Boat Trips

Surf Charter a vessel to the world famous Mentawais Islands and beyond.

Mentawai Coaching TripS


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Want to improve your bodyboarding in the best waves on the planet? The first of its kind in the world Bali Bodyboarding brings you the Mentawai Bodyboard Coaching trip.

The Mentawaii Island chain contains highest concentration of perfect waves in the world. On board the Kuda Laut we will spend 10 days cruising between the best spots improving your bodyboarding, fishing, sipping ice cold Bintangs and enjoying delicious feasts from the galley. This will be the bodyboarding trip of a life time.

Every day we will motor to the best waves in the archipelago utilising Skipper Tim Everingham’s decades of experience in the islands to give the crowds the slip and hunt down the rides of your life.

The Crew

Tim Everingham served his apprenticeship under original Mentawai surf pioneer Martin Daly so you will get the premium knowledge and guiding without having to pay the premium price. Mike Stewart, Gerry Lopez and a host of other legendary wave riders rely on his knowledge whenever they visit the Mentawais.

Also on board will be Aidan Salmon Owner, Manager and Head Coach at Bali Bodyboarding. Aidan has coached hundreds of bodyboarders from complete beginners to national teams over the last nine years. A level 4 Surf/ Bodyboard Coach and Australian qualified beach lifeguard Aidan has the expertise to make sure that you not only have a fantastic trip but also take your bodyboarding to the next level. Aidan will also be capturing all the action from the boat and the water to not only help improve your bodyboarding but also make sure that you have plenty of evidence of your trip for when you get home.

The Vessel:

Kuda Laut is a 58-foot wooden motorsailer built from Sumatran iron wood. She has an 80hp engine and travels at 8 knots, also a 12 kva genset giving 220 Volt power ,she was given a very extensive refit last year and is looking better than ever. She is a comfortable boat with friendly and helpful crew that will provide you with a great atmosphere during the trip. Our Chef Anto will satisfy you with delicious Indonesian and Western food. You also get free beers, soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee to refresh you after chasing the waves and getting barrelled.

Design: Indonesian registered 58 ft teak construction motor sailer

Engine: 80hp Mitsubishi diesel with 8 knot cruising speed

Power: 12kVa Onan generator supplying 240v AC and 12v DC

Safety Equipment: Garmin GPS, Furuno 16mile Radar, Furuno depth sounder, Fishfinder, SSB and VHS radios, EPIRB, 2 compass, Life Jackets & Safety Rings, Fire Extinguishers, Two anchors, Complete medical and first aid kit, Satellite Phone with email capabilities.

Cabins: 8 berths in a large air conditioned dormitory style cabin. Head & Shower, Toilet and outside ‘bak mandi’ style shower.

Tender: 4m aluminium runabout with Brand new 40 hp Yamaha Enduro outboard

Equipment: Snorkeling gear, Trawling rods ,popping gear and plenty of hand fishing lines, stereo, 34inchFlatscreen TV & VCD player


The Waves:

The Mentawai’s is the ultimate wave hunter’s paradise with new waves being found all the time providing something for everyone. Ranging from the playful rights of Burger World to the best tube rides in the world at Rifles, and Telescopes. Some of the other waves that you might have heard of are Ebay, Lances Right/ Left, Bintangs, Lagundri, Green Bush, Thunders, Rags, Macaroni’s and many more that don’t even have names yet.

The Timing

October 26th- 6th November

After careful consultation with Tim we decided to run this trip at the end of October as it provides the perfect window of light offshore winds, reduced crowds and medium sized ultra clean ground swells giving us the best opportunity to get the best waves of your life.


Trip Includes:

Transfers to and from Padang Airport to the Kuda Laut.

3 meals per day including snacks.

5 Bintangs per guest per day.

Full use of amenities on board.

Unlimited use of the tin boat for fishing and surfing.

Mentawai Tax

Daily coaching and guiding to the best breaks for your ability.

Video analysis with a copy of the footage and photos to take home with you.

Bali Bodyboarding tee-shirt and sticker pack.

Total: AUD$2400.

This trip is limited to 7 people and will fill up fast so don’t miss this opportunity for the bodyboarding adventure of a lifetime.

Contact: Aidan Salmon (, call: +_62801936064317, skype:aidansalmon to answer your questions and reserve your berth.


If these dates don’t work for you then please get in touch anyway and we can arrange a separate trip for at a more convenient time.