The 80 foot Melaleuca boasts traditional Indonesian design with all the modern amenities and safety features of a Western style boat. She has over 4,000 Square Feet of Comfort and living space and offers some of the best value in the Mentawais. More interior living space under A/C and more exterior living space to spread out and take in the sights than any other local boat.
What we love
Over 4,000 Square Feet of Comfort and living space
Offers some of the best value in the Mentawais
Cabins with their own a/c units for individual comfort
The crew is seasoned and has many years experience in Western Sumatra and the Mentawai
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.
All transfers to and from Padang airport to your transit hotel and or boat.
Surf package in the Mentawai Islands.
All meals, snacks, juices, soft drinks and coffee on vessel.
Three ice cold beers a day.
Airfare to and from Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia
Visa fees on arrival
Hotel in Padang
Meals off vessel
Excess baggage fees
Passport, inoculation costs
Photography Service -USD$200 per person
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.
Cruising speed: 8-10 knots.
Engine: twin Mitsubishi 8DC9’s with 320 HP each.
Generator: Two Mitsubishi PS100 250 volt.
Radio: Icom VHF.
Sounder: Furuno Echo.
20-person capacity life raft.
Flares, smoke and emergency alarms.
Tender: 20-foot chauffer driven tender with 70 horsepower will get everyone where they need to go.
Huge exterior, upper deck with stereo; half-open, half-covered.
The 80 foot Melaleuca boasts traditional Indonesian design with all the modern amenities and safety features of a Western style boat. She has over 4,000 Square Feet of Comfort and living space and offers some of the best value in the Mentawais. More interior living space under A/C and more exterior living space to spread out and take in the sights than any other local boat. The Western surf guide and Indonesian crew will make sure that you get to the choice waves you want and catch some tasty fish along the way. You can book up to a total of 12 passengers and enjoy your days surfing and your nights celebrating life in the Ments.
Melaleuca features traditional Indonesian design with all the modern amenities and safety features of a western style boat. 80 feet of comfort and space at the best value in the Mentawais. The interior space boasts air-conditioning and exterior living space enables you to spread out and take in the sights.
The surf guide and Indonesian crew will make sure that you get to the waves you want and catch fish along the way. Bring up to 12 surfers and get ready to have the surf trip of a lifetime!