please feel free to read what some of our past customers have said about us on our Testimonials page.
We hope to share this wonderful experience with you. Please feel free to contact us for any information. Seize the day – you won’t regret it. Terima kasih!!