Mentawai perfection awaits in 2017. Will you be there? – photo c/o Hollow Trees Resort
It’s a new year and so we find ourselves looking around asking ‘So what’s new?’ The world remains full of amazing experiences but now is the time to ask: What surf trips should I add to my list?
The good news is that here at The Perfect Wave we have been working flat out to bring the freshest new surf experiences to you, all in a classic destination: the Mentawai, a destination so consistently good to epic. Sure, it’s hardly unknown – but with new ways to experience the Mentawai in 2017 it should be at the top of your list.
What’s New? How about a villa where you can experience the Mentawai on your own terms. Bilou Beach Villas are stylish and roomy with your own boat included, so you can forget about schedules.
No more waiting around on resort boat departures. It’s you, your friends or family and a boat with a chauffeur on call. Go when you are ready – no waiting for anyone else! Feel like a sneaky session out at Telescopes? Off you go! Want to pop in to Tua Pajet to get some fresh fruit and supplies? It’s 5 minutes in your boat. You are free from the expectations of others and set your own schedule, interact with the local community and really engage with the place. Of course their are other advantages too – the Villas are well priced so that a group of 4 will have one of the best value trips on the market. Even better, a family of 2 adults and up to 4 kids can now experience an affordable Mentawai trip without resort or charter boat prices.
What Else? How about a stylish resort with one of the best waves on earth out the front? Hollow Trees Resort has new owners who have invested heavily in lifting the property to a level that matches its world-class location.
Not only you get a quality small resort in front one of the best waves in the Mentawai, you get to be on the spot when the magic happens. Subtle shifts suddenly lift good waves in to all-time! Look out the front – the wind has swung, tide has filled in and that boat chugged off. It’s pumping with the barrels of a lifetime, no-one on it – and you are there.
What about charters? What could be better than one of the most experienced captains launching his own new charter boat, custom designed based on years of experience? Jason Quinn is a respected Mentawai captain and surf guide for legendary boats such as Barranjoey, Huey, Indies Trader and Samudra Biru. Finally Quinny has commissioned his own boat – the Switchfoot, a swift, roomy and nimble powercat designed specifically to host up to 8 surfers in comfort and safety – so they are on the spot when the waves turn on.
The Switchfoot is accepting charter booking from July 2017 onwards – jump in now and secure a charter while its still available. When the word gets out that there is a new boat with Quinny at the helm, plenty will be making their choice for their 2017 charter.
Old Favourites – with more choice? The Kaimana 1 has been a favourite Mentawai charter for a few years now – for good reason. The good news is that it is joined in the Perfect Wave schedule by the impressive Kaimana Royal. Both offer quality, air conditioned Mentawai surf charters – without the high-end pricing. The owners have have just revised and released a new charter schedule and currently there is a great choice of departure dates still available, even some in peak season.
If you are looking for a quality Ments charter for up to 10 surfers in the best range of dates in the market, get on to this right away and avoid missing out.
the prices below are ‘from’ prices in AUD, valid as of 17 Jan ’17. They are subject to change and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
|Bilou Beach Villas – Mentawai|
From $1,138 PP for 7 nights
Bilou Beach Villas is a unique property for surfers who want to experience the Mentawai on their own terms. The 4 bed villas are surprisingly affordable and come equipped with a boat and driver who will take you to the waves on request. No need to follow a fixed resort schedule, set your own!
|Hollow Trees Resort – Mentawai|
From $1,918 PP for 7 nights
Hollow Trees Resort is perfect for surfers looking for land based comfort and style with one of the world best rights barrelling out the front.
|Switchfoot – Mentawai|
From $3,550 PP for 9 nights
The Switchfoot is a brand new addition to the Sumatra charter fleet. One of the Mentawai’s most experienced surf charter captains, Jason Quinn has commissioned this boat as the perfect platform to explore and surf the Mentawai and beyond.
|Kaimana Royal – Mentawai|
From $4,384 PP for 11 nights
The Kaimana Royal is a hassle free holiday destination that moves. The charter boat is set up for finding the perfect waves along the Mentawai Islands’ coastlines. With a tightly run ship, the crew members ensure guests can surf from sunrise to sunset on superb barrel waves.
|Kaimana 1 – Mentawai|
From $3,767 PP for 11 nights
Kaimana is an 80 foot surfing charter. Run by a group of experienced Mentawai surfers dedicated to providing excellent service, accommodations, and meals. Each day the guide recommends the best spots to surf, while the onboard chef prepares three meals.