Nomad provides the ultimate Mentawai surf charter and beyond

Come on a Sumatran surf adventure aboard the fully equipped 60′ timber sloop Nomad. She’s a well established, live aboard yacht, currently chartering through the islands off Western and Northern Sumatra.
Surf favourites include the Mentawai, Nias, Banyak and Telo Islands. Our experienced crew will take you to world-class waves day after day, moreover, we’ll seek out the finest lefts and rights that Indonesia has to offer. In essence, the Nomad is all about surfing, adventure and sharing the stoke.

All Nomad surf trips are ‘all inclusive’. We provide the food, beer, soft drinks, snacks, photos, tender etc.

Nomad Features & Specifications

  • Vessel Type: Timber Sloop (Traditional Indonesian Pinisi)
  • Length: 18 metres / 60 ft
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Speed Cruising: 8 knots
  • Range: 800 nm
  • Power: 220 HP Mitsubishi main 80 KVA Genset 240v/50 Hz
  • Tender: 4 metre fibreglass w/-  25 Hp outboard + 7m Aluminium w/- 2x 150Hp outboards
  • Facilities: Air conditioned, Refrigerator, Freezer
  • Safety Equipment: 15 person liferaft, EPIRB, Lifejackets, Liferings, Flares
  • Accomodation: Bunks for 8 guests
  • Crew: 4 Qualified boatmen
  • Communication: Satellite phone, ICOM HF radio, ICOM VHF radio, ICOM handheld VHF radio.
  • Navigational Aids: Garmin GPS FURUNO Radar, RAYTHEON Depth Sounder
  • Entertainment: TV,  VHS/DVD player, CD Stereo, Fishing & Snorkelling gear

The Tender (Boomerang is Included with All Trips)

Boomerang is a 7.0 meter aluminium-plate construction speedboat. Amenities include a full-shade canopy with centre console, leaving plenty of room for boards, bags, etc and a large cool box full of cold beers, water, soft drinks, juices and snacks.

Boomerang is a very versatile boat and great for fishing, diving, or getting into all the small reef passes and channels throughout these Sumatran waters.

The Team

Our experienced and friendly boat captains and crew are all fully ticketed to international standards. We ensure 5 qualified crew are on-board at all times to maximise safety and service whilst at sea.

The Nomad’s experienced crew includes an Indonesian Captain, engineer, chef and deckhand, and an Australian Captain/Surf guide. Indonesian surf charters are a passion for our crew and they’ll provide a service second to none.

First Aid

The Nomad has its own Medical/ First Aid kit on board. Our Captain and Crew will attend to any cuts and abrasions and take further action if necessary.


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 great 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!


We offer a complementary amateur photo service. The Nomad has a Canon digital camera with a 400mm Telephoto lens on board. It’s great for those action shots and for capturing the fun. We may not get every photo but always get a great overview of your trip.

The Nomad has been delighting surfers for over 2 decades. If you’re looking for a Mentawai surf charter, a Banyak surf charter or in fact any Indo surf charter, look no further.

With over 20 years of surf charters in Indonesia, join our experienced Captain and Crew for the trip of a lifetime.

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