just 3 peak season trips left for 2020 SEE BELOW FOR THE DATES!

Now is the time to get your crew together and sail full steam ahead into a Mentawai surf trip of a lifetime - aboard our new 52ft wave hunting machine “Switchfoot” with Sumatra Charters. 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 Sumatra Charters has you covered aboard SWITCHFOOT.

2019 TRIP schedule

LATE SEASON

NOV 7 - 18 NOV :: 10 DAY / 11 NIGHTS
10 SPOTS OR FULL BOAT AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW

2020 TRIP schedule

early season

FEB 15 - 26 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
10 SPOTS OR FULL BOAT AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW


FEB 29 - MAR 11 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
10 SPOTS OR FULL BOAT AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW


MAR 14 - 25 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
10 SPOTS OR FULL BOAT AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW


MAR 28 - APR 8 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
(2 pax Aaron w/s)
8 SPOTS OR FULL BOAT AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW

peak season

APR 11 - 22 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
BOOKED - PETE S

APR 25 - MAY 6 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
BOOKED - W/S

MAY 9 - 20 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
2 SPOTS AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW


MAY 22 - JUN 3 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
BOOKED - PAUL PI


JUN 6 - 17 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
2 SPOTS AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW


JUN 20 - JUL 1 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
BOOKED - LANE


JUL 4 - 15 :: 10 DAYS / 11NIGHTS
BOOKED - ED

JUL 18 - 29 :: 10 DAYS / 11NIGHTS
10 SPOTS OR FULL BOAT AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW


AUG 1 - 12 AUG :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
10 SPOTS OR FULL BOAT AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW


AUG 15 - 26 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
10 SPOTS OR FULL BOAT AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW


AUG 28- SEP 10 :: 12 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS
BOOKED - NATH
Padang - Telo - Nias - Hinako - Banyaks - Sibolga

SEP 12 - 23 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
Banyaks - Hinako - Telo (Starts Sibolga ends Padang)
BOOKED - MR BLACK

SEP 26 - OCT 7 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
10 SPOTS OR FULL BOAT AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW


OCT 10 - 21 :: 10 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
BOOKED - STEVE A


OCT 24 - 4 NOV :: 10 DAY / 11 NIGHTS
10 SPOTS OR FULL BOAT AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW


NOV 7 - 18 :: 10 DAY / 11 NIGHTS
10 SPOTS OR FULL BOAT AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW


NOV 21 - DEC 2 :: 10 DAY / 11 NIGHTS
10 SPOTS OR FULL BOAT AVAILABLE - ENQUIRE NOW

checkout the shots from our recent trips

All shots by our onboard photographer Mike Egan @byronwaves

free pro photo packages with all full boat bookings

Have your trip captured in high quality photos and video. Our 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 capture 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.

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

 

Follow us on Instagram @sumatracharters

PRICing

$35,000 AUD per 10 day Mentawai charter

Full boat booking of 10 people: $3,500 AUD per person.
Full boat booking of 9 people: $3,888 AUD per person.
Full boat booking of 8 people: $4,375 AUD per person.
Single bookings or smaller groups: $3,850 AUD per person. *We reserve the right to fill any available births.

*All bookings need a deposit of $1000 AUD per person to be confirmed.

Price includes

2 tenders for surf and fishing trips | Pro Photo and Video Package | SURF GUIDE WITH 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE | all meals, drinks & snacks | 25 cases of Bintang | use of all equipment onboard | 2 SUPs | quality fishing equipment | snorkelling gear | Airport transfers in Padang | Mentawai Tax

 

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Making a booking TO GET onBOARD the SWITCHFOOT is easy!

Simply fill in the booking enquiry form below and we will get back to you to confirm all the details, including payment options and any extra questions you may have. The 10 day boat trip super deal is for a limited time only so be quick!

Name *
Name
Would you like to book out the whole boat (10 guests max)? *
Please indicate what trip dates could possibly suit your travel needs? *

NOT included in the charter price

You can also book a trip or ask us any questions
via phone or email

Davross

(Australian number) + 61 487 179 725
(Indonesian number)+ 62 812 3820 9015

Jason 

(Australian number) +61 403 030 607
(Indonesian number) +62 812 1272 9044

*Payment Information

To make a payment, once you have submitted your intended travel dates we will reply to your email with our banking details. You can then make your payment. Payments can be made via bank transfer or using your credit card. Once you have paid, please inform us via email with a copy of the transfer receipt and we will inform you when the payment has been received.

Mentawai Islands Surf spots

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 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.

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

We also have our own secret spots for your frothing pleasure!

Switchfoot

Switchfoot is a 52 FT fiberglass, powercat. It was built in Jepara, Java and owned and operated by Sumatra Charters. Switchfoot is specifically designed for luxury surf charters in the Mentawai Islands.

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 of 15- 18 knots depending on conditions.

Overview

  • 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

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

  

You’ll eat like a king!

Here on Switchfoot, our 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.

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.