Mentawais North Sumatra Star Koat Surf Charter Mentawais – TOP DEALS HERE

You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to surf the priceless perfection of the fabled Mentawai breaks. The Star Koat surf charter boat is fast developing an excellent reputation for providing an exceptional value surf experience, putting you in world-class surf without compromising your safety and comfort and without busting your wallet.

Hardcore surfers themselves, the owners of Star Koat have considerable experience in the Mentawais, with the knowledge to put you in the right place at the right time. That could be Lance’s Rights, if you want to sample that famous wave…but they also know less hectic breaks that are just as fun. After all, koat means “wave” in the local Mentawai dialect, and it’s pretty much their promise to the boat’s guests.

The Star Koat‘s speedboat with its 115 HP outboard will zip you to lineups in no time or take you fishing. There’s also a smaller tender to cruise you to the shore for some beachcombing. Your safety is taken seriously, with a full kit of safety gear including radios, radar, outfitted life raft for twenty, and satellite phone.

It’s the surf you’re after, and the Star Koat crew will get you where you need to be for the barrels of a lifetime.  But there are other things to do.  Keen fishermen as well as surfers, the owners know the area’s best trolling and spearfishing grounds, catching sailfish, GTs, mahi-mahi, Spanish mackerel, wahoo. Nothing is wasted—what isn’t eaten is given to local families.  The boat’s toys include fishing and snorkeling gear and standup paddle boards.

A traditional wooden vessel built in the boat-building port of Sibolga in Sumatra, Star Koat was constructed specially with surfers’ comfort in mind. After a day of full-on surf, five air-conditioned cabins with cozy beds provide a good night’s sleep. One cabin has four bunks, and the rest offer double bunks. On board are plenty of chill-out areas as well.  Kick back in the saloon and watch a movie on the 42 inch plasma home theater TV. Listen to tunes from the entertainment system.  Or enjoy the alfresco breeze on the shaded deck and hoist a cold one at sunset with some fresh sashimi on the side.

The chef prepares ample, delicious and nutritious meals to charge your energy levels for the surf sessions, with snacks and fruits always available. Fridges keep the Bintangs cold, freezers stock plenty of provisions, but who knows, perhaps for dinner you’ll have fish that you caught yourself while trolling.  Oh, about the beer—15 cartons are on the house per trip (you can always order more).

RATES & PACKAGES

Season Price per person Nights
Low Season 2,790 USD 12
High Season 3,090 USD 12

 

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Transfer from Airport – Boat – Airport
  • Surf Guiding
  • All Meals
  • Snacks, Fruits, Juices, Soft Drink and Filtered Water
  • 15 Cartons of beer Bintang
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling gear

WHATS NOT INCLUDED

  • Photo service (available but at extra cost)
  • Airline Tickets
  • Mentawai tourist tax
  • Hotel in Padang
  • Meals off the boat
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport and Visa Taxes
  • Alcohol drinks apart from the beers on the boat
  • Tips for the crew

 

Kandui Lefts

This wave is a very quick left-hander and starts working on the high tide when the swell starts hitting at 6-10 ft with a South West swell & light East-South East winds. The wave breaks for up to 300mts throwing out deep amazing barrels sections. Draw your line and hold on as you could possibly get the best barrel of your life.

Baby Kandui 

Just tucked around the corner from Kandui there is baby Kandui which is shorter, however, can be just as full on and perfect as Kandui. This turns on when Kandui is 6 ft+. The wave is better on a high tide and needs a South West swell & South winds.

A Frames

A Frames can have two sections depending on the swell and the tide. The one outside is most consistent & has fun take offs and long walls. The wave holds big and gets better when it gets more solid. When the inside bowl is working there is a nice barrel section. Works the best on a big south swell at low tide.

4 Bobs

A short and very wackable fun right-hander that breaks over a shallow sharp reef.  Needs a Northerly wind &  mid tides & 3 -5 ft. Very shallow on low tide. A great option when the everywhere is blown out by west-southwest winds.

Rifles

One of the longest & most perfect rights on the planet.  Needs a big south swell and northerly winds to turn on. Best at 5-8ft with a mid-high tide.

Pistols

This beautiful right just down the reef from Riffles has a fun barrel section and nice walls. It breaks on all tides on a shallow reef. Needs a small southerly swell and north winds. Great option on smaller days.

Little Nias

This fun left & right is perfect for beginners. It is good in all tides and breaks from 2-4 ft with Northerly winds.

Hideaways

A beautiful left hander that breaks over a pristine colourful coral reef. Breaks best when its 6-8ft & South winds. Breaks on all tides and gets very hollow on the lower tide.

Bank Vaults

This deep water heaving right hander marches straight in from the indian ocean and is best on a south swell and North winds. Breaks on all tides, however, is better with an incoming tide. It can handle 12ft+.  Great take off with a big slab section at the end.

Nypussy

Is the most consistant wave in the playgrounds area. It offers a nice big take off and a long wall that you can tear up down the line with a barrel section when it is small and on a low tide. Breaks on all tides the lower being better with a North wind.

Ebay

When over 6 ft this wave is powerful, perfect and hollow and when it is less than 5 ft it is a nice easy wave with 2 nice barrel sections. Works on all tides, however, more hollow at low tide. Best with a North East wind and big west swell.

Beng-Beng

Is a very consistent left when there is a small southwest swell running.  It is best from 3-6 ft and is excellent for all levels of surfers. Good on all tides.

Pitstops

Is a very fun right hander and is best at 3-5 ft, works on all tides and it is great for all levels of surfers as the take off is easy which then leads into a nice playful wall.

Burgerworld

Possibly the  most picturesque right-hander is in the world. It can be long and very playful and sometimes barrels when the section comes closer to the rocks on a lower tide. It is great for hacks and speed turns and is suited for all levels of surfing.  Sometimes when the winds are more east, you can go around the island where there is a fun left.

Icelands

Icelands is a powerful left that can handle any size swell thrown at it and works on all tides.  The wave starts with a nice steep takeoff then can have a barrel section on the inside then a ripple bowl to lay down some heavy hacks. Can be surfed by all skill levels as the water is deep. Best with a East/South east wind.

Scarecrows

Scarecrows has many moods depending on the swell direction and tide. This wave is very consistent as is picks up tons of swell and can handle it when it solid.  The wave is perfect for carving down the line with long ripable walls and a few barrel sections then down the end you have the “Curry Bowl” section which starts draining on low tide. The reef is fairly user friendly so can accommodate beginners to advanced. Best with a South East wind.

Suicides

A very quick right which fires along a shallow reef. Best on a North east wind & a high tide.

Telescopes

“Teles” is one of the bests lefts around. It is not as consistent as other spots, however, with a solid South West swell and light South easterlies this wave turns into a tube machine with rippable sections along the way producing long rides up to 200 mts.

Seven Palms

It is a very fun, rippable wave that can barrel on the right conditions. Suitable to surfers of any skill level and for those chasing some deeper barrels can venture up the reef. Great option when everywhere is small. Does not handle above 6ft. Good on all tides, however, gets very shallow on the low.

Lances Left

Lances left is located at the bottom of Sipora island just around the corner from Lances Right and is very consistent. When the wind is from the East & the swell is from the South up to 3 sections can reel into the bay delivering anything from big walls to draining barrels. Works best on the Mid tide & handles as 12ft+. Getting caught inside when it is big is easy to do and surfing the wave all the way to the end to greedy’s then falling off will put you high and dry, if this happens use the keyhole out the front of the resort.

Lances Right

Lance’s Right is one of the most perfect powerful waves on the planet. When the swell is 6-8ft from the SW, light W or no wind, at least 2hrs of tide this wave turns into an insane barrel machine.  You can get barreled all the way from the office until the surgeons table. It is fairly consistent considering the swell has to wrap around the bottom of the island of Sipora. Trying to get back out when caught inside on a solid swell can be risky as you can end up high and dry on the surgeons table. Best bet is to play it safe and head towards shore over the reef and go around into the deep channel and paddle back out and have another crack.

Batcaves

Is a long right hander that breaks along a fringing reef with a beautiful little island as the backdrop, very picturesque. It holds 10ft+, works on all tides and needs a NE wind. Very rarely gets crowded and a great beginner wave.

Macaronis

Macas has been voted by many as the funnest wave in the world as it breaks perfectly along the reef delivering multiple tube & whackable sections that you can really open up on. Your surfing level will be taken to the next level when you spend time here as the wave gives you a blank canvas to fine tune your surfing. When it is 2-5ft is is very fun and playful, however, when it gets above 6ft is starts doubling up and throws out heavy barrels. Best on a SSW swell & SE wind. Breaks on all tides.

Macaronis Right

Maccas right also know as KFC’s is a great escape for those who want to surf with just a few mates and is located only 5 mins across the bay from Maccas. It is best N-NE wind & a decent S swell with a fair amount of tide to cover the sharp reef fingers that protrude on low tide.

Rags Left

Is a long left with multiple barrel sections. This was an amazing wave before the earthquake, however on a big SW swell, SE winds & a mid tide you can score some freight train rides. When the swell is massive you can backdoor some sections that open up as wide as a truck. Don’t fall on the inside section as there is a high chance you will end up high and dry and the very sharp reef.

Rags Right

Probably the shallowest and one of the gnarliest waves in the ments. This wave is best on a South swell, North winds and a mid tide. The wave reels down the reef serving you some very long quick barrels. Rags right is suited for advanced surfers and is a great spectator wave as the charter boats anchor right in the channel looking straight into the barrel.

Thunders

Picks up the most swell in the entire Mentawai archipelago. It is best when it is 3-4ft with a South swell as it hugs the reef and barrels on the inside. Breaks on all tides and is best in a SE wind. Thunders maxes out at 8-10 ft. Be wary sitting on the inside when it is big as you there is a high chance that you will get caught inside.

Lighthouse

Lightouse is a right hander and needs a solid S-SW swell as it wraps around the island and marches down the reef. This wave delivers big walls and can barrel on the inside and can also handle 10ft +. Best in a west wind and works on all tides. There is also a 45ft lighthouse that you can climb and take some amazing photos of the 360’ view. One the western side of the isldand there is a left that is fickle, however, can also be very good in a massive swell.

Greenbush

This wave is fickle and should only be approached by surfers that are willing to commit. For those who choose to have a crack at “The Bush” they could come away with the best tube of their life. The peak stands up like a cobra then unleashes all is fury across the shallow reef. Once you are locked into the barrel there is no escape forcing you to commit 100% all the way to the end.  You may get spit out at the end section or you may get shut down on. Works best on a South swell and North wind on a mid – high tide.

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