Kuda Laut - Mentawai

From €1,852

for 11 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Surf Charter
Solo Travellers

Party
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

€168 - €181 per night

Season

March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, May

Board Type

Shortboarders, Longboarders

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(6 REVIEWS)

Summary
Kuda Laut is a comfortable boat with friendly and helpful crew that will provide you good atmosphere along the trip.


The Chef will satisfy you with delicious Indonesian and Western food.


You also get free beers and soft drinks to refresh you after chasing the waves and getting barreled.
Quick Facts
      • Max 6-7 surfers
      • Experienced crew
      • Free beers
      • Air-conditioned accom

The Kuda Laut crew have been doing charters in the Mentawai, Telo, Nias and Banyak Islands for years - they know how to find the best waves with the least crowds in Sumatra, from the Lagundry Bay in Nias, the Hinakos, to the Bay of Plenty in the Banyaks, the Telos long rights, also the famous waves in the Mentawais, such as Rifles, No Kandui, Ebay, etc in the Playground, to Telescopes, Bintang, HT's, Lances, Maccas, Rags, Thunders, Green Bush, the Hole and much, much more.

 
Kuda Laut is a comfortable boat with friendly and helpful crew that will provide you good atmosphere along the trip. The Chef will satisfy you with delicious Indonesian and Western food. You also get free soft drinks to refresh you after chasing the waves and getting barreled.
 

The Owner and The Crew

The new owners, Daniel, Danie, Calway, Michael and Michael, have been living in Indonesia for 5-10 years and have surfed extensively all over the archipielago, leaving no stone unturned. They want to share their knowledge and passion for surfing with each and every surfer that boards the Kuda Laut, making for a personal and unforgettable experience. 

 

They will be on the boat as much as possible to ensure you are comfortable and happy, and to give you the best experience to suit your surfing level, whether you want massive stand-up barrels, long-boarding point breaks, or anything in between.

 

The surf guide, Hercules Venter, has been going to the Mentawais every year since 2009 and knows all the spots extremely well, including the Telo Islands, Nias and up to the Banyaks. 

 

Captain Yanus has been working as a captain in the Mentawai area for 16 years and has a wealth of experience in regards to surf spots and conditions to back up the surf guide's knowledge. He also knows all the mooring areas and the best routes to each spot to save travel time and avoid the crowds. He also has previous work experience on the Kuda Laut (with the previous owners) and knows the boat inside and out. The Kuda Laut team are all carefully selected to make for the best experience one can have surfing in the Mentawai and beyond.


Accommodation
They specialize in small groups of 6 - 7 surfers. Kuda Laut is a 58-foot wooden motorsailer built from Sumatran iron wood. She has an 80hp engine and travels at 8 knots, also a 12 kva genset giving 220 Volt power. A typical trip will be for 10 days / 11 Nights.
 
Boat Specifications:
  • Design: Indonesian registered 58 ft teak construction motor sailer.
  • Engine: 80hp Mitsubishi diesel with 8 knot cruising speed.
  • Power: 12kVa Onan generator supplying 240v AC and 12v DC.
  • Safety Equipment: Garmin GPS, Furuno 16mile Radar, Furuno depth sounder, Fishfinder, SSB and VHS radios, EPIRB, 2 compass, Life Jackets & Safety Rings, Fire Extinguishers, Two anchors, medical and first aid kit.
  • Cabins: 8 berths in a large air conditioned dormitory style cabin. Head & Shower, Toilet and outside 'bak mandi' style shower.
  • Tender: 4m aluminium runabout with 40 hp outboard.
  • Equipment: Snorkeling gear, some rods and plenty of hand fishing lines, stereo, TV & VCD player.
Inclusions
  • Transfers to and from Padang Airport. You can fly in and out on the dates of your charter. E.g. Charter July 17th – 28th. Fly in anytime on the 17th and fly out anytime on the 28th
  • Air-conditioned accommodation in dorm/bunk beds.
  • 3 hearty meals per day and snacks in between.
  • 5 beers per day per person.
  • Full use of all amenities on board.
  • Unlimited use of tin boat for surfing and fishing.

 

Not Included: 

  • Every surfer visiting the Mentawai is required to pay the Mentawai Regional Government Surfer Tax of IDR 1,000,000 for 15 days surfing in the region. This is normally paid on arrival in cash (Indonesian Rupiah) and collected by the local operator before departing Padang. You will be issued a wristband with dates. Please ensure you have this for your entire stay in the Mentawai.
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01 Sep 2019 12 Sep 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 7 €1,852
15 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 7 €1,852
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27 Oct 2019 07 Nov 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 7 €1,852
01 Apr 2020 12 Apr 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 7 €1,991
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30 Sep 2020 11 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 7 €1,991
14 Oct 2020 25 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 7 €1,991
  • Price is per-person and subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
  • The prices above are based on 7 surfers - exclusive boat booking.
  • Please click Enquire Online to email us, or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf experience specialists.
  • Every surfer visiting the Mentawai is required to pay the Mentawai Regional Government Surfer Tax of IDR 1,000,000 for 15 days surfing in the region. This is normally paid on arrival in cash (Indonesian Rupiah) and collected by the local operator before departing Padang. You will be issued a wristband with dates. Please ensure you have this for your entire stay in the Mentawai.

 

 

 

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave 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.

Other Surf Experiences
Reviews

Ryan (March 2015)
Perfect Wave coordinated our trip on the Kuda Laut. Made it really easy, smooth and straight forward which was great as took the time or worry out of having to organize anything which i didn't have. Didn't really put much thought into the trip until the day before i left. 
The boat we stayed on was great. Smaller and simpler than a lot of the other boats but that didn't bother me or my mates. Actually preferred it and probably meant i spent more time in the water in the end which was a plus. Brian the Captain was also a big plus for the boat, knew the Ments really well and got us into some awesome uncrowded waves through out the whole trip. He was up for a surf as much as us and made sure we got to some sweet spots with no crowds a little off the track.

Dave

The Perfect Wave organised an awesome trip for me. They organised flights, insurance and charter and even managed to organise 10 days of waves for me. Great trip made easy by the Perfect Wave.

Experience Begun: June 2013
Created on: Thursday 8 August 2013
Hans

Thanks mate!The trip was amazing!! Pretty sure to say that everybody had a good time. We did not have the best luck with the swell/wind but Brian the captain did an awesome job in making sure that we were at the best spots. We still got to surf every day. We got along really well with the Yanks and the guys on the boat looked after us really well with food etc. Its good value for the money that we paid.Definitely up for hitting it again next year!CheersHans

Experience Begun: June 2013
Created on: Tuesday 25 June 2013
Mark

Hay Josh,we are back! Geez what a trip. All good with pick up get to the boat and its nothing too flash, aircon sleeping was nice, good viewing and hang out on top. The food was off the ricta, really good food. Great crew, Indo skipper who grew up out there so had great knowledge. Scored great waves the whole time, I've never got so many barells before. Tim was a champion, I'm definitely recommending the Kuda Laut for a trip. Not first class but definitely comfy enough.Thanks for everything I'll drop you a line next time I get a leave pass.There is cyclone swell hitting Noosa this week, let ya old boy know.Cheers Mark

Experience Begun: February 2013
Created on: Thursday 21 March 2013
James

Our first trip to the Mentawais was in June of last year and we went with the Kuda Laut guys as we were looking for a soul surfing experience rather than heading to the islands on a floating villa at five times the price. The trip was insane, the skipper knew where to head given the conditions, had an excellent rapport with the other boats and was out in the water with us nearly every session. We scored some incredible waves and had the surf vacation of a lifetime. The crew were all great guys and the food was better than we could've hoped for, when we weren't surfing we were fishing and the boys knocked up some incredible sushi. After 12 days of surfing and back on land we couldn't wait to head back out there and turned around in July and went back for a second round. Planning the next trip for 2013!

Experience Begun: August 2012
Created on: Tuesday 19 February 2013
Mark

The service, food and crew were second to none, and the Kuda Laut itself oozes character as well as being incredibly comfortable. On top of this we scored some great un-crowded surf, which is testament to the crews superior knowledge of all the different breaks and how the wind/tide effects the quality of the waves. Add in some great fishing throughout the trip I can safely say I will be back on the Kuda Laut again this year for sure!

Experience Begun: October 2012
Created on: Tuesday 19 February 2013