Raja Elang Surf Charter is an excellent choice for surfers looking to explore the wave-rich region of the Mentawai Islands. Surfing the Mentawai Islands onboard Raja Elang offers access to a diverse range of waves, such as Scarecrows, Telescopes, Bintangs, Lance’s Left, Lances Right (HTs) and Thunders. Operated by Tony ‘Doris’ Eltherington, a renowned figure in the surfing world, this charter caters to groups of up to 10 surfers. The boat itself is an Australian-built 20-meter-long Ocean Cruiser, featuring air-conditioned accommodation, 2 support vessels, full navigational safety equipment, a great music system, and plenty of living space to relax in between surfs.
Raja Elang is an Australian designed and built surf charter boat, a testament to quality and comfort for those on a surf trip. Designed to accommodate up to 10 guests, the Raja Elang ensures a comfortable stay with 1 double and 9 single beds, all of which are air-conditioned and equipped with power outlets for convenience. The boat includes 2 fully functional bathrooms, catering to the needs of all guests.
For leisure and entertainment, there are 3 large living areas, including a generous top-level deck with a BBQ area, perfect for socialising and relaxing after a day in the surf. A swimming deck with a freshwater shower adds to the amenities, providing a refreshing space to rinse off. Safety is paramount, and the boat is fully equipped with international marine safety equipment, ensuring peace of mind during your surfing holiday. This combination of comfort, functionality, and safety makes the Raja Elang an ideal choice for those seeking a memorable surf trip experience in the Mentawai Islands.
Onboard the Raja Elang, guests can expect three nutritious meals daily. This surf charter prides itself on its food and beverage offering, ensuring that every meal is a highlight of the day. Fresh fruits are always available for guests to enjoy, along with beverages including tea, coffee, fruit juice, bottled water, and soft drinks.
Breakfasts typically include fruit salad, a variety of cereals, yoghurt, eggs, and toast. Lunch offerings are diverse, ranging from fresh salads and cold meats to steak or fish, or traditional Indonesian dishes. Dinners are equally enticing, featuring a menu that may include fresh fish and seafood, pastas and rice, curries, and a variety of fresh salads. The daily-changing menu ensures a wide variety to cater to all tastes and dietary preferences. For those who enjoy a beer as the sun sets or other alcoholic beverages, these can be custom ordered prior to departure.
Surf Raja Elang
Under the guidance of Mentawai legend Tony ‘Doris’ Eltherington, the Raja Elang offers an exceptional surfing experience in the Mentawai Islands and beyond, upon request. The Mentawai archipelago is renowned for its unique concentration of world-class waves and consistency, a magnet for surfing enthusiasts since the 1980s. Aboard the Raja Elang, surfers can explore famed spots like Lances Right (HTs), Macaronis, Rifles, Green Bush, and Burgerworld, guided by experienced and knowledgeable surf guides.
The boat’s support vessels, including a 5mt aluminum center console surf dinghy with 60 hp outboard and a rubber dinghy with 8 hp outboard, ensures access to the best waves in comfort and style, while catering to varying surf skill levels onboard.
Siberut Island (Playgrounds Area)
An easy, mellow right hander with a beautiful tropical backdrop. A good option if nearby Bankvaults is a bit too intimidating. Nipussi is best on a mid-size swell with light NNW winds.
A powerful, challenging right hander. Expect an open ocean style take-off, then an incredible, wide open barrel section. This wave suits experienced surfers only, as it ends up bending back over shallow reef. Bankvaults is best on a SSW swell and a N wind.
A playful and rippable right hander with a sand and reef bottom. The wave breaks close to the shore, within paddle distance of Mentawai Surf Retreat. Pit Stops needs a WSW swell to get into the sheltered bay, and any wind except for N/NE. The wave is perfect for busting out some turns.
A beautiful, barrelling, and world-class left, with intense emerald green water, just a short paddle down from Pit Stops. E-Bay needs a big W/SW swell with SE winds to work. The bigger it gets, the better it gets. This is a truly magical wave!
A playful, user-friendly left that breaks further down in the bay from E-Bay and Pit Stops. Suitable for longboarders, funboards, and has a good section for some big turns.
A world-class hollow left hander that breaks directly in front of Wave Park Mentawai Resort. Hideaways picks up plenty of swell and offers incredible barrels for experienced surfers. This wave works best with a SW swell and SE wind on a higher tide.
This novelty right hander, perfect for longboarders, runs down the side of a tiny sand island. A super scenic spot suitable for all levels.
The Secret Slab
A short, intense right-hand barrel. This wave is a good option on small swell.
A very mellow peak, perfect for longboarders or beginners.
This long right-hand wave with a beautiful backdrop is considered the swell magnet of the Mentawai Islands and works best on a small 2-4ft SW swell with NNW winds. On bigger swells, the paddling required to hold position tends to prove not worthwhile. Burger World is a great wave for a relaxing surf together with some turns. Some surfers pack a fish or funboard specifically to surf at this spot.
A playful peak that’s mostly a left, a good wave for a couple turns.
World-class right hander with multiple barrel sections over a reef so perfect it must have been designed for surfers. Rifles likes a big SSW swell and light WNW winds. This is considered one of the longest, most perfect waves in the Mentawai Islands.
A playful, one-section right with an easy take-off. If you’re lucky, you’ll score a quick almond shaped barrel or a 2-turn combo.
Incredible freight-train left out the front of Kandui Villas, with big, heavy barrels and long sections on good days. Here, there’s potential to get the best barrel of your life. Kandui Left likes a SW swell and E/SE winds on a mid to high tide.
A very mellow, playful left hander. Baby Kandui is great for beginners and long boarders, or a relaxed session for more advanced surfers looking to refine their skills or trial a new board or fin set up.
A super fun right with short but good barrels, and nice sections for turns.
An enjoyable, playful left near Villa Mentawai. On a big swell, this is a good, mellow option for intermediate level surfers or longboarders.
A long, slabbing right out the front of Awera Surf Resort with intense barrel sections on good days. This wave can be super challenging, and often seems surfable when it’s not. Always wait for the green light from your surf guide before attempting this one!
A fast left hander, super fun for a couple speed runs across the fairly shallow reef.
A perfect beginner wave out the front of Awera Surf Resort.
Ridiculously perfect left, easily accessible from Awera Surf Resort, Togat Nusa Retreat and Villa Mentawai. A user-friendly wave with multiple good sections for barrels or turns. Telescopes likes a SW swell with SE winds.
Another swell magnet, this time a peak, that picks up any available swell. When Telescopes is big and pumping, Iceland can be 2-3 times bigger. A true big wave spot, this wave has been surfed at 20ft and is a great place for an adrenaline rush on your step up.
A heavy and unpredictable left with gnarly barrels over a very shallow, live coral reef. When it links up, it’s a remarkable wave, suitable for advanced surfers only and definitely at high tide.
This is a challenging right hander suitable for advanced surfers chasing a novelty experience.
A good, sometimes hollow, usually uncrowded left hander, working best on a SW swell. Mostly suited for experienced surfers, as the wave can get shallow on the inside.
A fickle wrap-around left that can be challenging. This wave needs a big swell to come to life.
A relatively under-the-radar right hander that’s fast and zippy breaking over shallow reef. Arikis can offer good barrel sections and is best at higher tide.
A bowling left in front of Togat Nusa Resort. Scarecrows picks up a lot of swell, and on bigger, heavier days requires a bit of paddling and a bigger board. This wave can offer a good barrel on the inside section after some big carves on the outside.
Shifty lefts off random peaks. This spot, rarely crowded, picks up plenty of swell but can be hard to surf.
This wave is a short, powerful right-hand barrel that perks up quickly over a shallow section of reef. Amazing barrel on it’s day but a very short ride. Bintangs is visible from Kingfisher Surf Resort.
Left: A playful, usually uncrowded left that picks up plenty of swell. Monkeys is one of many waves close by to Kingfisher Surf Resort.
This wave is located on a long stretch of beach that runs from Kingfisher Surf Resort all the way to Bintangs. On small, short period swells this beachie can offer some playful peaks, and every now and then turns out to be something special.
A fun, super consistent left, straight out the front of Kingfisher Surf Resort where guests can watch perfection from the comfort of the pool bar or private bungalow. Lances Left has a good barrel section and enough space to link together some turns before kicking out.
You’ll find Cobras at the top section of the Lances Left reef. This wave is a cylindrical barrelling left, shallow and often challenging but sometimes a better barrel than at Lances. This spot works best on S swells.
Lance’s Right (HTs)
This famed wave is positioned directly in front of Katiet Beach Resort. On it’s good days Lances Right is one of the best waves in Indonesia with flawless barrelling rights. To work best, the wave likes a confusing combination of W swell and W winds. When it turns on, it’s a mesmerising 8-second barrel from the office all the way to the channel.
A shallow section of reef in Katiet Bay, occasionally good on a longboard and an amazing wave for foiling.
A novelty right hander breaking off a beautiful tropical island. This wave can be fun on a longboard or a fish.
A picture-perfect left with multiple barrel sections, just a 5-minute speedboat ride across the bay from Macaronis Surf Resort. Macaronis is widely considered the world’s most fun left – it’s just barrel, turn, barrel, turn over and over again! Macaronis is a super consistent wave that breaks on any swell but is best on a SW swell with E/SE winds.
A much smaller and shallower version of Macaronis, worth considering on a big swell at high tide, and is usually about a quarter of the size of Macaronis.
The ultimate wave for groms or beginners! This is a perfect sand bottom right, just a 5-minute paddle down from Macaronis Surf Resort.
Maccas Right (KFC)
A shifty right across the bay from Macaronis, that occasionally links up into a couple of sections. This is a popular wave for those chasing a mellow, less crowded session.
A incredibly perfect barrelling left, 45 minutes by speedboat from Macaronis Surf Resort. This is a heavy wave, over shallow reef. Greenbush needs a combination of high tide, S swell and N wind. Expect a steep drop into an intense barrel that may or may not let you out. This wave is suited to experienced surfers only.
A playful rippable right that peels into a picturesque bay. Expect almond shaped barrels and beautiful carveable walls. This wave is a 60-minute speedboat tide from Macaronis Surf Resort.
A shallow, hollow barrel. Fickle, but when it’s on, it’s on.
A super shallow right-hand barrel that can be one of the best in the Mentawai Islands, best suited to advanced surfers only. There’s potential to score utter perfection boasting multiple barrel sections.
A swell magnet that picks up almost any available swell and handles S winds. This wave can get popular with charter boats if it’s the only spot that’s working, but the shifting peaks handle a crowd well. Expect an easy take off into a predictable barrel on the inside section. Around the corner is gnarly secret spot if you’re feeling up for it, ask your surf guide!
A flawless left-hand barrel. Short, intense, but truly one of the best waves in the Mentawai Islands when it’s on. The wave can be fickle, and needs a S swell, E wind and a confident skipper to navigate the tender.
A big open-ocean point-break-style right with some unpredictable sections but a good ride on its day.
A long, sometimes perfect left. Good barrel sections and space for some powerful turns.
Onboard the Raja Elang, plenty of water and land-based activities are on offer beyond surfing. Guests can dive into the vibrant underwater world of the Mentawai Islands using the fishing and snorkeling equipment available on the boat. The Mentawai’s marine life is rich and diverse, offering a spectacular experience for snorkellers.
Guests can also explore beyond the confines of the vessel. Take the surf dinghy out for a spin and visit the local islands or neighboring beaches. These excursions provide a perfect opportunity to experience the scenic beauty and cultural richness of the Mentawai Islands, making your surf trip a well-rounded and fulfilling holiday. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, the Raja Elang ensures that every moment of your surf trip is memorable.