Who runs the Keyhole Surf Camp at Nias?

Timotius “Timmy” & Santi Wau own the surf camp. Timmy is a knowledgeable local surf guide with many years working in and around the Mentawai’s, Tello’s, Banyak  and all around Nias island. Timmy and Santi are very friendly and look forward to having you enjoy their family run surf camp.

What else can I do if the main break at Nias is flat?

The roads on Nias have been greatly improved recently, so now is a great time to check out the west coast of Nias for new breaks previously only accessible by boat. From Nias you can take a speed boat day trip to the Hinako Islands. Local boats can be charted for week-long trips. The right at Bowa and the left at Asu are very powerful waves to also consider. Also consider trips to the Tellos islands.

All so can go visit at Traditional villages at Botohilitano,Bawamataluo, trough OnoHonde and Siwalawa as Traditional House,Nias waredance ceremony and Stone jumping

How soon should I make my reservations for the surf camp?

Try to make reservations with us at least 6 month in advance. Just let us know what flight you will be coming in on and at what day/time or flight schedule. We will be there to pick you up at the airport.

  1. Make contact with us the first things you need to do is contact us with your requested  dates using the contact information found.
  2. Confirmed Dates and Make Deposit: Once we have confirmed your dates and received your event invitation from we require a $200 deposit to secure your booking.You can pay by Transfer in our Bank account or Western Union as used Timotius wau and ID number- Ask
  3. Make final payment: Your final payments is due two a month prior to your trip’s departure.

Will I be able to make calls back to my home?

Cell phone reception is available within Nias, assuming you’ve setup your phone for international roaming. Internet access – keyhole hotspot available.

What can I do about Malaria?

The guest home is very clean with no standing water nearby for breading mosquitoes. However, anyone going to Nias should seek the latest advice about malaria prevention. Consider bringing plenty of mosquito repellant and a net.

Can I get someone to take photos of me surfing?

Timmy is a very accomplished photographer. He has the latest equipment and a very creative “eye” for surf photography and composition. Your surf photos will be up close with his Canon 40D and 100-400 EF lens. Timmy is also available as a  videographer to document your surf. He uses a Canon XL1 digital miniDV camera and can make all photos available from his Apple MacBook computer.

Additional Activities

Additional Activities include snorkeling and table tennis. Guided Tours of Botohili and Bawamataluo villages give guests an opportunity to meet and trade with the locals and gain an appreciation of our culture. Guests may also trying the traditional Beetle nut – Cuing. with an experienced guide, explore the back tracks of OnoHonde village and visit various other