Girls at an offering house at the entrance of a kampong in South Nias
Nias Selatan (South Nias) Regency is a regency in North Sumatra province, Indonesia. In 2010, the regency covered an area of 1,625.91 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 289,876. Its seat is Teluk Dalam. Apart from the southern portion of Nias Island, the regency also includes the smaller Batu Islands (Pulau-pulau Batu) to the south, lying between Nias and Siberut.
South Nias Regency is paradise for surfers with 4 surfer beaches:
Sorake Beach is second best in the world after Hawaii Beach for surfing. It has 5 level of waves which only occurs here. Located in Luaha Gundre Maniamolo district with wave height maximum 3-4 meters and it depends on the wind.
Beaches in Pulau Batu, Pulau Batu Barat, and Pulau Batu Utara districts with wave height maximum 8-9 meters, but have only limited infrastructures.