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Welcome to Mentawai Surf Camp, a private 5 bedroom guesthouse catering for just 4-12 people situated amongst the world renowned waves of playgrounds in the Mentawai Islands. Our beach front location, with views towards Beng Bengs (and other waves), is second to none. We proudly boast a number of waves within just 5-10 minutes from our shore as well as over 15 world class waves within 25 minutes. Without doubt, this is a year round surf destination and we invite you to joins us for a surfing experience in incredible surf spots in Mentawai!
Our surf camp is a brand new surf camp built in traditional Uma style of the Mentawais but with a twist of 1st world comfort. Catering for only 4-12 guests, the camp is an extremely comfortable and affordable option for surfers of all abilities and those looking to avoid the crowds of the other camps.
Each room is airy with extremely high ceilings, ventilated walls and comes complete with a mosquito net & fans. All bathrooms have a flush toilet, basin, tap and shower. With plenty of room, comfy bean bags & hammocks to relax in, this building offers guests lots of quiet time in between surfs.
In 2014 we completed the largest building that offers the main social area for the camp - as well as 1 x triple share bedroom (upstairs). The bedroom has extremely high ceilings & ventilated walls. The patio glass window/doors open onto a balcony - giving you 180 views as well as a nice breeze. The room comes complete with a mosquito net & fans. The (shared) bathroom is directly below. This is a really nice room - the only downside is that it's above the social area, so it's not suited for light sleepers who like to go to bed early.
The main building also has a large restaurant-lounge-bar on the ground floor. Its a very sociable space, ideal for fun and games such as karaoke, golf, various board games and of course drinking a few Bintangs! We also have a large projector for movies and watching the days surf photos. Its certainly a great addition to the camp and is the hub of all activity including all the daily meals.
Last but not least is The Tower which offers a private elevated room (with balcony) that overlooks the beach and bay, with views towards the neighboring islands and surf. It can be used as a double or two single beds for 2 guests. Its a lovely room, possibly the nicest. The only downside is it does not have a toilet attached to it due to its location. Guests will need to walk about 50 yards to the main building. Its a small price to pay for the best room in the house!
You need to arrive in Padang the night before their departure day from Padang. Next morning, you will take a taxi to Mentawai and aboard the fast ferry approximately at 06.15. You will arrive in Maura Siberut approximately at 12:00 via Sikabaluan. We will pick you by speedboat and expected to arrive in surf camp at 14.30. You will quickly settle in, unpack boards and have a quick snack. First day evening surfing from 15:00 - 16:00. Take shower and dinner before sleep and rest.
The evening before surfing we'll discuss how we should start the next morning. Usually we will wake up around 06:00 and try to leave before 07:00. On some occasions we will leave earlier, other times later. During every boat trip we'll bring along a gallon of water plus cold refreshment and some biscuits. You are welcome to buy sodas or beers and bring them along in the boat fridge. Just before departing, a quick wind and tide check to decide where to head first and if unclear we will head to our closest breaks and assess the situation from there.
We will usually surf until midday (or later) and come back for lunch and then head out again in the afternoon. We usually return from surfing around dusk, where we will head back to the camp cruising through wondrous sunsets for some well-deserved dinner and epic evenings at the bar!
On last day at surf camp, we will have an early surfing after breakfast and returning by 09:30. You will pack and depart from camp around 11:00 by speedboat and arrive in Padang approximately at 18:00. You need to overnight at Padang on the last day.
Pei Pei Lodge is ideally situated in arguably one of the best surfing areas in the world, the Mentawai Islands. Although spread out over 100 of kilometres of coastline, this particular area of South Siberut, Nyang Nyang Island and Playgrounds is the most condensed wave rich coastline by far. Made famous by the Quiksilver Indies Trader in the 90s, then by countless surf movies such as September Sessions and Young Guns (to name but a few) as well as gracing the covers of all the major Surfing Magazines this is the place every surfer dreams of coming.
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We have a huge reputation for providing outstanding meals for our guests. Lora is a Cordon Bleu qualified chef and you will not be disappointed! Three delicious meals are served each day around the guests schedule. The menu includes a variety of traditional Indonesian cuisine with plenty of Western favorites added in for good measure. We can cater to special dietary needs by request, including vegetarian and gluten-free. Tea, coffee and water is available to guests free of charge all day. We'll also take water on the boat each day as well as some snacks when necessary. Beer & soft drinks are available for purchase and is not included in the packaged price. You are more than welcome to bring your own duty free liquor!
You should arrive at Minangkabau International Airport (PDG). Daily flights from Kuala Lumpur or Jakarta serve as your best option of arrival.