Saraina Surf Charters

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If you’re looking for a unique and affordable way to explore the world-renowned surf breaks of the Mentawai Islands, Saraina Charters might be just what you’re looking for. Since 2014, Saraina Charters has been offering an exceptional surf charter experience, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the beauty and magic of this tropical paradise.

Purpose Built for Exploring Mentawai Waves

Saraina Charters is approximately 20 meters long and sleeps a maximum of 10 guests, although a group of 5 to 9 surfers is most comfortable. With a reliable 360 horsepower turbo diesel engine, this vessel is purpose-built for exploring the many waves in this region. 

Saraina charters offers a minimum 7-day stay, with a flexible schedule. Packages include airport transfers to and from the boat, three delicious meals per day and an experienced crew and surf guide to help you find epic waves throughout the Mentawai Islands. 

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Accommodation

Saraina Charters sleeps a maximum of 10 guests in two separate cabins. The interior is crafted from Indonesian hardwood and features a dark coconut timber interior. Both cabins are air-conditioned. On board Saraina Charters there is one bathroom with an indoor shower and one outdoor shower. 

Outside of the cabins, there is plenty of space to relax. The vessel has two covered decks, one at the front and one at the rear, as well as a comfortable indoor living/dining room with seating and tables. 

Meals

Dining on board Saraina is typical of a Mentawai Islands surf charter, with a huge selection of freshly caught fish, expertly prepared by Chef Dedi and the rest of the crew. You can expect plenty of Indonesian dishes, with the crew sourcing the majority of their produce from local villages or the township of Tuapejat.

Surf Saraina Surf Charters

The Mentawai Islands is a mecca for surfing, and a trip on board Saraina Charters will give you access to some of the best waves in the region, including HTs, Macaronis, Rifles, Greenbush and many more. 

The experienced surf guides on Saraina Charters have one goal, to help you track down epic waves. They can help you uncover empty lineups and hidden gems, covering over 740 km up and down the Sumatran coast, in search of the best waves and conditions. 

The Mentawai Islands offer waves from three to 12 ft, with the average wave being about six feet. Many of these waves are located close together, with locations like Playgrounds having a huge variety of waves all in one area. 

For guests on Saraina Charters who would like even more adventure, your surf charter can start from further north or south, slightly off the beaten track to uncover more empty waves and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

 

 

Siberut Island (Playgrounds Area)

Nipussi

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.

Bankvaults

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.

E-Bay

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.

Hideaways

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.

Malibu

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.

Bikinis

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-Frames

A playful peak that’s mostly a left, a good wave for a couple turns.

Rifles

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.

Pistols

A super fun right with short but good barrels, and nice sections for turns.

 

Sipura Island

Tikkus

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.

OTF

A perfect beginner wave out the front of Awera Surf Resort.

Telescopes

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.

Iceland

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.

Suicides

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.

Promises

This is a challenging right hander suitable for advanced surfers chasing a novelty experience.

Twiggies

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.

Hookers

A fickle wrap-around left that can be challenging. This wave needs a big swell to come to life.

Arikis

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.

Scarecrows

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.

7-Palms

Shifty lefts off random peaks. This spot, rarely crowded, picks up plenty of swell but can be hard to surf.

Bintangs

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.

Cobras

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.

Macaronis

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.

Fishfingers

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.

Greenbush

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

Roxies

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.

Thunders

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.

Lighthouse

A big open-ocean point-break-style right with some unpredictable sections but a good ride on its day.

Muts

A long, sometimes perfect left. Good barrel sections and space for some powerful turns.

 

Surf Guides

On a Mentawais surf charter, you need experienced surf guides with knowledge of the local surf breaks. Saraina Charters crew is familiar with the region and they know where to find the best surf each day to help you get the most out of your Mentawai Islands surf trip.

Non-Surf Activities

When you’re not out enjoying the epic waves in the Mentawai Islands, charter guests can take advantage of the extensive game fishing equipment to hunt down a catch, or use the snorkelling gear to explore some of the prettiest reefs in the region.

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