Kite Surfing is the latest sport to come to Sumatra Indonesia with the best location right at the northern tip in the Aceh province. Just 40 minutes drive from Banda Aceh, there are beaches facing the Indian Ocean which get the best winds from the beginning of May through to October.
There are a few good beaches in the Lhoknga area with good kite surfing conditions. Some of the beaches include Golf Beach, Babah Dua Beach and Riting Beach. At Golf Beach there is good reef break surf conditions.
There is no need to take your kite surfing equipment as Seabreeze Kite Club hires all the equipment you need and also have lessons for beginners. Check out Seabreeze Kite Club's website http://www.seabreezekiteclub.com.
There are some homestays available in the Lhoknga are including Yudi's Place which has inexpensive accommodation close to all the beaches. Check out Yudi's Place website with contact details to make reservations http://www.yudisplace.com
How to get to Aceh Sumatra Indonesia
There are direct flights to Banda Aceh from Jakarta with Garuda or Lion Air, from Medan with Lion Air as well as from Kuala Lumpur with AirAsia and Penang with Firefly. Banda Aceh now has Visa on Arrival.
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Also check out Kite Surfing in Bali