Surf Mentawai

The Mentawai's position in the Indian Ocean put them in the ultimate spot to pick up phenomenal amounts of swell. Add that swell to the ideal geography of the islands and you end up with the seemingly endless array of perfect set-ups on offer. In no other place on earth can you find such an abundance of world class waves in such a small area breaking with such consistency. There are set-ups for every type of wind and swell condition. Clean, head high waves are virtually guaranteed even if there is no obvious groundswell running.


While great waves can be found in the Mentawai all year 'round, most people choose to go during the dry season between March and November when the Indian Ocean is at its most active. Whatever month you go, and whatever the wind, swell, and tide conditions happen to be, somewhere in the Mentawai will be working and very likely pumping.

Perhaps the best thing about the islands is that the perfection isn't limited to the dozen or so famous breaks you've seen in the surf mags and movies. There are plenty of other lesser known and even yet to be discovered breaks that would be considered a dream wave in any surfer's book.

 


Departure Arrival Available Remark
6-Feb-11 15-Feb-11 Booked Mentawai
8-Mar-11 19-Mar-11 Open  
22-Mar-11 2-Apr-11 Open  
5-Apr-11 16-Apr-11 Open  
19-Apr-11 30-Apr-11 Open  
3-May-11 14-May-11 Open  
17-May-11 30-May-11 Booked Telo
30-May-11 10-Jun-11 Open  
15-Jun-11 25-Jun-11 Booked Mentawai
27-Jun-11 8-Jul-11 Hold Mentawai
11-Jul-11 22-Jul-11 Open  
25-Jul-11 5-Aug-11 Hold Mentawai
8-Aug-11 19-Aug-11 Hold Mentawai
22-Aug-11 2-Sep-11 Open  
5-Sep-11 16-Sep-11 Open  
19-Sep-11 30-Sep-11 Open  
3-Oct-11 14-Oct-11 Hold Mentawai
17-Oct-11 28-Oct-11 Open  
31-Oct-11 11-Nov-11 Open  
14-Nov-11 25-Nov-11 Open  
28-Nov-11 9-Dec-11 Open  

 


 

Boheiman Baru

THE BOAT – Bohemian Baru is a 62' aluminum power catamaran custom-built by the owner/operators Steve Bridge and Charlie Harris. It was built specifically for surf charter.

THE SKIPPER - Steve Bridge was born in England, raised in Australia, and has since spent his time between California, Indonesia, and Oz. He has operated four different surf charter boats in Indonesian waters during the last twenty years. Two of these he built himself.

The captain has been operating surf charter boats in Sumatra for over 15 years. Steve's knowledge of the breaks and conditions means you'll be at the right place at the right time to get plenty of surf. Steve has top of the line digital photo equipment and at the end of the charter you can get a CD photo album the trip and your waves.

 

THE CHEF - and first mate Ann has been in charge of the galley for 5 years now. She continues the tradition of great food. Ann cooks all the western dishes (and desserts) that you like plus a tasty assortment of her native Thai food. Good surf may be dependent on the conditions, but we guarantee you delicious, healthy food day in and day out on Bohemian Baru. Be prepared to gain weight.

 

Guests on Bohemian Baru sleep in the privacy of twin-berth cabins (not dorm style accommodation like most surf charter boats). The saloon is very large and light and airy with ample seating area, with big screen TV, VCD, and stereo. There is power available 24 hours a day to charge the batteries for your video cameras and other gear. The boat is fully air-conditioned, has a water maker, and is equipped with all modern navigational and safety equipment as well as a satellite telephone.

On deck there is plenty of room to lounge around in the cockpit or under a large deck tent. Bohemian Baru is powered by two diesel engines and cruises at 10-12 knots.

Schedule 2015

Dates

Start

Finish

Status

Mar 04 – Mar 16

Padang

Sibolga

Available

Mar 18 – Mar 30

Sibolga

Padang

Fully Booked

Apr 01 – Apr 13

Padang

Sibolga

Available

Apr 15 – Apr 27

Sibolga

Padang

Available

Apr 29 – May 11

Padang

Sibolga

Available

May 13 – May 25

Sibolga

Padang

Available

May 27 – Jun 08

Padang

Sibolga

Available

Jun 10 – Jun 22

Sibolga

Padang

Fully Booked

Jun 24 – Jul 06

Padang

Sibolga

Available

Jul 08 – Jul 20

Sibolga

Padang

Available

Jul 22 – Aug 03

Padang

Sibolga

Available

Aug 05 – Aug 17

Sibolga

Padang

Available

Aug 19 – Aug 31

Padang

Sibolga

Fully Booked

Sep 02 – Sep 14

Sibolga

Padang

Available

Sep 16 – Sep 28

Padang

Sibolga

Pending

Sep 30 – Oct 12

Sibolga

Padang

Fully Booked

Oct 14 – Oct 26

Padang

Sibolga

Available

Oct 28 – Nov 09

Sibolga

Padang

Available

Nov 11 – Nov 23

Padang

Padang

Available

 

1. Charter price is US$ 3,740 per person ($3,290 late season)

2. US$ 1,000 per person deposit to confirm booking; US$ 10,000 deposit for exclusive group bookings

3. Final payment is due 3 months prior to the start of the charter

4. Normal bookings at the price above; 10 pax max per charter

* Group booking for early season - charters 1 – 6 … big discounts !
8 pax 
$3,590
$28,720
9 pax
$3,490
$31,410
10 pax
$3,390
$33,900
11 pax
$3,250
$35,750
12 pax
$3,100
$37,200
* Group booking for peak season - charters 7-16
8 pax 
$4,490
$35,920
9 pax
$4,390
$39,510
10 pax
$4,290
$42,900
11 pax
$4,150
$45,650
12 pax
$4,000
$48,000
* Group booking for late season - charters 17, 18, 19, 20
8 pax 
$3,990
$31,920
9 pax
$3,890
$35,010
10 pax
$3,790
$37,900
11 pax
$3,650
$40,150
12 pax
$3,500
$42,000

 

Group booking prices for exclusive use of the boat see ABOVE :