Mentawai & North Sumatra
MENTAWAI ISLANDS, INDONESIA
The ‘Naga Laut’ has been cruising the Mentawai islands since ’99, exploring all the line-ups and perfecting their knowledge of the area. Most spots host mechanical perfection and vary in intensity for all level of surfer, making it an ideal surf destination. The South Indian Ocean provides swell like no other. 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.
‘Naga Laut’ 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 on-board provides all the amenities of home including full air conditioning, a new satellite phone, TV, DVD, VCD, WIFI, fridge, freezer, fishing and snorkelling gear. ‘Naga Laut’ has comfortable two-bed cabins, all with multiple power sockets to keep your laptops, phones and cameras charged, safe, and out of the way. On special request, ‘Naga Laut’ can hold up to 14 surfers but sails most comfortably with 8 to 10.
There are 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. A renowned charter with heaps of local knowledge… get amongst it!
11th August – 22nd August, 2018 – 4 spots available
25th August – 5th September, 2018 – 4 spots available
- Round trip transfers from Padang
- 11 nights on board Naga Laut in a twin-share cabin
- Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
- Snacks including fresh fruit, chocolate bars and more.
- Unlimited drinking water, Tea, coffee, soft drink, and juice.
- 4 beers per day
- Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment and spear guns
- Transfers to waves and shore excursions
- All necessary zone permits
- 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!
- 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)
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- Travel Insurance
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