Includes: Return airport to harbour transfers in Sibolga, 11 nights onboard air-con accommodation, daily meals, snacks, 3 beers per day, and surf transfers, T-shirt & cap.
The Banyak islands archipelago lies a hundred miles to the west coast of Sumatra, located between Simeulue and Nias. There are around 90 islands in this area which means some seriously surf rich potential. Indonesia, with its regular and consistent swells, is the most popular surf destination in the world. The Banyak islands are indeed a wave paradise and are still one of the most remote areas in Indonesia.
The charter departs Sibolga harbour west Sumatra an sails overnight to the Banyak islands to surf a dozen waves. The charter does also surf the Telo Islands further South on request prior to booking.
Banyaks- The Banyak Islands are one of the remote surf destination in Indonesia. You still can surf by yourself nearly empty places and the main breaks she visits are Treasure, cobra, bay of plenty, lizards, some secrets, and if the swell is small you’ll head to Pulau Babi which is a swell magnet. At present there are only three charter boats based full time in the area. The archipelago is surfable throughout the year but the best conditions are from March to November, with peak months being June to September. Offering a variety of waves that easily rival its famous neighbour the Mentawai archipelago, the Banyak’s offer world class waves with less crowds.
Telos- The Telo Islands are a group of 51 islands located just on the border of North Sumatra between Nias and Mentawai Islands. The Telos provide different types of waves with tropical white sand beaches to remote jurassic rock towers.
This group of islands offer a variety of fun waves, with the same quality, without the power of the Mentawais. There are numerous left and right hand reefs from super fun walls to long wrapping points which offer up barrels in crystal clear water.
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 Dream charter is 86ft in length, has 5 large private double and one VIP air conditioned cabins, meaning she takes a max of 10 guests (12 on request for groups)- but only needs a min of 5 to depart.
There is a spacious and comfortable lounge area (with entertainment system) to relax in as well as the outside deck area with hammocks and bean bags.
The skipper and surf guide (a crew of 4) have been working the area for quite a few seasons now and know the area exceptionally well. Accompanying the charter is their 25ft, 30Hp speedboat to get you into and out of the line-up with ease.
The food is varied from a French influence to a local Indonesian cuisine and served in generous portions for even the hungriest surfers onboard!
Mornings start with a buffet breakfast of cereals, fruit, juice, toast, tea, coffee- straight into the line-up for a few hours then back onboard for a filling cooked breakfast.
Lunches and dinners are a selection of European and Asian dishes, from Mexican to Italian, sushi, pizza, burger, seafood and desserts! Spirits can be purchased onboard or just bring your own. Beer and soft drinks are kept in ice boxes for your convenience.
Charters depart from Sibolga on Monday and return on Friday so that the groups can travel on weekends. If arriving into Medan it has to be the day prior as your boards have to go overland.
Apart from surfing in pristine uncrowded line-ups, the charter has a small selection of fishing rods, snorkelling and spearfishing equipment.
Heading ashore and exploreing the islands and native villages is also an experience
Low Season (Nov – Mar)
High Season (Apr – 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.