Orca Laut

Orca Laut Surf Charters operate amazing surf adventures to Sumatra, Indonesia. Operating out of Padang, Tim Everingham and his crew take you to unknown hideouts with endless opportunity for tube time during your 11 night/10 day surf sojourn. 

The Orca Laut has three cabins (sleeps 8 people total), all are air conditioned with showers, toilets, TV, stereo, on board pay as you go internet and all the latest gadgets to navigate you and your mates safely to places others just don’t know about. 

With an experienced team of western cruise managers and a dedicated crew of Indonesian natives, who have worked on some of the most famous pioneering charters in history. You can be guaranteed that during your 10 days with Orca Laut, you will have one of the best surf trips of your life. 

Orca Laut comes highly recommended and World Surfaris are stoked to work with Tim and his amazing team of dedicated professionals. 

February to November
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Orca Laut is an 8 berth (3 cabin) steel hulled ex-fishing trawler that is 53ft in length. 

Cabins are comfortable bunks with thicker than the standard charter boat mattress. Linens are changed daily for your comfort also. 

All cabins are air conditioned and a good reprieve from the harsh sun so close to the equator. 


Without question, the key to a successful surf charter to the Mentawais is the quality of food. 

Orca Laut head chef cooks up a storm in the galley each day with a great variety of dishes to keep your taste buds tingling and an excitement for whats to come on the days menu. 

You can expect the freshest of seafoods, tasty pizzas, delicious burgers, fruit and veg and what else but a couple of Bintangs to wash it all down. 

Surf Orca Laut

Having spent 17 years in the Mentawais and a total of 9 years with the fabled Indies Trader brand and none other than Martin Daly. Tim Everingham knows the Mentawais like the back of his hands. 

This knowledge will serve you incredibly well on your surf charter. Tim aims to find you uncrowded surf for every session and even has a few tricks up his sleeve with evading the crowds and finding you a few hidden gems others don’t know about. 

The Mentawais itself is a playground for surfers with well over 100 waves scattered throughout its chain of about 70 islands that can be split into 4 regions: 

  • Playgrounds (the most wave dense island chain in the world with approx 25 quality surf breaks)
  • North Sipora (Home to Telescopes, Scarecrows and Icelands)
  • South Sipora (The famous HT’s or Hollow Tree’s, Lances Left and Bintangs)
  • Pagai (the most Southern part of the Mentawai chain that is home to Greenbush, Rags left & right and relatively unknown but super fun, Roxy’s)



Surf Guides

Tim Everingham is your charter manager/guide aboard the mighty Orca Laut. 

Tim’s experience dates back to 2003 when he started out as a chef on board a couple of the early pioneering charter boats. Tim eventually got a gig alongside famous skipper and surf pioneer, Martin Daly and ran the Indies Trader 3 for many years before eventually moving on to where he is today. 

Tim prides himself on not operating a ‘milk run’ style surf charter and prefers to read the maps, suss out where the other boats are and then trust his gut on where he thinks will be firing. 

Alongside Tim, are the Orca Laut crew who like many Mentawai surf charter crews have been involved with surf tourism for many years, servicing frothing surfers who are hungry for waves, good food and good vibes. The crew help bring your charter together and make it a very memorable experience. They love to have a laugh at their own expense or you when someone is getting a reef cut washed out. 

Non-Surf Activities

When you aren’t surfing with Orca Laut. There’s a good chance, with the highly energetic crew, that you will be doing something fun. 

Fishing is an obvious non-surfing activity that goes hand in hand with any Mentawai surf charter. All the crew and Tim are great fisherman with all the best gear to haul in a big sail fish or to pull in an abundance of Spaniards or tuna. 

You can also expect the boys to put on a great beach bbq for you with the catch of the day (weather dependent of course).


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