HUEY is an 82-ft ex-customs patrol vessel customised for surf charters. Built and launched by the Japanese Government in 1978, HUEY is one of the faster boats serving the Mentawai Islands. Huey has accommodated thousands of happy surfers since 2000 and continues to provide a fast, safe and reliable service.
With the same solo ownership since 2005 keeping the guests stoked, and vessel maintenance is always the top priority.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Not very well known wave which makes it a very good choice when conditions are right as not a lot of charter boats know this wave. A great walling left with occasional hollow sections. Tucked in a small bay in the middle of Sipora you have to know where it is to find it, but worth it when its on.
Meaning Mouse Wave, this lesser known fun left is up the beach from Villa Mentawai. Ombak Tikus is a hidden gem and fun for most levels of surfer depending on the size. At 2-3 ft super fun and user friendly, however over 4-5ft it takes on a different look and feel.
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All meals snacks and soft drinks.
Use of all equipment on board.
6 beers per guest per day.
Towels and Linen
Mentawai surf tax
Extra beers, wine and spirits. We can order these for you, charged at local cost price.
Satellite phone charges
1x 8 Berth Cabin
1x 2 Berth Cabin
1x Double Cabin
Ducted air conditioning throughout the vessel ensures your preferred room temperature. There’s plenty of accessible board storage and the spacious, covered front deck area is a favourite among guests for catching the cool breeze or lazing in the afternoon shade.
82 ft long
20 ft wide
Engines: 2x 400hp Nissan Diesels
Electrics; 1 x Kohler silenced diesel genset, 33 Kva, 1 x Isuzu diesel genset, 30 Kva. 110v and 220v power, US, Australian and Indonesian power points
Cruising speed: 10 Knots
Top Speed: 12 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 11,000 litres
Water Capacity: 4000 litres
Air Con: All cabins, galley and TV room have ducted and split system AC
Safety Gear: Certified 20 man life raft, flares, 406Mhz EPIRB, SART
Communications: VHF Marine Radio, HF Radio, Satellite phone, mobile phone in some areas
Navigation: Garmin 216 GPS integrated with C-Maps, 64mile JRC Radar, Furuno Navnet Plotter/Sounder/Radar
Tenders: 1 x 3.6m Rubber Zodiac with 15 hp Yamaha, 1 x 7.5m Fibreglass speed boat with 2 x 175 hp Four stroke Suzuki outboards,
HUEY is an 82-ft ex-customs patrol vessel customised for surf charters. Built and launched by the Japanese Government in 1978, HUEY is one of the faster boats serving the Mentawai Islands. Finishing in March 2009, Huey underwent a four month refit which involved rebuilding the main engines, plus new propellers and shafts to ensure reliability and safety for their guests. She is powered by two V8 Nissan 400hp diesels so getting there in all weather conditions is never a problem. Sooly is a great character, whose love of surfing and the Mentawai Islands clearly shows in the trips he runs for his guests.
Beach walks, Snorkeling over beautiful coral reef, Fishing and Trawling from the boat or dinghy, Exploring remote islands, Beach bonfires, Spearfishing, Surf videos, Watch a movie, Read a book under a palm tree
The Mentawai Islands offer some of the best and most consistent waves in the world. Huey has been operating in these waters since 1999 providing surfers with a variety of waves to suit all levels of ability. The peak season runs from May through to September with the fringe months being March, April, October and November.