The recent ill-fated Starkoat charter-trip has generated plenty of chatter. We went straight to the source and have the facts for you….
Last friday, the surf charter boat Star Koat, an eighty-foot trad Indonesian wooden boat built in Sibolga for twelve passengers, ran aground while taking a short cut in the Mentawai’s deep south a little before eight pm, Beach Grit reported.
The boat trip is the absolute pinnacle of surf travel dreams, but lest your dream trip should become a nightmare, there are some things you need to get right. Here are 5 factors to picking a boat trip, courtesy of the experts at LUEX.
Boat Charter: This category’s where you truly get your bang for your buck on a boat. In a place like, say, the Mentawai or Telos Islands in Indonesia, waves can be quite inaccessible by land and/or far apart from each other by motorbike when on said-island.
We had 12 days of real good surf and no crowds of Mentawai. It was the first trip of 2017 of Aileoita (aileoita.com), our partner boat and. Are you ready for the next swell coming? Check the photos here and book your trip with us.
A boat trip is something that every surfer wants to do. It’s a sort of rite of passage for anyone that dreams of perfect, empty waves with nothing but a few friends and crystal clear water. There’s just something about the idea of a bunch of friends cruising up to a perfect wave, surfing all day, then retiring for a sunset aboard a gently rocking vessel, beers in hand and sunburns galore. But before you start planning, there are a few spots you need to know about.
Macas is the dream of any surfer. One of the must perfect playful wave in the world. You can be a beginner or you can be a Pro, it does not matter we all love Macas. The wave being perfect, easy to surf and fun in any condition makes it one of the most crowded waves in Mentawai, if not the most crowded.
It was not a big swell prediction. Greenbush would for sure the best because I thought Macas would be too crowded for the first few days so I drove Aileoita to Greenbush.
Surfer Icaro Ronchi was on board from the south of the Mentawai islands and hit the jackpot. The left of dreams peaks as Greenbush and Macaronis.
This Video is about how a perfect Boat trip should be. A lot of good waves, amazing food and a good sleep to be rested and healthy for next surf.