Mentawais Surf Trips
The remote, idyllic Mentawais, which lie off the coast of Sumatra, were once almost exclusively the playground of the pro circuit boys. The rest of us could only dream as we flicked through page after page of surf mag images showing the surf elite pulling into impossibly pristine crystal barrels. But times change and today those same Mentawai waves are accessible to anyone who dares. So, time to pull your head out of surf dreamland and straight into surf heaven reality with one of our Mentawai based surf trips.
Almost everything about our Mentawai surfing trips are heavily ocean focused- beginning with surfing of course but also extending through to your living arrangements and playtime away from wave riding. Entertainments and activities offered might see you spear fishing Indonesian style, snorkeling rainbow color reefs, scuba diving to explore the underwater paradise further or simply wandering along white sand beaches lined with coconut trees.
Mentawais surf boat charter holidays
Many of the Mentawai surf holidays come in the form of live-aboard surf boat charters where maximum wave time is the order of each and every day and where nights are spent under star spangled skies, being rocked to sleep while dreaming of the waves already ridden....... those still yet to come.
Land-based options, typically beach-front, are offered in the form of social vibe surf camps, where friends old and new can gather, right through to exclusive surf resorts where you might be one of only 6 surfers on a private island.
When the surf gods originally got together to decide which corners of the planet to bless, something strange but wonderful happened in the Mentawais - it ended up with way more than its fair share of world class waves. Crammed into the space of a 25 minute boat ride you may have as many as 20 different waves which include iconic big-name breaks but also dozens of lesser known, although equally high class, choices. This in turn means there are plenty of opportunities for escaping the crowds.
Mentawais climate and surf conditions
The Mentawais is an all year round surf playground but the dry season, which occurs from March to November, produces the optimum conditions. Swell, which has traveled for thousands of miles, rocks in here, breaking over coral reef, to produce wave perfection over and over.
The super hollow, super powerful type Mentawai waves offer up some of the most challenging surf conditions on the planet with plenty to keep the high level surfers happy – testing mettle and pushing boundaries ever upwards. This doesn't mean that there aren't mellower options however for those of you picturing something rather more fun-fueled than hard-core.
Stay on a surf boat
To sum up the Mentawai surf in a nutshell...it simply doesn't get any better than this.
More than half of the Mentawai surfing choices come as surf boat charters ranging from the comfortable to the high class. Whichever you opt for you can be sure of experienced crews bursting with local knowledge, ready to whizz you off to wherever the best waves can be found with the least crowds.
The land-based options, usually within stumbling distance of the ocean, also offer a wide choice to suit all tastes and budgets and a variety of party sizes and configurations.
Plenty of accomodation options
Whether you are on a Mentawai surf holiday with your family, your surf crew or going solo, there will be something to suit in the form of bungalows, villas, suites, guesthouses and more. Privacy and retreat are easy to find but so too is something more sociable – you simply pick the vibe, we supply the choices.
Diverse programs of entertainments and activities can be fun-fueled and active with excursions and sports or geared around pampering me-time with spas and massage or simply chilling while watching a video of your day's surf session.
The Mentawai surf boat charter options mean it is possible to have a boat exclusively for you and your buddies - perhaps one of the reasons that these trips are especially popular with groups. However, families, solo travelers and couples also make up the Mentawai surf vacationers
Lip-smacking heaven for the short boarders but also offering gentler, Mal-friendly waves, the Mentawais are best suited to competent surfers, from intermediate level up to pro standard and is a great choice for wave-max seeking surf addicts.
Mentawai-bound surf holidays offer plenty to please the luxury seekers but there are also more budget conscious options too. All-inclusive and full-board packages are the norm here, making for some great deals and options almost universally include guiding and spot transfers.
Deciding to grab your very own slice of surf heaven will be easy. A little trickier however, might be deciding which trip marries you and your party's needs up best with all your logistical considerations and your wish list. That's exactly what LUEX are here for – let us take the strain out of planning your perfect Mentawai surf vacation – simply give us a call – we're ready and waiting.