Fr $2995 USD 11 Nights
Just north of Nias, the islands of Bangkaru “Treasure Island” and Tuangku, home of the “Bay of Plenty” hold a number of world-class waves and there is still more exploring going on. There are left and right-handers ranging from long deep barrels, fast and hollow down-the-line peelers, perfect peaks to long cruising walls with plenty of time to re likely to get more great waves on the trip than in months of surfing at home. Because the Banyaks are right at the equator, the November-March provides quality waves when the lower latitudes are blown out by trade winds.
Uncrowded tubes, plenty of waves, untouched natural rainforest, wildlife, epic Sumatran sunsets, remote islands and warm tropical waters await you. You can also go fishing, no mass tourism here, just fun and adventure in a comfortable, air-conditioned motor yacht.
Check some photos, find out about our boat charters on the Surf Banyak II – Seriti
Surf Banyak II – “Seriti”, a US-built, Indonesian-flagged 25m aluminium crew boat that has been newly customised for surf charter operation. The Seriti sleeps up to 10 surfers (standard – 12-person trips available on request) on spring beds in two air-conditioned cabins, with a separate quarters for up to 6 crew. Spacious and comfortable, it features an air conditioned saloon with two large sofas, tables and TV/video/music entertainment area. At the rear of the boat is a huge deck area covered in UV-protective shade cloth where you can watch the action in the water.
The Seriti is one of the safest charters operating in Indonesia, with a full suite of equipment including life rafts and life jackets, smoke detectors, EPIRB; CO2 emergency fire system; VHF and SSB radios, satellite telephone (available to guests) , and a 10,000 litre fresh water tank. It has 3 x 525hp Detroit V12 Turbo Intercooled main engines running at a maximum speed of 15 knots (cruising speed 10-12 knots).
There is a Canon EOS 5D camera to capture quality pictures to take home and make all your friends envious of your surfing adventure. There are also plenty of power points on board for charging your electronics.
TREASURE ISLAND/BANGKARU: “The Point” – The southern tip of Bangkaru, known to be one of the best right-hand point breaks in Indonesia, offering up to four mesmerising barrels a wave with a nice almond-shaped rippable face. This is one of the jewels in the crown – sheer Indo perfection running a few hundred yards down a perfectly shaped reef. Always a favourite among guests as it satisfies all abilities. A taste of “Treasures” has you hooked for years to come. The Indicators also turn on in larger swells, as does Minis on the inside, and look out for Gorillas further down the bay: an untamed right-hand beast that is rarely surfed and will sort out anyone’s ego.
COBRAS – A world-class left-hander which can produce an epic 8-10 second barrel or nice rippable face depending on swell direction. Cobras’ clean blue lines peel down the reef into a channel which provides a perfect photo opportunity. Opposite is Warren’s – a fun right-hand peak finishing on this spectacular white sandy beach.
TURTLES – A fun and playful left-hand peak at this beautiful location that is the heart of the turtle nesting area on Bangkaru. A great take-off and workable wall which depending on swell direction can produce a nice barrel also. Swell magnet.
CLARETS / LOLOK POINT / BAY OF PLENTY LEFTS: – A beautiful long left-hand point which peels down the line offering a perfect open workable face for big carving turns or hunt out the inside barrels. On the inside look out for Toytown Lefts, a perfectly shaped peeling left located deep in the Bay of Plenty which starts to work on larger swells. You can cruise down the line or hit the lip over and over again.
JOYSTICK / BAY OF PLENTY RIGHTS: – A super fun right-hand peak which produces a perfect barrel on the take-off going into a nice wall for some turns. If you have enough speed you can link up into the inside bowl for a nice long ride. The Indicator also goes off on its day, as you can see in the pic.