Camp Size: Max 10 guests
Accommodation: 4 Bedroom Guest House
Daily Meals: Included
Daily Transport: Daily boat rides included
Located in front of surf break: Yes, E-bay
Destination: Mentawai Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced
Surf School: No
Surfboard Rental: No
Yoga: No classes
Ideal for: Budget travellers, groups, couples & families
Beng Bengs Surf Camp is a beachfront guest house located in front of one of the Mentawai Islands most iconic waves, E-bay.
The camp is owned and run by Cristian & Massimo who are 2 of the friendliest people you can hope to meet and will go out of their way to make sure their guests expectations are always met. Its a testament to their unrelenting service that they have been rewarded with such an impressive amount of 5 star trip advisor reviews.
The camp is located on Pulau Masokut aka Nyang Nyang and is home to 5 world class waves. E-bay is the closest and you can paddle from the beach! Pitstops is only a 5 minute walk around the next bay. A little further away is Nipussi, Beng bengs and Bank Vaults that are all reachable within 5-10 mins thanks to the camps 2 speedboats.
Guests can to travel to the camp from Padang 3 days a week with trips starting & ending in Padang every Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.
Catering up to 10 guests, this 4 bedroom guesthouse is built in traditional Mentawaian fashion using beautiful hardwoods and authentic design.
2 of the bedrooms have double beds and the other 2 rooms have bunk beds. Each room is equipped with a fan, mosquito nets and electric plugs. All linens are provided. Shared bathrooms are located out the back of the main building.
Total 10 guests:
2 x double room (ideal for couples)
2 x bunk room (each room up to 4 guests)
Note: Each guest is expected to share their room, unless they are a couple. If a double room is available on arrival we are happy to offer the double room at no extra charge for single guests. However, single guests looking for guaranteed single use of the double room, they would have to pay double.
- 3 daily meals
- Daily boat rides to the surf
- Clean bed sheets
- Unlimited water, tea and coffee
- Transfers (taxis in Padang, Ferry Ticket)
- Fishing Equipment
- Snorkeling Equipment
Also available but not included:
- Board bags charge on Mentawai Fast Ferry
- Hotels in Padang
- Mentawai Surf Tax
Three healthy meals are served each day as part of the package
Guests will experience both Western & Indonesian cuisine with a focus on fresh locally caught fish & local dishes.
Cristian & Massimo also serve real Italian Pizza as well as homemade Italian Pasta.
Vegetarian food on request
Not included in the price:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Additional snacks
Beng Bengs Surf Camp operates 2 speedboats to transport you to the surf each day.
Each boat is equipped with surfboard racks, and seating for its guests as well as a roof to shade you from the tropical sun. The smaller boat can carry 6 guests using its one 40 hp engine. The larger boat can carry up to 8 guests with its two 40 hp engines. Guests have a huge amount of flexibility to find the waves they want. Massimo and Cristian will make sure everyone is stoked every day. And the beauty is that E-bay, Pitstops, Beng Bengs and Nipussi are also within walking distance adding to your impressive wave options.
Detailed information for all the surf breaks in this region can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Playgrounds pages.
> Playgrounds Surf Breaks
Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra
We recommend using https://www.skyscanner.net/ 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 https://www.nusatrip.com
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Transfers are FREE for all guests taking the "full package" (USD 120 / night)
- Meet and greet at Padang Airport
- Taxis - Airport to Hotel - 1hr
- Taxis - Hotel to Mentawai Fast Ferry - 10 minutes
- Mentawai Fast Ferry – 3-6 hr crossing (board bag storage not included)
- Private speedboat – Maura Siberut Port (Mentawai) to surf camp – 1.5hrs
- Padang Hotel – additional charge approx $20-$70
Padang Hotel (extra cost)
There are a number of very affordable hotels to choose from. Even the best hotels (below) are only around $60 for 2 guests including breakfast.
We suggest staying at either of the following options:
Mentawai Fast Ferry
The safest, most reliable way of travelling between the mainland and the Mentawai islands. Full details: www.mentawaifast.com
From the hotel district, the ferry port is about a 10 minute taxi ride.
Travel days from Padang to Siberut are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We suggest Saturday to Tuesday as a standard trip. But for example, guests can also do 7 or 14 days (Tues-Tues, Sat-Sat) or 11 days (Tues-Sat).
The overall travel time is detailed below (crossing time 3-6 hrs)
You'll need to overnight on your first night in Padang (Mon, Weds or Fri) and your last night in Padang (Tues, Thurs or Sat).
PADANG TO MENTAWAI (SIBERUT)
Note: Thursday is the best day to arrive in the Mentawai!
Tuesday: FAST FERRY, departs 7am, arrives Mentawai same day around 12.30/13.00.
Thursday: FAST FERRY, departs 7am, arrives Mentawai same day around 10/10.30am
Saturday: FAST FERRY, departs 7am, arrives Mentawai same day 12.30/13.00pm
MENTAWAI (SIBERUT) TO PADANG
Tuesday: FAST FERRY departs 15.00, arrives Padang around 18.30pm
Thursday: FAST FERRY departs 13.00, arrives Padang around 18.30pm
Saturday: FAST FERRY departs 15.00, arrives Padang around 18.30pm
Note: Tuesday or Saturday is the best day to return to Padang.
Note: Mentawai harbor (in Siberut) to the camp is about a 1hr 30 min speedboat ride
All guests need to pay for each board bag on the fast ferry.
Pricing is ONLY in Indonesian Rupiah (each way) - payable on boarding the ferry
IDR 230.000 (around $17) bags between 10KG-15KG
IDR 460.000 (around $33) bags between 15KG-25KG
IDR 690.000 (around $50) bags between over 25KG
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 to 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.
A 15% deposit 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 payment is due on arrival in Padang and is 100% non-refundable.
A 20% deposit will be due within 10 days of making your reservation - by PayPal
The remaining balance will be due on arrival in Padang where you will be able to pay in Cash or Credit/Debit Card.
Travel Insurance is mandatory for your safety and no guest will be able to depart on any trip 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 guests are agreeing to both Beng Bengs Surf Camp & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.
Both links can be found below;
Beng Bengs Surf Camp: http://www.bengbengssurfcampmentawai.com/booking/
Surf Camp Sumatra: http://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camp-sumatra-terms.shtml
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