Indonesia: Mentawai Islands
Enjoy this comfortable, reasonably priced surfing safari boat in the beautiful region of the Mentawai islands, Indonesia.
About the Operator
Santa Lusia runs her charters mainly in the Mentawai Island group.
The Mentawai Islands offer a wide variety of breaks. Catering to Intermediate (long soft walls) and advanced surfers (shallow dredging barrels). Your group will be able to communicate to the expert western guide what type of waves you would like to surf before going out and the guide will figure out the best spots to take you too depending on the size & direction of the swell and Wind.
Many of the waves visited on the charter have been featured in dozens of surf movies throughout the years. Spots like E-Bay,Bank-vaults, Hideaways, NoKandui, Riffles, Telescopes, HT’S, Macaronis, Greenbush, Rags, Lighthouse and The Hole are some of the most popular spots for Surf film makers. All of these waves are shallow reef brakes that provide insane tube rides for experienced surfers. The list goes on with a number of easier waves like; Pit stops, Burger World, Nipussi, Baby Kandui, Karanbijat left, 4-Bobs, A-frames, Scarecrows, Bintangs, Lances Left, Sand Bars, Bat Caves, KFC, Roxy’s and Moots. Giving you the chance to carve your brains out and slip into some easy barrel rides.
There are many well known spots to score some great waves but if you want dodge the crowd and explore you can ask the surf guide and go to any number of lesser known but equally great breaks.
Equipped with smaller craft to get you to the surf quicker an aluminium boat equipped with a 30HP Tohatsu to get you to the surf in a flash. The boat can also be taken for other activities such as fishing, diving or exploring the islands nearby. Access to great surf spots secret and popular.
Experienced western surf-guide is committed to delivering the high level of service that the Santa Lusia has come to be known. The surf-guide is familiar with conditions, surf spots and the Indonesian culture and he will take you to the best surf spot at the best time.
He will work closely with the highly experienced captain to read weather and wave conditions to find the best waves that suite the desire of the particular charter group. We have also an avid photographers and videographers team who will work to ensure the best waves of the trip are captured so you’ve got maximum bragging rights when you return home. We are confident that our photographers and filmakers will get you the best waves on offer, ensure your safety and show you a good time while surfing the best waves in the world.
Air conditioned accommodation for up to 10 guests.
Have you booked your flight to Padang yet?
Padang is located in West Sumatera, Indonesia. Here some options for you to get to Padang from the most convinience/ fastest to the cheapest options:
1. International > Jakarta / Bali > Padang
International flight to Jakarta
Garuda Indonesia as the Indonesian Flag Carrier, have a direct flight to Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia or Denpasar (Bali) from most of International major cities, it will provided you immigration on-board (*on selected International routes) to save your time upon your arrival at Soekarno - Hatta International Airport.
For Australians, Qantas or Jetstar also have a direct-flight to Jakarta / Denpasar (Bali) on selected flights.
Jakarta / Denpasar (Bali) > Padang
There are some airlines that have Jakarta - Padang routes, but we recommend you to choose Garuda Indonesia since it's the most reliable airline in Indonesia or you can consider Lion Air for cheaper air-fare option.
2. International > KL > Padang
Flight to Kuala Lumpur > Padang
There is a budget airline AirAsia fly from KL to Padang return on selected days.
3. International > Singapore > Batam > Padang
If you are a very adventurous this option may save you up to $500 return for flight from Australia but it also might be the slowest one. This option is quiet good if you like to enjoy Singapore prior your arrival in Padang.
Australia > Singapore
FlyScoot often offer a very good price for flight to Singapore.
Singapore > Padang
Unfortunately, there is no direct flight from Singapore to Padang, however with a very cheap ferry fare you can go catch ferry from Singapore's Harbour Front to Batam Centre, Indonesia before catching a short domestic flight from Batam to Padang
Upon your arrival in Padang, West Sumatra
Our ground crew will be ready to pick you up from Minangkabau International Airport to Hotel/Harbour (*if applicable) and return.
For your own safety, please DO NOT TRY any local drinks (*especially alcohol beverages) that are not come from a bottle/cans.
Please follow the ground crew instruction on where is the best place to put your belongings.
Before the boat leaves the Harbour from Padang to Mentawai.
Please check your belongings and make sure that all of your belongings are on board.
What is Mentawai Tax?
There is a Tax that been introduced by Mentawai's governor that required all surfers to pay USD 30 per person. As per 2016-season, this tax is already included on your total cost.
Can I shipped my belongings before I arrived in Padang?
If it is necessary yes you can, please contact us before hand. Santa Lusia is not responsible for any damage/lost caused by delivery. We are not recommended this action.
I've left my belongings at Padang, what should I do?
Please inform our crew and/or email us ASAP. We can't guarantee that we can find your belongings if it's left on a public area such as restaurant or cafe. If we found your belonging/s we will try to send it to your location by another charter. It may take a while.