About Kuda Laut

Kuda Laut Surf Charter Boat

Kuda Laut is a Mentawai Surf Charter vessel to the World Famous Mentawais Islands and Beyond she’s one of the only original boats left from the pioneering days up here and one of the best value for money trips going. The Kuda Laut has been doing charters to the Mentawai’s, Telos, Nias and Banyak Islands for over 20 seasons – so we know how to find the best waves with the least crowds in Sumatra, from the Lagundry Bay in Nias, the Hinakos, to the Bay of Plenty in the Banyaks, to the Telos long rights, also the famous waves in the Mentawais, such as Rifles, No Kandui, Ebay, etc in the Playground, to Telescopes, Bintang, Lances Right, Lances Left, Maccas, Rags, Thunders, Green Bush, Mcfrights and much, much more!!!

Kuda Laut is the perfect charter boat for smaller groups with a 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 barreled.

We specialize in small groups of 6 – 7 surfers but will take 8 on request. 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. A typical trip will be for 10 days / 11 Nights. We still have some trips available in prime time for this season but spots filling up quick so contact us at info@kudalautsurf.com  cheers from The Kuda Laut Team.


Included in cost:

  • Transfers to and from Padang Airport.
  • You can fly in and out on the dates of your charter. E.g. Charter July 17th – 28th. Fly in anytime on the 17th and fly out anytime on the 28th.
  • 3 Meals per day including snacks
  • 5  Bintangs per day per guest
  • Full use of all amenities on board
  • Unlimited use of tin boat  for surfing and fishing.
  • Mentawai Tax.

Not Included in cost:

Extra Beers, Wine and Spirits. We can order these for you, charged at local cost price.


Boat Specifications


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, 34inch Flatscreen TV & VCD player