We’re nearly halfway into the 2015 season, and it’s been really great year so far. Crowds have been well down, and of the 18 odd trips we have done already only one has gone to the Telos, while the rest have been scoring great waves in Mentawais. The high US$ has hurt a lot of other surfing nations, so there are definitely fewer surfers in the water than this time last year. There haven’t been any giant swells, but it’s rarely been under head high. The winds have been light most of the time, providing lots of rippable walls, accompanied by plenty of amazing sunrises and sunsets.
Mahogany just left on her epic 22-night expedition, exploring through the Mentawais, South Sumatra and its isolated outer islands, climbing the Mighty Anak Krakatoa, surfing the jungle lined reefs of Panitan, and finishing up surfing the variety of waves around Pelabuhan Ratu in West Java. All the guests, as well as Scuzz and the crew, are seeing this as a trip of a lifetime, a serious adventure with an amazing amount of world class waves to check out. For 2016, we will be running two of these longer adventure trips, and we have just reduced the price to help make this happen. Sumatran Surfariis was born and bred doing longer, more adventurous trips, searching the coast in remote areas and keeping quiet places quiet. If you want to try something different, this is it. The 2 trips are scheduled in the prime time for swell and light winds, either beginning or ending in Java, so drop us a line asap if interested.
In other news, we've decided not to raise rates for the 2016 season and we've made set rates for our Aussie and Kiwi guests to make travel easier for them. And we still have a few opportunities to join us in 2015 at even lower rates. Below are great opportunities for solos, small groups, and full groups to join us at heavily discounted rates:
August 7 - 21, 2 spots
August 24 – September 6, 10 spots
October 27 – November 17 (long trip), 3 spots
August 19 – 31, 9 Spots
October 23 – November 6, 9 spots
August 7 – 21, 8 spots
August 23 – September 4, 8 spots
September 7- 21, 4 spots
October 11 – 25, 8 spots
As always, if you're a solo or small group, we'd do our vest best to match you with compatible guests. So please contact us if you'd like more information about pricing or current rosters.
We really hope you can join us this year or the next. You can see by the highlights on our Facebook and NEW Instagram pages that we’ve been having a great time. We'd like to invite all of you to enjoy the good times with us, again or for the first time, in the very near future.
Danny Siudara | Sumatran Surfariis