Damai Bungalows, South Sumatra
29th July 2020
The South Sumatra Files
First update for a while, with all the goings on around the world and here in Indonesia we’ve, like a lot of others in the industry, been getting creative to try and survive, we hope everyone is hanging in there with the belief there is light at the end of the tunnel, there’s gotta be doesn’t there???
Up here in Krui, Lampung, Sumatra we have been relatively sheltered from most of the kaos being so remote, village life out here for the most part is going on as normal, we have been in consultation with local authorities as to new protocols to allow us to open and really they haven’t changed much from what is normal anyway……..after the initial closure we are now allowed to recieve guests again, from being empty for nearly 4 months we’ve been blessed with local travellers grateful for a break from the city of a weekend. So far we have managed to retain all our staff on by amending working hours and adapting the business to suit clientele
Our early season guests scored then all but a few left on advise from their respective consulates, those that did hang around haven’t had to worry about crowds, that’s for sure….. on the whole surf has been pretty consistent, yeah we’ve had the normal big swells but with sheltered breaks in the area there’s not too many days something can be found, winds have been good and this year there has been still plenty of rain, mostly of an evening which cools things off a bit. The local groms have been revelling in the uncrowded waves and the standard has risen noticably, the season goes right through till December before we might expect some swinging winds so there’s still plenty of time left to score waves in conditions not unlike 20 years ago when we first came here, it’s a bit surreal and brings back a lot of memories from the early days……
So if you are already in Indonesia, hit us up for a deal…… Domestic travel restrictions are loosening up all the time and we can offer some great prices and inclusions for those looking for a change. There’s a long road ahead and we need to remain positive and try to think long term and get through this, Dedi our surf guide is ready and waiting as are the other staff, once out here any stress will disappear quickly we assure you….
Uncrowded waves? check….. No restrictions on movements or surfing? check…… Discounted pricing? check…… hit us up at [email protected]
Thanks Slim for the opportunity to let you all know whats going on up this part of the world, and he’s a bloody good host to boot
Keep well all, we’ll get through this……. #comegetsome
Get shacked….. Jungleman…..