SOME QUESTIONS WE GET FREQUENTLY ASKED ALL THE TIME BY SURFERS.

*If you have any other questions please get in touch with our reservation team who are happy to help you with any questions you may have.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING ON A SURF TRIP?

When packing for a surf trip to remote locations in equatorial tropics such as the Mentawais and Telos, you will need less gear than you might think, and will need to bring some things that you might not think until the moment you need it.  Keep in mind at many of these locations you can’t pop out to a convenience store or even a little warung.  Many charter boats and resorts will have accumulated a collection of things as board wax and sunscreen and fin keys, but pack as if you are going solo.

WHAT ARE THE FUNDAMENTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A SURF TRIP ?

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

At World Surf Adventures, we take proactive measures to ensure the safety of each of our guests at every stage of the journey with us. But it is in the nature of travel and sports activities for accidents to occasionally occur. While we rarely have accidents or injuries that we cannot treat on site, for the sake of prudence and peace of mind, we require each guest upon booking to show proof of travel insurance with full location-to-hospital medical evacuation.  You may purchase your own policy, or if you wish, we can provide travel insurance through one of our partner agencies. We recommend INDO SURF TRAVEL INSURANCE for Australian surfers as it is the ONLY one that covers UNLIMITED Medical expenses, including Medevac Flights, and also covers Surfboards IN the surf. They will pay up to $700 if your board snaps.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO SURF THE MENTAWAI’S?

The Mentawai Islands are one of the most consistent surf destinations in the entire world. Its broad exposure towards the vast, southern Indian Ocean provides these magicial islands with remarkable consistency and quality. There are great waves in this area YEAR-ROUND, However, the most ideal time to surf in the Mentawais is during the dry season, late March to early November, the southern hemisphere’s winter, when the Indian Ocean is a very active, groundswell producing machine.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DING MY BOARD?

Everyone should bring their own ding repair kits on a charter, however, if you are not confident in repairing the board yourself most of the time one of the crew can help you fix the board.

HOW QUICKLY WILL I GET A RESPONSE FROM MY ENQUIRY?

At World surf adventures our aim is to get back to you immediately with a response. From there we will find out if the surf charter/resort/camp is available for your dates and get back to you ASAP. We are known for our fast customer service.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS NO SURF?

There are so many things to do to keep you occupied. Here are some activities you might like to try: fishing, spear fishing, reading, yoga, exploring nearby villages and snorkel. There is heaps to do if the waves are not working and the surf is flat.

WHAT ARE THE BEST SURF BREAKS IN BALI?

The best and most well known break are Uluwatu, Padang, Dreamlands, Canggu, Medewi, Balian, Greenbowls, Airports Lefts plus far far too many to mention. The best way to see all these famous breaks is to hire a motor bike or get a driver whilst you are in Bali and spend 1 or 2 days at each break. This is ideal if you are free to move around the island but if you are centrally located say in the tourist area of Seminyak or Kuta then you may want to focus on the local breaks. A good idea is to spend a few days in the Bukit area where you can surf Ulus and other nearby waves such as Bingin and Balangan. If you need to rent a villa or stay at a Bali surf resort please contact our reservation team for all the very best deals.