The Mentawai Islands, located off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, is a renowned surfing destination which captivates surfers with its diverse range of waves, such as Burgerworld, Beng Beng, E-Bay, Greenbush, and Bank Vaults. At the heart of this surfing haven is the Seriti, a vessel known for its safety features, expert crew and efficient navigation. Part of Praya Charters esteemed fleet, Seriti is equipped with advanced equipment and experienced surf guides who pride themselves on finding the best waves in the region. With an average cruising speed of 11.5 knots, Seriti is known as one of the fastest boats in North Sumatra, meaning guests on board will often be the first to arrive at a surf spot.
Surf The Mentawai or Banyak Islands On Board Seriti
This charter is run on a 12-night schedule, ensuring guests have ample time to experience all that the Mentawai Islands has to offer. A solid combination of world-class surfing, thoughtful amenities and an unmatched crew makes Seriti a top pick for surfers seeking the ultimate surf charter experience in the Mentawai Islands. Available upon request, a Banyak Islands route is also possible for Seriti guests.
Seriti provides comfortable, air-conditioned accommodation for up to 12 guests, ensuring a restful night’s sleep after an action-packed day of surfing and exploring surrounding islands. Seriti’s sleeping quarters is configured with 2 double beds and 10 king single beds across two cabins, all fitted with comfortable inner-sprung mattresses. Each bed is equipped with a personal power socket and reading light for guest convenience.
Safety On Board Seriti
Beyond comfort, Seriti is equipped with a full suite of safety and navigation equipment. It is powered by two 350HP Cummins diesel engines, capable of reaching a maximum speed of 15 knots, with a cruising speed of 10-1o2 knots. For continuous water supply, there’s a fresh water desalinizer on board.
Guest safety is a top priority on board this surf charter, with an array of equipment including an EPIRB, 7 fire extinguishers, a lifeboat for 25 people, 5 bilge pumps, GPS, and state-of-the-art radar and sonar systems. The crew is expertly trained in safety protocols, and the boat is certified to ensure the highest standards of safety. With ample power points (240 V) available, you can easily keep your electronic devices charged throughout your trip.
On board Seriti, guests enjoy a daily menu that includes a mix of Western and Indonesian dishes, with options like beef stir-fry, chicken curry, fish tacos, and vegetarian meals. The team of private chefs and kitchen hands are always prepared to accommodate various dietary needs, ensuring everyone is re-fueled and satisfied before their next surf.
An added thrill is the chance to catch your own dinner, with the surrounding waters of the Mentawai Islands being ideal for fishing. This unique aspect brings a fresh and rewarding dimension to your meals and is often a guest highlight. As a back up, Seriti’s full-time photographer is also an esteemed waterman and spearfisherman, often delivering the goods just in time for dinner.
Surf Seriti Surf Charter
The Mentawai Islands is a chain of about 70 islands and islets known for incredible surf all year around. This region is celebrated for having a wide variety of high-quality waves, suitable for all surfing abilities. During your surf trip, you’ll have access to well-known surf breaks like Burgerworld, Beng Beng, E-Bay, Pit Stops, Bank Vaults, Nipussi, Hideaways, No Kanduis, Four Bobs, Rifles, Icelands, Telescopes, Scarecrows, Bintangs, Lance’s Left, HT’s, Bat Caves (Gilligan’s Island), Macaronis, Greenbush, Rags Left, Rags Right, Thunders, and The Hole. Each surf spot offers a distinct surfing experience, ensuring guests have a diverse and memorable surf trip.
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.
While on charter, you’ll be accompanied by Diego and Lucas, the seasoned surf guides on board Seriti. Their expertise in navigating the local waters, with a keen eye on swell, wind, and tidal charts, ensures you’re always at the right spot at the right time.
If you wish to capture your surf trip, Gustavo Camarão, the professional photographer and videographer onboard, is at your service. Exclusively focused on documenting your trip, Gustavo offers you the chance to immortalize all those unforgettable waves and moments. This service, available at an additional cost, is a direct arrangement with Gustavo upon arrival.
Alongside surfing, Seriti offers a variety of other island and water-based activities. You will have access to two support vessels equipped for snorkeling, beach-hopping and fishing, providing freedom to explore the islands and the ocean at your own leisure.
Seriti features an air-conditioned saloon with comfortable seating and entertainment options like a flat-screen TV and surround-sound music system. Otherwise, kick back and relax in the outdoor living area or take in 360-degree views from the top-level viewing deck.