Welcome aboard the Magnificent Mangalui

Mangalui Ndulu translated into the local Nias dialect literally means ‘wave searcher’. She is an outstanding 84 foot timber sloop, custom-built for the sole purpose of searching for waves.

‘The Mango’ has chartered in the beautiful islands off Sumatra for over 2 decades. Her experienced captain and crew have hosted the world’s best surfers and witness and enjoyed some truly ground breaking sessions in virgin waves. Her reputation as being one of the finest Indonesian charter vessels afloat is well deserved.

Mangalui Ndulu is fully equipped to get you into the best waves in the world so all you need to worry about is trimming inside the tube.

We can customise your Indo surf trip from the bottom of the Mentawai’s through to the top of the Banyaks.

Features & Specifications

The Mangalui carries 5000 litres of diesel.She is powered by a Nissan Diesel V8 270hp for its main propulsion.

Generators are running 24 hours a day to keep all equipment up and running, we are using Perkins Seagens 27 KVA x 2 units and another Perkins generator of 20 KVA as a backup. Our big high torque slow revolving anchor winch is run by a three phase electric motor. Other three phase items on board include our dive compressor.

Our reverse osmosis Water maker keeps us supplied for as long as we want to stay out there.

Our super stable purpose built surf taxi dingy has 25hp with a spare engine up on deck ready to go.

The drive compressor in the lazarette is run by a three phase electric motor allowing quick tank refills for any qualified scuba divers that are keen to have a look at the tropical reefs below. BCD jackets, regulators, weight belts and other dive/snorkelling equipment are provided. About one dozen mask, snorkel, fin sets and for those qualified scuba divers we have scuba tanks x 4 with full diving sets x 2 (BCD, regulator, weight belt). Mangalui’s fishing equipment is top of the range with four good game rods fitted with Shimano TLD 25 reels, heap of rapala and skirt lures, two spinning setups with plenty of poppers to get into the shallows, plenty of bottom fishing tackle, Sea Hornett spear guns 4’6” x 3 and 5’6” x 1.

To be sure we always have full communications while at sea we have 2 satellite telephones in service – which gives us internet facilities also. These are all available to you onboard (at an extra cost) meaning you can keep in touch with your family, friends and business while on your surf trip.

Safety and communication: Mangalui is equipped with the following safety and communication requirements to ensure your maximum surf time, wellbeing and home interests are OK while you are on holidays.

THE TENDER (Foxy Lady)

The Foxy Lady is the original and ultimate strike weapon for surfing, fishing and diving. She has clocked up over 15 years of finding and surfing new breaks throughout the entire Sumatran island chain. She is the Mango’s side kick and accompanies all charters

The Foxy Lady is a 7.3m aluminium plate construction speedboat and is fitted with a Suzuki 250hp engine . She is fully equipped with all standard safety eqipment,  VHF radio, GPS and Depth Sounder as well as some creature comforts like stereo and eskys.

Mangalui History

The MangaluiNdulu was built by well travelled surfers for the sole purpose of sailing the wave rich coastal islands off Sumatra. Matt Cruden and Greg Spindler designed a comfortable vessel capable of doing those extra miles to give you a little bit more on your Sumatran Surf Voyage.

Greg was involved in Dave and Jan Hallet’s yacht Katika in 1993 with the delivery from Australia to Indonesian waters and Matt captained the Katika for its first few seasons operating in the Mentawai Islands in 1994 and 1995. This was basically the birth of commercial yacht charters in Sumatra with only two or three boats along the entire coast. Matt and Greg joined forces to make a surfer’s dream a reality – To build a custom surf vehicle to go searching and surfing late 1995.


The Mango Team

Our experienced and friendly boat captains and crew are all fully ticketed to international standards, with 6 qualified crew on board at all times for maximum safety and service whilst at sea.


Food & Beverage

All our meals are prepared by qualified Chefs who set the highest standard. Our meals are fresh, tasty and wholesome. You can expect a delicious combination of Indonesian and Western cuisine. We provide generous servings to ensure you’re fuelled up and ready for your next session.

And don’t forget, icy cold Bintang’s are also included. After a long day surfing in Sumatra it’s hard to beat the feeling of that first cold one!

Sleeping Quarters

The Mango has 10 bunks in total. 8 in a separate air- conditioned quiet zone and 2 near the saloon.

The saloon area is also air-conditioned and is a great chill-out area. Watch a movie, choose a book or just take a break.

Photos of the Action

We offer an amateur photography service at no charge. The Mango has a Canon camera and powerful 400mm Telephoto Lens on board. We won’t promise to get every shot but guests regularly comment on what a great service we provide.

First Aid

Your safety is of the highest priority. We have a fully equipped Medical Kit on board and the Crew have First Aid Training.

A journey aboard the Mangalui represents the finest North Sumatra surf charter in the business

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