Indonesia

Asu Surf Camp

Asu Surf Camp

From US$ 1,250 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Budget Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Core surfers will love this down-to-earth surf camp with a wave out front, and speedboat access to 8 more options. Asu doesn't attract as many crowds as some other famous spots, and the chilled-out vibe and great food round out the experience.
Perfect hollow wave off North Sumatra

Moon Beach Resort - North Sumatra

From US$ 585 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

North Sumatra is one of the world's richest regions in terms of waves, and you can get away from it all and score empty barrels. Moon Beach offers privacy and exclusivity in 4 villas - 2 standard and 2 luxury ones.

Heaven on the Planet - Lombok

Heaven on the Planet - Lombok

From US$ 819 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

A relaxing eco-sensitive retreat with cottages on the cliff top and bungalows on the beach.  A remote and unspoilt location with access to a number of breaks catering to different levels of surfer.

Ombak Indah - South Sumatra

Ombak Indah - South Sumatra

From US$ 453 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Ombak Indah is a luxurious getaway in Indonesia where you will be able to feel the vibe and the culture.

The area is highly un-spoilt from tourism and there is plenty to do as you explore this glorious area. You are close to the beach and the waves where you can relax and surf.

Novotel Lombok

Novotel Lombok

From US$ 431 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

There are 10 different waves nearby the resort. Picture yourself staying at affordable 4* level in comfort, then grabbing a boat ride at the beach out front and heading off to the wave of your choice for the day.
Barrel

Bobby's G-Land - East Java

From US$ 640 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Beyond the deep and dense Javan jungle is a wave for a serious surfer: G-Land. Not a place for a beginner, but a strong a powerful barrell for someone who wants to score some of the best waves of their life.
Aman Gati Hotel - Lakey Peak

Aman Gati Hotel - Lakey Peak

From US$ 549 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Advanced

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Score 5 world-class waves including legendary Lakey Peak if you stay at Aman Gati - your budget Indonesia surf hotel. Chill out in the pool or the restaurant in the evening for the post-surf dinner and drinks.
Keyhole Surf Camp - Nias

Keyhole Surf Camp - Nias

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Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Budget Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Nias is blessed with great waves and chilled-out vibe. Keyhole has a quality break out front, and offers cheap, clean and comfortable accommodation and great food.
Mentawai Surf Retreat

Mentawai Surf Retreat

From US$ 2,039 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Mentawai Surf Retreat is a brand new beach front resort located on Nyang Nyang  island, in the pristine  Mentawai  Islands. This tropical island get away  is designed to cater for our guests every need, in and out of
Sri Noa Noa - Roti & Timor

Sri Noa Noa - Roti & Timor

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Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Budget Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

This is an epic boat charter to Rote, Sawu, Raijua and Sumba aboard the Sri Noa Noa featuring lots of empty lineups, excellent fishing and spectacular scenery and culture.
Mahi-Mahi Bungalows & Boat Charter

Mahi-Mahi Bungalows & Boat Charter

From US$ 630 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Advanced

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Mahi-Mahi bungalows and boat charters provides all inclusive surfing trips in one of Indonesia's most pristine island escapes.

Puri Asu Resort - North Sumatra

Puri Asu Resort - North Sumatra

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Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Puri Asu Resort offers a world entirely beyond time and obligations. For adventurous surfer looking for challenging surfing vacation / holiday. Located among the palm tress on this remote island and surrounded by perfect surf in every direction. Puri Asu Resort offers unforgettable vacation experience with quality facility and access variety of fun activities.


Ekas Breaks - Lombok

Ekas Breaks - Lombok

From US$ 455 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Beginner - Advanced

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Ekas Breaks is the best destination for those that are looking to surf in East Lombok. The beaches are pristine, the surf is magnificent and the area is unspoilt with natural beauty all around.

Stay in comfort and tranquillity in one of the bungalows at Ekas Breaks and explore the area.

Kandui Villas - Mentawai

Kandui Villas - Mentawai

From US$ 3,650 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Enjoy a world-class surf getaway at Kandui Villas. Situated on the Mentawai Islands, Kandui is the perfect combination of a beach retreat and luxury resort. Step outside your room and into the ocean, as Kandui Villas is situated right on the beach.  Immerse yourself in Indonesian culture with eco-friendly design and local art.  Escape to the mecca of surfing and experience the perfect wave as well as a premium resort experience.

Red Island Surf Camp - East Java

Red Island Surf Camp - East Java

From US$ 430 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Beginner - Intermediate

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Red Island (Pulau Merah) surf camp is an un-crowded surf spot, situated in Banyuwangi, East Java (close to Bali). Red Island Surf Camp lays in a secluded, beautiful bay surrounded by mountains and right on the beach. It’s an ideal place to get away, relax and surf. It is the perfect spot to learn to surf and improve your surfing, offering uncrowded, fun sand-bottom waves.
Beng Bengs Surf Camp - Mentawai

Beng Bengs Surf Camp - Mentawai

From US$ 930 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Budget Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Beng Bengs is one of the Mentawais most affordable surf camps. Located in the heart of Playgrounds with Ebay Left breaking out the front, this camp is perfect for small groups and individuals

Baha Baha Villas - Sumbawa

Baha Baha Villas - Sumbawa

From US$ 585 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Beginner - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Baha Baha Villas offers mid range beachside accommodation and all inclusive packages in Sekongkang Bawah.This new property is close to a range of breaks including Yoyos out the front and Scar Reef, Supersuck and Tropicals just down the road. The villas are surrounded by gardens, and there’s both a restaurant and bar on site and also have an outdoor pool, free wifi and a games room.

Chill out by the pool at Macaronis Resort

Macaronis Resort - Mentawai

From US$ 1,966 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Learning - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Recently refurbished and renovated, Macaronis Resort is nestled just outside the world-class Macaronis surf break. It also gives you an option to surf 5 other famous waves, and a number of other less-known spots.
T-Land Resort - Rote

T-Land Resort - Rote

From US$ 1,570 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

The home of one of Indonesia's best and longest lefts - T-Land is remote, uncrowded and unspoilt area. Get away from the noise, beginners, crowds and kooks and score quality of waves, while you stay at a nice traditional bungalow.
Hollow Trees Resort - Mentawai

Hollow Trees Resort - Mentawai

From US$ 1,400 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

HT’s, short for “Hollow Trees” and also known as “Lances Right”, is one of the most legendary right hand barrels on earth. The resort is on absolute beachfront land with the world-class HT’s surf break directly in front of the resort. All four villas are positioned directly on the beach complete with AC, TV’s, hot showers, mini-bar fridge and in-room safes.

Bilou Beach Villas - Mentawai

Bilou Beach Villas - Mentawai

From US$ 889 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

You can now afford to bring your whole family to the Ments on holiday - or a small group of friends can share a house and create your own surf adventure. Bilou Beach Villas can sleep up to 4 adults, a fantastic affordable option for small groups of surfers or families.  The Mentawai Islands are a hidden gem, there is so much more to these beautiful tropical islands than just the waves.

WavePark Mentawai Surf Resort

WavePark Mentawai Surf Resort

From US$ 1,600 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Learning - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Playgrounds area is one of the best spots to be in Mentawai, with breaks like Rifles or Burgerworld nearby and Hideaways just out front. Wavepark only takes up to 12 surfers, which keeps the crowds down.
Welcome to Aloita Resort, Mentawai

Aloita Surf Resort & Spa - Mentawai

From US$ 1,420 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Learning - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, May

Enjoy the Mentawai in the comfort of this boutique surf resort in the heart of the islands, with access to roughly 70% of the regions surfbreaks. Perfect for the surfer that doesn’t want to rough it, groups or the family that wants to escape for an adventurous getaway.
Nihi Sumba Island - Nihiwatu

Nihi Sumba Island - Nihiwatu

From US$ 2,012 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Learning - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

One of Indonesia's most isolated and exclusive escapes, this resort has 7 years of awards to its name.  There is no better choice in Indonesia for privacy, luxury, service and relaxation.
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Kandui Resort

From US$ 3,325 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Kandui Resort proposes a world completely away from time and obligations. For adventurous surfers considering a relaxing surf holiday surrounded by world class waves to everyday travellers looking for a private paradise - you've found it! Hidden
Melaleuca - Mentawai

Melaleuca - Mentawai

From US$ 1,729 pp for 11 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

There's nothing like spending 10 days on a boat, waking up next a new wave each morning and live the ultimate sleep/surf/eat/drink lifestyle. Melaleuca is a reliable, affordable and comfortable option.

Sibon Baru - Mentawai/Banyaks

Sibon Baru - Mentawai/Banyaks

From US$ 2,799 pp for 12 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Up to 10-12 surfers can share this power catamaran that is fast, stable and well-run by a professional crew. Sibon Baru does one-way trips between Banyaks, Telos and Mentawai, giving you the opportunity to experience surfing in 3 amazing areas instead of just one.

Nusa Dewata

Nusa Dewata

From US$ 2,317 pp for 11 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Advanced

Star Rating

Budget Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

The KM Nusa Dewata is a beautiful 57’ (14’ beam) wooden sloop rigged motor sailor commissioned in Lembongan back in 1992. Nusa Dewata Surf Charters cater for a minimum 5 and maximum 6 persons for each charter., so is perfect for smaller groups.
Just Dreaming - Panaitan Island

Just Dreaming - Panaitan Island

From US$ 1,403 pp for 9 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Just Dreaming is an uncrowded waves mission for barrelling lefts and rights off Java. You won't be sharing the waves with many people. These breaks are quite hectic and will suit an experienced surfer.
Naga Laut - Mentawai

Naga Laut - Mentawai

From US$ 2,569 pp for 11 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Maximize your surf time and hang out with like-minded crew on the Naga Laut, one of the best value surf charters in Mentawai. This spacious boat takes up to 10 surfers in comfy cabins and offers a nice top deck area and free beers daily.

The Dream - Banyak Islands

The Dream - Banyak Islands

From US$ 1,765 pp for 11 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Live "The Dream" of each core surfer - discover pumping waves from covers of the magazines. Share the boat with mates, or jump on and meet some new, likeminded surfers. The Dream will let you experience Banyaks, the area that gets the same swell as Mentawai.

Tony Doris Eltherington Mentawai Charter - Raja Elang

Tony Doris Eltherington Mentawai Charter - Raja Elang

From US$ 3,120 pp for 12 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Bali or Mentawai? This boat does both regions over the course of one year. With legendary captain Doris at the helm and a comfortable airconditioned accommodation, you will surf, eat, drink and chill out on a nice boat. Boat sleeps up to 10 people and free beers are included in your package.
Secret left in Raja Ampat

Ratu Motu - West Papua

From US$ 2,100 pp for 6 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Number 1 world's luxury surf charter with toys like jetski, diving facilities, helicopter and 5* meals for those that desire the ultimate luxury. It takes up to 18 people and it is perfect for non-surfers too. Score world-class Mentawai or remote West Papua. Everything on board is state of the art.
Dreamweaver - Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa

Dreamweaver - Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa

From US$ 1,014 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Budget Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Aussie owned Dreamweaver will have you scoring waves around Lembongan, Lombok and Sumbawa for a week-long trip that anyone can afford. From Lembongan to Sumbawa and anywhere around, this is the ultimate budget surf charter trip.

Telo Island Lodge

Telo Island Lodge

From US$ 3,705 pp for 10 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, May

Telo Island Lodge is an exclusive lodge located in the most wave prolific part of the Telo Islands, specializing in a heavily guided and serviced experience for a maximum of 8 guests. Telo Island Lodge is located in a beautiful landscaped coconut grove on a white sand beach on the island of Sibranun, home to two of the region's best waves - Max's Right and Max's Left.
Ono Niha - North Sumatra

Ono Niha - North Sumatra

From US$ 1,900 pp for 11 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Sri Noa Noa - Lombok Sumbawa

Sri Noa Noa - Lombok Sumbawa

From US$ 1,120 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Kaimana Royal - Mentawai

Kaimana Royal - Mentawai

From US$ 2,587 pp for 11 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Kaimana royal is a reputable, comfortable and spacious Mentawai and Telos surf charter. It takes maximum 10 surfers and offers accommodation in two triple and two double rooms.
D'Bora - Mentawai

D'Bora - Mentawai

From US$ 2,597 pp for 12 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Surf, sleep, eat & drink beer. D'Bora is the most popular boat because it's spacious, has a renowned surf guide and is top value for money. Fitting up to 12 surfers in dorm and double cabin accommodation D'Bora is the perfect Mentawai Surf Charter.
Kaimana 1 - Mentawai

Kaimana 1 - Mentawai

From US$ 2,200 pp for 11 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

The Kaimana 1 is one of the most well-regarded and best value charter boats in the Mentawai. Charters are based on 10 days / 11 nights, where guests eat, sleep, and surf to their heart's content. Kaimana 1 surfing itineraries are based on the best available waves and conditions through the Mentawai Islands

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Telo Island Surfing Village

From US$ 3,300 pp for 12 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Any core surfer will be stoked at amazing eco-friendly surfing village that allows access to 18+ waves, including 3 breaks out front. The guys that own this place run it with love for the surf, food, locals and the nature surrounding this remote area.  
MV Addiction - Mentawai

MV Addiction - Mentawai

From US$ 3,300 pp for 12 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Experience Mentawai's best breaks and live life to the fullest on Addiction. It's all about comfort and speed on board this boat, and the crew is trained to the highest level of service. It sleeps 10 surfers in 5 private cabins.

Pelagic -  Mentawai

Pelagic - Mentawai

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Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Season

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

You will feel like a king of the Mentawai, staying on this boat charter. Stay, sleep, eat and drink in luxury and get to the breakfast, to maximize your surfing time. Takes up to 8 surfers and photography service and jetski is included.
Switchfoot - Mentawai

Switchfoot - Mentawai

From US$ 2,769 pp for 9 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

The Switchfoot is the new charter boat custom built by one of the Mentawai's most experienced captains, Jason Quinn. After years at the helm of boats like Barranjoey, Jason has designed a boat perfect for surf charters. The 52 foot (15.8m) catamaran has  plenty of space above and below decks and great cruising speed - perfect for getting on the spot when all the elements come together

Pinnacles on Telo

Pinnacles on Telo

From US$ 6,050 pp for 10 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Pinnacles on Telo is a premier, exclusive, luxury surf lodge in the uncrowded Telo Islands, just north of Mentawai. Whether it is the waves, the surf guides, the facilities, food or services, everything is absolutely top of the range, offering you a truly luxurious, all-inclusive full-service surfing holiday.

Indo Satu - Mentawai

Indo Satu - Mentawai

From US$ 2,457 pp for 12 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Indo Satu is a brand new boat built and run by the owners of D’Bora. She has the vibe of a traditional Phinisi timber boat but with the latest navigation gear, electronics, and safety features plus the service and wave hunting tactics that has gained D’Bora such a great reputation. Indo Satu runs 12 night, 11 day charters for groups of 8-10 and is guided by the same guys who run D’Bora trips.

Aileoita - Mentawai

Aileoita - Mentawai

From US$ 2,499 pp for 12 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

The Aileoita is a beautifully crafted surf charter boat, designed by surfers for surfers, with high safety & comfort standards. Typical trip gives you 11 days of surfing and the boat has a professional photographer on board to snap all your best moments.
Samudra Biru - Mentawai

Samudra Biru - Mentawai

From US$ 2,500 pp for 11 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Samudra Biru has 3 outdoor chillout areas so you don't need to sit inside when you are not surfing. Mentawai has some of the best in the world, but your boat and the surf guide are equally important. We tried and tested Samudra Biru numerous times, and it always delivers a great trip. Great value trip for 10 surfers.
Huey 1 - Mentawai

Huey 1 - Mentawai

From US$ 2,808 pp for 13 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October

Whether it is Ments' most famous waves, or less known and less crowded secret spots, Huey will take you on a surf trip of a lifetime. The quality of food, surf guide services and the boat is hard to fault. You will be more than well looked after. Takes up to 10 surfers.
Tengirri - Mentawai

Tengirri - Mentawai

From US$ 3,182 pp for 12 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Maximum of 8 surfers share this top Ments boat: Fast, private double cabins and inclusive of photo & video from yourself and your mates surfing. The crew will look after all your needs, and the surf guide surely knows his craft to make sure you maximize your surfing time.
Seriti- Banyak Islands

Seriti- Banyak Islands

From US$ 2,894 pp for 11 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, May

Banyaks get the same swell as Mentawai, but there is only a couple of boats permanently in the region. Well worth the journey. Seriti is a massive boat, with plenty of space and run by experienced bunch of surfers.

Region Information

Indonesia is literally the centre of the surfing universe. It has an array of surf charter boats and resorts which enable you to find your perfect wave. It has quality consistent all year round waves for every level of surfer and it caters for every budget. There’s so much to do for singles, groups, couples and families in Indonesia.

The more adventurous can do a short island hop from Bali to Nusa Lembongan or Lombok. They are really easily accessible now by boat or short plane trip. To surf Indonesia you can choose between boats, camps, villas and resorts in Mentawai Islands, Bali, North and South Sumatra, Java, Sumba or Sumbawa.

Indonesian Favourites

Mentawai

The Mentawai Island chain lies approximately 130 km’s west of Sumatra and is accessed via Padang. It hosts some of the best breaks in the world such as HT’s (Lances Right), Macaronis and Telescopes. You can now access the islands by staying on an amazing range of surf charter boats and surf resorts..

Whilst there’s a popular belief that the Mentawai are only for advanced and professional surfers, there are an amazing array of waves for intermediates and even some great options to learn to surf. The Perfect Wave run the only learn to surf program in the Mentawai at Aloita Surf Resort where there is a perfect learning wave on the island.

Bali

Bali is one of the world’s best surf destinations for many reasons. It caters for every level of surfer and budget, has an amazing culture and year round tropical temperatures. You can stay in a really great value surf camp or luxury style villa. If you want to party and surf, stay close to Kuta, Legian & Seminyak. If you want easy access to some of the most consistent and best breaks in the world stay on the Bukit peninsula near Uluwatu or Padang Padang. If you are looking for a bit of sophistication with good access to waves, shops and restaurants then Semiyak is a great option. Or if you want to get away from it all and experience Bali the way it was 20 years ago, head up to Balian or Medawi.

Whilst Mentawai and Bali are the two most popular Indonesian surf destinations, we also tailor trips to suit any budget or surfer level to Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumatra, Sumba, Nias, Central and West Java, Timor and Roti.

Our Indo packages include:

  • Surf camps – For people who want to surf on a budget and meet like-minded people. There are great learn to surf and surf guiding packages available.
  • Five-star resorts – Surf in luxury, great for couples, families and those wishing to be pampered whilst surfing amazing waves.
  • Bali Villas – Live the Bali way and get yourself a luxury villa and spoil yourself with your own self-contained home eqipped with your own butler and chef. These aren’t expensive and are perfect for families and groups.
  • Surf charter boats – A great way to access lots of different breaks. There are budget and luxury boat options and it’s not just for hardcore surfers. There are great intermediate waves also.

There are two seasons in Indonesia. What’s considered the main surf season is dry season which runs from April to October when south east trade winds blow offshore and generally groom western and southwest set ups. Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, North and South Sumatra, Mentawai, Sumba, Java, Timor and Roti all fire in this season. The weather is pretty consistent with water temps over 27C and average air temps of 30C. There is still some rainy days as it is the tropics but there is something refreshing about the occasional tropical downpour.

What isn’t well known is that Indonesia is actually a year round destination. A lot of the crew here at The Perfect Wave love surfing Bali and the Mentawai in the supposed off season as, especially in the Mentawai, there is no crowds and conditions are still amazing.

Wet season runs from November to March when north-west winds are most favourable on south and east facing coasts. There are amazing wave options in this season also especially in Bali at breaks such as Keramas and Nusa Dua on the east coast. Conditions in the Mentawai tend to be smaller which makes it really manageable to surf for intermediates and those not seeking to be barrelled at every opportunity. Although don’t rule out barrels at some of the main breaks. Whilst the words “wet season” might sound a little off-putting, it really is just some tropical daily down pours with lots of sunshine and temperatures are consistently above 28C year round.

Indonesia is directly in line with any low pressure systems which journey from the southern tip of South Africa all the way to the south western tip of Western Australia, ensuring consistent, often sizeable groundswells head straight towards the equatorial Indonesian archipelago almost year round.

Nowhere really comes close to Indonesia for consistency and reliability of surf.