The Banyaks, Telos & Simeulue Islands offer a number of world class waves that will suit intermediate and experienced surfers.
There are lefts and rights ranging from long deep barrels; fast and hollow down-the-line peelers; perfect peaks right through to long cruising walls with plenty of time to rip the faces apart.
The climate is warm and tropical, with average temperatures ranging from 22 to 30°C.
The Banyaks, Telos & Simeulue Islands are a very primitive place, where nature grows in abandon, and human settlements are few and far between. In fact, the islands used to be entirely covered with rainforest. However, today, much of the land is used for agricultural production. Thus, the people of the region are a diverse group of races and cultural groups, most of whom are farmers.
The waves in the Banyaks, Telos & Simeulue are generally in the head-high to double-overhead range. There are places that handle three-four times overhead conditions. Generally, most people bring a standard shortboard and something with an extra couple of inches, but it never hurts to be prepared for a bigger day, especially in August, which is peak swell season.
The water temperature hovers around the 28 degree mark, so you will only need boardies and sunscreen. Make sure to pack booties because the reefs are alive.