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September is offering some of the best and least-crowded waves of the season in Mentawais. The number of boats and surfers has been gradually decreasing while the surf has been consistently good. Now The Perfect Wave have a chance to offer you some last-minute spots on our recommended charters.
September and October in the Mentawai Islands are considered to be some of the best months to go there, due to lower crowds and still good swell at the same time – so you will be surfing world-class waves with less people around. Just check out the video from Tengirri Surf Charter below. It is this time of the year that we usually offer some of the best deals of the season, when boats have some last spots to fill or some rare cancellations, and very often the prices come down by hundreads of dollars. For those of you that have been waiting for a really good deal to jump on a boat in the Ments and enjoy some late-season action, this might be your chance to get the most out of your dollar. Scroll down if you are keen to hear about our super deals and enjoy the photo and video surf report!
The Perfect Wave Exclusive Deals:
Private twin-share cabins, spacious berths, a highly-qualified surf guide, good speed, excellent safety and a professional photographer on board – Aileoita surf charter is a great-value boat and we have been getting some great professional photo updates from them during the whole season.
27 September – 9 October 2012: 5 spots available
Now Only $2,550: Price includes 12-nights on board Aileoita, professional photography of yourself surfing, 1 case of beer per person + $50 Carve sunglasses voucher + $100 The Perfect Wave voucher towards your next trip!
Total value = $3,350 You save $800
If you are lucky to be able to jump on this trip, you are scoring yourself one of the best deals we’ve had available the whole season.
Call 1300 00WAVE /+61 2 9939 0890 or e-mail inf[email protected] to learn more about these exclusive opportunities.
KM D’Bora is a super spacious 80-foot timber vessel running 12 night charters. She underwent a major refit in early 2012. With over 25 years combined experience in the Mentawai Islands, they’ve pooled the best possible crew with onboard western surf guide and will traverse the length and breadth of the Mentawai Islands to get you your fill of waves, and then some. Great value boat!
22 September – 4 October 2012: 3 spots available
Now Only $2,350
21 October – 2 November 2012: 3 spots available
Now Only $2,599
Prices include 12 nights on board D’Bora, great food, 3 beers/day,soft drinks + $50 Carve sunglasses voucher!
Total value = $3,025 You save up to $675
Call 1300 00WAVE /+61 2 9939 0890 or e-mail [email protected] to learn more about these exclusive opportunities.
Each year, Surfing Life Magazine takes a selection of boards from Australia’s best shapers, heads to an idyllic location to let loose high-profile surfers in the creation of the Board Bible – the most respected surfboard product review in Australian surfing. And this year you can tag along! Departing 29 October and returning 9 November, not only will you bask in the luxury that is Telo Island Lodge, surfing some of the most perfect and uncrowded waves in Indonesia, but you’ll be able to see an incredible magazine feature come to fruition, interact and surf with three of Australia’s best surfing talents, as well as checking out the latest and greatest boards on the market, even having a chance to surf them yourself.
29 October – 9 November 2012: 4 spots available
Now Only $5,690
Price includes 11 nights at Telo Island Lodge, all surf transfers in superfast speedboats, 3 meals/day, expert surf guides and use of all of Lodge’s facilities.
Call 1300 00WAVE /+61 2 9939 0890 or e-mail [email protected] to learn more about these exclusive opportunities.
Aileoita 27th Sep – 9th Oct 2012
On special for $2,500 – discounted from $3,200 ($700 OFF)
The Aileoita has a few last minute spots on the above charter. There is a professional photographer on board. The charter has been discounted $700 to fill the remaining spots. This is an extremely good deal for one of the more favoured boats in the Mentawais.
If you have any questions about this boat or the trip, please contact Josh at The Perfect Wave: 1300 00WAVE, 02/9939 0890 or e-mail him on [email protected]
Who’s coming on the trip of a lifetime?
The Perfect Wave Surf Experience, ASL and Telo Island Lodge Are Offering YOU a unique chance to book a trip with Nick Carroll, Ryan Callinan, Heath Joske, an ASL photographer and filmer to participate in ASL’s annual 2013 Board Buyers Bible at luxurious Telo Island Lodge this November!
Each year, Surfing Life Magazine takes a selection of boards from Australia’s best shapers, heads to an idyllic location to let loose high profile surfers in the creation of the Board Bible – the most respected surfboard product review in Australian surfing.
In early November, the Surfing Life team will take 3 incredible surfers, along with 24 boards, a photographer and a filmer to create the most high-profile Board Bible in the magazine’s history.
Surfing Life Magazine, The Perfect Wave and Telo Island Lodge want to invite you along on this trip of a lifetime.
Not only will you bask in the luxury that is Telo Island Lodge, surfing some of the most perfect and uncrowded waves in Indonesia, but you’ll be able to see an incredible magazine feature come to fruition, interact and surf with 3 of Australia’s best surfing talents, as well as checking out the latest and greatest boards on the market, even having a chance to surf them yourself.
So, who else is coming?
Blowing you away will be Ryan Callinan: 20 years of age, goofy, hailing from Newcastle, Ryan is one of Australia’s best exponents of power aerial style. He combines great natural balance with an instinctive sense of the radical yet playful angles in and over a wave. Underneath the flair is a rock hard base of carving and tube sense.
Drawing smooth lines will be Heath Joske: Coming from one of Australia’s saltiest families; his father Paul is a long term boardmaker and brother Sage is renowned for his experiments in wood. Natural-foot Heath is the power surfer of the family who for several years now has been building himself a quiet legend as one of the nation’s finest competitors and bigger wave chargers.
And coordinating the whole project, Mr Nick Carroll: An Australian legend, needing no introduction, with immense natural talent and power to burn.
Kite surfing legend and pioneer Ben Wilson has teamed up with The Perfect Wave Surf Experience.
Ben is bringing surfers and kite surfers together, giving both the opportunity to travel with him and his leading team riders on a regular basis.
The Perfect Wave and Ben have scheduled 3 unique, purpose built trips for the 2013 season giving punters a once in a lifetime opportunity to kite surf with not only Ben, but also two of his best team riders; Sean Woolnough and Ian Alldredge.
Ben and The Perfect Wave have selected some of the most amazing destinations on the planet including The Maldives, Samoa and New Caledonia.
Ben said, “I am really looking forward to working with The Perfect Wave, as they understand our needs being an established market leader in the surf travel field. Our combined goal in this partnership is to grow the sport of Kite boarding – bringing surfers and kite surfers closer together in some of the most exciting and exotic locations we know”.
If you are interested to join Ben and The Perfect Wave on one of these trips you can find out more by visiting The Perfect Wave website www.theperfectwave.com.au
Frustratingly Flat Again! Fancy some Late Season Maldives? Recent Photos. Book Here.
Are you starting to lose the plot now that the winter swell season has ground to a halt? There’s been some great waves in The Maldives lately. Check these photos from a recent trip The Perfect Wave Surf Experience organised.
If you want to escape the cold water and flat conditions of late and hook up a trip to The Maldives, Indo or anywhere else, call us on 02/9939 0890 or drop into your local northern beaches surf travel experts – The Perfect Wave at 3/20 West St Brookvale, or click through to
How awesome would it be to hang out with Bob McTavish on a surf trip? The legend himself on a luxury boat in the Maldives, in the remote outer atolls. We have only 2 spots left in a private cabin each due to a late cancellation, so here is your chance. You will also have a pro photographer to capture every priceless memory for you.
The Perfect Wave Surf Experience is very excited to introduce “Legends Trips”. As we work with the best surf operators in the world, we thought we should hook them up with best surfers in the world. Bob McTavish isn’t just one of those surfers he is also one of the best shapers in the business. And to boot he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. So if you want to hang out with Bob on a luxury launch in the Maldives and surf, talk surf and live surf, then check this trip out.
ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT AND THEN IT IS SOLD OUT! – CHECK IT OUT!
Call Matt now on (Aus) 1300 009283 / +61 2 99390890 or email him on [email protected]
Gold Coast based photographer Andy Potts hit The Mentawai’s mid Winter for his first ever boat charter. A bumpy crossing and a few days of left over wind swell was the “Entree” for the first few days of the trip, but a fresh ground swell combined with light, variable winds ensured the “Main “ was pretty much epic.
Macaronis and HT’s pumped all week and Andy nailed some great shots to prove it.
It was an epic trip to The Ments, a chance to escape the winter cold water blues made oh so easy by the helpful crew at The Perfect Wave Surf Experience.
For direct enquiries regWords and photos courtesy of Andy Potts and www.theperfectwave.com.au
Rearding a trip on The Oasis go to – http://www.theperfectwave.com.
Bob McTavish invites you to join him cruising The Maldives on the luxurious Carpe Vita from Oct 4-14.
Shoot the curl and swap story with the legend himself. Limited spots for this unique experience available by emailing [email protected]
Story by: Joey Melroy
Surfing speaks to people in many different ways no matter what land we are from or what language we speak. To some people it is a sport, to others just a fun activity to do on the weekends, but to most it is a total lifestyle and a bit of an obsession. This was impressed upon me fully recently when we had 8 deaf surfers aboard D’Bora. These guys were totally keen and experienced surfers and we were fast friends in sharing our common obsession with the ocean and the surf.
Apparently the world of hardcore deaf surfers is very small and they pretty much all know each other. This group of eight all met at the last two deaf surfing championships in Japan and in Hawaii. Friendships were formed and when group organizer Chris’ long time coming plan to do a Mentawai boat trip finally came to fruition, the boys solidified their brotherhood in some beautiful Mentawai surf; experiences to last them a life time.
The mid-May time frame for this trip still found the Mentawais pretty quiet as the other boats and camps seemed to be nonexistent. We rarely surfed with more than one other boat. The highlights were two magic days at Macaronis with a solid run of southwest swell. It was funny because many times we would drop the anchor somewhere and there would be a few boats around and the ocean would have a little morning sickness or be really lully and slow. As soon as the other boats left it would go offshore and totally start pulsing and we were left with some uncrowded and very good surf. This happened too many times to not take notice. It would appear that luck would be on the side of this bunch of surfers.
I hadn’t had the opportunity to hang out with many hearing impaired people so I was stoked to have them on and to learn a new language. At first I just tried to talk clearly because most of the guests could read lips. Then one of the guys named Chris talked with me and said we speak by using our hands. Then it dawned on me and became fun to try and act out everything I wanted to say using all my limbs and facial expressions to try and get my point across. It made for some hysterical moments, but I was learning from them. If it wasn’t happening then we would write some of the more important things down like, “If the wave breaks here, don’t be there.” The crew of D’Bora had a great time with this group as well because where as a lot of the time the crew couldn’t speak great English and communicate with guests, now they found themselves being able to speak their own brand of sign language and having conversation too. I think it was fun for all.
Out here there really is never a dull moment. Every trip is totally different because the swell direction and size, wind direction, tides, where all the other boats and land crabs are hanging out and surfing is in a constant state of change. Then you throw into that a new group of surfers coming out all with different personalities, desires and abilities and it makes things very interesting. It is nothing short of magic when all this things line up to make for some great surf sessions together and Book your own D’Bora adventure! Click here.
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