fbCrystal Clear Charters — Thermal
Accommodation
Private & Shared berths
Duration
12+ nights
Nearest major airport
Minangkabau International Airport (PDG)

A pioneer of the Mentawais

"This charter is a dream come true for any surfer. Get on board and surf some of the best waves of your life! Explore the Mentawai, Telo, Nias, Banyak Islands, and beyond aboard the Crystal Clear with the legendary Captain Moose, one of the pioneers of charters in this surfers paradise. Moose's new aluminum power catamaran was custom built for surfing adventures. It's reliable, stable, spacious, and luxurious."

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell
jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sep
oct
nov
dec

Sumatra is an island in Western Indonesia and the islands of Sumatra are an incredible surfing destination with remarkable consistency and quality. A boat trip in Sumatra is a dream come true for any surfer. There are great waves, beautiful scenery, and more great waves.

The area is so packed full of top-quality waves that you will not believe just how good it is. The area is also a major swell magnet.

There are waves for every standard and style of surfing ranging from fast shallow barrelling waves with deep barrels to long cruisey walls with rippable faces.

There are waves in this area year-round, however, the most ideal time to surf this area is March to November, the southern hemisphere winter when the Indian Ocean is an active groundswell producing machine.

The boat

The Crystal Clear is a brand new 22 meter (72 ft) aluminum power catamaran custom built specifically for luxury surf charters launched in 2016. The boat is fully air-conditioned, has a water maker, and is equipped with all modern navigational and safety equipment.

Guest accommodation includes 2 double bed private cabins, 8 single bunks, and 2 double beds, 2 bathrooms/toilets with hot and cold showers. Meaning we have both private and shared berths.

There are three deck levels, guests' accommodation lower hull level, saloon and galley on main deck and bridge deck level, wheelhouse and deck area.

Dimensions

L.O.A. 22 meters, beam 8.57 meters, Draft 1.57 meters.

Speed

Cruising speed 10 – 12 kts, max speed 15 kts, duration at cruise 571 hrs @12kts = 6,857 NM.

Engine

2 x Cummins QSB 355hp @2800, gearboxes 2 x 2F 280.A ratio 2.04 : 1, fuel 12,000 Litres

Layout

6 crew berths, 14 passenger berths

Extra details

Water 2 x 4,000 litres, tender 4.6m/ 40hp

Safety equipment

1 tender boat (CAP, 10P), 2 lifebuoys with light and smoke signals, 2 lifebuoys with line 2 lifebuoy, 30 life Jackets, 2 ILR (CAP. @8P), 1 muster station, 6 rocket parachute flares, 1 radar transponder, first aid equipment, 2 lines throwing appliance, 1 EPIRB, 2 survival craft portable radio, 1 fire extinguisher foam 9 Ltr, 7 fire extinguisher dry powder 5 Kg, 3 x 3 fire extinguisher CO2 5 Kg.

Location

Southeast Asia/Indonesia/Mentawai Islands
Getting there
Fly into Padang airport. You will be met on arrival at the airport and depending on arrival time you'll either be taken direc... read more

Crystal Clear Charters

Leading trips since 2016
"Moose" (Michael Matthew)
"Moose" (Michael Matthew)
"Moose" (Michael Matthew)

Crystal Clear Charters is skippered by the legendary kiwi “Moose” who was one of the first pioneers of Mentawai Surf Charters. He arrived in Indo in 1987 and explored the Mentawai's in 1990 on a fishing boat. There’s nothing he doesn’t know about the whole Mentawai archipelago- which means you’ll be surfing the best and most uncrowded surf breaks every day of your charter!

The Crystal Clear surf boat has been custom designed by Moose to comfortably host to get you to the best waves of your life with some super-secret spots along the way.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

Choose your departure

For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out

Questions?

What's included?
11 days 12 nights trip on board, airport transfers, all food and drinks (not alcohol), use of onboard equipment and amenities.
What's not included?
Alcohol beverages (bring your own duty-free and we will buy your beer for you at local price), airfares, travel insurance (mandatory), Mentawai Surfer Tax (IDR 1 Million per person).
How does arrival work?
Once you have left the aircraft, got your visa on arrival and cleared customs, you then collect your luggage and go to the exit where someone will be waiting for you and transfer you and your boards t... read more
What to bring?
Ding repair kit (sun cure), tropical wax, leg ropes and fins + fin key, reef booties, rash vest, surf hat, sun hat and sunglasses, board shorts, t-shirts, sunscreen & mosquito repellent, flashlight, m... read more
Should be concerned with Malaria?
Malaria is present in the Islands! Being on a boat away from mosquitoes and people who may have contracted malaria does minimize the chance of infection. The majority of our passengers do not take mal... read more
What time does the boat leave?
Crystal Clear departs around 6 pm in the evening, headed to the islands. You will be surfing the next morning.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.
Risk-free booking
Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund.
Change of plans? No worries. Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
Best price guarantee
If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Booking with Thermal never costs more. If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Connect directly
Speak to the team on the ground, instead of a travel agent.
Instead of a travel agent, we connect you directly to the team on the ground for the answers you need.
Exclusive experiences
We have a roster of amazing, one-off trips in the works.
Each week brings something new to discover. We have a roster of amazing, one-off experiences in the works.