Mentawai & North Sumatra
BANYAK ISLANDS, INDONESIA
Score the perfect uncrowded barrels that you haven’t been getting at home! The
Banyak Islands are one of the last surf frontiers of Indonesia. Just north of Nias, the islands of Bangkaru (Treasure Island) and Tuangku (home of the ‘Bay of Plenty’) hold a number of world-class waves and others waiting to be discovered.
The Seriti is a 25m aluminum crew boat customized for surf charter operations. Sleeping up to 14 passengers in two air-conditioned cabins, The Seriti features a comfortable and spacious air conditioned saloon and huge outdoor deck area to watch all the action in the water. The Seriti also has a full suite of safety equipment including life rafts, life jackets, smoke detectors, EPIRB; CO2 emergency fire system; VHF and SSB radios, satellite telephone, and a 10,000 litre fresh water tank. Uncrowded waves and epic Sumatran sunsets await you, and The Seriti is your ticket.
22nd Oct – 2nd Nov, 2018: 5 spots available*
- 3 delicious meals per day and snacks
- Soft drinks, juices, isotonic drinks
- Bottled water
- Fully air-conditioned accommodation and Saloon
- Entertainment area with TV, DVD, sound system
- Owner/operator skipper Katsuyoshi Suzuki
- Ongoing support from WOTD customer service
Optional Extras (at an additional cost)
- Return transfers from Medan to Gunungsitoli (This can be arranged with us once you’ve made your booking for an additional $500 AUD)
- Photo Package (This can be arranged with us once you’ve made your booking for an additional $300 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 Treasure Island 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!
- Treasure Island
- Clarets (Lolok Point)
- Lizards Nest
- Toy Town
- Babi Island
Getting to the Banyak Islands is an adventure. One well worth embarking on to surf world class waves in a rural, untouched part of the world off the coast of North Sumatra.
Start by organising flights into Medan, North Sumatra (usually from either Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore or Bali). Once there, most operators can organise transport from Medan, though sometimes it will be at an additional cost.
(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 MEDAN TO GUNUNGSITOLI:
Operator Transfer (recommended):
The operator can arrange return transfers from Medan for an additional $400 USD per person. This can be arranged though Wave of the Day once your booking has been made. You must be ready to depart Medan at 8.30am on the date of your trip so we recommend staying the night before your trip. The transfer package includes pickup from hotels in Medan. If staying near the airport, we recommend Wings or Crew Hotels, or if in the city, the Swiss-Belle Hotel. On the final day of your trip you must not depart Medan before 5pm. We also recommend staying in Medan the night after your trip in case of any delays.
Make your own way:
The Seriti operates out of the port of Gunungsitoli in Nias. If you make your own way, you will need to be at Gunungsitoli Airport by 11am on the Day of departure for transport to the Seriti.
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