Our Destinations

Sumatran Surfariis

Over the years Sumatran Surfariis has explored the west coast of Java, in and around Panitan Island, through the Sunda Straits, along the deep bays and points of Southern Sumatra, up along the mighty Sumatran mainland, up to the very tip of Aceh, and out to the many island chains off the Sumatran West coast. We’ve seen it all, and we’ve kept detailed logs of our travels along the way. We’ve also managed to maintain several secrets over the years, and our guests are the only people we share them with.

We have been running trips through the Mentawais’ quiet months for many years now. We have found great little swell magnets to keep you in head high waves between swells while the island chains are virtually empty of surfers. During the busier periods, we travel farther afield, anchoring near empty lineups while the other boats fight for position. Ultimately, our guests have the first choice as to destination, but our skippers are very experienced and always offer their expertise before and during a trip as conditions can change daily.

You won’t find many names of waves listed on our site, but you will visit waves that have many names. We have spent thousands and thousands of days in the islands, and we ask that you trust us on the details to help keep it quiet. We have a great history with the locals, and we have been at the forefront of providing aid to many of the villages.

What our guest are saying…

“Dear Scuzz and Danny, I just wanted to say thanks for an incredible experience on the Mahogany mid january 2016. We had some great waves and great times while aboard. The wave forecast was fair, but Scuzz put us in the most ideal spot everyday. We scored! Uncrowded days at Maccas, Greenbush, Rag’s etc. Amazing!
The crew killed it too. Captain Chap, Shugu, Uncu, Randy, Yanto, and a few others made it easy to transition from surf stoke to bintangs to dinner. We ate epic food courtesy of chef Yanto. It was my first SS mentawai boat trip, but will not be my last!”

Ryan Moran • San Diego, California

“Scuzz, I just wanted to thank you for an amazing trip on the Mahogany last week. Your professionalism, experience, knowledge and desire to get everyone the best waves possible made the trip fantastic and I came home stoked refreshed and wanting to book again for the same time next year. It was also a pleasure to meet your wonderful family and I wish you and them a sensational Xmas and a healthy and safe 2016.

Thanks again Scuzz and I will talk with Turtle early next year about planning our next trip!”

Jim Delahunty • Australia

“hanks SS for the most awesome trip of our lives. 2 weeks aboard Southern Cross with pumping uncrowded surf every single day. All the crew were top notch and became more like friends by the first week. Aki’s 6th sense wave choice, Deddy’s amazing meals, Willy’s tender skills and classic humour, Fery’s attention to detail in every aspect of the boat, and Daniels smooth skills as guide – what a fantastic and talented and easy going guy. I could go on all day. Can’t wait to go back again in a couple of years time and do it all again. Sumwa ini bagus – everything is awesome!”

Dean Dawson • Australia