Crystal Clear is a brand new power catamaran custom built for surfing holidays for surfers expecting a top quality surf trip on a reliable, stable vessel. It can take up to 14 passengers comfortably, but the usual surf charters are run with just 10 surfers to keep the crowds low.
What we love
a brand new 22 metre (72 ft) aluminium power catamaran custom built specifically for luxury surf charters
spacious, comfortable and stable
surf Mentawai, Telos, Nias, Banyaks and beyond
extremely experienced captain
The swell magnet for the area, Icelands is a left with many faces. An easy going west peak look fun but the main part of the wave loves the south swell angle produces a solid drop, barrel section and bowls at the end. Can be very heavy on its day.
One of the worlds greatest right barrels, HT’s has been all over the surf mags and videos over the last decade. The main takeoff spot is up the point where most of the waves start barrelling and peel flawlessly down the reef. On larger swells it can be very shifty and hard to read. It can shift more to the end bowl where it can break, reform, then bowl again into the channel. The inside is very shallow and is often referred to as the “surgeon’s table” due to the many reef-cuts doled out to travelling surfers.
This left-hander is a consistent and frequently surfed crowd-pleaser. Lance’s Left has the ability to hold big swells and can offer up rippable walls and some little tube sections. It can also handle an onshore wind and still have fun waves. Facing Southwest makes this spot very consistent however its nature become more serious when there’s a large swell running.
A short distance up the reef from Lance’s Left, you will find this intense left-hander. It gets really shallow on the low tide and prefers a bit more water. Due to the shallowness it is normally relatively uncrowded. On a South swell and East wind it is a non-stop barrel from the takeoff all the way to the channel where the wave spits you out. Therefore appropriately named, The Cobra.
A short and hollow right across the channel from Lance’s Left. As the wave approaches the reef, the bottom drops out before barreling towards the channel. When conditions are prime, Bintangs delivers amazing, round barrels and extremely fun, rippable walls. A major advantage of Bintangs is that on the days when the dreaded North wind blows out most spots in the Mentawais, Bintangs is offshore and pumping.
The most famous wave in the area its hard to beat this wave for its variations of sections. A long left with mutiple deep barrel opportunities, can hold real size. Made famous by the Young Guns 2 movie with Kelly Slater and Co having a load of fun with Indies Trader 4 and a helicopter!
Breaks off of an island called Tugat Nusa just south of Telescopes. Great consistent left as exposed to South as well as SW swell. Best on a dropping high tide with the end section named the Curry bowl the pick of the wave for barrel riders.
Aptly named, this high performance right off Awera Island is very shallow and can only be surfed on a mid to high tide due to the reef. However produces an amazing barrel and the locals love this break.
Pricing & Packages
12 nights per person from USD $3000
This surf charter usually runs Mentawai surf trips, however, the crew is equally happy and capable of taking you to other island chains that get world-class waves, such as Telos, Nias or Banyaks. Please enquire for a custom quote, based on your group size and requested itinerary.
The price per person is based on 10 passengers.
The trip includes:
11 days 12 nights trip onboard Crystal Clear charter boat
All food and drinks, excluding alcohol beverages
Use onboard equipment and amenities.
Travel Insurance (mandatory)
Mentawai Surfer Tax (IDR 1 Million per person).
Alcohol. You can bring your own duty free, and the crew can organize beers for you at local prices.
Flag : Indonesian
Type of Vessel : Power Catamaran
Construction : Aluminum
Year Built : Launched 22 April 2016
L.O.A. : 22 metres
Beam : 8.57 metres
Draft : 1.57 metres.
Cruising Speed : 10 – 12 kts
Max Speed : 15 kts
Duration at Cruise 571 hrs @12kts = 6,857 NM.
Engine : 2 x Cummins QSB 355hp @2800
Gearboxes : 2 x 2F 280.A ratio 2.04 : 1
Fuel : 12,000 Litres.
Crew Berths : 6
Passenger Berths : 14.
Water : 2 x 4,000 Litres
Tender : 4.6m/ 40hp.
1 x Tender Boat (CAP, 10P)
2 x Lifebuoy with light and smoke signal
2 x Lifebuoy with line
2 x Lifebuoy
30 x Life Jackets
2 x ILR (CAP. @8P)
1 x Muster Station
6 x Rocket parachute flares
1 x Radar transponder
1 x First Aid Equipment
2 x Line Throwing Appliance
1 x EPIRB
2 x Survival Craft Portable Radio
1 x Fire Extinguisher Foam 9Ltr
7 x Fire Extinguisher Dry Powder 5 Kg
3 x 3 Fire Extinguisher CO2 5 Kg.
Crystal Clear is a brand new power catamaran custom built for surfing holidays for surfers expecting a top quality surf trip on a reliable, stable vessel. It can take up to 14 passengers comfortably, but the usual surf charters are run with just 10 surfers to keep the crowds low. This surf charter usually runs Mentawai surf trips, however, the crew is equally happy and capable of taking you to other island chains that get world-class waves, such as Telos, Nias or Banyaks. Please enquire for a custom quote, based on your group size and requested itinerary.
This surf charter usually runs Mentawai surf trips, however, the crew is equally happy and capable of taking you to other island chains that get world-class waves as well as fishing.
Sumatra is an island in Western Indonesia and the islands off Sumatra are an incredible surfing destination with remarkable consistency and quality. A boat trip in Sumatra is a dream come true for any surfer. There are great waves, beautiful scenery and more great waves.