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Yes, it is a very fast wave to surf. It needs some size for it to line up well. But then you run the risk of it doubling up like in this video. 

Not entirely related, but check this out of Nias.

Its pretty hard to get to first off, although its easier than it used to be. As you can imagine, like any famous wave. When it is good, it attracts a lot of good surfers, including the locals. 

It is generally a big wave surf spot which is fast and hallow therefore to answer your question it is a pretty hard wave to surf compared to your local beach break.