Sibon Baru Charter
Includes: Airport to harbour transfers in Padang, 12 nights air conditioned onboard accommodation, all meals, water/hot drinks, snacks, use of onboard equipment (SUP’s, fishing & snorkelling) and surf transfers. Plus, one 24-pack of beer per guest!
A 62-Foot Aluminum Powered Catamaran custom designed to operate as surf charter in Indonesia. If you’re after a lil bit more speed and space in a surf charter then the Sibon Baru comes with a great price tag!
This charter explores all the classic breaks from Thunders in the Southern islands to the infamous Playgrounds area in the North- if you’re after the best waves of your life, Sibon Baru will make that happen!
Depending on the forecast conditions and on the guests wishes, the boat can make the common Mentawais routes (Iceland, Telescopes, Suicides, Scarecrows, Lances left and right, Hollow Trees, Macaronis, Thunders, Rags, The Hole and some other spots) or move to: Telo (Slayers, Pasti, Skatepark, Facas, Monkes, Spika, Max Right, Churches, Gt’s and some other secrets). On prior arrangement the charter will in fact venture further North to the magical Hinako Islands; Banyaks (treasure island, Cobras, Turtles, Gunturos, Bay of Plenty and some other secrets).
You have seen the flawless waves in mags and vid’s… The Mentawai Islands attracts swell all year round with more perfect peeling left and right-handers in one region than anywhere on earth.
Situated roughly 100 km off the west coast of Sumatra on the equator, these pristine islands are amongst the most beautiful in the world with four large islands making up the Mentawai archipelago, surrounded by many smaller ones.
Crystal clear water, golden beaches and palm trees line the shores with classic reefs, point breaks and beach breaks, which offer waves for ALL standards of surfing ability.
Depending on the season, waves vary in size from 2 to 12 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.
Sibon Baru is a new aluminum 62’ power cat that was custom built as a surf charter boat and was launched in 2011.
The twin hull catamaran design provides substantially more space both above and below deck compared to a mono-hull of the same length. Sibon Baru is based in Padang an offers exclusive surf charters for groups of 8-12 surfers (takes 14 on request), from the Mentawai islands or the Telos.
The Captain of the Sibon Baru has years of experience in the Mentawai Islands and the islands north of the Mentawais’ such as Telos, Nias, Hinakos, and Banyaks.
The Sibon Baru is built with the best in modern navigational and surf-finding devices. With a crew of four, a captain, a chef and two deckhands the staff is there to make sure you have a great experience both in and out of the lineup. Meals have a mix of Western and Asian flair. Tuna, mackerel and Mahi Mahi are common ingredients and the chef prides himself in serving fresh healthy food.
The boat is fully air-conditioned and guests sleep in twin bunk cabins and share two bathroom/showers on the main deck and another on the deck. The interior saloon is also air conditioned and is very spacious with TV, DVD, stereo equipment.
There is also a water-maker for a constant supply of fresh water and the aft cockpit and forward deck offer large shaded areas outside to relax in comfort.
Sibon Baru is really spacious, comfortable and stable – and they cruise at 10-12 knots and if the waves are pumping they can push 14 knots! The 62ft aluminum catamaran is accompanied by a hard-bottom Hypolon inflatable thirteen foot tender powered by a Yamaha 25 HP outboard.
They always have a couple of lines out when underway, whether it is dinner or sport you’re after, they’ll do their best to hook you up. There are SUP’s onboard as well to explore the inner lagoons and wander ashore to deserted islands to beachcomb.
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.