Crystal Clear Charter
Includes: Padang airport to harbour transfers, 12 nights air-con accommodation, use of fishing and snorkelling equipment, bottled water, drinks, daily meals and surf transfers.
Skippered by legendary kiwi “Moose” who was one of the first pioneers of Mentawai Surf Charters (since 1989)- there’s nothing he doesn’t know about the whole Mentawai archipelago- which means you’ll be surfing the best and most uncrowded surf breaks every-day of your charter!
The Crystal Clear surf boat has been custom designed by Moose to comfortably host to get you to the best waves of your life with some super secret spots along the way.
Sumatra is an island in Western Indonesia and the islands off Sumatra are an incredible surfing destination with remarkable consistency and quality. A boat trip in Sumatra is a dream come true for any surfer.
There are flawless waves for every standard and style of surfing ranging from fast shallow barrelling waves with deep barrels to long cruisey walls with rippable faces.
There are waves in this area year-round, however the most ideal time to surf this area is March to November, the southern hemisphere winter when the Indian Ocean is an active groundswell producing machine.
Moose offers two routes on his charters- either the Mentawai area or further North to the Telo, Nias, Hinako and Banyak islands.
With 25yrs of experience-Moose has the area dialled like no other and the conditions decide when to move on and where to go.
Depending on the season, waves vary in size from 2 to 10 foot with the average wave height being about 4-5 ft. (head ½ high or 8ft faces) they can range anywhere from fun sized walls to awesome stand-up barrels.
The wet season starts in mid-October and lasts until late March-April, with the swells dropping to a more comfortable fun size coupled with some of the most uncrowded line-ups. Winds during this time are variable and glassy. Check for the low season specials during this period.
April is the beginning of dry season, which coincides with the start of the swell season. The Southern hemisphere swells start pulsing up the Indian Ocean with peak swell season being June through to September. This period also sees the winds turn to a favourable easterly direction.
Air and water temperatures range between 27-30 degrees C all year round.
The boat is a brand new 72 ft aluminium power catamaran was custom built specifically for luxury surf charters launched in 2016. Spacious, comfortable and stable she red lines at a speedy 15knots but cruises at 12knots, meaning getting around the islands to have more water time is easy.
The boat is fully air-conditioned and is equipped with all modern navigational and safety equipment. Guest accommodation includes 2 double bed private cabins, 8 single bunks and 2 double beds with 2 bathrooms/ toilets with hot and cold showers.
There are three deck levels, guests accommodation lower hull level, saloon and galley on main deck and bridge deck level, wheelhouse and deck area.
Food on-board is also a luxury with generous tasty Western and local Indonesian meals to fuel hours in the water!
On board you will find fishing gear, from trolling rods, spinning rods, and hand lines to catch those big fish for sport and fun. The tender will also run you to deserted islands to explore or to the bigger ones to experience traditional villages.
High Season (May-Oct)
All prices are a guide only, departures ex Auckland and are per person, based on twin share and subject to change, availability and currency fluctuations. Surcharges may apply. Contact us for the latest specials and a quote for the dates you wish to travel.