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WARNING: for boat charters to Mentawai Islands.« on: July 05 2008 21:07:00 »
From July 15th 2008 the Mentawai goverment will be enforcing laws relating to commercial surf charter boat operators.
At present there is a very high percentage of surf charter operators, whom do not hold correct Licences to operate surf charter services whitin the Mentawai Islands.
If these boats are found operating from 15th July 2008 onwards, these boats may be dealt with legally how the Mentawai goverment see's fit, which may include being sent straight back to Padang.
For the Suf charter guest this may mean there surf trip cut short.
It is highly recommend if you are booked or plan to book a surf charter boat trip to the Mentawai Islands after 15th July 2008 that you do your research, and ensure you surf charter boat of choice has the licences needed to operate within the Mentawai Island area.
RE: WARNING: for boat charters to Mentawai Islands.« Reply #1 on: July 17 2008 00:07:00 »
Yes, a good idea to do some research. You will soon learn that this is a hoax and that all boats are operating freely in the Mentawais. The person who posted previous message is no doubt one of a small group who is trying to monopolize surfing in the Mentawais. Do your homework and ask around as this is just another indo scam.