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Umma Maonu Mentawai Tribe and Surf is a local family-run camp in the beautiful Mentawai Islands. Located in a secluded part of the playgrounds surf region, surfers can experience the world class waves as well as get a feel of true island living. Whether you come to find the best waves possible, to snorkel on beautiful coral reef among the fish, trekking to meet the shamans who are still holding onto an ancient culture, or just chilling and living the island ‘dream’, you can just book your surfing holiday with Umma Maonu Mentawai Tribe and Surf.
Guests of Umma Maonu will stay in the traditional Mentawai Umma or two cozy chalets situated amongst the coconut tree forest. All of the houses are built from locally sourced material and recycled wood is used where possible.
The Umma has 2 bedrooms, each bedroom can accommodate 2 people. It houses the main dining, lounge, and bar areas as well as a large socializing space for you to enjoy drinks, music, and food to keep you fueled after a long day of surfing.
The two chalets are situated away from the main house and entertainment area to ensure maximum privacy. The first chalet can accommodate 3 people and the second bungalow can accommodate up to 5 people. There are a shared bathroom and toilet in the chalets, but they have their own shower areas.
All rooms are provided with bath towels. There are no hot showers on the island. Shower water may smell a little as it has sulfur in it but this is regarded as very healthy for your skin and hair. The rooms will be cleaned daily by the staff. There is music system available.
The island has three amazing waves on the outer reefs. With the right swell and wind conditions, there are seven waves that you can surf regularly that are on a world class level. There’s also a chance for a bit of exploration with hidden gems that have never been surfed before, giving you the opportunity to score the best waves of your life.
When you’ve snagged enough waves here, it’s time to venture into the surf playgrounds of the Mentawai’s. With waves including Rifles, Hideaways, Bank Vaults, E-Bays, and A-Frames. Umma Maonu Mentawai Surf and Tribe has access to a large variety of waves for all surfing levels. All waves are accessible by boat unless you are paddling out front for an early morning session. It is not recommended for beginner to learn to surf in Mentawai.
On your surfing holiday, your typical day will include:
Umma Maonu Mentawai Tribe and Surf authentic camp is based on Maonu Island which is situated at the most northerly wave in the playgrounds region. The Mentawai Islands are a premier surfing destination that offers world famous waves. Their exposure towards the Southern Indian Ocean provides unbelievable waves all year round.
Maoni Island is the ultimate surfer’s paradise. Half of the island is white sand beach surrounded by a flat water atoll and the other half is mangrove forest which is ideal for exploring on canoes. Across the water is mangrove forest with a small river - ways that lead into the tropical rainforest on Siberut Island. The island is secluded from other resorts scattered across the area.
During your surfing holiday, you will be provided 3 meals a day plus snacks and beverages including water, coconut water, tea, and coffee. The meals are tasty menus of the local delicacies and western dishes cooked by a local chef and a western chef who are both based on the island. The day-to-day menu includes fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables, chili and curries, and plenty of braais (barbecues).
Please book your flight to Minangkabau International Airport (PDG). Depending on the day of your travel, you can go from the airport to a hotel or straight to the ferry which leaves for Siberut. Transfer from the airport is available upon request, please contact Umma Maonu Mentawai Tribe and Surf for more information.
Ferries leave Padang to Muara Siberut on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 a.m. or on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Once you've arrived in Siberut, Umma Maonu Mentawai Tribe and Surf will take you for a 45-minute boat ride to the camp. The transfer is included in the price.