Moon Palikir – Mentawai Surf Charters


Get set for an adventure of a lifetime aboard Moon Palikir, a 100 ft vessel specially designed to explore all that the Mentawai Islands have to offer. Hunt down the best waves in the region while taking time to relax and unwind on this surf charter that has been built for comfort.

Moon Palikir is the perfect setting for your Mentawais surf adventure. Each day the boat’s owners and surf guides go above and beyond to ensure you’re surfing the best waves in the region, even if it means travelling another 50 nautical miles to score the perfect ride.

Moon Palikir’s owners, and resident surf guides, have fitted out this tri-deck Mentawais surf charter with all the latest features, including air-conditioning and six comfortable cabins that accommodate a maximum of 12 guests at one time.

The crew on board Moon Palikir are committed to making your surf trip one to remember. Whether you’re surfing all day, chilling out on a hammock on the deck, or enjoying the non-surf activities, Moon Palikir has something to keep you entertained. A stay on board Moon Palikir is ideal for any surfer craving perfect waves in one of the most beautiful regions of the world. Relax, surf hard and enjoy an amazing experience on one of the best surf charters in the Mentawai Islands.

Surf Charter
March to November
All Levels
Fishing, Beaches, Family-Friendly, Snorkeling/Diving
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Moon Palikir is a spacious tri-level boat that offers all the comfort you’d expect from a surf charter in the Mentawai Islands. This custom-built Mentawai Islands surf charter has ample space to relax and watch the sunset, and well-appointed cabins for you to get a great night’s sleep before your next day of surfing epic waves.

1x cabin: 4 single bunks.

4x cabins: 2 single bunks.


After a big day surfing, it’s time to refuel back on board Moon Palikir. The boat’s chef prepares a variety of delicious international dishes from morning to night, using the freshest ingredients available. In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, there are plenty of snacks on board to keep you satisfied between meals throughout the day.


Surf Moon Palikir – Mentawai Surf Charters

Surfers from around the world have been chasing waves in the picturesque Mentawai Islands since the early 1990s. The untouched beauty and amazing waves have made it one of the most sought-after spots to surf in the world. 

There are more than a dozen world class reef breaks to surf in the Mentawai Islands. The  mechanical perfection and variety of waves make it the perfect destination for all levels of surfers. 

Swell generally hits the Mentawai Islands from March through to November, with wave size ranging from 6 to 12 ft. Cyclone swells continue to keep the waves rolling in throughout the remainder of the year. 


Rifles is one of the longest and most perfect right-handers in the world. Some surfers have been known to get six barrels in one ride! A stunning 400 metre ride, Rifles is best surfed during mid to high tide, with big southerly swells and northerly winds.


Goofy footers will love this left-hand reef break set amidst the beautiful chain of Mentawai Islands. This break works best during south-west swell with south-east winds and breaks anywhere from 3 to 10 ft.

Lances Left & Right

Lances Left is one of the most consistent waves to surf in the Mentawai Islands. Even when there are more surfers, it rarely feels crowded thanks to several different take-off spots. 

Lances Right, or as it’s locally known, Hollow Trees (HT’s) is a wave you’re likely to find on the cover of a surf magazine. This mechanical right-hander is consistent and in the right conditions, picture-perfect. 


Adding to the plethora of world-class waves in the Mentawai Islands, Macaronis has been listed as one of the top 10 surf spots in Indonesia. Macaronis has a hollow first section, followed by a long rippable wall that’s perfect for advanced to intermediate surfers. 


Greenbush sits south of Macaronis and is a well-known break in the southern end of the Mentawai Islands. A shallow left-hander, Greenbush offers up tubes for more experienced surfers. 


A super-consistent wave, Thunders is a left-hander that produces heavy barrels on bigger days, and more relaxed conditions on a smaller swell. Thunders is a great option when swell isn’t hitting some of the other surf breaks in the Mentawais. 


For experienced surfers, Rags is a fast right-hand tube that only works during a high-tide. With big, thick barrels, in the right conditions this wave is perfect for surfers hunting down churning tube rides. 

The Hole

More out of the way than other surf breaks in the Mentawai Islands region, The Hole is a heavy left-hander suitable for advanced surfers. While it only breaks in the right conditions, when it does, surfers may get the best ride of their lives.

Surf Guides

On a Mentawais surf charter you need experienced surf guides with knowledge of the local surf breaks. On board Moon Palikir, the boat owners are dedicated surfers who have spent 10 years in the Sumatra region hunting down the best waves.

Moon Palikir’s surf guides are familiar with the region and know where to find the best surf each day and help you get the most out of your Mentawai Islands surf trip. The boat’s crew prides itself on its ‘no effort is too much’ approach to finding the best waves and even have a few secret spots up their sleeves to share with Moon Palikir’s lucky guests.

Non-Surf Activities

When you need some time to rest and recuperate out of the waves, there are plenty of non-surf activities available for guests while staying on Moon Palikir. Grab some snorkelling gear to explore the underwater wonderland, grab a fishing rod and throw in a line, or take off on an island adventure on a stand-up paddleboard. Island trips with an experienced guide can also be arranged.



for Moon Palikir – Mentawai Surf Charters

Nothing more to say! It was a wonderful trip, thank you World Surfaris!

Baptiste P
Date of Stay: July
Surf Stoke5
World Surfaris Service5
Quality of Trip5

We absolutely scored, the boat was amazing, food was amazing and the crew were amazing, 10/10 really. Thanks Aaron, we are going to do the Star Koat 2 to the Telos in 2025, we are... Read More >

Neil D
Date of Stay: July
Surf Stoke5
World Surfaris Service5
Quality of Trip5

Seamless process from World Surfaris from booking to being collected from airport, taken to boat. Crew on board excellent. Food excellent. Surf guide very knowledgeable. Waves great. Best surf trip ever. Well worth spending $$.

Jarred H
Date of Stay: 05-12 Nov 2019
Surf Stoke4
Quality of Food5

Crew were good and friendly. Don't surf as many surf breaks as previously have on other boats A little disappointed with that. Overall 7 out of 10

Michael P
Date of Stay: 06-18 Nov 2019
Surf Stoke3
Quality of Food5

Had a great time, the crew and surf guide were awesome!  Scored solid and fun waves.

Matt F
Date of Stay: 7-19 June 2016
Surf Stoke5
Quality of Food5


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