King Millenium I
Affordable, comfortable charter boat exploring Telos, Nias and of course the Mentawis, for up to 10 surfers with spacious communal areas and private room or dorm options.
Rates & Packages
|2017 Rates and Dates|
|King Millenium 1|
|3 Jan - 15 Jan|
|16 Jan - 30 Jan|
|1 Feb - 13 Feb|
|15 Feb - 27 Feb|
|1 Mar - 13 Mar|
|15 Mar - 27 Mar|
|2 Apr - 14 Apr|
|15 Apr - 27 Apr|
|28 Apr - 10 May|
|11 May - 23 May|
|25 May - 6 Jun|
|7 Jun - 19 Jun|
|20 Jun - 2 Jul|
|4 Jul - 16 Jul|
|17 Jul - 29 Jul|
|31 Jul - 12 Aug|
|13 Aug - 25 Aug|
|26 Aug - 7 Sep|
|9 Sep - 4 Oct|
|5 Oct - 17 Oct|
|19 Oct - 31 Oct|
|1 Nov - 13 Nov|
|14 Nov - 26 Nov|
|Digital photographic and video coverage|
|Special fare in case the customer wants both:||300USD|
What is included / What not
The charter includes
- 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)
- Snorkelling gear, visits to the islands and fishing gear
- Transport to & from: 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
The charter does not include
- Airline tickets
- Excess baggage or board fees
- Extra costs due to delayed surf boards
- Personal pocket-money
- Personal travel insurance for accidents, injuries and medical costs (highly recommended)
- Indonesian departure tax fee at the airport
- Other meals except as specified above
- Alcoholic beverages (available on board at extra cost)
- Digital photographic coverage (available at extra cost)
- Transport to Padang in case of emergency (travel insurance recommended)
- Bank changes
Our standard trip is 12 days (11 nights).
When the passengers arrive in Padang our land crew takes them to a hotel (hotel charges not included) in town with all comforts to rest until the boat disembarks. The boat leaves from Padang to the islands at night depending on tides (weather conditions permitting) and arrives for the first waves at dawn the next morning.
The following days the boat goes around the islands to find the best conditions and guests can surf as much as they want in each spot. At night, the boat either stays in quiet locations for sleeping or sails to other areas so as to maximise daylight hours for surfing.
Of course, it’s not only surfing that’s on offer: guests can fish, snorkel, visit the islands or just relax. We sail back to Padang during last night of the trip so we arrive to the port early morning. Guests can stay onboard until the land crew takes them to the airport for their flights unless they want to go and rest at a hotel (hotel charges not included).
The Mentawai islands sit just West of Sumatra. This archipelago is made of four large islands: Siberut, Sipura, Pagai Utara and Pagai Selatan.
On each of these islands there are over 10 different spots, some of them already world famous such as Hollow Trees (aka HTs or Lance’s Right), Maccaronis, Rifles, Greenbush or Nokanduis.
The wind and wave conditions of the Mentawai are what make this country a true surf heaven on earth: perfectly shaped reefs, light winds and consistent long distance swell. On top of that areas like Playground host over 10 different perfect surf spots within a 1h boat ride radius, to satisfy surfers of all levels in any wind/swell/tide combination.
The Mentawai islands are surfable (and surfed) year round. Best time of the year is April-October, with more consistent and bigger swells. It is usual to surf one or two swells per trip during those months.
During the rest of the year (November – March), perfect surf is also available. Swells come from further South than during the high season, and travel longer distances which results in a better quality (higher periods). The winds are very light and there are hardly any charters operating in the area while most of the resorts are closed. It’s the perfect time of the year to surf perfect waves with hardly anyone else, although the waves tend to be smaller than during high season.
Our large experience in the islands off Sumatra and the different forecast sources we work with, guarantee that we always in the right place at the right time.
We normally take advantage of nighttime for long crossings (including from and to Padang) so we can surf as much as possible during the daytime.
There is no fixed itinerary, as each trip is different according to the wind and waves conditions and surfing level.
Mentawai + Telo
The Mentawai + Telo trip includes Central Mentawai (from the South of Sipora island, where Lance’s Right and Lance’s Left are found), North Mentawai (Playground area) all the way to the Northern tip of the Telo islands.
This includes some of the most famous waves of the Mentawai (over 20 different spots) including gems likes the aforementioned Lance’s Right and Lance’s Left but also Rifles, Nokandui, Ebay, Telescopes… and Dt’s, Siperanu and Pasti in Telo.
While most waves in the Mentawai are generally found in different areas 3-4 hours apart from each other, in the Telo islands the waves are equally spread among many islands.
And on top of that, there’s only 5h from one end to the other. The Telo offer an assortment of waves that ranges from hollow and powerful to easy, long and playful.
The Mentawai-Telo combo is ideal for those wanting to surf uncrowded waves with a bunch of friends. And for those who have already visited the Mentawai it gives them the opportunity to discover a new area and to keep enjoying the perfect waves of Sumatra.
Our guides will choose the itinerary according to the conditions but also depending on other boats and surfers, so we can enjoy the best conditions.
All crossings are done at night in order to maximize surfing time during the daylight hours.
Telo + Nias
The Telo + Nias trip covers the whole Telo archipelago and southern Nias including the Hinako islands.
There are plenty of waves for all sorts of conditions in the Telo, and they see very few boats or land based surfers du to difficult access. There are very few resorts and most o them are either at the South or at the North of the archipelago, while there are waves all over the place. On top of that, when you take into account that it only takes 5h to sail across the archipelago, one can say that the Telo are a total wavefest.
Nias, on the other hand, is widely known for the famous Lagundri righthander and sits just North of the Telo. But there’s much more in Nias than Lagundri, as there are plenty of uncrowded waves.
Some have names, Rockstar and Sibatu, but plenty hardly see any surfers at all and are very hard to reach from land. It is true that there are more rights than lefts, but there are options for any given swell and wind combo. It truly is one ideal area to surf amazing waves all year long.
The Hinako islands, Northwest of Lagundri, are home to several world-class waves like Asu. Because they are hard to reach, very few surfers visit them and only when they are truly perfect.
The Telo- Nias combo is perfect for those having already been in the Mentawai and wanting to discover a new area while surfing all sorts of perfect waves.
Our guides have several years of experience in those islands and can guarantee the best possible surfing in any zone according to the swell, wind and tide conditions.
Things 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)
- Airport taxes to leave the country cost 150000IDR, for internal flight 30000IDR
- Tropical wax
- Sun block
- Rash Vest
- Surfing cap
- Reef booties
- Fins sets
- Reparation kit