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WAVE HUNTER

Great Value

"Wave Hunter is the real deal, thanks to its experienced crew as well as its first class service"

WAVE HUNTER

A Popular Choice

"Continued improvements guarantee Wave Hunter will always remain a quality choice, especially since the owners join you for each trip"

Wave Hunter Surf Charter

Specials

From pp

USD 2250

Charter Boat

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Overview

About

wave hunter surf charter

Group Size: Max 12 / Min 7 guests
(16 guests on request)
Number of Cabins: 4 cabins
(1 large dormitory & 3 private "couple" 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: 2 x Aluminium boats (40hp) 
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

Wave Hunter (formerly "Santa Lusia") is a 65' Indonesian motor boat that offers plenty of amenities & safety features you’d expect from a surf charter in the Mentawai region. This reputable vessel boasts 2 outside decks (covered and uncovered) and has a/c throughout its interior cabins & lounge/dining area to keep its guests cool.

Samia & Marco (the owners since 2015) have been consistently updating & improving the vessel since its acquisition, guaranteeing a quality service, especially since they are both very hands on with each trip. In 2019 they completed a full refit when they also changed the name to Wave Hunter.

Accommodation

accommodation

Interior 

Wave Hunter has enough space to sleep 16 guests but each trip is typically limited to a maximum of 12 guests. This means extra space on board and less guys in the line-up. It also means more privacy on board. For groups booking the whole vessel, that are looking to bring more than 12 guests it's possible to bring up to 16! This is a great option for multiple families who are bringing children as there is a large dormitory as well as 3 private cabins for couples.

Sleeping quarters:

1 x Dormitory with 10 single beds & 1 double bed
3 x couple cabins
Fully air-conditioned 
Lounge/dining room with TV, DVD and stereo
One inside bathroom with shower (warm water), basin & toilet

Exterior

Wave Hunter boasts plenty of outside deck areas for its guests to relax, watch the surf & enjoy a few sunset beers. With a deck area at the front and rear of the charter boat, each space offers plenty of room for all its guests. Although mainly covered from the sun, there are areas for both sun lovers and those a little more sensitive to the regions tropical rays. There is also a large shaded area at the back of the boat to fish from.  

Also, one outside shower.

guest cabins

Food

Wave Hunter

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 

food and drink

Specifications

wave hunter mentawai

Length Overall (LOA): 65 feet
Construction: Fibreglass & Wooden Boat
Marine Engine: 2 x Mitsubishi 622's with 280 Hp/ Engine
Style: Fibreglass & Wood Indonesian Motor boat (Indonesian Flag)
Cruise speed: 8-10 knots
Generator: 2 x Genset 25kva coupled with Mitsubishi colt Diesel
Electrics: 240v power
Speedboats: 2 x Aluminium boats (40hp) 
Extras: 2 fishing rods & some snorkeling gear

Navigation & Saftey

surf charter

Furuno 24Nm radar

Garmin GPS
Radios VHF and SSB 
Life raft for 15 people (SOLAS) 
Life Jackets
EPIRB 104Mhz (SOLAS)
Flares
First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)
Satellite Phone available
Speedboats (2) each made of aluminium (40hp)

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 Wave Hunter since 2015 although both have been working in the Mentawais for over a decade as surf guides, photographer's and videographer's.

The crew of Wave Hunter are also experienced in the Telo Islands.

 

 

 

Trip Information

What to expect

When booking a trip aboard Wave Hunter, 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

mentawai









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

surf sumatra charter

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.

Useful stuff

Before booking a trip aboard Wave Hunter, 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.

For those that need some help in choosing the right surf charter boat or those that are unsure what's better a surf charter boat or surf camp, then check out both our blogs below.

mentawai

mentawai surf charter

PRICES

Dates: 16 FEB 22 to 28 FEB 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 02 MAR 22 to 14 MAR 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 16 MAR 22 to 28 MAR 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 30 MAR 22 to 11 APR 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 13 APR 22 to 25 APR 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 27 APR 22 to 09 MAY 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 11 MAY 22 to 23 MAY 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 25 MAY 22 to 06 JUN 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 08 JUN 22 to 20 JUN 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 22 JUN 22 to 04 JUL 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 06 JUL 22 to 18 JUL 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 20 JUL 22 to 01 AUG 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 03 AUG 22 to 15 AUG 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 17 AUG 22 to 29 AUG 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 31 AUG 22 to 12 SEP 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 14 SEP 22 to 26 SEP 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 28 SEP 22 to 10 OCT 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 12 OCT 22 to 24 OCT 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 26 OCT 22 to 07 NOV 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

Dates: 09 NOV 22 to 21 NOV 22

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2600 USD 2250

New exterior look for 2019 Dusk in the Mentawai islands Shuttle runs to the surf all day every day Before the new paint job Cast Aways Interior saloon Comfortable sleeping cabins Full a/c interior New refurbishment 2019 Top deck Sunset on the top deck Best seats in the house Shakas n smiles Fueling up Boosting in the Ments Sumatran sunset Wave Hunter Chilling on the front deck Interior refurbishment 2019 Guest cabin Plenty of outside space to relax Another group of stoked guests Sunset in the islands Downtime aboard Wave Hunter Chilling on the back deck Surf check aboard Wave Hunter Shackers all round Stoked guests aboard Wave Hunter Dinner is served Catch of the day Expect plenty of delicious and healthy food Birds eye view HTs pumping Grabbing some shade On location in the Mentawais Locked and loaded Water photography available Driving off the bottom Mentawai juice Deep south in the islands Lining up Yeeeew

wave hunter surf charter

Group Size: Max 12 / Min 7 guests
(16 guests on request)
Number of Cabins: 4 cabins
(1 large dormitory & 3 private "couple" 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: 2 x Aluminium boats (40hp) 
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

Wave Hunter (formerly "Santa Lusia") is a 65' Indonesian motor boat that offers plenty of amenities & safety features you’d expect from a surf charter in the Mentawai region. This reputable vessel boasts 2 outside decks (covered and uncovered) and has a/c throughout its interior cabins & lounge/dining area to keep its guests cool.

Samia & Marco (the owners since 2015) have been consistently updating & improving the vessel since its acquisition, guaranteeing a quality service, especially since they are both very hands on with each trip. In 2019 they completed a full refit when they also changed the name to Wave Hunter.

accommodation

Interior 

Wave Hunter has enough space to sleep 16 guests but each trip is typically limited to a maximum of 12 guests. This means extra space on board and less guys in the line-up. It also means more privacy on board. For groups booking the whole vessel, that are looking to bring more than 12 guests it's possible to bring up to 16! This is a great option for multiple families who are bringing children as there is a large dormitory as well as 3 private cabins for couples.

Sleeping quarters:

1 x Dormitory with 10 single beds & 1 double bed
3 x couple cabins
Fully air-conditioned 
Lounge/dining room with TV, DVD and stereo
One inside bathroom with shower (warm water), basin & toilet

Exterior

Wave Hunter boasts plenty of outside deck areas for its guests to relax, watch the surf & enjoy a few sunset beers. With a deck area at the front and rear of the charter boat, each space offers plenty of room for all its guests. Although mainly covered from the sun, there are areas for both sun lovers and those a little more sensitive to the regions tropical rays. There is also a large shaded area at the back of the boat to fish from.  

Also, one outside shower.

guest cabins

Wave Hunter

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 

food and drink

wave hunter mentawai

Length Overall (LOA): 65 feet
Construction: Fibreglass & Wooden Boat
Marine Engine: 2 x Mitsubishi 622's with 280 Hp/ Engine
Style: Fibreglass & Wood Indonesian Motor boat (Indonesian Flag)
Cruise speed: 8-10 knots
Generator: 2 x Genset 25kva coupled with Mitsubishi colt Diesel
Electrics: 240v power
Speedboats: 2 x Aluminium boats (40hp) 
Extras: 2 fishing rods & some snorkeling gear

surf charter

Furuno 24Nm radar

Garmin GPS
Radios VHF and SSB 
Life raft for 15 people (SOLAS) 
Life Jackets
EPIRB 104Mhz (SOLAS)
Flares
First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)
Satellite Phone available
Speedboats (2) each made of aluminium (40hp)

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 Wave Hunter since 2015 although both have been working in the Mentawais for over a decade as surf guides, photographer's and videographer's.

The crew of Wave Hunter are also experienced in the Telo Islands.

 

 

 

When booking a trip aboard Wave Hunter, 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

mentawai









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. 

surf sumatra charter

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.

Before booking a trip aboard Wave Hunter, 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.

For those that need some help in choosing the right surf charter boat or those that are unsure what's better a surf charter boat or surf camp, then check out both our blogs below.

mentawai

mentawai surf charter

Dates

Nights

Price Per Person

Special Offer

Availability

16 FEB 22 to 28 FEB 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

02 MAR 22 to 14 MAR 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

16 MAR 22 to 28 MAR 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

30 MAR 22 to 11 APR 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

13 APR 22 to 25 APR 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

27 APR 22 to 09 MAY 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

11 MAY 22 to 23 MAY 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

25 MAY 22 to 06 JUN 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

08 JUN 22 to 20 JUN 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

10

22 JUN 22 to 04 JUL 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

06 JUL 22 to 18 JUL 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

20 JUL 22 to 01 AUG 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

03 AUG 22 to 15 AUG 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

17 AUG 22 to 29 AUG 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

31 AUG 22 to 12 SEP 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

14 SEP 22 to 26 SEP 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

28 SEP 22 to 10 OCT 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

12 OCT 22 to 24 OCT 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

26 OCT 22 to 07 NOV 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

09 NOV 22 to 21 NOV 22

12

USD 2600

USD 2250

12

Booking Notes

Trips to Mentawai OR Telo - no fuel surcharge
Trips to North Mentawai AND Telo USD 2,000 fuel surcharge (divided by the group)

Occupancy: Max 12 / Min 7 guests (up to 16 on request)
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.
Minimum 8 guests departing

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 (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 Wave Hunter Surf Charter & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Wave Hunter Surf Charter: https://www.surfparadiseboats.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
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You guys are the best!

By Dalton Mills
Thank you Samia and Marco. You guys are the best, with the other boys on the trip, it felt like family. When l visit the Ments again it will be with you guys.! Safe travels.

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Awesome trip

By Cameron Jeffray
Awesome trip!!! Thank you all so much. Can't wait to come back for another trip. Pumping waves, awesome food, great vibes from everyone! See you next time

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Thanks Marco

By Shaun Webb
Thanks Marco for letting us share your office space the last two weeks. You've the best job ever. Cheers bud

Reasons to book!

  • Excellent value
  • 7-12 surfers (16 on request)
  • 4 private cabins
  • Experienced crew
  • 2 x speedboats (40hp) 
  • Cruising speed 8-10 knots    
  • Includes 3 beers pp / day
  • Includes airport transfers  
  • Includes meals, snacks
  • Includes soft drinks & water

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