Surf Charter MENTAWAI
Women only are invited

2 – 13 September 2017 Mentawai
Including an elite surf coach
– USD$3,180 per person for Mentawai
Includes photography
Add USD$250 for video

1 – 12 April 2018 Mentawai
Including an elite surf coach
– USD$3,180 per person for Mentawai
Includes photography
Add USD$250 for video

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MENTAWAI islands SURF charter BOAT

Launched in late ’99, The MENTAWAI ISLANDS SURF CHARTER BOAT has been continually upgraded to ensure a comfortable and unique experience. The boat has been designed exclusively for upmarket surf charters in the Mentawai Islands. The interior has been beautifully finished in polished local timbers. A spacious living area onboard provides all the amenities of home including full air conditioning, a new satellite phone, TV, DVD, VCD, WIFI, fridge, freezer, fishing and snorkeling gear. It has 4 comfortable two-bed cabins, and 1 big four-bed cabin, all with multiple power sockets to keep your laptops, phones and cameras charged, safe, and out of the way. On special request, the boat can hold up to 14 surfers but sails most comfortably with 8 to 10.

We have two tenders, a Boston Whaler fiberglass speedboat with a Yamaha 85 hp to get you quickly and comfortably to the line-up, and a smaller zodiac with a 15hp. Both are always on standby to quickly get you to the waves, do shore excursions or go fishing.

ABOUT the MENTAWAI BOAT

LENGTH : 72ft
BEAM : 17ft
SPEED : 8-10 knots
ENGINES : 2 X 220 HINO
AUXILIARY : 30KVA Stanford
AUXILIARY : 25KVA Isuzu
DINGY : One 5.2m Boston Whaler and one 2.8m Zodiac
OUTBOARD : 85hp Yamaha on Boston and 15hp on Zodiac
CABINS : 5 (10-12 pax)
SAFETY : Liferaft 25 pax solas
LIFE JACKETS : 20 ++
ELECTRONICS : SSB Radio, VHF Radio, Satellite phone, email, GPS Plotter, Radar, Sounder.
FUEL : 5200 Liters
WATER : 4000 Liters

Charter & Resort Inclusions:

Surf Charter INCLUSIONS:
➕ Transfers return airport
➕ cabin share bedroom
➕ 3 gourmet meals per day
➕ water, coffee, and tea
➕ healthy & naughty snacks
➕ fishing and snorkelling gear
➕ Harbour permits
➕ dingy to waves
➕ surf coach or guide
➕ safety procedure
➕ life saving equipment
➕ basic first aid
➕ limited surf equipment
➕ fresh linen
➕ contact with surf resorts

Resort INCLUSIONS:
➕ return airport transers
➕ all meals
➕ non-alcoholic drinks
➕ activities in the resort

Photographer on Charter
Photographer at Resort

Charter & Resort Exclusions:

Surf Charter EXCLUSIONS:
– MANDATORY travel Insurance**
– maximum weight of all baggage
– Extra beer and soft drinks
– Spirits & wine & cidar
– first aid medical supplies
– surf equipment
– transfer for your surfboard
– Extra clothing
– warm clothes for after surf
– warm clothes for open spaces
– toiletries
– scuba diving equipment
– hire equipment from us
– transit stay unless stated
– transit bus, car, ferry, motorbike
– flights unless stated
– expenses on any island

Resort EXCLUSIONS:
– alcoholic drinks
– activities outside the resort

Add USD$150 for photos
Add USD$300 for video

FAQ

What size boards should I bring and how many?

3 boards is generally enough: your normal shorty, mid (say 6’6 – 6’8) and a gun (7’0) just in case a few thick ones come through whilst we’re out there. If you feel you need to bring more it would be wise to double up on your shortboard. A note on glass jobs: if you are getting boards made especially for the trip, it is a good idea to go for a mid weight glass job. Nothing worse than snapping your brand new featherweight shooter on the first day!

What if I hurt myself?

In the first instance, your skipper holds a St Johns Senior First Aid Certificate. Further assistance can be reached via use of the satfone +870 776 44 0873; we have the ability to consult direct with doctors in Australia or your own GP. Finally in the slim chance that you would need to be evacuated out, your travel insurance will cover you.

What communications are available on board?

We communicate with other boats and shore bases in Padang via HF and VHF marine radio. The sat phone +870 776 44 0873 is a Byru Marine model and operates via the stable ACES satellite network. It’s a good idea to note the sat phone number from our contact page and leave it with someone at home in case you need to be contacted.

How many waves do you surf in one day?

Depends on swell, winds, movements of other boats in the area and how fit you are! Some days you could easily find yourself having 3 sessions at one location. Other times it is possible to surf 3 different waves in a day.

Is it a long way between locations?

In parts of the Northern area you will find 4 surfable waves in less than a mile radius. Other times it is a few hours steaming between breaks, most of which we do at night.

Food?

The people who run Naga Laut are also surfers and as such understand the level of appetite that develops after 3 or more hours of surfing. You will find the dishes served at main meals nutritious, varied and filling. We also make sure there is plenty of fruit available along with snacks such as biscuits and nuts. Some guests like to bring their own special snacks such as energy bars and protein drinks.

What clothes should I bring?

  • As little as possible. You will be onboard for nearly the whole duration of your trip and generally wearing a pair of boardies and a t-shirt (if your are a guy that is!)
  • Few pairs of boardshorts
  • Few t-shirts
  • Rash shirt
  • Toiletries
  • Zinc cream for lips and nose
  • Pair of jeans/long strides
  • Pair of shoes

Other gear?

  • Ipod, Mp3 player
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Toiletries and basic first aid
  • Reef Booties

A few blocks of tropical formula wax
3-4 leg ropes, waves can be powerful and easily break a leash
Ding repair kit
Surf/ Sun hat

WAVES in the MENTAWAI islands

Untouched rainforest and superb waves. The Mentawai Islands are such a great place for surf with classic waves breaking in crystal clear and warm water. What more could anyone want. The only way to surf all of the many waves in the Mentawai Islands and stay away from the mosquitos, is only by boat. Boats give you freedom and movability. 
Hundreds of “world-class” reef and beach breaks exists up here, making it one of the most surf-infested regions in the world. Most spots host mechanical perfection and vary in intensity for all level of surfer, making it an ideal surf vacation location.

Our good friend, the South Indian Ocean, produces the swells that have the islands pumping consistently from February through out November at 3-15 ft, and sometimes bigger! And the cyclone swells keep the surf rolling in throughout the remainder of the year. You come to the Mentawai’s, you get surf! The calm winds ensure that the swells that arrive are always lined up and of a very high standard.
 To get an idea what to expect just take a look below at the overview of Mentawai surf spots! Looks good, right?

Rifles: One of the best waves in the Mentawais. A very long righthander that wraps around the other side of the same island as No Kanduis. Sometimes makeable from start to finish, but even just from section to section you can get rides up to 100 yards or longer.

Bank Vaults: A shorter chunkier version of Rifles. A thick, tricky, shifty right with a fast and intense tube for experienced surfers only, near Nipussi.

Nipussi: A shorter right that breaks down the point from Bank Vaults. Definitely a fun and rippable wave. Usually has fairly deep water from the takeoff to the inside. Ends in a riptide that sucks all the water back out to sea. A good option when there’s not much swell, and usually the most consistent spot in the area.

4 Bobs: A short, fun and mellow right hander for all surfers. Pretty mellow drop with the opportunity for a few good hacks at the lip and then it mushes out into deep water. It can get a bit shallow at low tide so you need to watch yourself but all in all, it’s one of the most rippable alternative’s in the Mentawai’s.

A Frame: A Frame is one of the most consistent lefts in the Mentawai Islands. The peaks at the top can be a bit shifty and require a fair amount of paddling around to find the right area while the inside section is more dependable and offers up a better wall to work with.

Beng Beng: A very consistent world class wave, an extremely rippable left. This spot is loads of fun and probably one of the easiest waves to surf in the Mentawai’s. It’s the deepest and safest wave in the area and also picks up a bit more swell than other locales.

Burgerworld: This is the most scenic righthand point break in the Ments. Loved by people of all surfing levels. Can offer barrels at times, but usually has long rippable walls to work on your combo’s.

E-Bay: This is a hollow left that starts to barrel at the take-off followed by a short wall down the line. A great option when a lot of swell is hitting. E-Bay is world class wave for experienced surfers. Watch out for the two rocks on the inside. The scenery alone will blow you away. Besides its aesthetic beauty, double overhead E-bay is a beast and forces to be reckon with.

Pitstops: This is the right off the peak at E-Bay. A playful right that can offer some cover-ups off the take-off, but mostly a high performance wave with air sections at the end. Ends in a sandy channel.

Hideaways: A very hollow left that can be very shallow at low tide. The waves come out of deep water and then unload on a shallow section of reef before barreling towards the channel.

No Kanduis: A long barreling left that wraps around a small island. Usually very sectiony, but can line up on the largest of swells. Many barrels on offer, but usually only makeable for one or two sections before closing out.

Scarecrows: Another small swell left that can also hold some size. Scarecrows, sometimes referred to as Franko’s or Diablo’s, has the ability to spread out crowds with its several different take off spots.

Jaraiks: It is nothing more than a bend in the reef and hard to spot until you pull up right in front of it. Surfable on all tides and East – South East winds, Jaraiks actually stops working the moment there is any swell!

Telescopes: Telescopes needs a decent sized west swell to start doing its thing. Though not as consistent as the other breaks in the area, a session at firing Teles will remain imprinted on your mind long after you’ve left the Mentawais

Iceland: Icelands as most of the other waves in the zone is a left and is possibly the most ‘jekyll and hyde’ like wave in the Mentawais. When everywhere in the chain is flat you can still pull up at Icelands and get a head high wave with a lazy but whack-able wall. With a big west swell when everyone is getting excited about Telescopes the Ice turns into a monster with barrels big enough to drive the speedboat through.

Ht’s (Lances Right): A short, perfect barrel complete with the renowned surgeons table which should be avoided at all costs.

Lances left: Long left-hander with two barrels sections. Loves any size swell.

Macaronis: Super mechanical left that barrels from takeoff then provides a long, extremely workable wall. One of the best performance waves in the world.

Rags Right: A hollow right on the southern end of Rags Island. Similar to HT’s but a little longer, and just as good. It can be fickle, but it’s one of the best rights in the islands.

Rags Left: A great lefthander that can hold the biggest swells. It is very hollow and can often dish out some of the heaviest hold-downs in the island chain.

Thunders: A consistent hollow left and a great option when everywhere else is small.

The Hole: Another very hollow left off a small island in the southern end of the Mentawais. Starts barreling right at the takeoff and never really stops until a closeout section hits the end of the reef.

Lighthouse: A long righthander breaking off a postcard picture island located at the bottom of the Mentawai chain.

** And countless other spots you will surf thanks to our local guide! **

T&C’s

  1. Bookings and Payments

 

  • US$ 500 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit per person per booking or US$ 5000 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit per charter is required to secure your booking.
  • Payment of deposit is due within 5 working days after the booking is made.
  • Unsecured bookings will be held for 5 working days or until required by other clients.
  • Demand for prime time is heavy and it is recommended that bookings are made and deposits paid to avoid disappointment.
  • In the event of cancellation by registrant deposit is non refundable but transferable up to 90 days prior to departure with the consent of Mentawaiblue.
  • Failure to pay balance as specified will result in loss of booking dates & deposit.
  • Mentawaiblue reserves the right to provide a substitute vessel should the booked vessel be unavailable for any reason. Final price charged will be as published for the substitute vessel.
  • Substitution of a vessel qualifies passengers for a refund limited to the difference between the higher price paid and the rack rate for the substitute vessel only.
  • Special rates are available for low season expeditions (January, February, November and December before Christmas).
  • For Non-Exclusive Charter please bear in mind that we need minimum 8 guest to run a trip.
  • Payment or part payment constitutes your acceptance of these terms.
  • All bookings and related services provided by Mentawaiblue to each Client are governed by Indonesia’s laws. Each Client agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts and other complaints or dispute resolution tribunal of Padang in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • Add (if required) extra nights and hotel accommodation in Padang at US$40/50/60/70.- twin share basis
  • Prices can vary/change without notice in the eventuality of rate exchange US$/IDR and/or price of Fuel increase. We may apply a surcharge to cover those costs.
  • For all passengers boarding a Mentawai Blue vessel a travel insurance including Medi-Vac coverage (treatment and evacuation in case of an accident) is mandatory.
  • No illegal drugs are tolerated onboard a Mentawai Blue vessel. The captain has the right to remove any passenger violating this rule from the vessel at the closest island.
  • Mentawai Blue assumes no liability for any damages or loss of property, additional expenses resulting from delays due to weather or mechanical problems, injury or death, or any other incidents beyond our control.

B.Liability

  •  No passenger is permitted to be alone on top deck of a MentawaiBlue vessel from after 8pm while the Naga Laut is moving.
  •  For all passengers boarding a MentawaiBlue vessel a travel insurance including Medi-Vac coverage (treatment and evacuation in case of  an accident) is mandatory.
  •  Mentawai Blue assumes no liability for any damages or loss of property, additional expenses, delays due to weather or mechanical  problems, injury, death,  and any other incidents beyond our control.
  •  No illegal drugs are tolerated onboard a MentawaiBlue vessel. The captain has the right to remove any passenger violating this rule from  the vessel immediately.

What’s included/ What’s not included

  • Airport transfers to and from the boat.
  • Berth on board Naga Laut in one of 5 twin-share cabins.
  • Towels and all toiletries (just bring your toothbrush)
  • 2 breakfasts, lunch and dinner.
  • Plenty of in between snacks, including fresh fruit, chocolate bars and more.
  • Drinking water, hot tea and coffee.
  • 4 beers per day, unlimited soft drink and juice.
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment, spear guns and shore excursions.
  • All necessary zone permits.
  • US$ 3 a day Mentawai Government Tax.
  • Internet access on the boat.

 

What’s not included

  • Photography. (For only $150 pp, get unlimited photos)
  • Flights to and from Padang
  • Hotel in Padang if needed
  • Visa Fees and Departure Tax
  • Any additional cost resulting form late arrival or the need of early departure
  • Use of satellite phone
  • Spirits and any other alcoholic beverages exceeding the 4 Beers a day
  • Tips for the crew