Moon Palikir – Mentawai Surf Charters


Prepare for an unforgettable journey on Moon Palikir, a 100ft 420HP powered vessel crafted specifically for surf charters in the Mentawai Islands. This purpose-built surf charter offers the perfect blend of functionality, safety and comfort. Equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning and 6 neatly presented cabins accommodating up to 12 guests, Moon Palikir promises an unparalleled stay for surfers who value extra comfort in their downtime. 

Throughout your 12-night voyage, the dedicated crew and surf guides on board will ensure you’re catching the best waves the region has to offer, even if it means going the extra mile to find an uncrowded lineup.  

Forming part of the esteemed Mentawai Surf Charters fleet, this 3-level charter is highly rated for spaciousness and top-notch service, backed by a team boasting decades of experience. 

March to November
All Levels
Fishing, Beaches, Family-Friendly, Snorkeling
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Moon Palikir is a custom-built, 3-level vessel designed with both comfort and functionality in mind. It provides ample space for relaxation, including a top deck perfect for sunset viewing, alongside spacious, air-conditioned cabins to ensure you’re well rested. 

Guest cabins comprise of 1 quad-share cabin and 4 twin-share cabins, well-equipped with high quality bedding and power outlets for charging devices. With 2 bathrooms onboard, the charter comfortably sleeps up to 12 guests. Additional amenities onboard include a flat-screen TV, a filtered water dispenser, indoor and outdoor dining, and sun loungers. 



The private chef on board treats guests with a mix of Indonesian and international cuisine, serving 3 meals daily prepared with the freshest, most nutritious ingredients available. Beyond the main meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you’ll find an ample selection of snacks and fruit available throughout the day. 

Each group is allocated 15 complimentary cartons of beer included in your stay, with additional orders accommodated upon request. A wide variety of non-alcoholic beverages are also available onboard.  


Surf Moon Palikir – Mentawai Surf Charters

Since the early 1990s, surfers from across the globe have ventured to the stunning Mentawai Islands in search of perfect waves. Its pristine beauty and high density of waves have positioned it as a premier surfing destination worldwide, a promise Moon Palikir is ready to fulfill. The islands boast over 50 world-class reef breaks, offering a range of waves that cater to surfers of every skill level, from beginners to seasoned professionals. 

Moon Palikir enhances your surfing adventure with an 18ft 115HP speedboat and a 12ft 15HP support vessel, ensuring swift and convenient access to the best surf spots. This also allows guests of varying surf abilities or interests the flexibility and freedom to fill their time on board as they wish. 


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.

Pit Stops

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!

Bang Bangs

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.

Burger World

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.

4 Bobs

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.

Kandui Left

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.

Baby Kandui

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.


Sipura Island


An enjoyable, playful left near Villa Mentawai. On a big swell, this is a good, mellow option for intermediate level surfers or longboarders.

Omak Tidur

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!

Awera Left

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.

Monkeys Left

A playful, usually uncrowded left that picks up plenty of swell. Monkeys is one of many waves close by to Kingfisher Surf Resort.

Bintang Beachie

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.

Lance’s Left

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.

The Bombie

A shallow section of reef in Katiet Bay, occasionally good on a longboard and an amazing wave for foiling.


Pagai North

Bat Cave

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.

Mini Maccas

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.


Pagai South


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.

Rags Left

A shallow, hollow barrel. Fickle, but when it’s on, it’s on.

Rags Right

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!

The Hole

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.


Surf Guides

For an optimal surf charter experience in the Mentawai Islands, having seasoned surf guides who are well-versed in the area is crucial. Moon Palikir’s team, boasting decades of experience in the Sumatra region, are committed to finding the best uncrowded waves for guests, no matter the conditions. 

Moon Palikir’s team of surf guides, such as Kadu, Bruno, Phil, or Paulo are on hand to navigate you to prime surf spots each day, and upon request, capture your best waves and moments on board with professional camera and video equipment.  

Dedicated to a “no effort is too much” philosophy, Moon Palikir’s surf guides are ready to reveal famed breaks, secret spots and everything in between to guests on board. 

Non-Surf Activities

When you’re taking a break from surfing, Moon Palikir offers a variety of other activities to keep you entertained. Enjoy the serene beauty of the islands by using the stand-up paddleboards or kayaks available on board. For those interested in exploring the underwater world or trying their hand at fishing, snorkeling and fishing equipment are readily accessible. 

Additionally, guided island excursions on the support vessels can be organised for guests interested in exploring beaches or local villages. 

For guests looking to unwind in between surfs, Moon Palikir is equipped with entertainment amenities including a 42-inch flat-screen TV, sun loungers, a home theatre, DVD player, and a barbecue. 


for Moon Palikir – Mentawai Surf Charters

Nothing more to say! It was a wonderful trip, thank you World Surfaris!

Baptiste P
Date of Stay: July
Surf Stoke5
World Surfaris Service5
Quality of Trip5

We absolutely scored, the boat was amazing, food was amazing and the crew were amazing, 10/10 really. Thanks Aaron, we are going to do the Star Koat 2 to the Telos in 2025, we are... Read More >

Neil D
Date of Stay: July
Surf Stoke5
World Surfaris Service5
Quality of Trip5

Seamless process from World Surfaris from booking to being collected from airport, taken to boat. Crew on board excellent. Food excellent. Surf guide very knowledgeable. Waves great. Best surf trip ever. Well worth spending $$.

Jarred H
Date of Stay: 05-12 Nov 2019
Surf Stoke4
Quality of Food5

Crew were good and friendly. Don't surf as many surf breaks as previously have on other boats A little disappointed with that. Overall 7 out of 10

Michael P
Date of Stay: 06-18 Nov 2019
Surf Stoke3
Quality of Food5

Had a great time, the crew and surf guide were awesome!  Scored solid and fun waves.

Matt F
Date of Stay: 7-19 June 2016
Surf Stoke5
Quality of Food5


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