We are the most reliable MentawaiSurf Charters that specialize in providing deluxe surf trips to the most beautiful and desirable surfing destinations. You will get an exclusive Mentawai boat charter service that will offer a luxurious cruising to beautiful islands through an aqua blue and crystal clear water making the way to most exciting and epic waves that will give a breath taking surfing experience. You can cruise on our Maha Bintang Mentawai surf boat that has an additional two nos. of water craft onboard (four stroke aluminum boat ), fully air-conditioned and has experienced as well as professional crew members that will provide perfect accommodation for you and your friends while cruising to the best and hidden Mentawai surf spots. On our surf boat you will get all the modern luxuries and amenities as well as can enjoy onboard high quality entertainment. The presence of an onboard professional chef will allow you to have freshly prepared delicacies and cuisines served hot with exotic beverages by courteous stewards. Book your reservation today with us for enjoying a wonderful and exciting surfing holiday while riding on the great waves of Indian Ocean.
The Mentawai Islands are a chain of about 70 islands off the West Coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, approx 150 kms off the Sumatran coast. Mentawai waves have a legendary reputation for being amongst the best surf spots on the planet. Be blown away by luxurious cruising to beautiful islands, aqua blue waters & epic waves that will leave you breathless. The Maha Bintang Mentawai surf boat will be the perfect accommodation for you & your group of friends on a surf trip you will never forget!
Your Mentawai Surf Boat: The Maha Bintang
Length: 62 foot
Make: Fibreglass motor yacht
- L:19 mtr x W: 4,85 mtr
- Full Fiber Body
- Engine : 6D22 Turbo x 2 Unit Mitsubishi
- Generator 25 KVA x 2 unit Izusu
- Fuel Capacity 4,3 Ton – Diesel
- Fres Clean Water Tank – 2 Ton
- Bed Room = 8 Persons
- Bath Room = 1 Unit
- Air Conditioner = 4 Units
- Freezer / Kulkas / Show Chase / Dispenser each 1 unit
- Kitchen Set / Oven / Gas Stove
- Sound System
- Sea Navigation and Radio System – Complete
- Zodiac = 1 unit for 6 persons
- Life Craft = 20 Persons
- Made in 2011
For your comfort:
Fully air-conditioned throughout, this Mentawai surf boat has all the modern luxuries you’ll need including flat screen LCD TV, Bluray DVD and a pumping stereo system.
As far as safety is concerned, the Maha Bintang has state of the art navigational equipment and satellite phone for added safety.
Additional water craft on board our charter boat:
- Brand new 6 meter tender boat, center console, 100 hp 4 stroke
Whole Boat – $19,600.00 USD (Max. of 7 people)
Or Per person – $2,800.00 USD
PLUS Jet Ski FREE on every trip.
All prices are quoted in US dollars.
Your Mentawai Surf Charter Package includes:
- 12 days and 11 nights of comfort on board the 62 foot luxury MAHA BINTANG, a 3 year old surf charter boat in immaculate condition.
- Airport transfers (+ accommodation in Padang can be arranged)
- Use of all on board equipment including fishing and snorkeling gear.
- Gourmet meals prepared fresh daily, three main meals per day plus snacks provided such as fruit and energy bars.
- Drinks for every taste: tea, Sumatran coffee, fresh water, juice and beer – three beers allocated per person per day.
The Mentawai Islands lie roughly 100 km off of the west coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. They consist of 4 main islands with many smaller islands scattered throughout. From north to south, the main islands are Siberut, Sipora, North Pagi, and South Pagi. These islands block most swells from reaching the mainland on Sumatra, but they offer some of the most perfect surf in the world. Access to the islands is by sea only with regular ferries to the main trading ports, but by far the best way to access the surf is by charter boat.
From up north to down south the following is a list of better known spots from which to choose (leaving out some semi-secret and un-named spots):
Ebay – A perfect barreling left that needs a bit more swell. Very scenic.
Kandui – A very fast, challenging, barreling lefthander that breaks from 3 – 12 feet, but is Triple Black Diamond over six feet.
Nokandui – A long, hollow freight-train left hander, that needs size and perfect conditions to be makeable.
4 Bobs – Short right well protected from most winds, shallow reef.
Bank Vaults – Right hander that can be a little shifty, but serves up backdoor barrels. Very heavy board snapping power with size.
Nipussi – A very consistent short fun easy right.
Scarecrows – Just another world-class lefthander that will satisfy your wildest dreams – and occasionally match your worst nightmares.
Telescopes – A long, beautiful lefthand reef pass that is out to sea and exposed, so prone to the wind. A spectacular wave.
Lance’s Left – Quality fun long left, very consistent, best with southeast wind. Can be a series of lefts if you want to push further up the reef.
Lance’s Right (HT’s) – One of the best right hand barrels in the Mentawai with a couple take off zones. Best with no wind or Northwest wind. Be careful of the “Surgeons Table” and inside area of shallow sharp reef.
Macaronis – Voted the best wave in the world by Tracks Magazine and “funnest wave” by Waves Magazine, this left hander is the star of countless surf videos. A hollow but manageable take off followed by a long wall that is often workable, or hollow. Makes the average surfer feel like a super star!
Rifles – One of the best rights in Indonesia, a long hollow wall with multiple tube sections. To make the length of the wave you must commit to riding the tube, likes the south swell and light northwest winds.
Thunders – A swell magnet and “go to” spot when the swell is small. This can be a fun long walled left with multiple tube sections, but when big provides a “Sunset” like drop that sometimes gets a bit fat and shoulders off down the line.
Rags Left – A long barreling wave that turns on during large southwest swells and has been surfed up to 15 feet.
Rags Right – This wave has been described as “a formidable opponent to your health, safety, and well-being.” Low tide is out of the question, but on a high tide and the proper swell, this is one of the thickest, hollowest tubes in the Mentawai’s.
The Hole – A fast hollow left with quick take off and hollow end section. Ends in very shallow water, better for advanced surfers.
Seasons & Weather
The Mentawai are in western Indonesia, just below the equator, so these islands are generally wetter and more lush than Bali and the islands further southeast.
The Indonesian archipelago stretches along the equator between the hot, dry Australian land mass to the south, and the hot, wet Asian land mass to the north. Indonesia’s climate is tropical and in the Mentawai there is little difference in the length of a day year around; but because of those land masses lurking above and below, Indonesia’s seasons divide in two: wet and dry.
The wet season begins in October and lasts until March, with the peak rainfall measured January and February, when high pressure flowing south from the Asian mainland combines with humid air from the Indian Ocean to bring rain throughout the archipelago – although the northern and western islands get more rain than those in the south and east.
March/April is the beginning of dry season, when high pressure over Australia pushes air north to blanket Indonesia with warm, dry air. The dry season peaks June through August, which is also in the heart of surf season.
Prime season for swell in Indonesia is the southern hemisphere winter – March/April through September/October – when low pressure systems off Antarctica and the Indian Ocean pulse ground swells toward the equator. These ground swells travel for thousands of miles, allowing them time to “unwrap,” organize and march onto the reefs of Indonesia as perfectly groomed lines.
Winds are also a factor to be considered. May through Aug/Sept typically sees easterly trades which are favorable for many of the main breaks. November through February generally sees northwesterly winds, which may not be favorable for the big name breaks, but there are waves that favor this wind direction. The shoulder or transition months of March/April and September/October will experience light and variable winds due to the changing of seasons. These months often experience glassy conditions and can be the best time to sample a larger variety of waves.
Although most of the rain falls during the wet season, rainstorms can occur at any time of year. Air temperatures range between 75° and 85° year around and water temperatures are always in that same range.
So, when is the best time? Like with so many questions the answer is: “It depends.” It depends on your desires. If you want big surf with favorable trades, May to September is probably best. If you want to experience some glassy conditions and get a few more rights and less people (but possibly sacrifice some swell size) March/April or late Sept/Oct is probably best. If you don’t mind rain but good surface conditions and smaller, clean surf with nobody else around: give the off season a try, from November to February.