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The Ultimate Surf Experience

Surf photography by Indies Explorer – taking photos of you & your mates surfing some of the worlds best waves!!

Biggest traditional Indo style charter boat operating in the area. 8 private guest cabins, best surf spots, fishing & heaps more!Enquire today!

The Indies Explorer was a PROUD sponsor and a big part in the Rip Curl Pro Mentawai in 2011 & 2012. See details here>

 Come aboard the Indies Explorer and let our professional crew take you to paradise. You just can’t beat waking up and looking out your cabin window to find perfect uncrowded waves.

The Indies Explorer is one of the original & biggest traditional surf charter boats operating in the Sumatran region, ensuring you wont feel cramped in on the BEST SURF CHARTER adventure of your lifetime.

SUMATRA

Mentawai – Telos – Nias


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 We have extended the expanse of our surf charters to include the wave-rich Telos & Nias regions whilst ofcourse still including the Mentawais. This adds a special combination of uncrowded quality waves, adventure, remoteness, community and there is an abundance of waves spread throughout these surfing paradises.  Within all these awe inspiring regions we cover you will find that all swell and wind conditions are accounted for  including a massive range of world class lefts & rights for all surfing levels.

Sumatra offers an extensive range of waves,  providing something for everyone. These waves  range from heavy, fast and hollow pits to mellow peaks with very long rides to quite short waves and everything in between, including beach breaks.

 

 

Why go with the Indies Explorer Surf Charters?

World Class Waves

The Indies Explorer Surf Charter regions of Sumatra consist of hundreds of Islands dotted with hundreds of surf breaks with waves that every surfer dreams of.

Whatever your desire and ability is, from playful 100 yard peelers to grinding double overhead monsters, you can find the best waves of your life in Sumatra.

Broad exposure to all reaches of the Southern Indian Ocean provides these regions particularly the Mentawais with unrivalled swell consistency. Well beyond that of Bali!!

Your Trip

You will be safely picked up from Padang international airport, West Sumatra. One of our reliable team members will transfer you & your friends via the city of Padang to the Indies Explorer at Bungus harbour located about a 25 minute drive from Padang city.

Once onboard the Indies Explorer come with us to the WORLDS BEST SURFERS PARADISE in and around THE ISLANDS OF THE MENTAWAI, TELO & NIAS.

The Mighty ‘Indies Explorer’ is owned and operated by Australian surfers along with our professional Indonesian team consisting of captain, engineer, gourmet chef & deck hands whom together have over 40 years experience on boats & in the regions we frequent. Indies Explorers captain is one of the most experienced SURF CHARTER captains in Sumatra. Cap understands what we surfers NEED and without fail provides the best quality service always arriving at the first surfing spot at first light & parking the “Indies Explorer” straight in front of the wave for the best view and with the help of our surf guiding takes us safely around all areas to the best and most uncrowded waves every time.

Saka our gourmet chef from Nias will make sure you are never hungry during your voyage, serving up  4 MEALS a day  including a variety of FRESH SEAFOOD, Indonesian and western dishes. Snacks, fruit, soft drinks, tea/coffee and water are all provided ANYTIME. Each guest is also given 3 icy cold Bintangs a day (extra Bintang will be available to buy on board) to quench a hard earned thurst after a long days surfing.

During your time aboard feel FREE to watch movies ( over 500 on our 1 TB hard drive ) & play the playstation3 in our renovated CINEMA ROOM, listen to music on our BMG SPLIT SYSTEM AMPLIFIED PUMPING STEREO, use the QUALITY fishing/ snorkeling equipment, play our guitars or BONGO drums, cards/ board games, or just relax in our hammocks & Bali style bean bags whilst watching your mates enjoy some amazing waves and taking in the beautiful scenery. All activities are fully catered for with quality equipment. No need to bring anything from home except a hat, sunscreen & your surfing gear.

On the final night of your trip we travel back to the West Sumatran mainland, arriving in Padang the next morning. From there you will be SAFELY transferred back to Padang airport in time for your departing flights pinching yourself in amazement at the AMAZING SURF CHARTERING ADVENTURE you have just been a part of.

So join us for the best surf trip of your life!

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Enjoy a read of some of our Guest Testimonials seen here below

Early season legends  –  April 11th to 22nd 2013

>> TO WAZZA AND CREW,

CHEERS FOR A GREAT TRIP, I CAN’T THANK THE CREW ENOUGH FOR LOOKING AFTER OUR EVERY NEED ( DO THEY EVER SLEEP? ). EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME, SCORED SOME SWEET WAVES AND HAD A BARREL OF LAUGHS. THANKS AGAIN.

HOPPY

 

Great trip will remember forever. Got some of the best waves ever. Thanks to the crew!! Best of luck with The Indies Explorer. Maybe again some day!! Yeew! Robbie

 

Enjoyed myself, not much surfing for me ( injured ) but still had a great time being photographer and enjoying the scenery. Cheers guys Peter

 

CHEERS FOR THE SURF TRIP, HAD A GREAT TIME, ACTUALLY SURFED A FEW LEFTS, CANT BUY THEM BACK HOME! THANKS HEAPS TO ALL THE CREW THEY ARE AWESOME CAPT, RIZAL ( BIG SHOW ), ANDY, NOPI, JONATHAN DAVID, BUYANG YOU ALL DID A GREAT JOB!!

 

To ALL The Guys on the Indies Explorer thanks for a memorable trip, started with a bang with Rifles firing and finishing with Maccas with the Brazilian Pro’s ( what a show ). All the crew worked tirelessly to accommodate every request with a smile.  Cheers boys!! Tony C

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