Mentawai Indonesian Surf Charters
The Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
The Mentawai Islands are a chain of about 70 islands off the West Coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, approx 150kms 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
Maha Bintang is a 62 foot fibreglass motor launch designed and built in 2010 especially for surfing charters. It has three showers and two toilets onboard a large saloon and dining area. There is a large deck area and plenty of room to laze around and rest up for your next session. 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.
The Maha Bintang charter boat sleeps 7 guests comfortably in two twin berth cabins and one four berth cabin. We require group bookings of minimum 6 people for the boat to depart.
As far as safety is concerned, the Maha Bintang has state of the art navigational equipment and satellite phone for added safety.
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Additional Water Craft Onboard Our Charter Boat:
Your Mentawai Surf Charter Package includes:
12 days and 11 nights of comfort onboard the 62 foot luxury MAHA BINTANG, a 2 year old surf charter boat in immaculate condition.
Airport transfers (+ accommodation in Padang can be arranged)
Use of all onboard equipment including fishing and snorkelling 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.
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Book Your Indonesian Surf Charter Holiday With Bali Retreats
Seabourn Surf Charters has partnered up with Bali Retreats, an Australian based booking and travel agency, to offer our customers personalised travel options, flights, accommodation and travel insurance. Their travel expertise and knowledge of our schedules helps to make your connections to and from the boat seamless and painfree. We recommend all of our guests consider using their services and they will do all they can to assist you with all your booking inquiries.
Ph 07 5536 3325 (in Australia)
Ph +617 5536 3325 (international)
Our Charter Boat On-Board Entertainment
The MAHA BINTANG Mentawai Surf Boat has all the modern conveniences you would expect for your boat trip. It has a flat screen LCD TV with BluRay DVD and a library of movies for your selection. We welcome our guests to bring along their own music and DVDs too. There's power in all cabins so you can easily recharge cameras, laptops and iPods. You might want to bring along your mobile phone as well as there is often coverage in some of the surf locations. Books are also recommended for those lazy afternoons laying on the deck. We also offer snorkelling and fishing gear for those days when you would like a break from surfing to take in some of the dramatic Mentawai scenery and underwater playgrounds. Catching fresh fish for dinner is always greatly appreciated by your fellow surfers and the chef.
Meals and Drinks
We have a fantastic chef onboard who prepares three delicious gourmet meals every day. The meals on offer are varied and full of fresh ingredients that will keep you fuelled and ready for your hours of surfing each day. Those people with special dietary needs can inform us beforehand and we will pass this on to the chef. Snacks like fruit biscuits nuts and chocolate bars are also available for those people who cannot wait for the main meals.
Beers are provided daily - three per guest. But we can order more if the guests require more from Padang. Fresh water, juice soft drinks tea and coffee are readily available.
Menu Options - Examples
*** Chef uses only fresh ingredients, no MSG and healthy oils.
Fresh fruit salads, cereals, yoghurt, eggs, toast, croissants, a variety of juices, coffee and tea.
Beef burgers, fish burgers, fish curry or chicken curry and rice, selection of pizzas, seafood pasta, and a variety of quality Indonesian cuisine options. Fries, rice and salads on the sides.
Leg of quality Australian or New Zealand lamb with roast vegetables (served with bottle of red wine),Sirlion steak with vegetables, fresh sashimi depending on catch of the day, fresh seafood curry, chicken curry, beef rendang, sides of salads, vegetables and rice dishes. Accompanied by gourmet sauces and Indonesian style condiments.
Mentawai, Indonesian Surf Charters Calendar and General Conditions
The biggest and most consistent time for waves in Mentawai’s is between March and November. The best overall months are May, June, July and August, so the waves are the biggest at most wave breaks. Tropical storms can be expected coming in from the Southern Indian Ocean and can cause additional big swells to the region early and late in the season.
Winds are pretty consistent and are fairly predictable from season to season. During April to October SE to SW winds are perfect for the left-hand breaks and NW to W winds favour the rights for the remainder of the year. Occasionally when the swell is not huge, your charter boat skipper can still find small waves at secret spots that will keep your surfing urges satisfied.
There are many different waves for all different levels of surfing experience available. The captain and surf Guide will always do his best to find a wave for everyone’s surfing level on the day, but in general, group decisions made amongst one another are helpful and avoid confusion.