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12 Day Boat Charter Surf Holiday in North Sumatra

Gunungsitoli, Nias, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Unique Boat Charter Surf Holiday Indonesia

Advanced difficulty
All meals included
Airport transfer included

After 10 years fulfilling the expectations of hundreds of surfers in the search for the perfect wave sailing across the archipelago of the Mentawais, Mentawai Surf Charters are now extending their coverage area to keep the dream alive and discover new and unexplored waves. Their newly built STAR KOAT2 will be based in the archipelago of Banyaks, North Sumatra. With plenty of world-class surf spots and the crowd factor way smaller, it is the option for the surfer who wants to be off the beaten track and score BIG.

Highlights

  • Surf the waves to your heart's content
  • Snorkeling gear available for your use
  • Sail through Banyak and Hinako Islands
  • Speed boat and tender boats available
  • 11 nights cabin accommodation
  • Boat and airport transfers
  • Daily meals and snacks

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


11 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Binaka Airport
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Accommodation

Star Koat II

Built in 2018 under the same standards of his older brother Moon Palikir, this boat was thought thru every single detail to offer our guests the ultimate level in comfort and style on board a surf charter.

The cabins arrangement was designed to fit only two guests in individual single beds. No more hitting your head on the upper bunk bed! You will also find enough plugs to charge all your devices at the side of your bed and your own cabinet to store your personal items.

The living room hosts everyone in great comfort and style. The main room is equipped with a 50″ LCD TV and other gadgets with a huge lounge sofa to chill out and recover from the sun and surf.

Features

  • 6 x twin share cabins (12 guests maximum)
  • 2 shower / toilet + 2 outdoor shower
  • Air-conditioned lounge and dining area with 50” TV, DVD, and stereo
  • 2 Fridge / 2 Freezer
  • Drinking cold water dispenser
  • Barbecue
  • Wide shaded top deck
  • 18ft speedboat / engine 115 HP
  • 12ft tender / engine 15HP
  • Snorkeling gear

Navigation and safety equipment

  • Radar - 24 Mile Range
  • GPS plotter - Depth Sounder / Fish Founder
  • Radios - HF/SSB, VHF Radios
  • Life jackets
  • Life ring with MOB lights
  • Life raft for 20 people
  • Satellite phone available
  • First aid kit

Specifications

  • Length Overall (LOA): 24m
  • Bean: 6.5 m
  • Construction: Fiberglass Hull
  • Marine Engine: Twin Engine Nissan RF10 420HP
  • Top speed: 14 knots
  • Cruise speed: 10 knots
  • Generator: 2 x colt diesel PS100 40KW
  • Electrical points: 220v power
  • Registration: Indonesian Flag

Program

Day 0

The clients must arrive in Medan International Airport (KNO) one day before the boat departure date as in the trip schedule. Due to the airport distance to town and from most hotels, it is recommended to stay for one night at the Horison Sky Kualanamu Hotel located inside the airport, where you can stay comfortably to get the early flight the next morning to Gunung Sitoli (GNS). Mentawai Surf Charters recommends Garuda Airline, they also recommend booking the hotel it in advance and they can provide support for reservations if needed (hotel expenses not included in the boat package).

Domestic flights to Gunung Sitoli time schedule:

Flight number GA-7116

  • Departure: 07:00
  • Arrival: 13:15

Flight number GA-7118

Departure: 08:00

Arrival: 14:15

Cabin baggage is up to 7 kilos only while dispatch baggage is up to 20 kilos.There is a limit of surfboards the aircraft can take. For full groups of surfers, in case not all surfboards fit the first flight, the team will wait for the seconsd flight to arrive with the remaining surfboards for boat departure.

Day 1

Arrive in Binaka Airport (GNS) at the first day of the trip as in the schedule. The staff will be at the airport arrival gate to welcome you. They will gather all the clients in Gunung Sitoli to proceed with the transfer to the boat, which takes about two hours. Early arrivals will be received at the airport and driven to Hotel Miga Beach until all clients arrive (personal expenses not included). The boat crossing time to the islands is about four hours depending on weather conditions. In case all clients arrive in the morning, it is possible to surf at the first day of the trip!

Day 12

The boat will arrive at the port early morning of the last day of the trip as in the schedule. Clients may book their flight from Gunung Sitoli to Medan no earlier than 8 a.m. Mentawai Surf Charters recommends Garuda Airline.

Domestic flights to Medan time schedule:

Flight number GA-7117

  • Departure: 08:30
  • Arrival: 11:30

Flight number GA-7213

  • Departure: 09:30
  • Arrival: 12:30

Mentawai Surf Charters recommends having a window of time on the next flight from Medan, in case some flight delays occur.

Location

Banyak and Hinako Islands

About a hundred miles to the west coast of Sumatra lies the Banyak’s archipelago. It doesn’t leave much to envy surf wise from its neighbor, the Mentawais. With plenty of world-class surf spots and the crowd factor way smaller, it is the option for the surfer who wants to be off the beaten track and score high.

This archipelago is a host of some incredible waves, many only accessible by boat. You will surf the incredible Banyak Islands with Treasure Island rights, Bay of Plenty Rights & Lefts, and several others.

Depending on the forecast available during your trip, the surf guide in charge may choose to sail south and you will have also the opportunity to explore some secret spots in Nias and the Hinako Islands' world-class waves ASU, Bawa, and more.

Most famous waves

Bangkaru

Also known as Treasure Island, this wave provides a long run with three tube sections. Requires a large swell and is a friendly wave with easy tubes and some challenging sections.

Cobras

When the swell drops too much for Treasures, that's where you move to. A swell magnetic wave that provides tube sections in front of a paradisiac unspoilt white sandy beach.

Joystick

This fun wave breaks on a perfectly shaped semi-circle reef and offers extremely playful walls and tubes. Mid to high tides and moderate to large swell needed to get it good. Great for intermediate surfers or experienced ones who want to let loose.

Lolok

A wave for the chargers who want to get barrelled up! Breaks over a super shallow reef bench at the south point of the bay. Wear your booties if you want to surf the low tide!

Secret Right

When the swell direction aligns with the right wind, this powerful wave machine provides one of the heaviest barrels around. Only for experienced surfers.

Secret Left

In the coast of Nias, breaking over a shallow coral bench and providing a speed section for barrels at the drop, turning to a long wall that extends for about 100 meters ending by the channel. This wave works with light to no wind and needs moderate swell.

ASU

At the northern tip of tiny Asu island you will find this impressive long and barreling wave on top of a shallow reef. Speed is essential to make some of the pinching sections and it gets heavy at size, which it handles with ease. It requires the exactly opposite wind conditions of Bawa to work with perfection.

Bawa

It's a challenging, powerful wave for chargers. The location, way out into the Indian Ocean, picks up more swell than anywhere else and transforms a solid SW swell into round, cavernous pits through the inside bowl section.

Food

During this charter, you will be provided with chef made meals in a diversified menu plus fruits, snacks, soft drinks, and mineral water. Vegetarians and gluten-free diets are welcome under request. A 15-cartoon of Bintang beer is also included per charter.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

Although surfing is the main activity, there are many others things to do during the trip. The Mentawai archipelago is one of the most stunning locations on earth, most of the Islands have beautiful white sand beaches and coconut trees, surrounded by crystal clear waters, live coral reefs, and a large variety of marine life offering that perfect set-up a snorkeling or just lie down and relax between the surf sessions.

The boats are stocked up with recreation equipment to make the most of this adventurous place to visit. Exploring and enjoying the local nature is a must to do for all guest. The boats have all the toys from snorkeling gear, stand up paddleboards, and few paraphernalia for stretching and warming up. In addition, there is a lot of local handcraft shopping to do with the natives and village visits around the islands.

When the boats are not chasing waves, there are plenty opportunities for relax on board cruising along the islands through breathtaking anchorages. Having your “happy hour” at sunset on the deck, sharing a few drinks with friends, or just chilling, you will have an authentic Indonesia adventure.

What's included

  • All airport / boat / airport transfers
  • 11 nights on-board air-con cabin accommodation
  • Daily meals plus fruits and snacks
  • Soft drinks and mineral water
  • 15 cartoon of Bintang beer per charter
  • 18ft speedboat, 12ft tender boat, and snorkeling gear
  • Experienced surf guide on board

What's not included

  • Photo and video services (available under request)
  • Indonesia visa
  • Mentawai tax (guests can pay in IDR at the airport on arrival; valid for 15 days, it cost is 1 million IDR or approximately 70 USD)
  • Airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra alcohol (under request)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

The clients must arrive in Medan International Airport (KNO) one day before the boat departure date as in the trip schedule. Due to the airport distance to town and from most hotels, Mentawai Surf Charters recommends a one night stay at the hotel located inside the airport, where the client can stay comfortably to get the early flight the next morning to Gunung Sitoli / Binaka Airport (GNS).

Mentawai Surf Charters recommends booking it in advance and they can provide support for reservations if needed (hotel expenses are not included in the package). Mentawai Surf Charters recommend the clients to book with Garuda Airlines the first flight in the morning to Gunung Sitoli (GNS).

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

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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.
12 days / 11 nights
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This vacation is available on certain dates, please select an arrival date below.

Low season

 

  • October – March

 

High season

 

  • April – September
Sunday May 30, 2021
(12 days / 11 nights)

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