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SOLA GRACIA

A hard act to follow

" This impressive surf charter has been beautifully crafted & specifically designed from the ground up with a particular focus on safety, comfort, and convenience."

SOLA GRACIA

Ticking the boxes

Designed exclusively for surf charters this stylish boat has plenty of space both inside and out, as well as 3 private cabins & full air conditioning throughout the boat"

Sola Gracia Surf Charter

Specials

From pp

USD 2240

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Overview

About

Sola Gracia

The Sola Gracia is a beautifully built 23 metre motor cruiser that had a total refit just a few years ago.

Although she's been a regular fixture in the pacific side as well as eastern stretches of Indonesia, the vessel is now under the guidance of an extremely experienced crew who know Sumatra as well as anyone. 

The boat is a beast. Its everything you'd expect from a high end surf charter, so its with some surprise that its such an affordable option in the mid price range bracket. We expect that pricing will increase in years to come, but for now, the Sola Gracia remains as one of the best value for money charters currently operating in Indonesia.

Group Size: Max 11 / Min 8 guests
Number of Cabins: 3 large a/c cabins
Length of Stay: 10 days surfing / 11 nights on board
Destination: Mentawai, Telo & Banyak Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium
A/C: Cabins & dining area
Photos: AUD 200 pp
Beers: 4 beers pp / day
Tender: (1 x 25 hp and 1 x 15 hp)
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

surf charter boat

Accommodation

surf charter

As we mentioned, she is BIG. And can comfortably sleep 11 guests (12 on request). Guests have 3 roomy a/c cabins on offer (not dorm style). There is a bathroom/shower on the main deck, shower on the swim platform & the guest cabins have an ensuite toilet & shower. The main lounge and dining area is light and airy with ample seating, big screen TV and stereo. The boat is fully air-conditioned

The large top deck area can seat 20 guests, again, its massive. Its perfect for watching your buddies surf or taking a well earned break from the tropical sun. Its also ideal for shooting the action and just hanging out. The view of the lineup from the top deck is second to none. 

The back transom is a large space for diving and fishing and that leads to the back deck. This is the action station during the day with the tenders running back and forth to the surf, all day long long, dawn to dusk. This area also has a surfboard rack for 20+ boards and a lot of room to move.

* 11 beds (A/C)
* 3 private cabins
(2 cabins with 4 bunks each & 1 cabin with a double and 2 bunk beds)
* Guest cabins ensuite toilet & shower 
* Bathroom/shower on the main deck
* Shower on the swim platform
* Inside dining & lounge area (A/C)
* Flat screen TV 
* Stereo system
* Large outside decking area with seating for 20 people
* Snorkeling & Fishing Gear 
* Satellite Phone

mentawai islands

surf boat

Specifications

surf boat

Length Overall: 23.35m (76'7")
Length : 23.35m (76'7")
Width : 6.00m (19'8")
Depth : 1.80m (5'10")
Construction:
Marine Engine: 2 x 350HP Marine Diesel engines
Style: Motor cruiser
Cruise speed: 8-10 knots
Electrical points: 240v AC and 12v DC

Guests of the Sola Gracia will have access to 2 tenders; a 15 hp and 25 hp. Although they're not the fastest tenders in the islands, they're certainly fast enough for what they're used for. The reason being is that the boat only has a 1.8m draft (the depth of the boat) which means it can literally park within paddling distance from the waves. So you're only ever a minute or so on the tenders. A lot of the older bigger boats that operate in the region, sit deeper in the water and have to park up further away from the reef. The boats cruising speed is also 10 knots which is faster than most vessels in the area (and more comfortable - and safer too!).

Navigation & Saftey

vessel specs

Raytheon Radar 
Furuno Radar
Furuno GPS/Echo Sounder
Interphase Forward Looking Sonar
Garmin GPS 
VHF Radio 
Sailor Satellite Telephone
ECS Computer Navigation System
Rudder Indicator
Wind Indicator
Intercom Phone System
Depth Indicator
RPM Indicator

Life Saving Equipment

40 Life Jackets
2 First Aid Kit
2 Tenders / Surf transfer boats
4m inflatable with 15 hp Yamaha
4m aluminium with 25 hp Yamaha
1 Flare Kit
6 Life Buoys
3 Life Raft for 24 persons
2 Epirb
8 Fire Extinguishers

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.

The Crew

surf charter mentawai

The Sola Gracia has an incredible & experienced team. 

The owner / skipper / surf guide (Guy Morgan) who is from South Africa has 7 years of experience running several charter boats throughout the region and managing and guiding in resorts across the archipelago. He's a classic bloke, an absolute frother, super funny and a great surfer too (Guy used to be semi pro). 

The main Indonesian crew members have all been chartering the Mentawai, Telos and Banyaks region for more than 6 years.

There will also be a professional photographer available onboard for video and photos. Includes water, land, drone and video plus an edit of the entire trip with a lifestyle folder and highlight reel of everyone that purchases the package. Packages are an additional 250 AUD pp.

- Indonesian Captain
- South African  owner / skipper / surf guide (Guy Morgan)
- Indonesian Chef, deck hands & kitchen staff
- Photographer

Trip Information

What to expect

When booking a trip aboard the Sola Gracia, 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 nice mix of waves, so it’s best to check out our destinations pages and check the detailed description of all the surf breaks listed 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.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

mentawai surf

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

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

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawai Islands early the next morning.

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 Sola Gracia, 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.










BOOKING

Prices

Dates: 25 MAR 19 to 05 APR 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 15 APR 19 to 25 APR 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 26 APR 19 to 06 MAY 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 16 MAY 19 to 27 MAY 19

Nights: 11 Availability: 5

Price: USD 2450

Dates: 10 JUN 19 to 21 JUN 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 24 JUN 19 to 05 JUL 19

Nights: 11 Availability: 11

Price: USD 2450

Dates: 08 JUL 19 to 19 JUL 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 22 JUL 19 to 02 AUG 19

Nights: 11 Availability: 11

Price: USD 2450

Dates: 05 AUG 19 to 16 AUG 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 19 AUG 19 to 30 AUG 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 02 SEP 19 to 13 SEP 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 16 SEP 19 to 27 SEP 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 30 SEP 19 to 11 OCT 19

Nights: 11 Availability: 11

Price: USD 2450

Dates: 14 OCT 19 to 25 OCT 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 28 OCT 19 to 08 NOV 19

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 11 NOV 19 to 22 NOV 19

Nights: 11 Availability: 11

Price: USD 2450 USD 2240

Parked up in the mentawais The captains bridge The Sola Gracia with its 2 tenders Cruising somewhere in Sumatra The beautifully built 23 metre motor cruiser that had a total refit just a few years ago Lounge area looking through to the bridge AC sleeping quarters Bunk room Bunk room A high end surf charter but without the price tag Wheelhouse Fully experienced crew in the Mentawai Telo & Banyak islands She comfortably sleeps 11 or 12 guests within 3 roomy a/c cabins Private guest cabin Private bathroom Sola Gracia kitchen Dining room Interior dining room A beautifully built 23 metre motor cruiser Health conscious meals served daily Delicious and plentiful meals Outside covered deck Sola Gracia surf charter Somewhere in the ments Captains bridge From high above Stoked guests of the Sola Gracia The impressive Sola Gracia Somewhere in Sumatra Slotted in the Mentawais

Sola Gracia

The Sola Gracia is a beautifully built 23 metre motor cruiser that had a total refit just a few years ago.

Although she's been a regular fixture in the pacific side as well as eastern stretches of Indonesia, the vessel is now under the guidance of an extremely experienced crew who know Sumatra as well as anyone. 

The boat is a beast. Its everything you'd expect from a high end surf charter, so its with some surprise that its such an affordable option in the mid price range bracket. We expect that pricing will increase in years to come, but for now, the Sola Gracia remains as one of the best value for money charters currently operating in Indonesia.

Group Size: Max 11 / Min 8 guests
Number of Cabins: 3 large a/c cabins
Length of Stay: 10 days surfing / 11 nights on board
Destination: Mentawai, Telo & Banyak Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium
A/C: Cabins & dining area
Photos: AUD 200 pp
Beers: 4 beers pp / day
Tender: (1 x 25 hp and 1 x 15 hp)
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

surf charter boat

surf charter

As we mentioned, she is BIG. And can comfortably sleep 11 guests (12 on request). Guests have 3 roomy a/c cabins on offer (not dorm style). There is a bathroom/shower on the main deck, shower on the swim platform & the guest cabins have an ensuite toilet & shower. The main lounge and dining area is light and airy with ample seating, big screen TV and stereo. The boat is fully air-conditioned

The large top deck area can seat 20 guests, again, its massive. Its perfect for watching your buddies surf or taking a well earned break from the tropical sun. Its also ideal for shooting the action and just hanging out. The view of the lineup from the top deck is second to none. 

The back transom is a large space for diving and fishing and that leads to the back deck. This is the action station during the day with the tenders running back and forth to the surf, all day long long, dawn to dusk. This area also has a surfboard rack for 20+ boards and a lot of room to move.

* 11 beds (A/C)
* 3 private cabins
(2 cabins with 4 bunks each & 1 cabin with a double and 2 bunk beds)
* Guest cabins ensuite toilet & shower 
* Bathroom/shower on the main deck
* Shower on the swim platform
* Inside dining & lounge area (A/C)
* Flat screen TV 
* Stereo system
* Large outside decking area with seating for 20 people
* Snorkeling & Fishing Gear 
* Satellite Phone

mentawai islands

surf boat

surf boat

Length Overall: 23.35m (76'7")
Length : 23.35m (76'7")
Width : 6.00m (19'8")
Depth : 1.80m (5'10")
Construction:
Marine Engine: 2 x 350HP Marine Diesel engines
Style: Motor cruiser
Cruise speed: 8-10 knots
Electrical points: 240v AC and 12v DC

Guests of the Sola Gracia will have access to 2 tenders; a 15 hp and 25 hp. Although they're not the fastest tenders in the islands, they're certainly fast enough for what they're used for. The reason being is that the boat only has a 1.8m draft (the depth of the boat) which means it can literally park within paddling distance from the waves. So you're only ever a minute or so on the tenders. A lot of the older bigger boats that operate in the region, sit deeper in the water and have to park up further away from the reef. The boats cruising speed is also 10 knots which is faster than most vessels in the area (and more comfortable - and safer too!).

vessel specs

Raytheon Radar 
Furuno Radar
Furuno GPS/Echo Sounder
Interphase Forward Looking Sonar
Garmin GPS 
VHF Radio 
Sailor Satellite Telephone
ECS Computer Navigation System
Rudder Indicator
Wind Indicator
Intercom Phone System
Depth Indicator
RPM Indicator

Life Saving Equipment

40 Life Jackets
2 First Aid Kit
2 Tenders / Surf transfer boats
4m inflatable with 15 hp Yamaha
4m aluminium with 25 hp Yamaha
1 Flare Kit
6 Life Buoys
3 Life Raft for 24 persons
2 Epirb
8 Fire Extinguishers

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.

surf charter mentawai

The Sola Gracia has an incredible & experienced team. 

The owner / skipper / surf guide (Guy Morgan) who is from South Africa has 7 years of experience running several charter boats throughout the region and managing and guiding in resorts across the archipelago. He's a classic bloke, an absolute frother, super funny and a great surfer too (Guy used to be semi pro). 

The main Indonesian crew members have all been chartering the Mentawai, Telos and Banyaks region for more than 6 years.

There will also be a professional photographer available onboard for video and photos. Includes water, land, drone and video plus an edit of the entire trip with a lifestyle folder and highlight reel of everyone that purchases the package. Packages are an additional 250 AUD pp.

- Indonesian Captain
- South African  owner / skipper / surf guide (Guy Morgan)
- Indonesian Chef, deck hands & kitchen staff
- Photographer

When booking a trip aboard the Sola Gracia, 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 nice mix of waves, so it’s best to check out our destinations pages and check the detailed description of all the surf breaks listed 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.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. 

mentawai surf

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

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

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawai Islands early the next morning.

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 Sola Gracia, 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

25 MAR 19 to 05 APR 19

11

USD 2450

0

15 APR 19 to 25 APR 19

11

USD 2450

0

26 APR 19 to 06 MAY 19

11

USD 2450

0

16 MAY 19 to 27 MAY 19

11

USD 2450

5

10 JUN 19 to 21 JUN 19

11

USD 2450

0

24 JUN 19 to 05 JUL 19

11

USD 2450

11

08 JUL 19 to 19 JUL 19

11

USD 2450

0

22 JUL 19 to 02 AUG 19

11

USD 2450

11

05 AUG 19 to 16 AUG 19

11

USD 2450

0

19 AUG 19 to 30 AUG 19

11

USD 2450

0

02 SEP 19 to 13 SEP 19

11

USD 2450

0

16 SEP 19 to 27 SEP 19

11

USD 2450

0

30 SEP 19 to 11 OCT 19

11

USD 2450

11

14 OCT 19 to 25 OCT 19

11

USD 2450

0

28 OCT 19 to 08 NOV 19

11

USD 2450

0

11 NOV 19 to 22 NOV 19

11

USD 2450

USD 2240

11

Booking Notes

All *Special Offers* based on minimum 8 guests booking together
10 guests needed for private use of boat
Occupancy: Max 11 / Min 8 guests. Trip starts/ends: Padang, Sumatra
Extra nights AUD 300 pp /day
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.

AUD 1,000 per person deposit is due 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 is due 60 days prior to departure and 100% non-refundable.

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.

Bank deposit:

International bank transfer is the most common form of payment.

All transfer charges & bank fees, including correspondent bank fees, are to be incurred by the guests. 

The total amount due, as invoiced, must be received by our bank. 

PayPal:

PayPal payments (if available) are subject to a % surcharge and the guest must accept any additional international fees.

 

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

Sola Gracia (aka Mentawai Surf Co): https://www.mentawaisurfco.com/terms-conditions/

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.
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unbelievable experience

Gareth Hughes
I had an unbelievable experience aboard the sola gracia... amazing hosts Guy and Gemma looked after us really well. Epic locations, amazing food every meal, endless smiles and laughter, good times had by all aboard. Sick boat, friendly crew. Eric and Gemma smashed it in the kitchen. With Guys experience and knowledge I have no hesitation to recommend this to any frothers out there looking for the ultimate boat trip.

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trip of a lifetime

Gemma Fryer
For the surf trip of a lifetime look no further than Gem & Guy who are the dream team. They take care of everything so you can live the dream. What are you waiting for?

Reasons to book!

  • Max 11 / Min 8 guests
  • South African skipper
  • 3 large a/c cabins
  • 10 days surfing / 11 nights
  • Mentawai, Telo & Banyaks
  • Photos: AUD 200 pp
  • Beers: 4 pp/day
  • Tenders: 2
  • Port: Padang

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