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Surf Camp in Indonesia

Intermediate difficulty
Maximum 12 participants
All meals included
Airport transfer available

The Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais is located on a pristine private bay right in the middle of the 24+ waves of the Northern Mentawais. The Resort was created with a unique and innovative concept, based on the tripod: comfort, healthy and delicious meals, and physical/psychological maintenance. A great place for single surfers, couples, and families, here you will find from private suites to large luxury rooms and our main building offers a great place to train, recover, or just relax between a surf session and for non-surfers. All this in a family environment with a maximum capacity for 12 surfers.

Highlights

  • 2 times per day speedboat to go surfing.
  • Warm and recovery session with professional Phisyo educators
  • The services of experienced surf guides will lead you to the best spots and the best time
  • Use of the high-performance center, stand-up paddle, snorkeling
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner per day
  • Coffee, tea, snacks, and drinking water
  • 9 nights accommodation in luxury suites

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


9 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer available:
Minangkabau International Airport (US$ 300 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Table tennis
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Baby sitting
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding
  • Outdoor shower

Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais bungalows are all beachfront and mixes traditional Mentawai local architecture and modern finishing and comfort.

UMA Deluxe Bungalow

The Luxury "Uma" (means Bungalow in the Mentawai Dialect) is located just a few steps from de water, with the -King room

There is a big room with a king-size bed and three single beds. The toilet was made with three ambients and porcelain tiles. Air-conditioning, orthopedic mattress, 400-thread linen bed sheets, hot shower, mini-bar, and daily housekeeping complete the experience of staying in your own bungalow in paradise.

Master room

The 72-square-meter big room has a King-size bed and three single beds. The toilet was made with three ambients and porcelain tiles. Air-conditioning, orthopedic mattress, 400-thread linen bed sheets, hot shower, mini-bar, and daily housekeeping complete the experience. The balcony view is amazing.

Twin room

The room has 2 single beds and an exclusive toilet. Air-conditioning, orthopedic mattress, 400-thread linen bed sheets, hot shower, mini-bar, and daily housekeeping complete the experience.

Double suite 1

The room has one double bed for couples or one traveler and also has an exclusive toilet. Air-conditioning, orthopedic mattress, 400-thread linen bed sheets, hot shower, mini-bar, and daily housekeeping complete the experience.

Double suite 2

The room has one double bed for couples or one traveler and a single bed. Also has an exclusive toilet. Air-conditioning, orthopedic mattress, 400-thread linen bed sheets, hot shower, mini-bar, and daily housekeeping complete the experience.

Suite 1

The room has one double bed for couples or one traveler and also has an exclusive toilet. Air-conditioning, orthopedic mattress, 400-thread linen bed sheets, hot shower, mini-bar, and daily housekeeping complete the experience.

Suite 2

The room has one double bed for couples or one traveler and a single bed. Also has an exclusive toilet. Air-conditioning, orthopedic mattress, 400-thread linen bed sheets, hot shower, mini-bar, and daily housekeeping complete the experience.

Program

Generalities

Mentawais, every surfer's consumption dream. The amount, variety, consistency and quality of the waves is famous. To top it off, it is located in a tropical paradise away from large centers with nature still sovereign and almost untouched. It was exactly in this scenario that the idea of ​​building a surfing resort with the differential of providing a unique experience was born.

Alexandre Ribas is one of the founders and currently lives at the resort with his family. It is he who receives hundreds of surfers every year and his job is to offer a place where, in addition to super comfortable and pleasant accommodation and infrastructure, he also has a permanent training center with a gym, yoga space and natural, healthy and tasty food. a work done with passion.

It all started in 2013 and, from the beginning, the idea has always been to provide the best possible experience of support for surfers and entertainment for family and companions, even without being surfers. "The idea was to provide everything that my partners and I have always dreamed of finding at a surf resort." Custom say Alexandre.

Andaipilates was the first partnership, and to this day it organizes from intermediate to advanced surfers, offering various activities such as Pilates, yoga, functional, and relaxation exercises. The five konzept method is also used and is one of the highlights for offering physical regeneration techniques with simple and efficient movements.

All this work, in addition to entertaining non-surfers, offers the opportunity for surfers to be ready to face the real surfing marathon during their stay. The result and the highlights that the resort has achieved in the last few years, have become a reference in the region for those seeking comfort and well-being.

The psychological part is also another strong point. At the resort all electronic devices are avoided. The idea is to have nature and isolation as an ally in the task of disconnecting with the outside world and reconnecting with yourself. The motto is to take your surfing to a new level, while enjoying the resort bay and amid the best waves in the world.

The menu is based on healthy and natural meals mixing international and local dishes, but always giving the right nutrients to make you ready for all new surfing sessions. This is a real surf marathon and you will find what you need to enjoy it fully.

Arrivals and departures

The departures from Padang to the resort are always early in the morning around 7 a.m. on the first day marked on the schedule, allowing you to arrive at the resort around 3 p.m. in time to get settled, having a healthy and energetic meal, and going for your first surf session on the islands. The return from the resort to Padang is organized late in the morning of the last day marked on the schedule allowing one last surf session early in the morning before getting back to mainland Sumatra. The arrival in Padang occurs around 6:30 p.m.

For surfers

A complete training center with highly qualified professionals and focused on the regeneration of your body and mind after each surfing session. Andreia Fornaro from Andai Pilates is responsible for the professional team who help you to be in shape and ready for all surfing seasons. Yoga, meditation, Pilates, biomechanics, and techniques of five Konzept (German method with little time to practice and without much effort regenerate all muscle groups) are the tools that will make your surf trip with no pain and minimal muscle and physical stress.

Professional surf guides will take care to not only take you to the best waves conditions but also to help improve your surfing skills with tips. Professional videos package included.

There is an exclusive location away from traditional surf camps areas with two waves in front of the resort, the wave of Hideaways which is just three minutes by boat and more than 20 world-class waves on average 15 minutes by boat from the resort. Besides, Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais has the most stable and faster boats in the Mentawais developed by the experienced local partner.

For non-surfers

Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais offers various activities such as snorkeling, stand up, hiking, games, local cuisine courses, photography course, massages, and more. They are perfect options for those who follow the surfers or just for those who are attracted by the beauty, culture, and magic of one of the most charming places in the world. The training center also offers activities for non-surfers like yoga, meditation, Pilates, and functional Five Knozept. All of these are in a privileged and exclusive bay protected by a coral reef and a white sandy beach over 1.5 kilometers extension toward the rising sun.

Evolution

Besides the deep knowledge of the waves in the region, the guides do not only help in choosing the best picks whether as a result of the winds, swells, and a number of other surfers, but also ensure tips and advice on positioning in the waves and also in improving the performance of each of you. Surfers who choose Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais can be assured that in just one trip of 11 or 12 days will have a significant growth in the level of their surfing. Not only for the quality of the waves in the region as well as throughout the structure carefully designed to take full advantage of your stay and surfing sessions. This concept can be summed up in one word: evolution.

The concept

These activities combined with the healthy balanced menu, surf guide and coach instructions, daily slideshow, and luxury accommodations, stand for the unique Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais concept which was created to put your surfing in a new level for surfers, and for non-surfers a chance to unify body, mind, and spirit. Zen out at Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais.

The trip

Your trip will begin around 07:00 on the first day marked on your trip schedule. Upon arrival at the city of Padang (Sumatra) on the day before the scheduled departure date of your trip, you may spend one night in the city of Padang. At the airport, one of Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais' representatives will meet you and take you to the hotel where you will spend the night.

The next day dawn around 06:00, their representative will pick you up to take you to the Mentawai fast boat which will make your journey from the city of Padang to the resort. It’s around a three to seven hours trip depending on weather conditions. On your return, you should usually arrive in Padang around 18:30 on the last day marked on your schedule. You must book your ticket out of Padang for after 21 hours. Sometimes, you will need to spend the night at Padang and take your fly on the next day.

The trip usually takes six hours going to Siberut (with a stop at Sikalabuan port first) and three hours at the way back depending on weather conditions. All flight itineraries need to be confirmed by Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais. Bad weather conditions and other reasons can delay the trip. Hidden bay Resort Mentawais will do everything to ensure you are able to make your connecting flights but they reserve the right not to be responsible for delays during the transfer process. Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais will not be held responsible for injury, death, damage, loss, delay, cost, expense, or inconvenience arising from travel misfortunes beyond their control.

People with connecting international flights should pay extra attention to the schedule and dates of the flights. If you are flying from Jakarta, you are recommended to book the international flight for the next day or after 23 hours on the day of your return. Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais has organized the schedule in order to allow you to surf on the first and last day of their trip. This is another advantage offered to you in order to make the most of your trip.

Location

The Mentawai Islands are a chain of more than seventy islands and islets on the Indian Ocean located approximately 150 kilometers from the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The strait that separates them from Sumatra is the Mentawai Strait. Siberut (4,030 kilometers square) is the largest island. The other major islands are Sipura, North Pagai (Pagai Utara), and South Pagai (Pagai Selatan) and the indigenous inhabitants of the islands are known as the people of the Mentawais. The Mentawai Islands have become a major surfing destination in the world during the last decade.

The resort is located in the middle of the 20 waves of the northern region of the Mentawai. What facilitates rapid access to most waves within 20 minutes by boat. The nearest peak is to the left of Hideaways which is less than five minutes from the resort and the further away is the wave of Bugerworld that mostly works in the days of small waves.

Several secrets are easily accessible in propitious days, and to complete with the ideal conditions, two right and left can be surfed in front of the resort with high tide. The resort was chosen for being at one of the most constant areas with the highest concentration of perfect waves throughout Indonesia. Independent of wind direction, the size, and direction of the swell, there will always be good surfing around. On days with good conditions, several peaks with different characteristics will provide unique sessions for all types of surfers.

The waves

The resort is located in the Playgrounds area where there is the highest diversity of good waves in the Mentawai Islands. Every wave is within a 15 minutes' speedboat ride from the resort and the closest one is Hideaways only three minutes by boat. There is always a protected wave with an offshore wind somewhere. Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais' swell window is huge from 240 SW through to 165 SE and the area gets consistently hit by a lot of swell from the Indian Ocean. The waves are the closest Mentawai waves to mainland Sumatra, which means less travel time for you to access the perfect waves.

Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais has waves that suit everyone from intermediate to professional surfers. The guest capacity is limited to 12 surfers which means more waves for everybody. Every difficult wave has an alternate and easier wave nearby. This means you can divide the group by different surf levels. In addition to the huge variety of famous waves of international quality, there are still many other secrets or semi-secret spots of excellent quality in the zone which is not shared in the website.

Burgerworld

It’s a right-hander mushier and good for turns ideal for days with little or no waves as it’s a kind of swell magnet.

Beng beng

This is a fun left-hander that provides a good wall for turns and an occasional little barrel at the take off on lower tides. A good option when the swell is small and west.

E-bay

E-bay is a hollow fast left with a good barrel section. It is very good when there is a good west swell around.

Pitstops

This is the right which is located next to E-bay. It’s a small to medium wave excellent for turns and very photogenic, breaking over a slab sometimes producing a small barrel on the takeoff followed by good sections for powerful turns or airs ending literally on the sand.

Nipussi

Nipussi is a right-hander a little further down the line from Bank Vaults, a mushier wave good wave for turns that occasionally produces short barrels on the take-off close to the rocks at low tide. It is one of the best options when the swell is very small as it works as a wave a magnet.

Bankvaults

Bankvaults is a heavy and hollow deep water right-hander with two distinct sections, one closer to the channel that provides good heavy barrels and another section deeper which also provides very good waves under ideal conditions and can connect all the way to the channel on epic days. You need to watch out for bigger sets that come out of nowhere.

Hideaways

Hideaways is a heavy and hollow left that breaks over a very shallow irregular reef of colorful corals. The wave has a late drop ‘ledge’ style and deep barrels on the deeper section close to the main peak and an easier take off with a section good for turns breaking wider.

No Kandui

No Kandui or simply Kandui is a super fast super hollow left throwing deep heavy barrels on every section. When the factors are aligned and the size and direction of the swell combine with the right, the wave turns into a tubular high-speed express that runs for hundreds of yards providing many deep tubes behind the peak from one section to another; It’s no wonder that Kandui is considered one of the best waves in the world! It needs a southwest swell and southeast winds to be perfect.

A frames

As the name suggests, it’s a peak that opens both left and right forming and “A’ frame, it’s a fat wave good for turns that ends in the channel, the left is better, hollower and can throw some good barrels on the inside at lower tides ending in the channel.

Rifles

Rifles is one of the best waves on the Mentawai islands. It is long, perfect and with many barrel sections.

Distances

  • Hideaways - 3 minutes by boat
  • The nearest peak - 5 minutes from the resort
  • The west coast of Sumatra, 150 kilometers
  • Waterfalls - 15 minutes' walk
  • Wave spots - 15 minutes' speedboat ride

Surf conditions

Surf spot:

 Sumatra

Monthly wave size

Best months for beginner surfers

Jan/Feb
Mar/Apr
May/Jun
Jul/Aug
Sep/Oct
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Best months for intermediate surfers

Jan/Feb
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Jul/Aug
Sep/Oct
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Best months for advanced surfers

Jan/Feb
Mar/Apr
May/Jun
Jul/Aug
Sep/Oct
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Monthly recommended wetsuit

Jan/Feb
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Features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball court

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Internet access
  • Laundry

Food

During this surf camp, you will be served nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner per day. You will also get coffee, tea, snacks, and unlimited drinking water. However, soft drinks, juices, alcoholic beverages, specialty snacks, and extra menu order are not included in the price.

Restaurant Sikerei

Built in the central part of the bay and facing the sea, the Restaurant Sikerei took advantage of its geographical position.

With an area of almost 1,000 square meters and three floors, it is considered as the largest traditional construction already been made across the region. There is also multi-use space which includes a restaurant, bar, lounges, TV room, shop, office, functional and yoga room, gym, game room, surfboards room, kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry. All are nicely decorated and spacious.

Special menu

Based on the natural and nutritional menu with the touches of local and international cuisine, all meals aim to provide guests with light, healthy, and tasty meals. This special menu resets the energy for the next surf session with a fast and light digestion. In the morning coffee is served with fruit cereal, sandwiches, and pancakes, and the best coffee around made with the finest grains of Sumatra.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

Things to do (optional)

With a bay protected by a coral reef, guests can go snorkeling or stand-up paddle boarding. The lush forest behind the resorts offers some beautiful treks. Guests may simply enjoy their time relaxing on

the beach.

The team wants to help you disconnect from your daily routine and stress and reconnect with yourself. Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais encourages their guests to listen to nature’s sounds and put away electronic gadgets. Choose a book or just relax and find time to hear yourself.

What's included

  • 2 surf sessions per day
  • Specialized training, Five Konzept, Pilates, yoga classes (please check the dates), and functional training with the highly skilled professional Andai Pilates team
  • 2 times per day speedboat to go surfing
  • Use of resort facilities including the high-performance center, stand-up paddle, snorkeling equipment, kayak, SUP, and volleyball squad
  • Services of experienced surf guides
  • Video package
  • 2 times 1-hour internet per day
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner per day
  • Coffee, tea, snacks, and unlimited drinking water
  • 9 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Surf equipment rental
  • Visa fee on your arrival (depends on your country and length of stay)
  • Departure tax and other associated airport fees (10 USD)
  • Mentawai surf tax (1,000,000 IDR / 72 USD)
  • Transportation fees (300 USD surfer and 250 USD non-surfer per person round trip) involving transfers from an airport in Padang, hotel, port, and Mentawai fast and speedboat Siberut to Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais round trip
  • Hotel in Padang
  • Travel Insurance (Travel insurance is mandatory for your safety)
  • Soft drinks, juices, and alcoholic beverages
  • Specialty snacks and extra menu order
  • Mentawai souvenirs
  • Tips for the staff (not mandatory but appreciated - roughly 10 USD per day and distributed among the local staff only)
  • Extra internet (5gb, 20 USD)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Minangkabau International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara International Minangkabau) (PDG).

Arrival by ferry/boat

The transfer service includes all transportation from the airport to the resort and the way back. Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais uses the modern Mentawai fast boat. Due to its design that allows it to navigate safely in extreme winds and stormy conditions, this long boat is safer and more stable than the big speedboats as it can navigate in all weather conditions.

This way, you will have a much greater chance of a guaranteed departure on the scheduled dates avoiding delays and inconveniences due to bad weather. Transportation fees are 300 USD per surfer and 250 USD per non-surfer per person round trip. Transportation involves transfers from an airport in Padang to the hotel, hotel to port, Mentawai fast, and speedboat Siberut to Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais round trip.

The hotel in Padang is apart.

Airport: Minangkabau International Airport Airport transfer available: Minangkabau International Airport (US$ 300 per person) Additional charges may apply. 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.

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Availability

Arrival days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

You can amend the dates of your trip up to 30 days prior to arrival. Please send an inquiry for more information. Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais can offer a longer stay package, just get in touch and they will help you.

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • November to March

 

High season
  • April to October

 

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