There are dozens of excellent uncrowded waves on the mainland of Sumatra
While the offshore Mentawai islands have The Best Waves in The World, the North and South Sumatran mainland has quality breaks that are far less crowded. The book tells you where to go first for guaranteed surf, both on the mainland and offshore islands like Nias, and then where to start searching to discover your own “secret spot”.
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