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Luxurious Surf Holiday in Indonesia

Advanced difficulty
All meals included
Airport transfer included

Join this surf charter around Sumatra, Indonesia! During this holiday, you will spend your time exploring the islands around Sumatra such as Mentawai Island, Telo Islands, Nias, Banyak Islands, and its surroundings. The islands are famous for their surf destinations with incredible waves, amazing views, and extravagant nature. As for the trip, you will get on a brand new 22 meters (72 feet) aluminum power catamaran custom built specifically for luxury surf charters launched in 2016. This is a spacious, comfortable, and stable boat that will support your journey and make it an unforgettable experience.

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  • Amazing surfing sessions
  • Custom built power catamaran
  • Use of onboard equipment and amenities
  • Foods and drinks during the journey
  • 12 nights of accommodation
  • Airport transportation

Skill level

  • Advanced


11 days with instruction
Group size: Minimum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: Minangkabau International Airport
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  • Air-conditioned rooms

The boat is fully air-conditioned, has a water maker, and is equipped with all modern navigational and safety equipment. Guest accommodation includes two double bed private cabins, eight single bunks, and two double beds. There are two bathrooms / toilets with hot and cold showers. Additionally, there are three deck levels, guest accommodation lower hull level, saloon, and galley on main deck and bridge deck level, wheelhouse, and deck area.


Once you have left the aircraft, got your visa on arrival, and cleared customs, you can then collect your luggage and go to the exit where someone will be waiting for you and transfer you and your boards to the boat or a hotel to relax until departure time. Your surfboards will go directly to the boat. The boat usually departs about 6 p.m. depending on your flight arrivals and also Crystal Clear's provisioning. You will steam overnight and try to arrive at the first surf spot at dawn if the weather permits.

Before you leave the port, you will have a group meeting. You will be given a welcome and safety speech by the captain or surf guide and also you and the Crystal Clear team will discuss the surf factoring in weather conditions, swell size, the location of other boats, etc. The areas are world-class surfing areas, with a wide range of different surf breaks for all levels of surfing.


There are two different trips, one is to the Mentawai islands in and out of Padang.

The second is to the Tello, Nias, Hinako and Banyak Islands in and out of Padang.

All these islands are about 80 kilometers off the west coast of Sumatra.

The itinerary is flexible because the group needs to take into account the different conditions for the waves you will be surfing, wind, swell direction, tides, other surfers, etc.

So before the group departs Padang, there will be a team meeting and Michael, your guide, will explain the different options and what he thinks is best then the group can make a plan based on the passengers' input and his experience and off you go.


Michael Matthew


Sumatra is an island in Western Indonesia and the islands of Sumatra are an incredible surfing destination with remarkable consistency and quality. A boat trip in Sumatra is a dream come true for any surfer. There are great waves, beautiful scenery, and more great waves. The area is so packed full of top-quality waves that you will not believe just how good it is.

The area is also a major swell magnet. There are waves for every standard and style of surfing ranging from fast shallow barreling waves with deep barrels to long cruisey walls with rippable faces. There are waves in this area year-round. However, the most ideal time to surf this area is from March to November because of the southern hemisphere winter when the Indian Ocean is an active groundswell producing the machine.

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The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 12 nights trip onboard Crystal Clear charter boat
  • Airport transfers
  • All food and drinks, excluding alcoholic beverages (bring your own duty-free and Crystal Clear will buy your beer at a local price)
  • Use of onboard equipment and amenities

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Mentawai surfer tax (1,000,000 IDR per person)
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Minangkabau International Airport Airport transfer included: Minangkabau International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
13 days / 12 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 10 participants

Tuesday October 8, 2024
(13 days / 12 nights)

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