Cruising the crystal blue waters of the archipelago since being built in 1999, the Perfect Hamathi is a stalwart of the Maldivian charter fleet. Fully refurbished in 2014, with 5 twin cabins this 20m (67ft) motor yacht comfortably caters to groups of 8 to 10 surfer. It has everything you’d expect from a…
Surfers are definitely one of the most nomadic of tribes. Whether we’re on recreational surfaris with friends, cruisey island hops with a partner, styling at a family resort or just moving onto greener pastures for variety’s sake, we are by nature a gang of explorers constantly searching for fresh frontiers
Jay Brown is a 17 year old supergrom from Cronulla. His old man Mark is also a great surfer with a fluid style and likeable demeanour. Jay’s favourite home breaks are the Alley Rip Bowl and Voodoo. His best contest result to date was taking out the National Rip Curl Gromsearch in 2016 and then coming 3rd in the Intern
Switchfoot , a 50ft fibreglass powercat, oozes luxury. A brand new addition to the Sumatra charter fleet, the Switchfoot offers the best combination of great design, new technology and a crew with years of experience. One of the Mentawai's most experienced surf charter captains, Jason Quinn, commissioned this boat
This year saw Aussie Josh Kerr battle it out with Brazilian Alejo Muniz in the final. Kerr got off to the perfect start, posting two excellent scores and despite the best of efforts from Muniz, the final nail in the coffin came in the last minute when Kerr scored a perfect 10 point ride.
How good do you feel when you book a surf trip and know you’re heading somewhere tropical with warm weather, uncrowded surf breaks and cold beer? How good do you feel when you contribute to a cause that is making a global impact in reducing plastic waste in our oceans? Well combine the two together and you have our
Anyone south of Tweed pretty much wished they were on the Gold Coast. The leading surf forecasting sites had the entire East Coast surfing fraternity pumped on the prospects, and to their credit most of the time both Ben’s get it so right, but in the case of Cyclone Gita, it was definitely Gold Coast or bust.
Unseasonably Solid! The SE swell that hit the East Coast mid month was biggest on the south coast of NSW. That's not to say beaches in Sydney, Newcastle, the north coast and even SE Qld didn't enjoy the drought breaking swell, it's just that southern NSW was the epicenter.
Thanks to those same storms dropping silky white Japow on Japan, epic new swells were brought to Papua New Guinea. So how is PNG surf in December?
We figured we'd take them fishing at one of our hidden jewels, also home to some of the clearest waves in the country, and show them all PNG has to offer
Mentawai diary & surf forecast. Last week was fun, this week’s getting better and next weekend looks epic!
Toasty our (Perfect Wave) man on the ground and trusty surf guide at Aloita Resort in the heart of the Mentawai have been giving us the low down