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MV ADDICTION

The benchmark

"The MV Addiction is without question the most luxurious & fastest surf charter in the Mentawai Islands. If money’s no question and you simply want the best, then look no further."

MV ADDICTION

Size Matters

"At 80 ft in length and 24 ft wide the vessel is also one of the 2 largest boats operating in the region. Pretty impressive when you consider she’s arguably the fastest too."

MV Addiction Surf Charter

Price

From pp

USD 3750

Charter Boat

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Overview

About

mv addiction

Group Size: Max 12 / Min 10 guests
Number of Cabins: 4 a/c cabins
Length of Stay: 11 days surfing / 12 nights on board (trips can be shortened or increased)
Destination: Mentawai Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: High $$$$$
A/C: Cabins and all common rooms
Photos: USD$ 200pp
Beers: 24 beers per passenger
Tender: (1) 4.2 m (14ft) RIB with 60hp mariner engine and center console steering with power trim and oil injection
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

The MV Addiction is the most luxurious surf charter in the Mentawai Islands. At 24 metres (80 ft) in length and 8 metres wide the vessel is also one of the 2 largest boats operating in the region. There are 4 guest cabins, 3 of which have a double bed and single bunk and 1 that has 4 spacious bunks. It has a large gourmet galley, dinner seating for 12 guests and a huge lounge area. There are also two spacious outdoor lounges and dining areas.

The crew aboard this high speed catamaran have over 15 years of combined experience in West Sumatra and with a top speed of 28 knots (most charters cruise at 8-9 knots), there’s no faster way to get you to the surf, meaning more surf time. Nothing offers comfort quite like a large catamaran. No need for gyro controlled stabilizers thanks to 2 hulls and an 8 meter beam. Whether flying along at 20 knots+ or just sitting at anchor, The MV Addiction will be the smoothest ride you ever get.

addiction surfing

Accommodation

surf mentawai

4 guest cabins, 3 of which have a double bed and single bunk and 1 that has 4 spacious bunks
2 Showers and 4 Toilets
Large gourmet galley, dinner seating for 12 guests and a huge lounge area.
There are also 2 spacious outdoor lounges and dining areas.
On board entertainment systems including TV, DVD video and stereo
Snorkelling & Fishing Gear

addiction surf charter

Food

surf boat addiction

Included in everyone's trip:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
A mix of Indonesian and Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians can be catered for.
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks
Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water
24 beers per passenger / trip

Additional beers will be available for purchase on board

 

Specifications

surf charter mentawai

Length Overall: 25m, width 8m
Construction: Aluminium, built in Australia 1997, refit 2006
Marine Engine: 2 x MTU 8V M92 (Brand new for 2008)
Style: Catamaran Motor Cruiser
Cruise speed: 24 knots
Generator: 2 x 30 Kva, 2 x 965 Hp (720 Kw)
Electrical points: 220v power

Note: Satellite phone is available for emergency use only. If guests want to use it for any other reason, you will be charged. Please note, some areas of the Mentawai Islands have mobile signal.  Furthermore, some surf resorts have internet access and occasionally it will be possible to use their facilities.

Navigation & Saftey

surfing mentawai

EPIRB
Radar
GPS plotter
Depth Sounder/Fish Finder  
Radios – HF/SSB
VHF Radios  
Life Jackets for 20 People  
Life raft for 20 People  
First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)  

Satellite Phone Available  Note: Satellite phone is available for emergency use only.  If guests want to use it for any other reason, you will be charged.  Please note, some areas of the Mentawai Islands have mobile signal.  Furthermore, some surf resorts have internet access and occasionally  it will be possible to use their facilities.
 

The Crew

surf boat mentawai

The MV Addiction has an experienced crew and consists of:

American Captain (Dickinson Antal)
Indonesian photographer (Geni)
Indonesian Chef (Tony), deck hands & kitchen staff 
 

Trip Information

What to expect

When booking a trip aboard the Addiction, guests will have the chance to surf either the Mentawai Islands (the whole region) – or further north to the Telo Islands (as well as parts of the Northern Mentawai). If you’re booking a large group then you’ll usually get to choose which region. Smaller groups and single surfers should enquire as to which region the charter will be heading to.

mentawais and telos surf map

Both regions offer an excellent mix of waves, so it’s best to check out our destinations pages as well as the surf breaks listed here to get an idea of which region you’d prefer to visit.

Either way, expect plenty of picture perfect barrels breaking in crystal clear bath water, just a stone’s throw from palm fringed white sandy shores in a tropical paradise!

With that said, as a rule, the surf is suited more for experienced riders. They keep the status quo & will certainly take more from the long trip to the area. And although the region boasts 100’s of mechanical dreamy set-ups, the majority break over sharp coral reef ready to dish out a fresh tattoo given half a chance. This is primarily the reason we don’t encourage learners or even progressing beginners to the area. When things go wrong, you’ll soon realise that you’re very far away from a hospital.

But with so many waves to choose from, intermediates can find the waves of their lives, without running any real risk of injury.

As for the advanced surfer - the world really is your oyster!

 

The Surf

Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Mentawai & Telo pages.

Surf Breaks - Mentawai (Playgrounds)
Surf Breaks - Telo Islands
















  

Travelling to Sumatra

travel to mentawai

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

Arrival into Padang by (latest) 1pm.

The boat departs at 6pm.  Departure flights should be from 1pm (onwards) on the last day of the trip.

Flights 

We recommend using www.skyscanner.com and flying into either Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - or Jakarta, Indonesia.  From KL, there is usually one morning flight (1hr) with Air Asia  as well as a lunchtime flight to Padang.  From Jakarta, there are over a dozen flights each day that fly into Padang, from airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Srwijaya, Citilink  & Lion Air. We recommend www.traveloka.com 

Note: Visa On Arrival: A FREE 30 day Visa On Arrival is now available for a number of countries including: Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany. 

The Boat trip

surf charter boat

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

One of our staff will be waiting to take you to the harbor.

Early arrivals will be taken to relax at a nearby hotel

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawais early the next morning.

12 nights / 11 days surfing

Return back to Padang early morning.

One of our reps will take you to the airport or hotel of choice

Fly anytime after 1pm.

Note: The trip has no fixed route as the surf conditions can change day to day. Our experienced crew are always aware of the swell forecast and will update everybody each day to discuss the next move. The captain will usually change location during the night, leaving the opportunity for the guests to enjoy most of the day surfing.

What to bring

Before booking a trip aboard the MV Addiction, make sure to check our "Know before you go" section which is a handy page of what to expect as well as a detailed inventory of what to bring.










PRICES

Prices

Dates: 27 SEP 20 to 09 OCT 20

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3750

Guests:

Dates: 11 OCT 20 to 23 OCT 20

Nights: 12

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 25 OCT 20 to 31 OCT 20

Nights: 6

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 01 NOV 20 to 07 NOV 20

Nights: 6

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 15 NOV 20 to 27 NOV 20

Nights: 12

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 07 MAR 21 to 19 MAR 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3750

Guests:

Dates: 21 MAR 21 to 02 APR 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3750

Guests:

Dates: 04 APR 21 to 16 APR 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3750

Guests:

Dates: 25 APR 21 to 07 MAY 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3750

Guests:

Dates: 09 MAY 21 to 21 MAY 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3750

Guests:

Dates: 23 MAY 21 to 04 JUN 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3750

Guests:

Dates: 06 JUN 21 to 18 JUN 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3750

Guests:

Dates: 20 JUN 21 to 02 JUL 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3999

Guests:

Dates: 04 JUL 21 to 16 JUL 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 4400

Guests:

Dates: 25 JUL 21 to 06 AUG 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 4400

Guests:

Dates: 08 AUG 21 to 20 AUG 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 4400

Guests:

Dates: 22 AUG 21 to 03 SEP 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 4400

Guests:

Dates: 05 SEP 21 to 17 SEP 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3999

Guests:

Dates: 19 SEP 21 to 01 OCT 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3750

Guests:

Dates: 03 OCT 21 to 15 OCT 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3750

Guests:

Dates: 17 OCT 21 to 29 OCT 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 3750

Guests:
A high speed catamaran Somewhere in Sumatra Large covered back deck Comfortable enough to bring the family Enjoying the sunset on the front deck American owned and operated The most luxurious surf charter in the Mentawai Islands A top speed of 28 knots MV Addiction Dinner aboard the Addiction Always tasty and always plentiful On location in the Ments Probably the biggest show stopper in Sumatra Relaxing in between surfs There simply is no better surf charter operating in Sumatra Parked up in the playgrounds surf zone Putting you where you need to be Deep in the Mentawais

mv addiction

Group Size: Max 12 / Min 10 guests
Number of Cabins: 4 a/c cabins
Length of Stay: 11 days surfing / 12 nights on board (trips can be shortened or increased)
Destination: Mentawai Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: High $$$$$
A/C: Cabins and all common rooms
Photos: USD$ 200pp
Beers: 24 beers per passenger
Tender: (1) 4.2 m (14ft) RIB with 60hp mariner engine and center console steering with power trim and oil injection
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

The MV Addiction is the most luxurious surf charter in the Mentawai Islands. At 24 metres (80 ft) in length and 8 metres wide the vessel is also one of the 2 largest boats operating in the region. There are 4 guest cabins, 3 of which have a double bed and single bunk and 1 that has 4 spacious bunks. It has a large gourmet galley, dinner seating for 12 guests and a huge lounge area. There are also two spacious outdoor lounges and dining areas.

The crew aboard this high speed catamaran have over 15 years of combined experience in West Sumatra and with a top speed of 28 knots (most charters cruise at 8-9 knots), there’s no faster way to get you to the surf, meaning more surf time. Nothing offers comfort quite like a large catamaran. No need for gyro controlled stabilizers thanks to 2 hulls and an 8 meter beam. Whether flying along at 20 knots+ or just sitting at anchor, The MV Addiction will be the smoothest ride you ever get.

addiction surfing

surf mentawai

4 guest cabins, 3 of which have a double bed and single bunk and 1 that has 4 spacious bunks
2 Showers and 4 Toilets
Large gourmet galley, dinner seating for 12 guests and a huge lounge area.
There are also 2 spacious outdoor lounges and dining areas.
On board entertainment systems including TV, DVD video and stereo
Snorkelling & Fishing Gear

addiction surf charter

surf boat addiction

Included in everyone's trip:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
A mix of Indonesian and Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians can be catered for.
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks
Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water
24 beers per passenger / trip

Additional beers will be available for purchase on board

 

surf charter mentawai

Length Overall: 25m, width 8m
Construction: Aluminium, built in Australia 1997, refit 2006
Marine Engine: 2 x MTU 8V M92 (Brand new for 2008)
Style: Catamaran Motor Cruiser
Cruise speed: 24 knots
Generator: 2 x 30 Kva, 2 x 965 Hp (720 Kw)
Electrical points: 220v power

Note: Satellite phone is available for emergency use only. If guests want to use it for any other reason, you will be charged. Please note, some areas of the Mentawai Islands have mobile signal.  Furthermore, some surf resorts have internet access and occasionally it will be possible to use their facilities.

surfing mentawai

EPIRB
Radar
GPS plotter
Depth Sounder/Fish Finder  
Radios – HF/SSB
VHF Radios  
Life Jackets for 20 People  
Life raft for 20 People  
First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)  

Satellite Phone Available  Note: Satellite phone is available for emergency use only.  If guests want to use it for any other reason, you will be charged.  Please note, some areas of the Mentawai Islands have mobile signal.  Furthermore, some surf resorts have internet access and occasionally  it will be possible to use their facilities.
 

surf boat mentawai

The MV Addiction has an experienced crew and consists of:

American Captain (Dickinson Antal)
Indonesian photographer (Geni)
Indonesian Chef (Tony), deck hands & kitchen staff 
 

When booking a trip aboard the Addiction, guests will have the chance to surf either the Mentawai Islands (the whole region) – or further north to the Telo Islands (as well as parts of the Northern Mentawai). If you’re booking a large group then you’ll usually get to choose which region. Smaller groups and single surfers should enquire as to which region the charter will be heading to.

mentawais and telos surf map

Both regions offer an excellent mix of waves, so it’s best to check out our destinations pages as well as the surf breaks listed here to get an idea of which region you’d prefer to visit.

Either way, expect plenty of picture perfect barrels breaking in crystal clear bath water, just a stone’s throw from palm fringed white sandy shores in a tropical paradise!

With that said, as a rule, the surf is suited more for experienced riders. They keep the status quo & will certainly take more from the long trip to the area. And although the region boasts 100’s of mechanical dreamy set-ups, the majority break over sharp coral reef ready to dish out a fresh tattoo given half a chance. This is primarily the reason we don’t encourage learners or even progressing beginners to the area. When things go wrong, you’ll soon realise that you’re very far away from a hospital.

But with so many waves to choose from, intermediates can find the waves of their lives, without running any real risk of injury.

As for the advanced surfer - the world really is your oyster!

 

Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Mentawai & Telo pages.

Surf Breaks - Mentawai (Playgrounds)
Surf Breaks - Telo Islands
















  

travel to mentawai

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

Arrival into Padang by (latest) 1pm.

The boat departs at 6pm.  Departure flights should be from 1pm (onwards) on the last day of the trip.

Flights 

We recommend using www.skyscanner.com and flying into either Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - or Jakarta, Indonesia.  From KL, there is usually one morning flight (1hr) with Air Asia  as well as a lunchtime flight to Padang.  From Jakarta, there are over a dozen flights each day that fly into Padang, from airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Srwijaya, Citilink  & Lion Air. We recommend www.traveloka.com 

Note: Visa On Arrival: A FREE 30 day Visa On Arrival is now available for a number of countries including: Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany. 

surf charter boat

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

One of our staff will be waiting to take you to the harbor.

Early arrivals will be taken to relax at a nearby hotel

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawais early the next morning.

12 nights / 11 days surfing

Return back to Padang early morning.

One of our reps will take you to the airport or hotel of choice

Fly anytime after 1pm.

Note: The trip has no fixed route as the surf conditions can change day to day. Our experienced crew are always aware of the swell forecast and will update everybody each day to discuss the next move. The captain will usually change location during the night, leaving the opportunity for the guests to enjoy most of the day surfing.

All guests travelling to any surf camp or charter boat in Sumatra will require Travel Insurance. Surf Camp Sumatra recommends using World Nomads for any trip to Sumatra. Simply use the below form to get a quote.

Before booking a trip aboard the MV Addiction, make sure to check our "Know before you go" section which is a handy page of what to expect as well as a detailed inventory of what to bring.










Dates

Nights

Price Per Person

Special Offer

Availability

Select

27 SEP 20 to 09 OCT 20

12

USD 3750

10

11 OCT 20 to 23 OCT 20

12

USD 3750

0

25 OCT 20 to 31 OCT 20

6

USD 2200

0

01 NOV 20 to 07 NOV 20

6

USD 2200

0

15 NOV 20 to 27 NOV 20

12

USD 3500

0

07 MAR 21 to 19 MAR 21

12

USD 3750

10

21 MAR 21 to 02 APR 21

12

USD 3750

10

04 APR 21 to 16 APR 21

12

USD 3750

10

25 APR 21 to 07 MAY 21

12

USD 3750

10

09 MAY 21 to 21 MAY 21

12

USD 3750

10

23 MAY 21 to 04 JUN 21

12

USD 3750

10

06 JUN 21 to 18 JUN 21

12

USD 3750

10

20 JUN 21 to 02 JUL 21

12

USD 3999

10

04 JUL 21 to 16 JUL 21

12

USD 4400

10

25 JUL 21 to 06 AUG 21

12

USD 4400

10

08 AUG 21 to 20 AUG 21

12

USD 4400

10

22 AUG 21 to 03 SEP 21

12

USD 4400

10

05 SEP 21 to 17 SEP 21

12

USD 3999

10

19 SEP 21 to 01 OCT 21

12

USD 3750

10

03 OCT 21 to 15 OCT 21

12

USD 3750

10

17 OCT 21 to 29 OCT 21

12

USD 3750

10

Booking Notes

Occupancy: Max 12 / Min 10 guests.
Price is based on a group of 10 guests
For groups of 11 or 12, please contact us for additonal guest pricing
MV Addiction can also extend charters by up to 2 nights for US$3,750 per extra night.
North Sumatra fuel surcharge is US$3,000.

A deposit of US$ 800 per person is required to secure your booking.

Initial deposit is non-refundable but transferable or exchanged with a friend to take your place on that specific date (passengers are responsible for finding their own replacements).

Balance of payments is due 90 days prior departure and non-refundable 100%.

Confirmation of your bookings and deposits will be sent via email once the deposit has been received.

Travel Insurance is mandatory for your safety and no guest will be able to depart on the boat trips unless they have copies of their travel insurance documents before departure. We advise all guests take out insurance upon booking in case of accident or personal problems prior to your trip.

By way of payment, all guests agree to abide by the terms & conditions.

 

One payment per group for initial deposit & a second payment per group for the final balance (60 days prior to arrival).

Guests have 3 ways to make a payment:

1) Bank Transfer

Bank transfer is the most common form of payment. Payments can be made to our Australian, US, Euro, New Zealand or Pound Sterling accounts. On confirmation of booking we will send you the details.

2) Credit Card

Credit Card payments are accepted with a 2.9% fee.

3) PayPal

PayPal payments are available and are subject to a % surcharge from PayPal. These fees are typically around 4% (TBC).

By way of payment guests are agreeing to both MV Addiction & Surf Camp Sumatra’s Terms & Conditions. Both links can be found below;

MV Addiction http://www.addictionsurfing.com/booking

Surf Camp Sumatra: http://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camp-sumatra-terms.shtml

This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with Surf Camp Sumatra. Surf Camp Sumatra acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as land based accommodation and boat charter operators. Surf Camp Sumatra's obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. Surf Camp Sumatra has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.
Guest Reviews
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Vibe
MV Addiction

By Franzi
The trip was perfect. For starters, the organisation as soon as we landed in Padang was on the mark, right until we left 12 days later. We were looked after like kings. The Mentawai islands were everything I expected them to be and the surf was amazing. Double thumbs up to the crew and this amazing vessel.

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Food
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Mental Mentawais

By Geordie
Such a good trip in every way. Great crew, always friendly & smiling. Tasty and plentiful food. The boat was the most incredible there is, certainly the best I've seen by a long shot. And we scored some mind blowing sessions all to ourselves. What more can you ask for?

Overall
Value
Surf
Food
Room
Vibe
Nothing compares

By Fred
Thanks for an amazing trip. Certainly a no hassles surf trip where I pushed my surfing and relaxing to new limits! The crew helped us to seek out & surf some of the best waves we'd ever seen. Try it for yourself!

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Food
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Im addicted!

By Billy
The biggest and fastest there is in Sumatra. Once you've experienced the Addiction you'll be hooked for life!

Reasons to book!

  • Luxury surf charter
  • Fastest boat in the region
  • Experienced American skipper
  • Large boat (up to 12 guests)
  • 1 tender (additional boat)
  • 4 air conditioned cabins
  • Refit in 2006
  • Includes 24 beers pp
  • Photos ($200)

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