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Experience an authentic surfing adventure!

We are the operators of Jiwa the classic Phinisi that has been making quite an impression in the Sumatran islands over the past three years. Jiwa is a 23m traditional wooden Phinisi, the kind of which would have been used years ago by merchants who traded throughout the archipelago.  Her twin masts, clean lines and rustic charm provide for a unique way of experiencing the Indonesian islands: she tends to blend into the environment rather than impose on it.

The 2015 season is well underway with plenty of wave rich trips to the Banyak and Telos we’ve also scored some great days around North Nias & the Hinakos . Its safe to say that all the guests have been stoked with many days surfing alone in great conditions. Please read the  testimonials page to hear what previous guests are saying – the Jiwa report card is looking good.

With the 2015 season almost full we are now opening bookings for 2016. We are planning to tweak things further to ensure we are bringing you not only great value for money but also the best service available.  One or two trips still remain in September, October and November 2015 so contact us asap quickly so you don’t miss out.


What they say

By far the greatest trip of a lifetime. the crew and the Guv and the 18 different breaks that we encounted,thank you to all on the jiwa for giving me the opportunity!!!!!! It has surpassed all of my wildest dreams. Looking forward already to the next adventure aboard the majestic jiwa, sickest surf trip of all time !!!
"Gruso" March 2014.