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.
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.
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.
I sit slumped, fatigued from air travel, gazing aimlessly at my phone screen. I am flicking through images to pass time while I wait for my guests to arrive. A little nervous, a tad excited and quite unsure of what awaits on-board the Aileoita. My legs stick to the faux leather seat in the hotel lobby. Foreign exotic smells waft through the air, circulated by air conditioning that is tricking my body into thinking I am back home and not in a smoke engulfed tropical Sumatra, that I am not. Although we share the Indian Ocean with our Indonesian neighbours I am a far cry from my Western Australian desert shores. A day’s travel from Perth to Padang I find myself pensively waiting to board the boat to set sail on my first Mentawai surf trip as a coach and guide.
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.
It was the first trip of 2016 of Aileoita (aileoita.com), our partner boat. The forecast was not the best, there were a couple of pulses but not a proper solid swell. Every one thought that it would be a chest to head high wavess trip but our surf-guide and photographer was confident there he would […]
During a boat trip to Indonesia, Alana Blanchard, Nikki Van Dijk, and Tyler Wright enjoyed the comforts of a luxurious yacht and the many perfect waves, but they also docked and spent time with some of the rural-living locals. For sure the girls of course scored some of that Indo perfection.