Mentawai & North Sumatra
MENTAWAI ISLANDS, INDONESIA
Playground Surf Resort is located on Siberut Island, only a short boat ride from some of the best waves in the Mentawai Islands. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the resort itself is a traditional Indonesian style build with comfortable and functional accommodation and a huge common area with large kitchen, dining area, open plan lounge, and multimedia room. The resort operators will make you feel at home whilst living your dream of scoring some of the most perfect waves on the planet.
April 2019 on sale now!
Departures Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday throughout April (note 72 hours notice required)
- 7 nights Accommodation
- 3 meals a day and drinks (non-alcoholic), water, coconut water, tea and coffee
- Daily boat ride to surf
- Snacks and drinks provide at the boat in every surf session
- Surf Guide
- WI-FI Internet
- Equipment for fishing, diving and spearfishing
- Table tennis, Darts, and Slackline
- Mentawai tourism tax ($75 USD)
- Ongoing support from WOTD customer service.
Optional Extras (at an additional cost)
- Return transfers from Padang to Playground Surf Resort – $395 AUD
- Photo Package (This can be arranged with us once you’ve made your booking for an additional $260 AUD)
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!
- Pit Stops
Getting to the Mentawai Islands 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 can 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)
GETTING FROM PADANG TO SIBERUT ISLAND
You can make your own way to Siberut, or Playgrounds Surf Resort can arrange a Ferry and Speedboat Transfer from Padang the resort for $360 AUD per person for round-trip. This package includes transfers from your hotel, ferry tickets, luggage, surfboard luggage & speedboat transfers from the ferry terminal.
Note that you need to arrive in Padang the night before the day of the ferry departure, as the ferry departs early.
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
Stayed at Playgrounds for two weeks and it was fantastic. It’s run by several guys who have been friends for more than 20 years, so the vibe is chilled out with zero hassle. Everything was sorted before I arrived, with people to pick me up and take me to where I was going, and there were no hidden costs anywhere. The accommodation was sweet and setting was beautiful, and the food was great. There were 2x a day boat rides to anywhere in the Playgrounds area, with tons of surf spots to choose from. They were also totally flexible to whatever choices I wanted to make about where and when to go. Everything pretty much exceeded my expectations, so I would highly recommend this place. Thanks guys!
” The resort is awesome guys, so many perfect waves around. I loved the service and the crew. YEW!!! Good food and comfort. Thanks Gui and the crew, see you guys next season for sure.”
Great place. I was well looked after by the friendly crew. They worked hard and resolved some logistical issues that I had. I would highly recommend PSR if you want knowledgeable surf guides, good food, comfortable beds and good company. Keep up the good work guys!
Thank you guys for the amazing experience. Epic waves, good vibes and the best food I’ve ever had on indo trips. Can’t wait to be back. Say hi to Phil for me yeeeew!