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8 Days Surf Evolution Program in Mentawai, Indonesia

Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais, Masokut Nyang-nyang Island, South Siberut, Mentawai Islands Regency, West Sumatra, Sumatra, Indonesia

Surf Camp in Indonesia

All difficulty levels
Maximum 12 participants
All meals included

The Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais stands out as a place where each of you is encouraged to reach your maximum surfing development. All this care, combined with the experience of the surf coaches, offers you the opportunity of a great evolution in your surfing level from the beginners to the most experienced surfers. The surf coaches use the knowledge of the conditions of the northern waves of the Mentawai, providing tips about the positioning and performance in the waves. The most perfect and constant waves in the world and all you need to enjoy the best surf trip ever is the physical, psychological, and with all the support that will make this surf trip an unforgettable experience.

Highlights

  • 2 surf sessions per day
  • 2 times per day speedboat to go surfing
  • Five konzept for surf coaching and training
  • Services of experienced surf guides or coaches
  • Use of the high-performance center, stand up paddle, snorkeling
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner per day
  • Coffee, tea, snacks, and drinking water
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball court
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • Baby sitting
  • Board rental
  • Child care
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais was created with a unique and innovative concept, based on the tripod: comfort, healthy eating, and physical and psychologic maintenance. The resort stands out as a place where each guest is encouraged to reach its maximum surfing development.

The structure

The architecture of the buildings are based on the traditional style of the Mentawai, valuing the culture of the region, but adding items that combine comfort and well being. The entire complex extends over a private bay with white sandy beach and crystal clear water stretching for 1.5 kilometers. The local partner Robu Mayersha also an excellent craftsman and through their knowledge and experience ensures a touch of rusticity in buildings and furniture that decorates the resort, most made on the island itself.

Traditional UMAS

You will stay in one of the comfortable Uma Bungalows with an air conditioner, orthopaedic mattress, 400 lines sheets, mini-bar, and daily housekeeping. At the Luxe Bungalow, hot water is also provided.

Private De Luxe bungalow

Each De Luxe “UMA” was made in the traditional style, offering to one couple or a maximum of four surfers, a space of 77 square meters divided in a spacious room with a king-sized bed and three single beds plus a bathroom porcelain with three environments: toilet, shower, and closet enabling use of each space without compromising the privacy of other guests, and balcony facing the sea.

Family De Luxe bungalow

The Family “UMA” has two floors. Downstairs has three single beds and one bathroom and upstairs has four single beds and another bathroom. There is a door inside that can be closed or open connecting or not the two floors.

Traditional style, modern comfort

Orthopedic mattresses, 400 thread count sheets, air conditioning, refrigerator, and differentiated lighting decoration ensure the welfare and comfort of guests. All the furnishings were made at the island resort using wood found on the beach and developed by Roby Mayersha, one of the members of the resort and a craftsman, assuring rustic and unique design.

High Performance Center

The Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais is the first High Performance Center in all Indonesia, specially designed to offer the best physical and psychologic conditioning in order to our guests surf their best in the most perfect waves in the world. A special team of physiotherapists, trainers, and surf coaches work full time at the resort providing a complete new Mentawai experience. Here, you will find a new step in your surfing evolution.

All of this is provided by the resort in partnership with The Andai Studio. The owner, Andreia Fornaro, has the responsibility to choose all top-level professionals to work at the Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais. Usually, the focus is on stretching and regeneration light exercises using “five konzept” and functional methodology, but a harder work out can be executed, depending on each guest.

Program

The departures from Padang to the resort are always early in the morning around 07:00 on the first day marked on the schedule, allowing you to arrive at the resort around 15:00 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 18:30.

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 coaches / guides will take care to not only take you to the best waves conditions but also to help improve your surfing skills with tips, workshops, and technics. Professional photos and videos include the use of drone and aquatic images. The slideshow is made daily for observation and the improvement of your performance. Along with this, you will be provided images of professional surfers showing how you can do one of the most perfect waves in the world. Photo and video packages are optional but strongly recommended.

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 your 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 an 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 their 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 beginners 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
Nov/Dec

Best months for intermediate surfers

Jan/Feb
Mar/Apr
May/Jun
Jul/Aug
Sep/Oct
Nov/Dec

Best months for advanced surfers

Jan/Feb
Mar/Apr
May/Jun
Jul/Aug
Sep/Oct
Nov/Dec

Monthly water temperature

Monthly recommended wetsuit

Jan/Feb
Mar/Apr
May/Jun
Jul/Aug
Sep/Oct
Nov/Dec

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 where a bridge spans the beach through a natural lake and connecting to the main entrance. Lotus flowers give a special touch especially in the morning when their petals are still open and provide an incredible site.

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)

  • Forrest walk
  • Relaxing by the sea
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddleboarding
  • Tracking

What's included

  • 2 surf sessions per day
  • Specialized surf coaching and 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 or coaches
  • 2 times 1-hour internet per day
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner per day
  • Coffee, tea, snacks, and unlimited drinking water
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Visa fee on your arrival (depend 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 (250 USD surfer and 200 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
  • Photo package (please inquire and reserve upon booking)
  • Hotel in Padang
  • Travel insurance
  • Soft drinks, juices, and alcohol 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 (5 USD per hour)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Minangkabau International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional 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 allowing 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 250 USD surfer and 200 USD non-surfer per person round trip. Transportation involves transfers from an airport in Padang, hotel, port, Mentawai fast, and speedboat Siberut to Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais round trip.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.

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Availability

This surf camp is available from March to October 2019 with an arrival and departure on Saturdays and / or Tuesdays. 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.

 
Pricing information

The followings are other pricing options you may choose

 
Private Deluxe Bungalow
  • Private single room: 2,926 USD
  • Private triple room:  4,620 USD
 
Family Deluxe Bungalow (upstairs)
  • Private single room: 2,772 USD
  • Private double room: 3,388 USD 
  • Shared triple room: 1,575 USD
  • Private triple room: 4,305 USD 
 
Family Deluxe Bungalow (downstairs)
  • Private single room: 2,618 USD
  • Private double room: 2,464 USD 
 
Kid rates
  • Kids aged 0 - 4 years old are free of charge.
  • Kids aged 5 - 11 years old receive 50% discount.

 

Others
  • A two-way transfer for a surfer: 250 USD per person
  • A two-way transfer for a non-surfer: 200 USD per person
  • Mentawai surfer tax: 1,000,000 IDR (+/- 72 USD) - must be paid at Padang Harbour before going to the Island and it is valid for 15 days.

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