Legends Series - Surf with Mark Occhilupo


Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers

The Perfection Pass Holders
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Board Type

Shortboarders, Longboarders



Australia’s favourite surfing sons and The Perfect Wave ambassador Mark Occhilupo will be hosting a unique Legends trip to the beautiful Kandui Villas, the Mentawai, and you are invited!

Enquire Online for dates.

Quick Facts
  • hang out with Occy
  • 14+ waves around the island
  • more waves at Playgrounds nearby
  • daily speedboat transfers
  • luxury accommodation
  • infinity pool
  • professional photography
  • lots of extra activities
No Australian surf icon has captured the hearts and minds of as many people as Mark Occhilupo. Occy is one of surfing's greats.

Occy’s biographer Tim Baker once said, “The essence of Occy’s appeal is that he dares to lead the kind of life we all wish we could – simply surfing, pursuing his bliss, letting a freakish natural talent shine and trusting that all the rest, the messy details of life, money, career, will somehow sort themselves out.”

Occhilupo blew the surfing world away when he captured the world title in 1999 at the age of 33. It was one of the greatest comeback stories in world sport.

He captivated the world with the greatest backhand surfing ever witnessed at J-Bay, Bells and Sandon Point. It was unbelievably committed on rail power surfing that may never be repeated.

Occy is still one of the most popular surfers in the world. He is known as warm-hearted, funny, entertaining, kind, caring... and all round waterman that is as stoked on surfing as ever.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to surf and just hang out with a true legend of our sport.

Occy will be there with you the entire week to share his experience, knowledge, stories and good times. He’ll help you improve your surfing with honest advice, keep you entertained at stories from his surfing life and share a beer at the bar.

On the Mentawai trip, you will also have your own personal professional photographer – Andy Potts on hand to shoot still and video footage of your trip. Andy will provide each individual with high quality, yet inexpensive packages.


Kandui Villas consists of 9 luxury villas (umas), and one triple uma – which is three regular-sized luxury umas connected together, for a total of 12. Each uma is quite large at 7.5 meter wide x 10.5 meters long.


Each uma has two king-sized beds downstairs, and one king sized – or two single sized beds – in a spacious, second-story loft. Each uma comes with two air-conditioning units, so guests can adjust their personal comfort level.


Each of the umas are configured, with 3 king sized beds, or 2 king sized, and 2 double beds, making them very versatile with room for 1-4 people, making the Umas perfect for singles, couples, groups of friends, or families. 


Step outside your luxuriously designed room and straight into the ocean at Kandui Villas, the perfect combination of the ocean and premium accommodation.


Simultaneously enjoy the extravagance of a high-quality resort despite being on a remote ocean getaway. Bring the family along to enjoy the outstanding facilities, such as the infinity pool, while you catch some world-class waves. 

The eco-friendly design incorporates the wholesomeness of its environment, with sustainable and locally-sourced hardwoods. The artistic design allows you to immerse yourself in Indonesian culture without even leaving your room. Indulge in gourmet meals at the on-site restaurant and enjoy cocktails at the bar. The excellent facilities guarantees that your family will enjoy a luxury vacation while you catch some perfect waves.

Kandui Villas has something to offer everyone with a long list of world-class amenities. The amenities include:

•           An infinity pool

•           Games room

•           Organic greenhouse

•           Kandui Art Gallery

•           Nanny services

•           Speedboats

•           Gym

•           Yoga uma

•           A bar, palapa and restaurant

•           Kandui Spa

•           Rental surfboards.

•           High-speed WiFi/ethernet internet

•           PCs available

•           Satellite TV and a DVD library

  • Return ferry and speedboat transfers from Padang to Kandui Villas.
  • 7 night’s accommodation in a shared luxury Uma (Villa) (enquire about double villa for a quote).
  • Three meals per day, including drinking water, coffee, and tea.
  • Two surf sessions per day in the playgrounds area, including Kandui Left, Baby Kandui, Rifles, A Frames, Nipussi, Bank Vaults, Pit Stops, EBay, Pitsops, Beng Bengs, Hideaways and Burgerworld
  • Daily surf sessions (as above) hosted by living legend Mark Occhilupo, with tips, points and some great line-up banter.
  • Evenings in the Kandui Bar with the surfing icon, Occy.


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.


Other Surf Experiences

Nick (September 2015)
Wow. Best trip of a lifetime. Charlie looked after everything perfectly on The Perfect Wave's end, and Aloita was in a class of its own. The waves - perfect. Better than the pictures. The food - almost too much to handle. It is better than they describe. The staff - so accommodating and hospitable, it has a tropical island feel about it but the staff make you feel as if you were home. We were pretty stoked they got satellite tv installed the week before we got there - live footy, beers and a pool table after a few surfs. Living the dream as we kept saying. Thanks to everyone at The Perfect Wave and Aloita Resort for making it the best time.

Glenn (September 2015)
Trip was unreal, Ben TPW, Stu Swellnet and of course Occy were great. Was an absolute blast.

Kent (September 2015)
I have used The Perfect Wave for both land based and boat trips and Marie and TPW team have always gone above and beyond for me. The Occy trip was amazing from start to finish and can't wait for my trip next year on the Quest 1. I also plan to do the Occy trip again next year. To be able to spend a week with Occy was a lifetime experience.

Carl (September 2015)
Wow!!!! Surfing perfect waves with WORLD CHAMPION, PIPELINE MASTER MARK OCCHILUPO, doesn't get any better!!! I traveled to the Mentawai islands with "The Perfect Wave " during a perfect season of waves, wind and weather. Traveling with the legends "OCCY", The Perfect Wave's 'Ben Horvath and Swellnet's Stu Nettle. Occy with his tips on board design and surfing technique, Ben taking us to destinations found by the true explorers and Stu predicting wave height, swell direction, wind speed and direction with the latest wave forecasting technologies. The "Aloita Resort " was spectacularly located with its private beaches, perfect waves at your doorstep and cold Bintang in the "Liquid Lounge". We scored perfect waves everyday and surfed for hours only to return to the resort to relax with a massage or a yoga class to stretch and get ready for the next surf. The nights were filled with laughter and stories of the wave of the day with internationally known photographer Andy Potts displaying footage from the day's adventure on the big screen TV with shots from the boat, in the water camera and even a helicopter drone that would follow you as you flew down the line. I now have photos of some of the best waves I have ever surfed and will surely be plastered on my walls so as to never forget the waves, the local communities, the radical surfers I travelled with and the beautiful island I stayed on. All thanks to "The Perfect Wave". Grab your board coz perfect waves are out there!!!!