Mentawai's Surf Boats






MANGALUI NDULU - SUMATRAN CHARTERS

The Mangalui Ndulu in local Nias dialect translates to 'Searching for Waves'. She is a custom built 82ft, sloop-rigged, semi-tradition Pinisi. Fully air conditioned and sleeps up to 10.

About Mangalui Ndulu - Sumatra Charters
The Mangalui Ndulu has been operating in Sumatra since 1995 and is highly regarded as being one of the finest charter operations the region. Second to none in regards to finding the best breaks each day as conditions change rapidly in this volatile equatorial area with swell and wind directions, tides and weather patterns. The crew of the mighty Mango are dedicated to getting you maximum surf time with minimum crowds.
Captain and chef
Glen Brumley, Mangalui's Co-captain who holds the reigns when Matt is'nt on board is an experienced surfer/captain from Western Australia. Glen has been on board with Mangalui since 2004 and is proving himself to be invaluable to the Mango team with repeat clients requesting him onboard. Glen has already sniffing out a few secret waves for himself with keen sense of adventure, enthusiasm and fresh outlook. Glen is an internationally qualified Master Class IV Captain and has quite a few years under his belt and running a ‘whale shark watching’ charter operation out of Exmouth in West Oz.
Mangalui's fully qualified Australian chef has a wealth of restaurant experience and will certainly ensure those western tastebuds are satisfied. From freshly brewed coffee and home baked fresh breads in the morning to a wide variety of simple gourmet dishes throughout the trip. The chef will cater to any dietary requirements or preferences- please contact us before boarding if you request anything special from the cook.

BOAT DETAILS
Mangalui Ndulu is equipped with the following safety and communication requirements to ensure your maximum surf time; well-being and home interests are OK while you're on holidays.
* Weather fax
* Satellite Telephone (email / fax) - additional cost
* HF Radio (long distance)
* VHF Radios
* Radars
* GPS x 2
* Depth Sounder
* First Aid Kit (SOS Emergency standards)
* EPIRB
* Life Rafts x 2
* Life Jackets, rings and flares
* Internationally approved evacuation program (in case of medical or political emergencies)

The machinery powering the Mangalui Ndulu is as follows: -
* Perkins diesel sea-generator (20 kva) x 2
* Yanmar diesel generator (12 kva)
* Nissan diesel V10 main prop drive (400 hp)
* Mitsubishi diesel backup prop drive (100 hp)
* 25 hp outboard Yamaha x 2
* 175 hp outboard Yamaha
* Dive compressor

Other equipment available on board to ensure your surf trip is fully catered for is: -
* Extensive fishing gear (trolling and bottom fishing)
* Snorkelling equipment
* Dive tanks (for Certified Divers only)
* 4m fibreglass dingy (surf taxi)
* 7.3m aluminium, centre console speedboat with 175hp, 'The Foxy Lady' and capable of doing 30knots +. Ideal for surf exploration, fishing and an emergency evacuation alternative. The 'Foxy Lady' is also equipped with shade canopy, VHF radio, depth sounder, GPS and a marine tape deck.

The sleeping quarters are air conditioned and comfortable with plenty of stowage. Guests sleep in dormitory style bunk beds with room for 10.
A large saloon/media room, comfortably seating 10 guests, is equipped with TV, DVD, quality sound system, playstation and a recharging bay. (voltage, regulated and protected for both 110 and 220 volts). This is the ultimate place to chill out in Air conditioned out of the hot Sumatran sun and watch a latest movie with awesome surround sound.

Package inclusions:
All drinks including soft drinks, bottled water and COLD BEER are included in the charter price package. All transfers from Padang airport, Motel, Boat harbour and return are also inclusive.

History
The Mangalui Ndulu was built by well-travelled surfers for the sole purpose of sailing the wave rich coastal islands off Sumatra. Matt Cruden and Greg Spindler have a wealth of knowledge of this area and have designed a comfortable vessel capable of doing those extra miles if required, to give you that little bit of uncrowded extra in your Sumatran surf voyage. The boys were involved with Dave and Jan Hallet's yacht 'Katika' in 1993,94 and 95 with the delivery from Australia to Sumatran waters and its first few seasons of operating in the Mentawai Islands. This was basically the birth of commercial yacht charters in Sumatra with only two or three boats along the entire coast. Greg and Matt joined forces to make a surfers dream a reality - to build a custom surf vehicle to go searching and surfing in August 1995. For over a year, Matt and Greg lived in small primitive village on the Eastern side of Indonesia, on the Island of Sulawesi. Working closely with the Bugis boat builders to bring together some Eastern and Western knowledge, to create the 82ft sold ironwood and teak wood motor sailor.
The Bugis men are well-known sailors and pirates of Indonesian history. Their sailing vessels largely influenced by the Dutch trading vessels of previous centuries; during which the Dutch moved into the area to reap the benefits of the 'Spice Islands' trading. After a six-week mission of launching the Mangalui Ndulu across the ribbon reef lying offshore (using many hands, block and tackle, tug boats and hundreds of 44 gallon drums), she set off for a two-month journey around Indonesia for her test run with a few mates. Arriving back into Sumatran waters late October 1996.
Mangalui has been operating out of Padang in West Sumatra since then doing surf trips up and down the coast, from Panaitan Island in West Java up to the northern islands off Aceh (North Sumatra). We are now proud to say that we can enjoy the benefits of all our efforts in building the Mangalui and its operation with many friends from all parts of the world. Her reputation speaks for itself with our high percentage of return guests who come to enjoy her mellow, relaxed vibe, memorable times and taste the epic waves Sumatra has to offer.



FREEDOM 3 - LUXURY CHARTERS

The flagship of the Freedom range
Freedom 3 is a 72 ft, top-of-the-line, high speed motor catamaran. Laid out exclusively for high end surf charters, she is the ultimate combination of sleekness, style, power and luxury.


About Freedom 3 - Luxury charters
Quite simply put, Freedom 3 is for those who want the very best in a surf charter vessel. Her "planing asymmetrical tunnel" hull shape is rapidly being recognised as the new industry standard in providing speed, comfort, safety and economy. The sharp increase in use of catamarans by operators worldwide is clear testament to Freedom's long-held philosophy that contemporary catamarans are the future of surf charter exploration. Freedom 3's ultra-modern composite design is the epitome of the modern powercat.
Freedom 3 luxuriously accommodates up to 10 surfers in individual berths in four air-conditioned cabins. Saloon and deck spaces are divided into four main areas: the aft deck, the rear saloon, the day bar area and the main forward saloon.
The aft deck is a covered outdoor lounge area with seating for 10 guests around a large table. It's a great place to hang out during the day to watch the action from the shade and on breezy, balmy evenings it becomes the ideal outdoor dining patio.
As you step inside, you enter the aft-saloon area which includes the galley, another large table/seating area and a plasma TV hooked up to a DVD entertainment system. This is a good place to have your chef whip up a quick snack while you catch a movie between surfs.
Further forward and up a short flight of stairs you is the day bar area with wrap-around windows offering a good view of the surf. Kick back and have a cold drink as you check the waves and chat with your buddies.
Finally, another short flight of stairs takes you down to the main forward saloon/lounge area where you will find another large plasma TV and state-of-the-art surround-sound home theatre system. This will probably be your main after-surf lounging and socializing area and comes with all the comforts you'd expect from a luxury lounge room. Freedom 3 is equipped with a brand new 16 .5 ft rigid bottom inflatable tender with a steering console and 60 hp engine.
Ever-popular captain Lee Dowse is your skipper and surf guide aboard Freedom 3. Lee has over 8 years of experience taking people of all levels of surfing ability to the Mentawai Islands and North Sumatra.
Other than being an expert surfer and nice guy to boot, Lee speaks fluent Indonesian and is intimately in tune with local wind and swell conditions, guaranteeing you the best possible surf experience every time.
So you dont forget all those epic waves, trophy fish, smiles and good times, for a reasonable fee Captain Lee can provide a photo service using his top-of-the-line Cannon EOS digital camera. Let him shoot those all time sessions from the dinghy in the channel then watch the slideshow that night while enjoying a few cold ones in one of the saloon areas. Lee can then process the photos for you at port or burn super-high resolution CDs of the entire trip that are ready to print when you get home.
In addition to world class surfing, Freedom 3 comes with all the amenities expected from a high-end surf charter: snorkeling equipment, top-of-the-line fishing gear, a trained western chef serving gourmet meals encompassing the best of both Western and Asian dishes, communication services including satellite telephone and the latest weather/surf reports etc.
With her luxurious layout, ultra-modern catamaran design and popular crew, Freedom 3 is sure to become one of the most sought-after surf charter boats in Indonesia. Book your trip early and don't miss out!

 

NOMAD CHARTERS - BEST OF SUMATRA

Traditional Indonesian Phinisi, ‘Nomad’ now operates in Sumatra. If you’re keen for a little mystery and adventure this is the ultimate surf trip.

About Nomad-Best Of Sumatra Charters
Todd Roesler and the well known ‘Nomad’ of Panaitan Island have relocated to his new home in Sumatra. Todd has joined forces with Matt Cruden of ‘Mangalui Ndulu’ to offer guests a surfing adventure of a lifetime. Between Todd and Matt they have over 25 years charter experience in Indonesian waters and are very well regarded among their peers.
Trips are flexible and can start in Padang, The Telos (combined with Resort Latiitude Zero or Nth Sumatra, Trips can be full 11 or 14 nights or shorter 7 night trips combined with 7 nights at Resort Latitude Zero for the Ultimate Sumatran Adventure. With an abundance of world class waves in the region this surf adventure will reward those who seek uncrowded perfection.
Nomad is a classic traditional 60ft sailing Phinisi. Purpose built for surf charters alongside her sister ship the Mangalui. With legendry skipper / surf guide Todd Roesler at the helm and in constant communication with the Mangalui you will be in the best possible hands.Nomad has a capacity for 8 surfers. Get a group together or travel as an individual.

PROFILE on Nomad owner/operator Todd Roesler
Todd spent 1989 hanging in Bali and Java and the in the Early 90's roughed it throughout North and West Sumatra, surfing and discovering.
Todd did several trips with Moose (expat Kiwi Indo veteran) from Nias to the Mentawais before the charter industry in Sumatra kicked off.
In the mid 90's Todd, helped Matt Cruden and Greg Spindler build the famous charter boat 'Mangalui Ndulu' in Sulewesi and after delivering the Mangalui to Sumatra with Matt Cruden he went back to Sulewesi and built the 'Nomad'. After another year or so in Sulewesi, Todd set sail on 'Nomad' on a big surf and search trip to Sumatra via Sumba, Sumbawa, Lombok and Java. He didn't get past West Java however. He loved the waves of Panaitan island and married a local javanese woman. Todd and Nomad have spent the last decade running charters in West Java.
A decade later the Nomad is venturing into the Sumatran waters for a new adventure.
Todd has completed his international skippers tickets Master 5 and MED II in 2004. His crew have been with him many years - Kadir, Habibi and Agus and know the needs of travelling surfers.

Nomad specifications:
Vessel type: Timber sloop
Length: 18 metres / 60 ft
Year built: 1995
Speed cruising: 8 knots
Range: 800nm
Power: 220 HP Mitsubishi main 8 KVA Genset 240/v / 50Hz
Tender: Aluminium speed boat
Facilities: Air Conditioner, refrdgerator & freezer
Safety equipment: 15 person liferaft, EPIRB life jackets, lifering flares
Accommodation: Bunks for 10 guests
Communication: Satellite phone, ICOM HF radio, ICOM, VHF radio, ICOM handheld VHF radio
Navigational aids: Garmin GPS FURUNO radar, RAYTHEON depth sounder
Entertainment: TV, WHS/DVD player, CD stereo, fishing & snorkelling gear


King Millenium:

The boat: The King Millenium is a 20m. long boat with a 6m. beam that sails at an average of 10knots. It was built in Indonesia, designed by surfers and for surfers. It has 3 double rooms and a 4 people dorm with air conditioning, ample single beds and a individual closets. The top deck features a wide living room with the dining table, comfy couches, air con, tv, dvd and stereo player. The kitchen is fully equipped and the bathroom is ample. There’s also a nice lounge deck area from which to watch the waves.
The boat has a little auxiliary dinghy to ferry clients to and from the boat to the waves, to take pictures, etc.
Photography and video: There is a photographer and a videographer on board on each trip ready to take images of our guests surfing for them to take home (at an extra cost).
Safety: The bridge is equipped with a satellite phone, GPS, sonar, radar, USB and 16 channels radio. As far as safety is concerned, the boat is fitted with an ebirp or emergency signal, flares, lifejackets and a life raft for 20 people. We strongly recommend our guests to take a travelling insurance in case they need to be evacuated.
Food: The on board chef prepares 3 meals per day plus a variety of snacks in between meals so all our guests can get a healthy diet. The meals are based around fresh local produces such as fish, fruit, vegetables, pasta and meat. The chef cooks both European and Asian cuisine so all our guests can get a glimpse of some delicious Indonesian food. We guarantee a comprehensive diet to cover the energetic expense of all our guests.
Drinks: Our guests are entitled as many fresh fruit juices, soft drinks and bottled water as they want within a reasonable limit. The package includes 2 daily beers; all extra beers are paid at local prices.
Crew: Our crew has a large experience in boat trips. They all speak English and treat the guests as such, so they can feel at home. David and Jose Manuel, the guides and owners of King Millenium, have been working for years with customers from all nationalities and add up more than 20 years worth of experience in the Mentawais together and speak fluently several languages (French, English, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesia, Portuguese).
The fare includes:
• The boat trip: 11 days and 12 nights
• 3 meals a day, snacks, water, hot drinks, juices and soft drinks.
• Beer (limited amount)
• Basic diving equipment
• Visits to the islands
• Transport to &from the airport, hotel and boat.
• All permits needed to surf the Mentawai islands.
• Individual bed in an air conditioned cabin
• Extras
• Complete fishing gear
• Board repairing equipment
• First aid kit
• Aluminium zodiac to transport you to the waves, fishing or to the islands
• Surf Moor board rental

The Charter does not include:
• Airline tickets
• Excess baggage
• Special surfboard airline fees
• Extra costs due to delayed surfboards
• Personal pocket money
• Personal travelling insurance (very important in case of accidents)
• Scuba diving equipment (only qualified divers)
• Mentawai surfing government tax fees
• Airport departure tax
• Other meals except as specified above
• Alcoholic beverages (available on board at an extra cost)
• Photographic coverage
• Transport to Padang in case of emergency (travel insurance recommended to cover accidents and evacuations)

Conditions Boat trips may take from 5 to a maximum of 10 passengers. To book the trip a down payment of 30% of the total amount must be deposited, the remaining 70% should be paid 45 days before the trip. If payment is not effected before the end of this period, the client will forfeit the deposit and the reservation will be cancelled. Provisionally reserved dates with no deposit may be accepted for up to one week or until another client reserves such dates. The operator will issue two invoices, one upon effective reservation and another at the beginning of the chartered trip.
Cancellations: Deposit> The deposit shall never be refunded. Only if the client cancels his/her trip 60 or more days before the departure date the deposit can be used as a credit for another trip within the next two seasons.
Total amount> Cancellations notified less than two months (60 days) before such a date, are not refundable. If the cancellation notice is served 60 or more days in advance, King Millenium will refund 70% of the amount paid.
Please note: There will be no reimbursements in the event of earthquakes, seaquakes, floods, global, national or political instability that do not directly affect the safety and security of the boat trip.
K.M reserves the right to change the vessel if for any reason the vessel booked is unavailable. The final price shall be adjusted to the alternative vessel's features. In such cases, the client might be entitled to a limited rebate based on the price of the alternative vessel.
Special prices are available during the low season; there are also special prices for non-surfer accompanying persons.
Payment of all or a part of the fees entails the client's agreement to these terms and conditions.
Any extra hotel nights required shall be charged at 45 $ per double room per night
Client’s responsibility towards KM Intl.
Clients undertake the following responsibilities before King Millenium enterprise and other members of the trip. All travellers must fully understand and undertake to comply with the rules and regulations under the contract. They must also bring suitable clothing and equipment for the voyage; they must also comply with standards of hygiene to prevent any health problems with fellow travellers (such as contagious diseases). They must show respectful behaviour towards fellow travellers as well as towards the staff and the crew on board
Responsibility of KM intl. towards the client
Our aim is to offer the best possible surf trip and to this purpose we will go out of our way to make sure that this is achieved. We will assume all responsibilities for losses and/or damages proven to be caused by us or any one of our crew members.
However, we are not responsible for any losses and/or damages caused by other passengers during the trip. We reserve the right to put ashore any passenger who fails to abide by our rules and any instructions that may be given during the trip, and/or any passenger whose physical or mental condition may cause trouble or threaten their own safety or that of others on board. No refunds shall be applicable in the event of such cases.
Limited liability KM INTL. shall not be held liable for inherent risks that may result in unfortunate accidents or incidents occurring during normal conditions of the chartered trip.
KM INTL. shall not be held liable for any injury, death, damages, loss, delay, expenses or incontinences that may arise during the trip the cause of which be beyond our control.


King Millenium II:

The boat: The King Millenium II is an aluminium catamaran built in Australia in 1995 and refurbished in 2007. She is 19m long with a beam of 7’5m and carries 12 clients in 4 large cabins featuring independent tv, dvd and air conditioning. The two bathrooms and the kitchen and the living room areas are outdoors. The large living area features a large couch, a plasma screen and a home cinema system. There are several resting areas from where to enjoy the scenic views such as the deck lounge area and the bow.
The boat has an auxiliary dinghy to ferry the clients to the waves and the islands as well as a jet-ski for the clients to use (at an extra cost).
Photography and video: There is a photographer and a videographer on board on each trip ready to take images of our guests surfing for them to take home (at an extra cost).
Safety: The bridge is equipped with a satellite phone, GPS, sonar, radar, USB and 16 channels radio. As far as safety is concerned, the boat is fitted with an ebirp or emergency signal, flares, lifejackets and a life raft for 20 people. We strongly recommend our guests to take a travelling insurance in case they need to be evacuated.
Food: The on board chef prepares 3 meals per day plus a variety of snacks in between meals so all our guests can get a healthy diet. The meals are based around fresh local produces such as fish, fruit, vegetables, pasta and meat. The chef cooks both European and Asian cuisine so all our guests can get a glimpse of some delicious Indonesian food. We guarantee a comprehensive diet to cover the energetic expense of all our guests.
Drinks: Our guests are entitled as many fresh fruit juices, soft drinks and bottled water as they want within a reasonable limit. The package includes 2 daily beers; all extra beers are paid at local prices.
Crew: Our crew has a large experience in boat trips. They all speak English and treat the guests as such, so they can feel at home. David and Jose Manuel, the guides and owners of King Millenium, have been working for years with customers from all nationalities and add up more than 20 years worth of experience in the Mentawais together and speak fluently several languages (French, English, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesia, Portuguese).
The charter includes:
• The boat trip on the King Milllenium II, 11 surfing days, 12 nights.
• 3 meals a day, snacks, water, hot drinks, juice, soft drinks. Beer (two per day per passenger)
• Snorkelling gear.
• Visits to the islands.
• Fishing gear.
• Transport to & from: the airport, hotel and boat
• All the permits needed to go to Mentawai islands.
• Single bed in an air conditioned cabin
• Board repairing equipment
• First aid kit
• Use of the dinghy to ferry the passengers to the waves, to the beaches and islands or to go fishing.
The charter does not include: • Airline tickets
• Excess baggage or board fees.
• Extra costs due to delayed surf boards
• Personal pocket-money
• Personal travel insurance for accidents, injuries and medical costs (recommended).
• Scuba diving equipment (only qualified divers)
• Indonesian departure tax fee at the airport
• Mentawai surfing government tax fee
• Other meals except as specified above in 1.
• Alcoholic beverages (available on board at an extra cost)
• Digital photographic coverage (available at an extra cost of 120€)
• Transport to Padang in case of emergency (travel insurance recommended)

Conditions
The King Millenium II takes a minimum of 6 passengers and a maximum of 12.
the rest as per King Millenium.


QUEST 1 - Mentawais Surf Charter

Formerly operating as INDIES 2, QUEST 1 is the ultimate surf charter.

Want the ultimate surf adventure in the Mentawais? Luxury, comfort safety and pure surf freedom await you onboard the Quest 1. Formerly operating as the Indies Trader 2 Quest 1 has made its mark as the vessel used in the Rip Curl Tip 2 Tip promotion. Some of the biggest names in surfing have scoured the Mentawais for waves onboard Quest 1 and found it wanting for nothing.

Key Features: Great Vessel, Formerly operating as Indies Trader 2, Quest 1 is super slick, luxury, vessel that knows the Mentawais intimately. A pinnacle example in surf chartering the Quest 1 will see you travel the Mentawais surrounded by comfort and have you well fed, well slept, entertained and always in the right spot when the waves start to break. This is the ultimate search and enjoy surf mission.

Start Your Search: Quest 1 was recently used for the Rip Curl Tip 2 Tip search promotion in 2010. The team and the vessel cater expertly for surfers and know what it takes to keep you surf stoked and super excited about your time onboard. During the Tip 2 Tip promotion Quest 1 accommodated some of the biggest names in surfing today and every one of them agreed that she lacks for nothing. Start your search today and Book Now!

Wave Heaven - Mentawais: The Mentawais is the surfers Disneyland. The island chain provides a myriad of wave selections for even the fussiest of wave connoisseurs from long peelers with wackable walls to world class barrels. The Mentawais have them all and in such abundance and variety that your expert skipper can dodge any crowd factor. Of course the Quest 1 is privileged to a few little secrets as well and will make sure that you are in the best possible spot for whatever the conditions are.

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