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cheap mentawai?« on: January 18 2006 21:01:00 »
hey. im going on an around the world ticket this summer. my main stop is going to be indonesia. im trying to the mentawais with going on a charter. ive heard the only way to do this is out of padang. one site said 150US to go with a local guide. does anyone have experience with this method? thanks for any info you can give me. how about a local guide to the panitian islands?
RE: cheap mentawai?« Reply #1 on: January 26 2006 18:01:00 »
if you wanna do it cheap, bugger the charter and just catch the ferry from Padang to Masausiberut and thn get talking to some real locals about the possibilities of scoring waves from there. I spose it depends how adventurous you wanna get with it. Charter is definately the easiest option.
RE: cheap mentawai?« Reply #2 on: February 17 2006 04:02:00 »
Me and 2 other persons are thinking on going to the Mentawais for teh first time.
I do Bodyboard and one of my friends does Surf.
I've been making some connections trying to find a cheap charter for a 10 days mentawai cruise.. and found out 1.
But I need to find more people so the charter wouldn't be so expensive to me.
We are thing of going from 2nd of August until 11th of August.
Do you wonna come along with us?
RE: cheap mentawai?« Reply #3 on: February 17 2006 04:02:00 »
"We are thing* of going from 2nd of August until 11th of August."
RE: cheap mentawai?« Reply #4 on: March 05 2006 00:03:00 »
I'm supposed to be going on the 4th of April but if that falls through( they don't have enough bod's) I could be interested - I ride body boards too
RE: cheap mentawai?« Reply #5 on: March 05 2006 21:03:00 »
Yes, da only way to get to ments is one must take a boat from padang. in spite of boat charters, there're a few regular local boats running back and forth to each island of ments weekly. however, to get to the surf spots, one must continue taking a ferry. this ferry costs very cheap unless, you take it outa the regular schedule - it charges you way more. if you think of spending and exploring more about waves in ments then i'd advise it's better being on land rather than taking boat charter. HT's (Hollow Trees) in Katiet is a good option for a stay.
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RE: cheap mentawai?« Reply #6 on: March 05 2006 21:03:00 »
Concerning about a local guide, it is easy to find one as soon as you get in padang, so no worries about it. Additionally, it's a good idea if you learn a bit of indo greetings. Basically, we are local people always welcome visitors with open hands. Wish you luck.
RE: cheap mentawai?« Reply #7 on: March 09 2006 18:03:00 »
I did a boat charter (05) midyear and it was awesome. Our captain knew exactly when and where to take us. The whole charter was a little over $2k AUD, so its not that bad. Anyway There is a ferry from padang harbour to one of the main islands of siberut. This is where Ht's, lances left and telescopes are. So i was thinking you could catch the ferry across and get a local fisherman e.g to take you to telescopes a fun left and u could stay at the beach there. Then go around to ht's and lances left once you've had enough there.
RE: cheap mentawai?« Reply #9 on: March 27 2006 05:03:00 »
I am planning to spend one month in Indonesia and I thought of the Mentawai. I've done bodyboard for 13 years and I've already surfed Java, Bali, Puerto or Chile to name a few. If anyone including you is willing to do a "real" trip around Indonesia with local fishermen etc for cheap prices let me know.I'll be avaible in July or August.