Sibon Baru Charters

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Surf Skill: 
3
Intermed
Comfort: 
4
Premium
Season: 
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Max Surfers: 
12
1
Boat
Remote Surf Destinations
Expert Skippers
Spacious Comfortable and Stable

Overview

Luxury Surf Charters at affordable prices.

'Sibon Baru' (previously called Bohemian Baru) is a 62ft aluminium power cat that was designed and built to be a surf charter boat.  She can get you to the idyllic surf paradises of the Mentawai Islands, the Telos, Nias, the Hinako Islands (Asu & Bawa), Bangkaru, the Banyaks and Simeulue.  Over the years, the goal on board this surf charter has never changed - simply give their guests the best surfing holiday and charter experience possible. 

Sibon Baru has all the creature comforts to take you on the perfect surfing holiday in the Mentawais, North Sumatra and beyond. The unspoiled beauty of the remote islands off the coast of Sumatra provide a perfect setting for the world-class waves. Depending on the conditions and your preferences, Sibon Baru can take you surfing at places so perfect that you’ll think you’re dreaming...

 

Accommodation

Built by surfers, for surfers, with the emphasis on function and practicality, Sibon Baru gives you the room you need to enjoy yourself.  Guests sleep in twin-berth cabins (not dorm style accommodation).  The saloon is light and airy with ample seating area, big screen TV, DVD player and stereo.  There is plenty of power available 24 hours a day to charge the batteries for your video cameras and other gear.  The boat is fully air-conditioned, has a water maker, and is equipped with all modern navigational and safety equipment as well as a satellite phone.  On deck there is plenty of room to lounge around in the cockpit or under a large deck tent where you can lay back and watch the action while you rest up for your next session.

In addition the vessel has 3 bathrooms, a spacious lounge room with TV LCD 42’, DVD player and free use of fishing gear, snorkel and stand-up paddle.

Every day, after you leave the boat and go surfing,  the crew will clean the whole vessel, including making your bed. The bathrooms are cleaned twice a day.  The Sibon prizes itself on having an immaculately clean boat. The sheets are changed during the trip and there is also two large towels per client.
 

Meals

On Sibon Baru Charters, all meals are included as well as beverages like juices, isotonics, soft drinks, tea, coffee and beer (24 beer cans per person - if you wish more, it will have an additional cost).  With high quality and selected ingredients such as fish, lobsters, prawns, squids, lamb and fresh vegetables, the chef prepares three fabulous meals a day.

Besides these three big meals, Sibon offers a variety of snacks to eat at any time of the day and as much as you want. Cookies, fruits, yoghurt, nuts, breads, jelly, peanut butter, chocolates, cereals, biscuits and much more.  

Breakfast features omeletes, bacon, pancakes, fruit salad, yoghurt, bread, cereals, coffee, juices, cake and what else you desire, as much as you want.

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Vessel

Sibon Baru is comfortable and STABLE. Catamarans don’t roll from side to side like other boats. On Sibon Baru you can put a can of beer down on the table and it will stay there. This makes it much more user-friendly, ESPECIALLY for people who are prone to sea-sickness. Built by surfers, for surfers, with the emphasis on function and practicality, Sibon Baru gives you the room you need to enjoy yourself when scouring the North Sumatran coast for dream waves.

Sibon Baru is a 62 Feet Aluminium Catamaran built specially for surf trips in the Mentawais. Sibon Baru is a newly refurbished vessel and has the engines, gensets, ACs and all structure ready to give you comfort and performance. Sibon Baru has also a very modern navigation system, which includes marine VHF, SSB radio, radar, depth sounder, compass e GPS / Plotter, complete system with 15 fire extinguishers and fire hoses, two EPIRB (Emergency position- indicating radio beacons), life-raft up to 25 people, 20 life jackets strategically placed through out the boat and an evacuated plan in case of an emergency.  They are so keen to ensure your safety that all the engine rooms have câmeras which allows the crew to see the engine room 24h a day.

Expert Skippers:

Steve Bridge and Moose Matthew, have years of experience in the North Sumatra region and have access to the latest swell and weather forecasts daily. They will let you know the best options for surfing the kind of waves you want on any given day and put you where you want to be. They’ll also let you know when they think it may be a good idea to make a move to another surf spot. This experience is vital when surfing in this region.

Surf

Depending on the conditions and your preferences, Sibon Baru can take you surfing at places so perfect you'll think you're dreaming; other spots heavy enough to challenge even battle-scarred Indo veterans; and mellow waves that are just right for a good, fun surf and without the crowds that you have to deal with at home.  Sound Good?  Send an enquiry through and World Surfaris will get you there.

Optimum surf conditions:

Swell: Any type of West
Wind: Any type of East 

Non Surf Activities

The unspoiled beauty of these remote islands off the coast of Sumatra provides the perfect setting to explore. Sibon Baru works near a part of Sumatra that is famous for beautiful coral reefs and you'll be taken to places where there is excellent snorkelling. Big game fishing is also a regular pursuit. There are always a couple of lines out when the boat is underway, and if you’re keen to catch a big one, the crew will do their best to hook you up.

Itinerary

Sibon Baru departs from Padang, Sumatra.  As soon as you arrive at Padang airport, you don't have to worry about
anything else. A member of the Sibon crew will be waiting for you and your friends on arrival, forwarding your luggage and board bags to the harbor in a special vehicle.  Passengers will be transferred by van. 

If your flight arrives early, your Sibon representative will take you to the Homestay, another partner of Sibon that is ready to accommodate you as long as necessary, with no additional cost. The Homestay also offers restaurant service and free internet access.

Reviews for Sibon Baru Charters

Scott Melling

Date of Stay: 
29 April - 11 May 2015
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
5

 

14 Breaks, 9 Islands, all in 11 days... well the boys have done it again!  The owner Steve was on board to make sure we got uncrowded waves. 3-8ft all trip... world Read more...

Wayne Mcguiffe

Date of Stay: 
14-28 April 2015
Surf Stoke: 
4
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
4

Uncrowded waves, boat was comfortable and food was good. Read more...

Adam Robinson

Date of Stay: 
October 2014
Surf Stoke: 
4
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
5

Had a great time!  A big help from Cath at World Surfaris to get us going with the passport drama. Highlights included the experience of Moose who always took a holistic approach to finding us the best waves depending upon conditions, crowds, etc. The anchor would come up very early to have us Read more...

Robert Skelton

Date of Stay: 
October 2014
Surf Stoke: 
4
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
5

Not too much swell but "The Moose" found us the best waves in the area, surfed every day. Boat was much better than I expected, plenty of room, fast and comfortable ride. Crew looked after us really well and meals always good (some indo meals would have been nice). Transfers went without a hitch Read more...

Jamie Howden

Date of Stay: 
October 2014
Surf Stoke: 
4
Accommodation: 
5
Quality Of Food: 
5

In One Sentence, Sum Up Your Trip:  Better than all expectations.  Even though we didn't get any massive swells. Moose's experience allowed us to get the best waves with the least people at every area we visited. We definitely got the pick of every spot, it was invaluable having such a great Read more...

Peter Kearney

Date of Stay: 
October 2014
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
5

In One Sentence, Sum Up Your Trip:  Wonderful.  Moose's knowledge and professionalism to every aspect of our trip was acknowledged by all in our group. He put us into waves everyday in a window of minimal swells. He also had the vessel and crew running like a home away from home. Organising a  Read more...

Cino

Date of Stay: 
May 2013
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
5
Quality Of Food: 
4

It's highly likely I will return.  Regarding the airline, skip Lion Air, stick to Garuda. Read more...

Kyle McGinty

Date of Stay: 
July 2013
Surf Stoke: 
4
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
4

The Bohemian Baru is awesome, the Captain is an NZ guy called Moose who has been around Indo surfing for 25+yrs so knows every break and best conditions. Good variety of Indo, Thai and Western food over the trip. Can't complain at all, the transfers etc were excellent, we had nothing to worry Read more...

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