Did the same trip on the Star Koat last year. Again an excellent boat, great crew. The food was great with a large variety of dishes. We even had roast lamb and vegies. Transport was very good. Stayed at FM7 in Jakarta. Staff at the airport to meet you and transfer you to the Hotel. Great room and service. After arriving in Padang you are taken to a Hotel to assemble till all guests arrive and then taken to the Boat. Kadu was our surf guide and is also one of the owners. His knowledge is excellent and he will get you to the best of the waves. Had great waves every day. Only one day I did not surf and that was the last day because the waves were too big for me to handle. Did a lot of fishing, both off the boat and trawling, plus snorkelling. All staff were excellent, in particular Phillip who was always there to take and bring you in from the waves with a big smile. Always there to take and store your board after a surf and assist you with any requirement. I'd definitely like to return. On this trip I was flying Garuda and they have improved overall and are a good airline to fly with.