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SWELL LINES

For small groups

"Made of Australian high carbon steel, the vessel was custom built for long range charters & is considered one of the safest boats in Padang. Comfortably sleeps 7-10 guests between 3 private cabins."

Swell Lines Surf Charter

Specials

From pp

USD 1999

Charter Boat

Overview

boat

Group Size: Max 10 / Min 7 guests
Number of Cabins: 3 private cabins 
Length of Stay: 11 days surfing / 12 nights on board (extra/less days on request)
Destination: Mentawai, Telo Islands 
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium
A/C: Cabins and all common rooms
Photos: $300 pp
Beers: Free 3 beers pp / day (10 cases)
Tender: 5.5 meter speed boat with 85 HP Yamaha. 3.5 meter RIB, 1 x 15 HP Yamaha
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

About

charter

Swell Lines is a 59' Australian built surf charter boat. The hull is made from high carbon steel & was custom built for offshore long range charters & is considered one of the safest boats in Padang. Designed specifically for surfing & game fishing, she has twin engines, two generators, an open plan layout as well as air conditioning throughout the interior.

The sleeping quarters consist of 3 private a/c cabins that can comfortably sleep 7-10 guests. There is a lounge area inside as well an outside deck that can seat up to 10 people. Cruising speeds are around 10 knots which is certainly faster than your average surf charter boat in the region. A speedboat and RIB are available each day to shuttle you to the surf. Facilities also include fishing equipment & snorkeling gear.

Accommodation

swell lines boat

Total 3 guest cabins

1 - Upstairs just by the living room area with 4 x single beds (2 bunk beds)
2 - Down stars with 6 x singles beds
3 - Inside the second is a separated double bed with a door for more privacy.

Interior 

Fully air-conditioned 
Lounge: Seating for 10 guests. Hot & cold drinks dispenser.
Flat screen TV with facilities for camera and video equipment; large stock DVD & VCD or bring your own (+USB)
Surround sound system
One bathroom with toilet with a shower.

Exterior

The Swell Lines has an upper outside deck area (covered & uncovered) for its guests to relax, enjoy a meal, watch the surf or crack open a few sunset beers. The top deck is geared up to fish from although there is also the lower back deck which is perfect for game fishing during the day as it's fully shaded.  

Outside shower on back deck.

surf boat
 
accommodation

Food

food

Included in all packages:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
A mix of Indonesian, Mexican, Brazilian & Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians can be catered for (given prior notice)
Plenty of Snacks, Juices & soft drinks
Unlimited Tea, Coffee & Water
3 beers pp / day 

Additional beers will be available for purchase on board

Specifications

surf charter

Length: 59 feet (18.05m, beam: 4,2m, draft: 2.25m)
Construction: High carbon steel hull (built in Australia)
Marine Engine: 2 x Mitsubishi 622's with 280 Hp/ Engine
Style: Motor cruiser
Cruise speed: 10-12 knots
Generator: Generators 2: 1 x Mitsubishi 20 kw, 1 x Onan 12.5 kw
Electrics: 220 volt
Speedboats: 5.5m speed boat with 85 HP Yamaha. 3.5m RIB, 1 x 15 HP Yamaha
Extras: 2 fishing rods & some snorkeling gear

Navigation & Saftey

swell lines charter

Life Rafts
: Life raft Solas “A” 15 man plus Pacific 6 man
Flares: Parachute Red, Red Hand Held, Orange smoke floating all to Survey Stan
Extinguishers: Co2 Flood System Engine Room, Dry Powder Throughout and Fire Blanket
Life Jackets: 15 Adult SOLAS “A” & 4 Children SOLAS “A” with Strobe lights
Life Rings (4): SOLAS, 1Port, 1 Starboard, 1 Rear Fitted with strobe light, with 30 meter rope
VHF( 3): IC-M502 VHF-DSC, 1 Hand Held ICOM, 1 Simrad GMDSS axis 50
Marine SSB: Furuno SSB FS-1503 with E-Mail HF pactor Ilex modem
Satellite Phone
Grab Bag: Stocked, Pyrotechnics, Mirror, V-Blanket,
EPIRB: ACR 406MHz Float Free
Bilge Pumps: 12, 24, & 240 Volt and Emergency Petrol Pump, plus Manual pumps
Navigation Equipment Furuno NavNet Black Box system
Radar: ARPA heading sensor 48 NM Range, WAAS Satellite Tracking, Weather, Tidal overlay
Furuno: GPS Plotter split screen Cmap NT plus max, 10.4 screen / plus 21 inch screen relay
SIMRAD: GPS Plotter CE-30 with Cmap NT
Speedboats (2)

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

The Crew

Mentawai Surf Charter

Samia
and Marco (above) are originally from Brazil but are now based in Bali. They've been operating the Santa Lusia since 2015 and have taken on the Swell Lines Charter Boat at the end of 2018. Both Samia & Marco have been working in the Mentawais for over a decade as surf guides, photographer's and videographer's. The crew of the Swell Lines are also experienced in the Telo Islands. 

Trip Information

What to expect

When booking a trip aboard the Swell Lines, 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 sumatra

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

Arrival into Padang by (latest) 1pm (day 1)

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

surfing

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

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

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawai Islands 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

Make sure you pack light & within the baggage restrictions of your airline. 

Don’t leave for your trip without any of the following:

Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure and must have at least 1 completely blank page (no stamps, nothing)

Tickets & itinerary

Travel insurance policy

Cash – change $500 minimum per two weeks stay into Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).

Valid Visa (for Australian, British & USA passport holders, visas can be issued on arrival (30 days max). Please check prior to purchasing your tickets.

Important: 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: 29 MAR 19 to 10 APR 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 12 APR 19 to 24 APR 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 26 APR 19 to 08 MAY 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 10 MAY 19 to 22 MAY 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 5

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 24 MAY 19 to 05 JUN 19

Nights: 12

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 07 JUN 19 to 19 JUN 19

Nights: 12

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 21 JUN 19 to 30 JUN 19

Nights: 9 Availability: 7

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 02 JUL 19 to 12 JUL 19

Nights: 10

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 14 JUL 19 to 26 JUL 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 28 JUL 19 to 09 AUG 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 11 AUG 19 to 23 AUG 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 9

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 25 AUG 19 to 06 SEP 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 08 SEP 19 to 20 SEP 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 22 SEP 19 to 04 OCT 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 06 OCT 19 to 18 OCT 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 20 OCT 19 to 01 NOV 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 03 NOV 19 to 15 NOV 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 17 NOV 19 to 29 NOV 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

Dates: 01 DEC 19 to 13 JAN 20

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2300 USD 1999

The Swell Lines surf charter boat Heading to shore for some exploration Loading up the tender Main cabin with 6 single beds Interior Swell Lines charter Dining area on the top deck Sunset aboard the Swell Lines Cabin with 6 single beds Fishing and island trips included Catch of the day Dinner is served Main cabin Separated double bedroom with a door for privacy Top deck Perfect for groups of 6 to 8 guests The bunk room is one of 3 private cabins The large interior Its Bintang time Sashimi on the menu Main deck area Captains quarters and wheelhouse Trips to the Mentawais and Telos Your surf guide setting a line Somewhere in Sumatra

boat

Group Size: Max 10 / Min 7 guests
Number of Cabins: 3 private cabins 
Length of Stay: 11 days surfing / 12 nights on board (extra/less days on request)
Destination: Mentawai, Telo Islands 
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium
A/C: Cabins and all common rooms
Photos: $300 pp
Beers: Free 3 beers pp / day (10 cases)
Tender: 5.5 meter speed boat with 85 HP Yamaha. 3.5 meter RIB, 1 x 15 HP Yamaha
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

charter

Swell Lines is a 59' Australian built surf charter boat. The hull is made from high carbon steel & was custom built for offshore long range charters & is considered one of the safest boats in Padang. Designed specifically for surfing & game fishing, she has twin engines, two generators, an open plan layout as well as air conditioning throughout the interior.

The sleeping quarters consist of 3 private a/c cabins that can comfortably sleep 7-10 guests. There is a lounge area inside as well an outside deck that can seat up to 10 people. Cruising speeds are around 10 knots which is certainly faster than your average surf charter boat in the region. A speedboat and RIB are available each day to shuttle you to the surf. Facilities also include fishing equipment & snorkeling gear.

swell lines boat

Total 3 guest cabins

1 - Upstairs just by the living room area with 4 x single beds (2 bunk beds)
2 - Down stars with 6 x singles beds
3 - Inside the second is a separated double bed with a door for more privacy.

Interior 

Fully air-conditioned 
Lounge: Seating for 10 guests. Hot & cold drinks dispenser.
Flat screen TV with facilities for camera and video equipment; large stock DVD & VCD or bring your own (+USB)
Surround sound system
One bathroom with toilet with a shower.

Exterior

The Swell Lines has an upper outside deck area (covered & uncovered) for its guests to relax, enjoy a meal, watch the surf or crack open a few sunset beers. The top deck is geared up to fish from although there is also the lower back deck which is perfect for game fishing during the day as it's fully shaded.  

Outside shower on back deck.

surf boat
 
accommodation

food

Included in all packages:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
A mix of Indonesian, Mexican, Brazilian & Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians can be catered for (given prior notice)
Plenty of Snacks, Juices & soft drinks
Unlimited Tea, Coffee & Water
3 beers pp / day 

Additional beers will be available for purchase on board

surf charter

Length: 59 feet (18.05m, beam: 4,2m, draft: 2.25m)
Construction: High carbon steel hull (built in Australia)
Marine Engine: 2 x Mitsubishi 622's with 280 Hp/ Engine
Style: Motor cruiser
Cruise speed: 10-12 knots
Generator: Generators 2: 1 x Mitsubishi 20 kw, 1 x Onan 12.5 kw
Electrics: 220 volt
Speedboats: 5.5m speed boat with 85 HP Yamaha. 3.5m RIB, 1 x 15 HP Yamaha
Extras: 2 fishing rods & some snorkeling gear

swell lines charter

Life Rafts
: Life raft Solas “A” 15 man plus Pacific 6 man
Flares: Parachute Red, Red Hand Held, Orange smoke floating all to Survey Stan
Extinguishers: Co2 Flood System Engine Room, Dry Powder Throughout and Fire Blanket
Life Jackets: 15 Adult SOLAS “A” & 4 Children SOLAS “A” with Strobe lights
Life Rings (4): SOLAS, 1Port, 1 Starboard, 1 Rear Fitted with strobe light, with 30 meter rope
VHF( 3): IC-M502 VHF-DSC, 1 Hand Held ICOM, 1 Simrad GMDSS axis 50
Marine SSB: Furuno SSB FS-1503 with E-Mail HF pactor Ilex modem
Satellite Phone
Grab Bag: Stocked, Pyrotechnics, Mirror, V-Blanket,
EPIRB: ACR 406MHz Float Free
Bilge Pumps: 12, 24, & 240 Volt and Emergency Petrol Pump, plus Manual pumps
Navigation Equipment Furuno NavNet Black Box system
Radar: ARPA heading sensor 48 NM Range, WAAS Satellite Tracking, Weather, Tidal overlay
Furuno: GPS Plotter split screen Cmap NT plus max, 10.4 screen / plus 21 inch screen relay
SIMRAD: GPS Plotter CE-30 with Cmap NT
Speedboats (2)

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

Mentawai Surf Charter

Samia
and Marco (above) are originally from Brazil but are now based in Bali. They've been operating the Santa Lusia since 2015 and have taken on the Swell Lines Charter Boat at the end of 2018. Both Samia & Marco have been working in the Mentawais for over a decade as surf guides, photographer's and videographer's. The crew of the Swell Lines are also experienced in the Telo Islands. 

When booking a trip aboard the Swell Lines, 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 sumatra

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

Arrival into Padang by (latest) 1pm (day 1)

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. 

surfing

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

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

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawai Islands 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.

Make sure you pack light & within the baggage restrictions of your airline. 

Don’t leave for your trip without any of the following:

Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure and must have at least 1 completely blank page (no stamps, nothing)

Tickets & itinerary

Travel insurance policy

Cash – change $500 minimum per two weeks stay into Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).

Valid Visa (for Australian, British & USA passport holders, visas can be issued on arrival (30 days max). Please check prior to purchasing your tickets.

Important: 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

29 MAR 19 to 10 APR 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

12 APR 19 to 24 APR 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

26 APR 19 to 08 MAY 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

10 MAY 19 to 22 MAY 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

5

24 MAY 19 to 05 JUN 19

12

USD 2300

0

07 JUN 19 to 19 JUN 19

12

USD 2300

0

21 JUN 19 to 30 JUN 19

9

USD 2300

USD 1999

7

02 JUL 19 to 12 JUL 19

10

USD 2300

0

14 JUL 19 to 26 JUL 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

28 JUL 19 to 09 AUG 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

11 AUG 19 to 23 AUG 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

9

25 AUG 19 to 06 SEP 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

08 SEP 19 to 20 SEP 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

22 SEP 19 to 04 OCT 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

06 OCT 19 to 18 OCT 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

20 OCT 19 to 01 NOV 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

03 NOV 19 to 15 NOV 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

17 NOV 19 to 29 NOV 19

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

01 DEC 19 to 13 JAN 20

12

USD 2300

USD 1999

10

Booking Notes

** SPECIAL OFFER**

USD 1,999 (approx. AUD 2,770) pp
For ALL bookings made before 31st March 2019

Swell Lines exclusive charter is USD 16,000 up to 8 guests

Trips to Mentawai OR Telos no fuel surcharge
Trips to North Mentawai AND Telos USD 2,000 fuel surcharge

Occupancy: Max 10 / Min 7 guests. 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.
Above prices based on 7-10 guest occupancy
9 guests needed for private use of boat

A deposit of USD1000 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. Policies should include coverage for the following: trip cancellation & interruption, baggage delay, baggage coverage, travel delay, emergency medical and dental, emergency medical transport & evacuation, and travel accident insurance.

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. We include a USD 25 fee (per payment) to all invoices to cover the fees.

 

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

Swell Lines Surf Charter: www. santalusia .com
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

Reasons to book!

  • Excellent value
  • 7-10 surfers
  • 3 a/c cabins
  • Experienced crew
  • 1 x speedboat & 1 RIB
  • Cruising speed 10-12 knots    
  • Includes 3 beers pp / day
  • Includes airport transfers  
  • Includes meals, snacks
  • Includes soft drinks & water

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