The best thing about booking with us is that we are unbiased. We don’t have exclusive contracts with selected surf camps but rather have them all to make sure you get exactly the holiday you are dreaming of. No compromises, no sad faces - as we offer the widest collection of surf camps worldwide.
World class waves, coral reefs, rainforests, truly unique culture; the Mentawais Islands are always in contention for taking out first place for best surf destination in the world - Rightfully so! The region scattered off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia displays a selection of waves that is truly unmatched anywhere else in the world when it comes to variety, consistency, and perfection. While some of us wait a lifetime to slide into a crystal clear cave, surrounded by palm trees, and get spat out the back - it is the daily standard in the Ments. Throw the best, most reliable and most comfortable charter boats into the mix and you got yourself a combo that’s hard to beat. Imagine yourself waking up to the sound of pumping surf at daybreak and surf until the sun sets, only to repeat it all over again mañana at a new spot, far away from the crowds.
The Mentawais have captured our hearts since 2005. Most of our staff have spent extensive time traveling across the archipelago, calling surf charters our temporary homes on water. With us, it’s always personal. We cater to your needs and come up with the best alternatives that suit your needs.
We offer best price guarantee - always and forever! We figured out all the cost traps, so you don’t have to. There are many, but through our extensive network and long-lasting relationships, we know how to avoid them. Save some hard-earned cash on accommodations, transport, services, surf packages and more on your next trip with LUEX.
We offer safe, fast and reliable payment & booking options for starters. But what really makes LUEX stand out from the rest of the crop is that you are talking to real people! Our dedicated sales agents not only work you through the process step by step but will assist you with everything else you need along the way. Jetting off to your dream destination has never been easier!
At LUEX, you get to talk to real people with real input! All of our sales agents have personally checked out all surf camps we feature on our website, and they know the regions and the waves inside and out. No scripted messages, no robot typing - but only real-time assistance with that ever so valuable human touch.
The Gaucho in our crew! Nacho studied Business Administration in Buenos Aires and knows his way around surf breaks all over Latin America, Indo & Fiji. A keen explorer, he also had a couple of waves in the Maldives, Morocco, Europe, NZ, OZ & Easter Island! Nacho's favorite surf destination is the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia; however, he will provide you Stormrider guide-like knowledge on any of the dreamy surf areas he manages. Our LUEX in-house barista always makes sure he helps people with anything that might contribute to their best surf vacation ever.
"...The surf guide was very, very good and found us perfect uncrowded waves (and the occasional margarita). It was an exceptional experience and highly recommended."
"...This trip is amazing and not cost so much! I love big waves, barrels and fun… 2 perfect weeks in blue water. Thank you captain Eric for best journey ever! :)"
"Waves, team, boat, crew, food,...everything was perfect. Before I came here I heard a lot about surfing in Mentawais and how good the waves are…Now I can say that everything they say is true, or even better. ..."
"...These guys know what they’re doing. Seriously… I expected an awesome trip, but this thing exceeded my expectations."
"...I was saving money for a long time to go on a trip to Mantawais, but it was totally worth it! Really cool boat, crew and other surfers."
"Wooooow…with Moon Palikir you really get what you pay for. The trip was worth every cent. I definitely surfed the best waves and had a time of my life! Unforgettable!"
The Mentawais feature some of the best waves on the planet
It’s safe to say that you are going to surf the best waves of your life if you decide to travel to the Mentawais. There is no other place in the world that hosts more world-class waves in such close proximity to each other. It’s a surfer’s playground ready to be explored and you can stay right in the middle of all the action. Wake up meters away from Hollow Tree, Maccaronis or Rifles and be the first out there when it pumps - day in day out.
Total flexibility to surf the regions’ best waves
The beauty of vacationing on the surf charter is that you are always close to where the action happens. Criss-cross, zick-zack the region and explore the last frontiers of the tropical island paradise with one thought in mind - SCORE PERFECT WAVES. Time is precious and we want to help you maximize your time surfing pumping waves because there’s nothing worse than being stuck in one place waiting for the swell to hit or get completely skunked for waves. The Ments are a wave playground and your experienced guides and crew will take good care of you, making sure to you’ll have the time of your life in waves perfectly suited to your surfing level.
The Mentawais offer waves all year round.
The Mentawais are one of those rare locations that always seem to have a wave somewhere. Depending on what you are after, the most consistent surf season is between March and November when the place transforms into a swell haven spitting out perfect barrels - sometimes in the double-digit size range, every serious surfer dreams about. Unfortunately, that level of perfection can be bittersweet as it seems to attract the crowds too.
It is worth checking out the “off-season” between November and February if heavy barrels or the heavy crowd factor isn’t really what you’re looking for. There are still plenty of fun waves around and you only share it with just a few other heads in the water.
Plenty of non-surf activities available if you need a day away from waves
The Mentawais aren’t just about surfing until your legs fall off. If you decide to have a "lay day" or you need to nurture your reef booboos then there are plenty of things to do that don't include a surfboard.
Mentawai surf charters are the real deal and offer all the amenities you can ask for. Chill out or have a snooze on the sundeck. Trade your surfboard for snorkel and mask and explore the beautiful world that’s underneath. Watch your favorite surf flick to get you pumped for the next surf sesh or explore the local nearby villages - the choice is yours. Living on a boat - at least is an awesome way to connect with other people you might never cross path with back in the concrete jungle so take the opportunity to make life-long friends while waiting for the tide to drop too!
Mentawais surf charters are the perfect place to connect with others
Welcome aboard everyone! Young chargers, old-boy longboard crew, groups made up of surf addicts and non-surfers alike - the Mentawai surf charters are the perfect place to connect with other like-minded surfers and trade stories after a day of sharing epic days in paradise. The special thing about boat trips is that there is never a dull moment, the spirits are sky high and the vibe on board is something you have to experience first hand to believe it. Boat trips are magical and a once in a lifetime bucket-list moment for many surf travelers.
Bring your family or friends on board for a private getaway on a surf charter
Plain and simple; you can’t really beat a private charter. Imagine spending a few days on a luxury hotel on the water with no one else but your family or friends and cruise from spot to spot to surf epic waves. You are your own navigator. Private surf charters are the real deal because it enables you to go where you want to go - when you want to go, without having to check in with the rest of the crew on board.