Mentawai & North Sumatra
Low Season Special
MENTAWAI ISLANDS, INDONESIA
D’Bora is a traditionally constructed Indonesian vessel which was custom-built for surf charter operation and has been on the water since 2007. D’Bora stands out among surf charter boats for her spaciousness, particularly her outdoor top deck and indoor saloon. The top deck is great to hang out, eat meals and watch the action, complete with a beer fridge and stereo system. The saloon has a large comfy sofa, TV, a hard drive chock full of movies and a breakfast bar.
There are two private cabins and a dorm providing a total of 16 berths, however trips are usually limited to 10 guests max. All the interior areas of the boat are air conditioned and there are two bathrooms at the back of the boat. 24/7 electricity is provided by two generators and there is a full array of safety gear and navigational equipment on board (including satellite phone, HF and VHF radio, radar, GPS, sounder, 25-person life raft, flares, life jackets and fire extinguishers).
The 17-ft aluminium tender ‘singo’ runs a 175-hp outboard to run between breaks, go fishing, and diving. There is also the 14ft tender ‘ali’ for shuttling to and from the waves and time out on the beach.
If you want a charter with all the knowledge, gear, and a A+ reputation to match, then don’t look past the D’Bora!
- 29th December 2018 – 10th January, 2019 – 10 spots left (full boat)
- 12th – 24th January, 2019 – 10 spots left (full boat)
- 9th – 21st February, 2019 – 10 spots left (full boat)
- 23rd February – 7th March, 2019 – 10 spots left (full boat)
- Round trip airport transfers
- 12 nights on-board D’Bora
- 3 Chef-made meals per day
- 3 Bintangs per day (additional available)
- Drinking water (Electrolytes available, for hydration)
- Air Con
- Bluetooth music system
- Use of speedboat tenders
- Snorkeling gear
- Fishing equipment
- Ongoing support from WOTD customer service.
Parked in the North Indian Ocean, long range ground swells travel miles and unload in a tropical paradise full of amazing people, waves for all levels, palms and coconuts aplenty.
Indo has 2 seasons, wet and dry. Dry season has the most consistent winds and larger swells but don’t be fooled, if you know where to look there are amazing waves year round.
Sure wet season can be wet, but so can getting pitted in an uncrowded reef break with your mates. Off season can deliver amazing waves and we are as passionate about this time of year as any.
If you are an absolute charger then large dry season swells and heaving 8-10 footers at No-Kandui will be your dream. However, if you love hanging with your mates, sinking a few beers, and perfect shoulder to overhead points and reefs then do not count out the shoulder season.
Here’s a guide to the waves which you might get to surf during your trip. Our operators have years of experience and will do their best to ensure that you’re in the right place at the right time. If you’re lucky they might even let you in on some of their secret spots too!
*Note that this charter can also visit both the Banyak’s and Telo’s (additional fuel surcharge applies). If you would like to arrange a trip to these regions, please contact us.
- Beng beng
- Pit Stops
- Bank Vaults
- No Kanduis
- Four Bobs
- Karangbat Left
- Lance’s Left
- Hollow Trees (HT’s, Lance’s Right)
- Bat Caves (Gilligan’s Island)
- Rags Left
- Rags Right
- The Hole
Getting to the Mentawai is somewhat involved for the traveller, however there is no doubt that this Is part of the experience and what it takes to surf some of the best waves in the world.
Most hotels and charters will organise transport from Padang (North Sumatra) so you simply need to organise flights into Padang which usually transfer from either Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore or Bali.
(Any trip specific details such as pick up times, hotel arrangements or additional requirements shall be emailed to you within 48 hours of your booking confirmation)
Once you’ve made payment for your booking you will receive a booking confirmation email with important information regarding your package. Please read this information carefully. If you notice any errors or have any questions regarding your booking, please reply to this email within 24 hours.
Any dietary and/or medical requirements must be stated on your booking form. Any changes in regards to customer information, after the booking has been confirmed cannot be guaranteed.
Sometimes we will request additional information. If so, it is your responsibility to provide this information.
Please note that when booking through Wave of the Day you will have ongoing customer service both before and while on your trip.
Please read our terms and conditions before making a reservation.
Please note all trips exclude the following unless otherwise stated:
- Travel Insurance
- Any local travel taxes or visa charges
- Any additional food, drinks, or services beyond the inclusions listed above
- Additional tours/activities not included by the operator
- Personal expenses
- Any gratuities
Faultless! What an adventure.. D~bora is an epic boat!… Had the time of my life! filth waves & great food.Was very well lookt after by the crew & skipper!I journeyed 2× through indo’s Sumatra/ Mentawai’s/tello’s/Hinako’s/Nias. Aboard “D-Bora”.one day soon.~I’ll be back!
Our April 2018 trip on D’Bora in the Mentawai’s was the stuff dreams are made of!! Joey put us in the perfect zone every day and the crew was top notch in every department!! The overall experience was a once in a lifetime blessing and I cannot wait to go back