Nomad is manned by a team with over 15 years’ experience. Jake Thompson is an amazing surfer and waterman who will be right beside you. He has the local  knowledge and inside tips of every break, and will get you into the best waves to suit you, ensuring the Sumatran surfing trip of a lifetime regardless of your surfing standard.


The Nomad is a well-established operation and one of the original surf adventure voyagers in Indonesia. Our mission is to 'share the stoke of surfing’ by finding the best waves, serving the best food and accompanying all this with the coldest Bintangs in Sumatra. Amenities include fully air conditioned, complimentary photo service, Tender x 4m, aluminium speedboat 7.3m (with 150 hp 4 stroke x 2) full shade cloth, fishing & snorkelling equipment, flat screen TV & sound system.


Captain Todd and Nomad have explored most of Indonesia. He fell in love with the perfect waves off Panaitan Island and spent a decade surfing the area before moving on to the wave soaked islands of Sumatra in 2007.

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