have now done 13 full seasons in the Mentawais, and we have
seen and surfed some absolutely amazing waves... many of which
have never appeared in the hundreds of magazine articles and
videos about the world's most wave rich island chain.
have seen many different swells, wind, tide variations, islands
slowly sinking (and then rising again), waves slightly changing,
reefs being damaged by anchors, more and more boats, new land
camps, new crews, storms, empty perfect lineups, delicious sashimi
dinners, electric sunsets, pros busting airs, palm fringed points,
Hawaiians calling “best ever”, the odd shipwreck,
meteor showers, sea snakes, a booming wood carving trade, sunburns,
stitches, stoke, hoots, and more stoke.
boat trip to the Mentawais changes lives. It opens minds, and
feeds the soul. The amount of quality waves packed into this
part of the Indian Ocean is unbelievable. This is why Sumatran
Surfariis has always chosen to do longer trips and concentrate
on more than just the two or three most popular waves. Our charters
are typically 2- 3 full surf days longer than the others. This
allows you to surf more waves than anyone, get the next swell,
see the next point, the next island, reel in the wahoo, and
get the backside pigdog wired.
you are looking to camp out at HTs or Maccas, you're better
off on another charter. We will visit these waves, but if the
conditions mean there is a better wave somewhere else, or it
is crowded, we're off to one of the many other epic waves.
also offer trips which focus on the waves of SOUTHERN Sumatra.
If you are booking a group charter we can customize your trip
to go wherever you choose in the island chai