Since the early 1990’s surfers from around the globe have been visiting Sumatra for their surfaris. The  islands of the Mentawais, Telos & Nias are famous for travelers to experience untouched rainforest and superb waves. More than 30 “world-class”” reef breaks exist in these regions making it one of the most surf infested regions in the world. Most spots host mechanical perfection and vary in intensity for every level of surfer, making it an ideal surf vacation location.


The Mentawai Islands are a chain of about seventy islands and islets off the western coast of Samatra in Indonesia. Siberut (4,030 Km2) is the largest of the Islands.

The other major islands are Sipura, North Pagai (Pagai Utara) and South Pagai (Pagai Selatan). The Islands lie approximately 150km off the Sumatran coast, across the Mentawai Strait.

From Padang on the Sumatran mainland

We navigate our way through the many world renowned Mentawai breaks plus many other lesser known pockets of perfection.

The seemingly endless high quality waves mixed with its consistency and magic scenery make this the ultimate surf trip.

Telos: The Telo Islands are fast becoming known for hosting some of the most user-friendly waves on the planet. With over 15 world class waves and less crowds than that of The Mentawai the majestic wave rich Telos is being more and more sort after.

Nias:  Nias was first surfed in 1975,by Aussie surfers.

The Nias Islands of Indonesia are one of the most consistent surfing travel destinations in the world. The perfect right hander at Sorake bay on the island of Nias was the first world class wave discovered in the Sumatra region.

The APRIL 28th EARTHQUAKE has blessed Nias region,raising the hide tide mark and IMPROVING wave quality barrel,as the waves pick-up any swell size and surfable on all Tides!

It’s broad exposure towards the vast, southern Indian Ocean provides these majestic islands with remarkable consistency and quality year round. Our goal is to provide the average surfer the opportunity to score the best waves of their lives. Indies Explorer has the ability to get you to the best possible waves and in complete safety.