Switchfoot Surf Charters

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Surf Skill 
3
Intermed
Comfort 
4
Premium
Season 
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Max Surfers 
10
1
Boat

Overview

Whether its booking for a birthday, bucks or just to get barreled and have a few Bintings & go fishing, now is the time to get your crew together and sail full steam ahead into a Mentawai surf trip of a lifetime, aboard the 52ft wave hunting machine “Switchfoot” with World Surfaris. The Mentawai Islands, situated 100 miles off West Sumatra, Indonesia, has an abundance of perfect, pumping, uncrowded waves to be surfed. Our trips are limited to 10 passengers maximum, so if you are thinking about your Mentawai surfing adventure and you want to do it in style and comfort, then SWITCHFOOT has you covered.

 

"These guys always go the extra mile" - John Finlay (World Surfaris Owner)

The quality and consistency of the waves in the Mentawais Islands is well known, even though several charter boats are operating in the area there are still plenty of empty waves to be had. If you're looking for an adventure of sailing the ocean and surfing a variety of different breaks that land camps can’t offer then Switchfoot is for you. We will always go the extra mile to find uncrowded waves. We also can customise trips for more beginner to Intermediate surfers if necessary as we have loads of more “cruisy” that people looking to practice their surfing love.

 

Switchfoot is a high-end charter vessel built with speed capable of causing speed of 12 knots, with comfort and safety in mind. She is capable of covering great distances and have you surfing as many different waves as possible depending on the prevailing conditions. With a beam of 7.1 meters, there is plenty of space to move around on deck. There is also a spacious air-conditioned saloon/dining area for downtime to relax after a big day of perfect waves and barrels. 

Accommodation

Switchfoot has ample deck space, is fully air conditioned throughout capable of sleeping 10 PAX in comfortable cabins with 2 bunks in each. Each bunk has a fan and a reading light. Two toilets/bathrooms, fully equipped galley leading onto a large deck/bar and large restaurant style eating area.

The saloon (communal area) also features a large flat screen TV and hard drive extension for playing movies during the calm days or as we steam between breaks. 

Switchfoot also has a brand new bluetooth stereo system on board to crank the tunes from the channel to take-off.  

Meals

YOU WILL BE EATING LIKE A KING!

On Switchfoot, meals will consist of Indonesian and Western cuisine. All are cooked by our experienced charter boat chef, Erik Wau, using the highest quality ingredients available. This includes fresh fish, chicken, imported steak, and curries, etc. The menu consists of an extensive range of healthy dishes. If you have any specific food requirements or eating disorders, these can be easily provided for by notifying us when booking your charter on Switchfoot.

There are no set times for meals, so you will never miss out if you're surfing.

You will be eating like a king, as well as getting the waves of your life.

BREAKFAST

Early Breakfast will consist of fresh fruit, cereal, bread, coffee, tea & juices. Hot breakfast / brunch; bacon, eggs, pancakes, jaffles and more.

LUNCH & DINNER

For lunch & dinner you can expect anything from; Imported steaks, chicken currys, burgers, nasi goreng, fish tacos, fajitas, chicken satay to fish and chips or mie sop, a’la Switchfoot.

BEER O’CLOCK

Beers, snacks, sashimi, crackers, cheese, nuts.

Vessel

Switchfoot is a high-end charter vessel built with speed (capable of 18 knots), comfort and safety in mind. She is capable of covering great distances and have you surfing as many different waves as possible depending on the prevailing conditions. With a beam of 7.1 meters, there is plenty of space to move around on deck. There is also a spacious air-conditioned saloon/dining area for downtime to relax after a big day of perfect waves and barrels.

 

To maximize surf time we aim to sail at night (at 10 knots for safety) or we anchor up in a safe calm anchorage close to where we may surf the following morning.

 

We will have you on the break at first light every day. If we decide to surf elsewhere or the conditions change then she is capable of getting you to the next break with speeds up too 15 knots depending on conditions.

 

  • Ample deck space
  • Fully air conditioned comfortable sleeping accommodation
  • Four cabins with two bunks in each
  • Each bunk has a fan and reading light
  • Two toilets
  • Fully equipped galley leading onto our deck bar/eatery
  • A large seated dining area
  • Flat screen TV and a hard drive with an extensive range of movies
  • Bluetooth stereo system
  • Library with board games
  • Fishing gear
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Full medical kit
  • 2 Tenders
  • 2 SUPS

 

 

SPECS

  • Switchfoot: Indonesian flagged
  • Length OA: 15.8 Metres
  • Beam: 7.1 Metres
  • Draft: 0.66 Metres
  • Fuel Capacity: 2 x 2100 Litres
  • F/W Capacity: 2 x 620 Litres
  • Lightship Weight: 13 Tonnes
  • Construction: Fiberglass
  • Hull Type: Symmetrical Hard Chine
  • Main Engines: YANMAR 6LPA-STP2 315Hp @ 3800/rpm
  • Transmissions: KMH50A Ratio 1.67
  • Max Speed: 24 Knots
  • Cruise Speed: 12 Knots
  • Genset:2x VETUS 14 Kva
  • Watermaker: 120 Litres p/hour
  • Steering: Hydrive Power Assisted
  • Controls: TELEFLEX KE4+ Electronic
  • 2 tenders
  • Electronics, Navigation & Communication Equipment
  • GPS Chart Plotter: 2 x LOWRANCE 12” HDS
  • Radar: LOWRANCE 4G Radar 36nm
  • Sounder: LOWRANCE Elite 7 x HDI
  • Autopilot: CORSEMASTER
  • Compass: PLASIMO
  • VHF Radio: ICOM IC-M504A
  • HF Radio ICOM
  • AIS ICOM MA-500 TR
  • Fuel Management system MARETRON
  • Sat phone / EPIRB
  • All required safety / Life raft equipment
  • 2 tenders. 3.5 mtr rubber zodiac 15hp / 4.6 mtr aluminium centre consol tinne 60hp

Surf

The Mentawai Islands are a chain of about seventy islands and islets off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. The power of the southern Indian Ocean storms are turned by the prevailing sea trades towards these amazing islands and amplified. The result is that the surf is remarkably consistent and of unsurpassed quality. During the southern hemisphere winter (late April to early November) the Indian Ocean is an over-active groundswell machine.

 

WE WILL ALWAYS GO THE EXTRA MILE TO FIND UNCROWDED WAVES.

The quality and consistency of the waves in the Mentawai’s Islands is well known, even though several charter boats are operating in the area there are still plenty of empty waves to be had. If you're looking for an adventure of sailing the ocean and surfing a variety of different breaks that land camps can’t offer then Switchfoot is for you. We will always go the extra mile to find uncrowded waves.

 

WAVE OPTIONS

DEPENDING ON THE DAILY WIND & SWELL CONDITIONS AND WHERE WE ARE ON THE TRIP, THESE ARE THE MAIN WAVES WE WILL BE SURFING

 

  • Burgerworld
  • Beng beng
  • E-Bay
  • Pit Stops
  • Bank Vaults
  • Nipussi
  • Hideaways
  • No Kanduis
  • Four Bobs
  • Karangbat Left
  • Rifles
  • Icelands
  • Telescopes
  • Scarecrows
  • Bintangs
  • Lance’s Left
  • Hollow Trees (HT’s, Lance’s Right)
  • Bat Caves (Gilligan’s Island)
  • Macaronis
  • Greenbush
  • Rags Left
  • Rags Right
  • Thunders
  • The Hole

Surf Guides

Jason Quinn, self proclaimed Indo junky has had over 20 years experience surfing and guiding in Indonesia and most of that has been in the in the Mentawai’s. Owner and operator of Switchfoot Jason is highly respected for his knowledge of the Mentawai waves and takes great pride in finding the best waves for his guests. A barrel junky, Jason is always on the pulse to find the best waves possible and knows where and when to find the hidden gems away from the crowds. Jason is a huge reason why Switchfoot has become so popular so quickly.

 

Onboard Pro Photographer - Mike Egan 

Have your trip captured in high quality photos and video. Australian Lensman, Mike Egan has been shooting Surf Photography and Video for the last 8 years and comes equipped with over 30k’s worth of high end cameras, water-housings and drones to get photos and video from all angles of you scoring epic waves & times in and out of the water.

Every second night he will be running fully edited slideshows and clips of the footage captured from previous days sessions on the big screen after dinner.

By the end of the trip you will be taking home on a USB around 100-300 photos plus a stack of video too.

PACKAGES ARE INCLUDED ON ALL NEW FULL BOAT BOOKINGS FOR A LIMITED ONLY

Check out Mike Egan’s work on our website, or his instagram @byronwaves

Non Surf Activities

The Switchfoot revolves its non-surfing activities around the ocean, and why shouldn't they with Miles and miles of Indian Ocean to play with when you aren't surfing. 

The advantage of 2 tender boats means you can go fishing at any time with high quality fishing gear to use. 

The boat also has Stand Up Paddle boards, spear fishing gear, snorkeling masks & flippers. 

They also plan special on-island experiences like visiting local villages, beach BBQ/Bonfires or watching sporting games (pending quality of live stream) at some of the local surf camps/resorts.

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