Mentawai Surf Charters

Kelly Slater, setting up, during his trip on the Kaimana with Surging Waters

Your Mentawai Islands Surf Charter: What to bring

Before you leave

  • Organise airline tickets to Padang
  • Organise travel insurance - travel insurance is mandatory on all trips for your safety.
  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months prior to departure and organise a visa (if necessary).
  • Pay your deposit to secure your dates
  • Pay your final payment 60 days prior to departure
  • Fill out the Information Pack (emailed once booking has been made) and email back for Surging Waters to organise your Mentawai Island permits
  • Read the Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to sign this upon arrival in Padang.
  • Confirm all of your travel arrangements.

Checklist of things to bring

Remember, its always best to travel light!

In the Water General Medical
  • 2 to 4 surf boards
  • Extra leashes
  • Reef booties
  • Board shorts
  • Tropical/warm water wax
  • Fin sets and fin keys
  • Helmet
  • Spring suit
  • Surf hat
  • Sun block
  • Ding repair kit
  • Airlines tickets (& visa if app)
  • Passport
  • Copy of passport
  • Beach towel
  • Seasick pills
  • Walkman
  • Toiletries
  • Shoes and sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Light weight clothing
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Prescription medicine
  • Basic medical kit *
  • Health check up **
  • Anti malaria medication **
  • Insect repellent

* The boat is equipped to look after emergencies but it's a good idea to bring your own medical kit.
** see your doctor before leaving


Great crew, great service, great food, exceptionally good surf guide, boat has lots of separate areas to chill if you want quiet time and plenty of space where you can all get together as one, cant miss having a great experience on the Kaimana.

Rod Landy Australia

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