Our customised charters can take you further afield to lesser known spots North or South of Padang. We regularly pick up and drop off our guests in Sibolga or Bengkulu providing more opportunities for less crowded surf and a different kind of surf adventure. Hit our inbox for details.
Huey Surf Charters
From $3400 AUD 11 NIghts
The Mentawai Islands offer some of the best and most consistent waves in the world. Huey has been operating in these waters since 1999 providing surfers with a variety of waves to suit all levels of ability.
Our regular Mentawai charters go for 10 days and 11 nights leaving Padang around 9 or 10 pm and arrive in the islands at dawn the following morning. During the tour we travel mostly at night so as not to waste valuable surf time. On the last day we surf till dark, prepare Huey for the run home and arrive back to Padang in the early hours of the morning.
HUEY is an 82 ft ex customs patrol vessel customized for surf charters. Built and launched by the Japanese Government in 1978 HUEY is one of the faster boats serving the Mentawai Islands.
Since Sooly purchased Huey-1 in 2005 she has undergone 3 refits. New engines were installed in 2009 and just recently new generators, propellers and numerous improvements have been made. We are constantly renewing components and improving Huey to give our guests the best possible Mentawai experience. Our safety record is flawless and breakdowns are a rarity.
Back up systems for every operating system are on hand. With 12 seasons under her belt Huey has been fully setup and constantly improved to make your journey as comfortable as possible. Air Conditioning in all 3 sleeping cabins, plus a dedicated TV room with full surround sound, satellite TV and 800 movie library your surfing downtime is in absolute luxury.
Our above deck dining area with full views to the surf is a perfect spot for reliving those stories of epic surf and our huge shaded front deck area is a favourite for kicking back with an afternoon drink or just lazing about in the hammock with a book Please contact us for pricing.
Included in cost;
- Transfers to and from Padang Airport.
- You can fly in and out on the dates of your charter. E.g. Charter May 11 – 22. Fly in anytime on the 11th and fly out anytime on the 22nd.
- 3 Awesome meals per day including snacks, desserts etc
- 6 pack of Bintang per day per guest.
- Extra guests can be accommodated for. Please enquire for details.
- Full use of all amenities on board.
- Use of Canon EOS 7D and 400mm lens. Bring a hard drive so you can take your photos home.
- Unlimited use of our speedboat for accessing different breaks and fishing.
- Mentawai Tax.
Not Included in cost:
Satellite phone charges
Extra Beers, Wine and Spirits. We can order these for you, charged at local cost price.
During the trip you will be looked after by our trained and highly skilled staff.
Steve, (aka Sooly) the owner of Huey will be your Captain host and surf guide. With over 20 years experience traveling through Indonesia and its waters he’ll be sure to get you the best waves on offer.
When Sooly isn’t available you can be assured our relief Captains have many years experience in the Sumatran Island chain.
Amril, our Indonesian Captain is a born and bred Padang local and also has over 20 years experience at sea. He knows these waters like no other and has been working on Huey since 2002.
Khairul our Chef and all round good guy will provide the food. His cooking is second to none. After finishing his trade certificate in Bukkitingi he started work on Huey in 2000 and has been with the boat ever since.
Arry is our kitchen hand and maintenance man, he’s been with Huey since 2007.’
Amon is our youngest member of the team and also started in 2007. He has since completed 2 levels of schooling and will become a fully qualified Captain next year.
All our crew are certified with Seacom, Indonesias Governing body for ocean going vessels.