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NOMAD

Ideal for small groups

"Perfect for groups of just 6-8 guests, guests aboard the Nomad are guaranteed scoring more waves with just you and your mates.”

NOMAD

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"The Nomad is all about scoring uncrowded surf with just a handful of your closest surf buddies.”

Nomad Surf Charter

Specials

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USD 2330

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Overview

About

Nomad surf

Group Size: Max 8 guests
Number of Cabins: 1 a/c dormitory (8 bunk beds)
Length of Stay: 10 days surfing / 11 nights on board
Destination: Mentawai, Telo & Banyak Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Low to Medium
A/C: Cabins & whole interior
Photos: Complimentary
Beers: No Complimentary beers
Tender: 4m tender & 7.3m aluminium speedboat (with 150 hp 4 stroke x 2) 
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

Built in 1995, the impressive Nomad is a traditional Indonesian “pinisi” surf charter that’s perfect for small groups looking to score uncrowded waves in the furthest corners of the Mentawai, Telo and even the Banyak islands.

At the helm of the vessel is Aussie Jake Thompson, an extremely experienced captain and surf guide with close to a decade of experience working in the islands. Well respected in the area, Jake is not only a capable skipper but at the ripe old age of 23, is an extremely keen surfer, willing to go that extra mile so he can guarantee you the best & least crowded waves of your life.

And if that’s not enough to get you frothing to jump aboard, guests of the Nomad have full use of its 4m tender as well as a 7.3m aluminium speedboat – known as the “Boomerang”. Powered by 2 x 150 hp engines, she’s absolutely perfect for "having a look 'round the corner" when the Nomad is anchored up at a break.

Accommodation

Nomad cabin
Sleeping quarters

The surf charter boat has plenty of space to sleep up to 8 guests in its dormitory style sleeping quarters. 

The cabin is fully air conditioned so you're guaranteed a great nights sleep. Its also perfect to just escape the tropical sun for a few hours, grabbing a day time nap or chilling out in front of a movie.

Towards the back of the boat, you will find an interior dining area next to the kitchen, which is perfect to escape from a nasty squall or passing storm. However, the main hang out area is outside, above deck, where there is a dining table and chairs as well as places to relax during the day. When the Nomad is moored up, a shade is also put up so everyone can be outside and keep an eye on the surf. Its the perfect way to enjoy the breeze on a hot tropical day and just hang out above deck while having some relief from the sun. There's no better place to put on some tunes, kick back and watch your buddies get shacked while enjoying a well earned ice cold Bintang!


nomad surf charter sleeping quarters

Food & Drink

food and drink

Included in all packages:

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.

Includes:

Daily meals
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks

Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water 

The Crew

Jake Thompson

During each trip aboard the Nomad, there will be 5 qualified crew always on-board to maximise safety and service.

The crew have over 20 years of combined experience on board surf charters in Indonesia, and include an Indonesian captain, engineer, chef and deckhand, and an Australian skipper/surf guide Jake Thompson. Jake is not only part owner of the boat, but he’s also a very experienced and accomplished skipper as well as an extremely good surfer who will always guarantee finding you the best possible waves for your trip.

 

Inclusions

surf charter nomad

What’s included

* Airport transfers to and from the boat in Padang
* 11 nights on board the Nomad surf charter surfing in the Mentawai, Telo or Banyak Islands
* Single bed in the dormitory a/c cabin
* 3 large, healthy delicious meals served each day
* Plenty of snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks each day
* Use of flat screen TV & sound system
* Unlimited tea, coffee and water each day
* Speedboat shuttles to the surf from dawn til dusk, all day every day
* Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment
* Fishing & island excursions
* All necessary zone permits
* US$ 3 a day Mentawai Government Tax

What’s not included

* Mentawai Surfer Tax (IDR 1,000,000 pp)
* Flights to and from Padang
* Hotel in Padang if needed
* Visa Fees and Departure Tax
* Any additional cost resulting from late arrival or the need of early departure
* Use of satellite phone
* Tips for the crew

Specifications

surf charter nomad

Vessel Type: Timber Sloop (Traditional Indonesian Pinisi)
Length: 18 metres / 60 ft
Year Built: 1995
Speed Cruising: 8 knots
Range: 800 nm
Power: 220 HP Mitsubishi main 80 KVA Genset 240v/50 Hz
Facilities: Air conditioned, Refrigerator, Freezer
Accommodation: Bunks for 8 guests
Entertainment: TV, VHS/DVD player, CD Stereo, Fishing & Snorkelling gear

Tenders

1 x 4m tender
1 x 7m speedboat ("Boomerang"), details below:

Vessel Type: Aluminium Plate Centre Console
Length: 7.0m 
Range: 170 nm
Engines: 2 x Suzuki 4stroke 150hp
Accommodates: 8 pax comfortably with surf, dive and fishing gear
On-board Facilities: Esky full of cold drinks and snacks
Crew: 1-2
Communications: VHF Radio, satellite phone for longer runs
Navigation Aids: GPS, Depth Sounder, chart plotter, compass
Entertainment: All the fishing, diving and surfing you can handle

surf mentawai
Boomerang and Nomad

Navigation & Safety

surfing

Safety Equipment & Navigation

Life raft for 15 People
EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
Life jackets, life rings & flares
Satellite phone available
Radios - ICOM HF radio, ICOM VHF radio, ICOM handheld VHF radio
Garmin GPS FURUNO Radar
RAYTHEON Depth Sounder
Extensive First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)

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 region have mobile signal. Furthermore, some surf resorts have internet access and occasionally it will be possible to use their facilities.

Trip Information

What to expect

When booking a trip aboard the Nomad, 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) as well as The Banyak Islands (plus fuel surcharge). 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.

All regions offer a great range of waves, so it’s best to check out our destinations pages as well as the surf breaks listed there to get an idea of which region you’d prefer to visit.

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

 

The Surf

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

* Surf Breaks - Mentawai (Playgrounds)
* Surf Breaks - Telo Islands
Surf breaks - Banyak Islands






Travelling to Sumatra

travelling 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.nusatrip.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

mentawai surf charter

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

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

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawai or Telo islands early the next morning (Banyak Islands by request)

11 nights / 10 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 Nomad, 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: 23 JUL 19 to 03 AUG 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 16 AUG 19 to 17 AUG 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 20 AUG 19 to 31 AUG 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 03 SEP 19 to 14 SEP 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 17 SEP 19 to 28 SEP 19

Nights: 11 Availability: 1

Price: USD 2380 USD 2075

Guests:

Dates: 01 OCT 19 to 12 OCT 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 15 OCT 19 to 26 OCT 19

Nights: 11 Availability: 3

Price: USD 2380 USD 2075

Guests:

Dates: 29 OCT 19 to 09 NOV 19

Nights: 11 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2380 USD 2075

Guests:

Dates: 12 NOV 19 to 23 NOV 19

Nights: 11 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2380 USD 2075

Guests:

Dates: 26 NOV 19 to 07 DEC 19

Nights: 11 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2380 USD 2075

Guests:
Parked up somewhere in Sumatra Hanging on the main deck Hanging on the Nomad 8 knots cruising speed Evening aboard the Nomad Exterior shaded deck Nomad surf charter Plotting the route Anchored up in Sumatra One of the best small charter boats in Sumatra 8 birth air conditioned cabin Complimentary fishing excursions for all guests Ideal for a small group of friends 60 foot timber sloop Nomad Nomad and speedboat Surf charters to the Mentawai Telo and Banyak islands Nomad top deck Perfect for small groups Dinner is served Parked up in the Telo islands a/c accommodation with TV Traditional Indonesian Pinisi Nomad interior High above the Nomad Dream team aboard the Nomad Getting you where you need to be Nomad left and boomerang right Your skipper Jake Thompson Nomad kitchen Perfect for groups of 6 to 8 The Boomerang is perfect for missions like this Your sleeping quarters Cruising in the boomerang Nomad and the boomerang From the shallows Nomad and aluminium speedboat

Nomad surf

Group Size: Max 8 guests
Number of Cabins: 1 a/c dormitory (8 bunk beds)
Length of Stay: 10 days surfing / 11 nights on board
Destination: Mentawai, Telo & Banyak Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Low to Medium
A/C: Cabins & whole interior
Photos: Complimentary
Beers: No Complimentary beers
Tender: 4m tender & 7.3m aluminium speedboat (with 150 hp 4 stroke x 2) 
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

Built in 1995, the impressive Nomad is a traditional Indonesian “pinisi” surf charter that’s perfect for small groups looking to score uncrowded waves in the furthest corners of the Mentawai, Telo and even the Banyak islands.

At the helm of the vessel is Aussie Jake Thompson, an extremely experienced captain and surf guide with close to a decade of experience working in the islands. Well respected in the area, Jake is not only a capable skipper but at the ripe old age of 23, is an extremely keen surfer, willing to go that extra mile so he can guarantee you the best & least crowded waves of your life.

And if that’s not enough to get you frothing to jump aboard, guests of the Nomad have full use of its 4m tender as well as a 7.3m aluminium speedboat – known as the “Boomerang”. Powered by 2 x 150 hp engines, she’s absolutely perfect for "having a look 'round the corner" when the Nomad is anchored up at a break.

Nomad cabin
Sleeping quarters

The surf charter boat has plenty of space to sleep up to 8 guests in its dormitory style sleeping quarters. 

The cabin is fully air conditioned so you're guaranteed a great nights sleep. Its also perfect to just escape the tropical sun for a few hours, grabbing a day time nap or chilling out in front of a movie.

Towards the back of the boat, you will find an interior dining area next to the kitchen, which is perfect to escape from a nasty squall or passing storm. However, the main hang out area is outside, above deck, where there is a dining table and chairs as well as places to relax during the day. When the Nomad is moored up, a shade is also put up so everyone can be outside and keep an eye on the surf. Its the perfect way to enjoy the breeze on a hot tropical day and just hang out above deck while having some relief from the sun. There's no better place to put on some tunes, kick back and watch your buddies get shacked while enjoying a well earned ice cold Bintang!


nomad surf charter sleeping quarters

food and drink

Included in all packages:

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.

Includes:

Daily meals
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks

Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water 

Jake Thompson

During each trip aboard the Nomad, there will be 5 qualified crew always on-board to maximise safety and service.

The crew have over 20 years of combined experience on board surf charters in Indonesia, and include an Indonesian captain, engineer, chef and deckhand, and an Australian skipper/surf guide Jake Thompson. Jake is not only part owner of the boat, but he’s also a very experienced and accomplished skipper as well as an extremely good surfer who will always guarantee finding you the best possible waves for your trip.

 

surf charter nomad

What’s included

* Airport transfers to and from the boat in Padang
* 11 nights on board the Nomad surf charter surfing in the Mentawai, Telo or Banyak Islands
* Single bed in the dormitory a/c cabin
* 3 large, healthy delicious meals served each day
* Plenty of snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks each day
* Use of flat screen TV & sound system
* Unlimited tea, coffee and water each day
* Speedboat shuttles to the surf from dawn til dusk, all day every day
* Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment
* Fishing & island excursions
* All necessary zone permits
* US$ 3 a day Mentawai Government Tax

What’s not included

* Mentawai Surfer Tax (IDR 1,000,000 pp)
* Flights to and from Padang
* Hotel in Padang if needed
* Visa Fees and Departure Tax
* Any additional cost resulting from late arrival or the need of early departure
* Use of satellite phone
* Tips for the crew

surf charter nomad

Vessel Type: Timber Sloop (Traditional Indonesian Pinisi)
Length: 18 metres / 60 ft
Year Built: 1995
Speed Cruising: 8 knots
Range: 800 nm
Power: 220 HP Mitsubishi main 80 KVA Genset 240v/50 Hz
Facilities: Air conditioned, Refrigerator, Freezer
Accommodation: Bunks for 8 guests
Entertainment: TV, VHS/DVD player, CD Stereo, Fishing & Snorkelling gear

Tenders

1 x 4m tender
1 x 7m speedboat ("Boomerang"), details below:

Vessel Type: Aluminium Plate Centre Console
Length: 7.0m 
Range: 170 nm
Engines: 2 x Suzuki 4stroke 150hp
Accommodates: 8 pax comfortably with surf, dive and fishing gear
On-board Facilities: Esky full of cold drinks and snacks
Crew: 1-2
Communications: VHF Radio, satellite phone for longer runs
Navigation Aids: GPS, Depth Sounder, chart plotter, compass
Entertainment: All the fishing, diving and surfing you can handle

surf mentawai
Boomerang and Nomad

surfing

Safety Equipment & Navigation

Life raft for 15 People
EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
Life jackets, life rings & flares
Satellite phone available
Radios - ICOM HF radio, ICOM VHF radio, ICOM handheld VHF radio
Garmin GPS FURUNO Radar
RAYTHEON Depth Sounder
Extensive First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)

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 region have mobile signal. Furthermore, some surf resorts have internet access and occasionally it will be possible to use their facilities.

When booking a trip aboard the Nomad, 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) as well as The Banyak Islands (plus fuel surcharge). 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.

All regions offer a great range of waves, so it’s best to check out our destinations pages as well as the surf breaks listed there to get an idea of which region you’d prefer to visit.

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

 

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

* Surf Breaks - Mentawai (Playgrounds)
* Surf Breaks - Telo Islands
Surf breaks - Banyak Islands






travelling 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.nusatrip.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. 

mentawai surf charter

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

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

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawai or Telo islands early the next morning (Banyak Islands by request)

11 nights / 10 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 Nomad, 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

23 JUL 19 to 03 AUG 19

11

USD 2380

0

16 AUG 19 to 17 AUG 19

11

USD 2380

0

20 AUG 19 to 31 AUG 19

11

USD 2380

0

03 SEP 19 to 14 SEP 19

11

USD 2380

0

17 SEP 19 to 28 SEP 19

11

USD 2380

USD 2075

1

01 OCT 19 to 12 OCT 19

11

USD 2380

0

15 OCT 19 to 26 OCT 19

11

USD 2380

USD 2075

3

29 OCT 19 to 09 NOV 19

11

USD 2380

USD 2075

8

12 NOV 19 to 23 NOV 19

11

USD 2380

USD 2075

8

26 NOV 19 to 07 DEC 19

11

USD 2380

USD 2075

8

Booking Notes

Occupancy: Max 8 / Min 6 guests.

All special rates are based 8 guest occupancy
8 guests needed for private use of boat

Trip starts/ends: Padang, Sumatra
Arrival into Padang by (latest) 1pm on day 1. The boat departs at 6pm.
Departure flights should be from 1pm (onwards) on the last day of the trip.

A deposit of 30% 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 60 days prior to 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 Nomad Surf Charter & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Nomad Surf Charter: www.nomadsurfcharters.com/contact

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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One of the best

DAZZ WHITE
One of the very best guides in the Mentawai and now has his own boat.

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We scored

WILLIAM BRIGHTON
Scored the best waves I’ve ever surfed. Will be going again. Great captain and crew!

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Crackin trip

AL MORRISON
What a cracking trip the Yamba crew we had this year on the Nomad 2018. Jake put us on the best spot everyday. Great boat great, staff and highly recommended. Def’s be back next year.

Reasons to book!

  • 6-8 guests
  • Aussie skipper/surf guide
  • 11 nights on board
  • A/C sleeping quarters
  • 7m aluminium speedboat with 2 x 150hp outboards
  • Mentawai, Telos or Banyaks

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