MV Addiction Surfing Adventures
From $4500 USD 12 Nights
Addiction Surfing Adventures is owned, operated, and skippered by surfers for surfers. We offer guided surfing charters to the Mentawai Islands and North or South Sumatra. Our trips give you the opportunity to surf the kinds of waves YOU want; from all the world class breaks of the Mentawai, to deserted perfection at rarely surfed destinations all over the Sumatran island chain. Come aboard our luxurious 24 meter (80 ft) high speed catamaran and let our experienced crew take you on the surfing adventure of a lifetime. With over 15 years of combined experience in West Sumatra, our crew are there to get you into the best possible waves on every trip.
Skipper- Dickinson Antal, I grew up on south shore Oahu, and started surfing with my friends at sandy beach. after high school I moved to North Shore, close to the waves I dreamed of – rocky rights, V-land and Sunset beach
I made my first overseas surfing trip to Bali in the late 90′s. Bali was magic, great waves, easy with crowds and very cheap at the time
We spent 2 months that first trip and came back the following summer and every summer since then for 15 yrs
During my 3rd trip to bali I met a girl, Lia, and my life and everything in it changed
I was dumb struck by love, I gave away all my belongings back in hawaii- and decided to stay in Indo
Fate was on my side and I lucked into a job as Chef on a surf charter boat in mentawais
The job was unreal – great waves , meeting nice people and making a wage enough to keep living the dream in Indo
Its been 13 yrs I’ve been working in Mentawais now on surf charter boats
I’ve been Chef, engineer, surf guide and Captain
I’ve been married to Lia now for 8 yrs, we have 2 boys and we live in Bali
I started working with the Addiction in 2007 and its been such a great experience
The boat, the place, the crew- so many good times, I’m so happy to say we are still living the dream
Addiction’s chief mate, Geni, has over 10 years experience working in the Mentawais. I have worked with him for all my years on Strictly. Geni knows all the systems on the boat and is my “right-hand man” in the wheelhouse. He also is a pro at positioning the dinghy in the channel for the perfect video or photo. This is because Geni is also our photographer. He provides a very cost effective service that will give you 100′s of photos of your surf adventure of a lifetime.
Tony the chef is experienced in all types of western food and Asian-fusion type cuisine. It is a guarantee that his meals will be healthy and fulfilling. Anybody who does a surf trip on Addiction comes off RAVING about the food. The rest of our crew work very hard to ensure that your trip is a pleasant and hassle free experience that will be remembered for the good people as well as the great surf.
•Transfers to and from Padang airport
•Use of tender for fishing and exploratory trips ashore
•Use of fishing and snorkling equipment
•Three gourmet meals per day
•Snacks and fruit
•Non-alcoholic refreshments such as bottled water, hot drinks soft drinks and juices
•12 cans of Bintang per passenger
•Use of onboard entertainment systems including DVD video and stereo
•Use of all MV Addiction onboard equipment and amenities.