If you’re looking for a unique and affordable way to explore the world-renowned surf breaks of the Mentawai Islands, Saraina Charters might be just what you’re looking for. Since 2014, Saraina Charters has been offering an exceptional surf charter experience, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the beauty and magic of this tropical paradise.
One of the amazing things that sets Saraina Charters apart from other surf charters in the region, is that it starts and finishes in the Mentawais. You can save time and money by not travelling to Padang, the usual departure point for Mentawai surf charters. Instead, you dive right into your surf experience and start exploring the Mentawais waves right away!
Purpose Built for Exploring Mentawais Waves
Saraina Charters is approximately 20 metres long and comfortably sleeps a maximum of eight to nine guests, With a reliable 360 horsepower turbo diesel engine, this vessel is purpose-built for exploring the many waves in this region.
Saraina charters offers a minimum four/five-day stay, with a flexible schedule. Packages include airport and ferry transfers to and from the boat, three delicious meals per day and an experienced crew and surf guide to help you find epic waves throughout the Mentawai Islands.
Saraina Charters sleeps a maximum of nine guests in two separate cabins. The interior is crafted from Indonesian hardwood and features a dark coconut timber interior. Both cabins are air-conditioned. On board Saraina Charters there is one bathroom with an indoor shower and one outdoor shower.
Outside of the cabins, there is plenty of space to relax. The vessel has two covered decks, one at the front and one at the rear, as well as a comfortable indoor living/dining room with seating and tables.
Dining on board Saraina is typical of a Mentawai Islands surf charter, with a huge selection of freshly caught fish, expertly prepared by Chef Dedi and the rest of the crew. You can expect plenty of Indonesian dishes, with the crew sourcing the majority of their produce from local villages or the township of Tuapejat.
Surf Saraina Charters
The Mentawai Islands is a mecca for surfing, and a trip on board Saraina Charters will give you access to some of the best waves in the region, including HTs, Macaronis, Rifles, Greenbush and many more.
The experienced surf guides on Saraina Charters have one goal, to help you track down epic waves. They can help you uncover empty lineups and hidden gems, covering over 740 km up and down the Sumatran coast, in search of the best waves and conditions.
The Mentawai Islands offer waves from three to 12 ft, with the average wave being about six feet. Many of these waves are located close together, with locations like Playgrounds having a huge variety of waves all in one area.
For guests on Saraina Charters who would like even more adventure, your surf charter can start from further north or south, slightly off the beaten track to uncover more empty waves and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
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.
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.
On a Mentawais surf charter, you need experienced surf guides with knowledge of the local surf breaks. The Saraina Charters’ crew is familiar with the region and they know where to find the best surf each day to help you get the most out of your Mentawai Islands surf trip.
When you’re not out enjoying the epic waves in the Mentawai Islands, charter guests can take advantage of the extensive game fishing equipment to hunt down a catch, or use the snorkelling gear to explore some of the prettiest reefs in the region.