The Banyak islands archipelago lies a hundred miles to the west coast of Sumatra, north of Indonesia. It’s reached by boat some 12h of sailing from the home town of Sibolga, homeport of the DREAM.
Daily flights operate from Medan via Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. Daily morning flights from Medan (KNO) to Sibolga (FLZ). Given this schedule, all of our trips began on Monday and ended on Friday.
Indonesia, with regular and consistent swells, is the most popular surf destination in the world. The Banyak islands are indeed a wave paradise. Its location facing the Indian ocean gives it powerful swells generated by low pressure systems throughout the Indian ocean.
Offering a variety of waves that have nothing to envy its famous neighbour the Mentawai archipelago, Banyak islands offer additional spot of world class but less crowded. Only a handful of 3 boats now operate in this heavenly and unspoiled area.