King II Surf Charter - West Sumatra, Mentawai. Surfing in Indonesia
Aluminum Catamaran built in Australia, The King II Surf Charters Mentawai since 1995, refurbished in 2007. It is 19m long with a beam of 7.5m with an average cruising speed of 12 knots going up to 15 knots and carries 12 clients.
Completely unique surfing experience, two chefs on board, wider cabins and lounge area, Wii gaming system on board and optional jet-ski upon request!
With excellent exposure to the southern Indian Ocean, the Mentawais offer some of the most consistent surf in the world, welcoming every ounce of swell to unload upon the reefs that protect these beautiful islands.
King Surf Charters sails through Mentawai, Telo, and Nias, depending on the trip. Each trip is based on your specific interests!
King II Surf Charters Mentawai
First of all, special amenities to give you more comfort with two chefs on board, wider cabins, lounge area also jet-ski upon request!
- Air Conditioning
- Living room and kitchen
- Wide living room with dining table, large couches
- 2 bathrooms
- TV screen
- Wii gaming system
- Stereo, Satellite phone, GPS sonar, radar, USB radio. ..
- Auxiliary dinghy to ferry the clients to the waves and the islands
- Jet-ski (upon request)
- .. Fruit juice, bottled water and soft drinks are unlimited. Each guest receives two free beers a day; additional alcoholic beverages are available at cost.
Length: 19 mt
Speed Av.: 12 knots
Occupancy: 12 guests (exclusivity 10 pax)
Lifejackets and life raft for up to 20 people
The chefs onboard prepare 3 meals per day plus a variety of snacks in between meals so all our guests can get a healthy diet. The meals are based around fresh local produce such as fish, fruit, vegetables, pasta also meat. The chefs cook both European and Asian cuisine so our guests can sample some delicious Indonesian food.
Friendly and experienced crew, able to speak several languages (French, English, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesia, Portuguese) will make you feel at home.
The majority of the waves in the Mentawais are best suited for the intermediate to advanced surfers but there are several spots which are ideal for beginners, making the Mentawais a destination for anybody who loves to surf.
Boats do maintain respect for one another, but with a knowledgeable and experienced captain and such a diversity of breaks you will definitely stumble upon plenty of empty waves for you and your crew.
Please note, the captains of your boat will choose the specific spots you will stop at and surf during the trip. Weather conditions, other boats, and the surfers on the trip will all be factors on where surfing will take place.
- Hideaways: A top-to-bottom lefthander that will get very hollow on a low tide.
- Nokandui: One of the more difficult waves in the islands. This is a very fast and barreling lefthander that has plenty of critical sections and is not always makeable. Tends to shut down at the end but you’ll spend lots of time in the barrel before you get there.
- Rifles: A very long, fast and intense righthander and one of the standout waves in the Mentawais when it’s on. When it gets a few feet overhead it turns into a barreling machine and you’ll be racing to make the sections as you fly down the line.
- 4 Bobs: A more forgiving righthander that has a quick little barrel on the takeoff.
Zone: Nyang Nyang
- Pitstops: A fun righthander immediately adjacent to E-Bay that ends on a sandy beach. Nipussi: Just inside of Bankvaults, this is a fun and rippable righthander that stays fairly consistent. Breaks in deep water and finishes close to the beach.
- E-Bay: With a stunning backdrop this quick lefthander stands up on the takeoff and has a nice, fast barrel down the line. Not the longest wave but definitely a great option if the swell is on the rise.
- Bank Vaults: A thumping, shallow righthander that provides plenty of tube time.
- Lance’s Left: A consistently lefthander that peels down the point and offers plenty of carvable sections and sometimes a few barrels when it gets big.
- Lance’s Right: The famous righthander that starts barreling on the takeoff and doesn’t stop barreling until it reaches the channel. Can be fickle at times as it likes to have all the conditions in its favor before putting on a show. Larger swells can be tricky and the end bowl can be difficult to read at times so stay focused or you might pay your dues on the shallow reef.
- Telescopes: A sweet lefthander that wraps down the reef with long walls. Not too many sections to navigate and can get really solid on a big swell.
- Macaronis: The reigning wave in the Mentawais. This stellar lefthander has a powerful barrel on the take off and then a carvable wall for plenty of maneuvers. It is one of the more lined up waves in the islands and can get shallow while offering tube time along the way.
- Rags Right: A challenging and hollow righthander that will turn into a smoking wave if the conditions are right.
- Thunders: A consistent lefthander that likes a lot of size in the swell. The outside has a fast hollow tube before it eases up on the inside section.
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
The Mentawais are without question one of the best locations on the planet for catching a ridiculous amount of quality waves. In a stunning, tropical location that is at the heart of what we’ve always dreamed, these islands have all the necessary ingredients that create some of the most perfect waves in the world, the ideal playground for surfers.
The main swell season normally begins in late April/May and continues through September/October, with the wave height jumping up a notch from June to September. During this time the waves will stay in the overhead to double overhead range with some occasionally bigger days.
That being said, the Mentawais could easily be considered a year-round destination, as even during what is considered the slower season months of November thru March/February there is still plenty of surf in the head high range thanks to a very active Indian Ocean that churns out low-pressure systems on a regular basis.
Take an international flight to Padang, in Sumatra. Arrive at Minangkabau International Airport. (AirAsia provides flights to the airport. http://www.airasia.com)
Guests will spend a night at a hotel selected by boat charter co. (hotel fees not included). The next night, guests will depart on the boat for the islands. Whenever possible, traveling is done at night so to maximize surfing during the day.
Padang Airport (PDG) Daily flights to Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (Garuda Airlines) 30-Day visitor visa is not longer required (EU, US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand citizens). You only should purchase Visa on Arrival if you are planning on extending it in the Immigration office for another 30 days.
To bring with you for the trip
• Travel insurance
• Passport with 6-month validity
• Passport photocopy • 8GB USB Flash Drive for the photos and videos
• In case of e-ticket, a printed copy of your itinerary
• Visa: you can get a VISA on Arrival at the airport for 30 days (25USD). You can apply for a 60 days one if you know you are going to be staying longer
• Personal first aid kit
• Cash (Euros or USD)
• Cash Rupias for porters (recommended in case of big luggage, e.g. 20000 IDR)
PRICES & PACKAGES
Dates & Rates
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Dates & Rates
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EXTRA DAY 250USD per person
MIN 8 PEOPLE
MAX 12 PEOPLE
- The boat trip, 11 surfing days, 12 nights.
- 3 meals a day, snacks, water, hot drinks, juice, soft drinks. Beer (two per day per passenger).
- Snorkeling gear, visits to the islands and fishing gear.
- Transport from/to the airport, hotel, and boat.
- All the permits needed to go to Mentawai, Telo, and Nias.
- Single bed in an air-conditioned cabin.
- First aid kit.
- Use of the dinghy to ferry the passengers to the waves, to the beaches and islands or to go fishing
Jet ski is available to rent:
- 2000 USD per group for the full trip
- 120 USD per hour
CONDITIONS OF USE OF JETSKI
Only the guide can authorize its use depending on sea and weather conditions. Unless the client is a seasoned jetski user (by the guide standard), it will not be used individually. The jet ski will be used for, getting closer to the breaks, photographers and cameramen, short cruises near the boat. Town in, in this case, the guides will decide in which spot it can be used depending o crows and safety for all.