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Wild Cat

One of the Most Affordable Mentawai Charters Around

If you’re looking to surf the world-class waves in the Mentawais on a budget, then look no further than the Wild Cat. This excellent value Mentawai charter is one of the most affordable ways to surf the islands.

Recently refurbished in 2021 with a load of upgrades (new teak interior, larger bathroom, and refurbished engines) Wild Cat is perfect for your next Mentawai trip. With space for up to 10 persons, great food, and 500 Bintangs included on every full charter, Wild Cat offers unbeatable value for money!

The Boat

The Wild Cat is a unique catamaran, offering accommodation to comfortably fit 10 surfers onboard. All guests are accommodated below deck in one of the two pontoons of the catamaran. With the engines having been recently overhauled, the Wild Cat is one of the faster charters in the Mentawais so can get between zones easier, equalling more surf time!

There is an indoor dining and seating area, with large sofas to chill on and a large TV to watch back footage from the day’s waves! The charter is equipped with two small tenders to ferry you to the waves, so there is always someone to drop you to the lineup! Photography services are available onboard on request.

The Surf

The Mentawais are like no other island chain in the world. With such a high concentration of world-class waves and incredible consistency, the area has been drawing traveling surfers since the 1980’s when the first pioneers discovered this treasure trove of perfection.

From perfect peeling points, to heavy slabbing barrels, high-performance air waves and chilled longboard spots, the Mentawai Islands has something to offer everyone! The peak months of May – September offer regular larger surf, with the months either side offering consistent perfect with lower crowds!

It is a right of passage for every surfer to experience Mentawai perfect at least once and the Wild Cat is a great option to experience this at a budget price.

Why We Love Wild Cat

A great value charter for groups looking to explore the Mentawais on a budget!

The package is all-inclusive and includes 500 Bintangs for a group of 10!

Be the first one in the water at dawn and the last one at sunset! There is no better way to surf your brain out in the Mentawais!

Ready to jump on board?

Accommodation

Wild Cat can accommodate up to 10 persons in comfort. Spread across 8 semi-private single beds (separated by curtains) and 2 double beds spread across the catamarans 2 pontoons. All sleeping and living areas are fully air-conditioned and have had extensive upgrades in 2021 for comfort!

A living area onboard provides all the amenities you need to have a comfortable surf trip including full air conditioning, 70-inch flat-screen smart TV, DVD player, Poker set, board games, and N64 + video games. For maximum entertainment, there are SUPs, Soft Tops, Fishing Gear, Snorkel Gear, Boogie Boards, Massage Guns, and Foam Rollers/yoga mats, Surfing Kayak, Spear Guns, Towable Inner-tubes and a Mavic 2 Drone.

Food

The Wild Cat owners know that well-fed surfers are happy surfers! The charter serves up 3 family-style meals per day, made by the onboard private chef. They also offer unlimited servings, so there is no fear of going hungry here!

Each charter comes stocked and ready with 500 inclusive Bintangs (local Indonesian beer), so there is always an ice-cold beer to finish the day with! Extra alcohol can be purchased beforehand, just let us know!

  • What’s included/ What’s not included
    Airport transfers to and from the boat.
    Accommodation onboard the Wild Cat
    3 Family-style meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    Unlimited drinking water, hot tea, and coffee.
    50 beers per person
    Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment, spear guns, and shore excursions.
    Mentawai Surfer Tax Rp 1,000,000 (Aprox. US$ 75/pax)

    What’s not included
    Photography. (For only $1000 pp, get unlimited photos)
    Flights to and from Padang
    Hotel in Padang if needed
    Visa Fees and Departure Tax
    Any additional cost resulting from late arrival or the need for early departure
    Spirits and any other alcoholic beverages exceeding the 50 Beers per person per trip
    Tips for the crew

Boat Specifications:
Length: 70 ft
Beam: 22 ft
Draft: 3 ft
Speed: 15 knots top speed, 10-12 knots cruising
Range: 1000 nm
Engines: 2 x 420 hp Cummins Turbo Diesel
Electronics: SSB Radio, VHF Radio, GPS, Radar
Generators: 2 x 220v
Safety: Full Category (Liferaft, lifejackets, flares, lifebuoys and extensive first aid kit)
2 Tenders

2021 Upgrades:

Overhauled engines and added Turbos (more speed and dependability in the engines)
Painted the entire boat and also did new bottom paint. New engine for speedboat and new paint job/padded covers for speedboat. New Control Panel + Navigation Equipment.
New Decks and replaced all the fiberglass. Added two more water tanks (unlimited showers now)
Converted the tiny bathrooms into a single, larger “yacht-style”  bathroom with an Indoor Shower + Sink, and teak wood finishings.
Teak Wood Finishings to the entire interior of the boat. New Carpets, Art and Decor.
New Generators. New AC System (more powerful AC). New Speaker System with Blue Tooth Plug-Ins throughout the interior and exterior of the boat.
New beds + Tempurpedic mattress toppers
New small boat (inflatable speedboat used for taxing of surfers into the lineup)
Poker set, board games, N64 + video games, 70-inch flat-screen smart TV, SUP, Soft Top, Fishing Gear, Snorkel Gear, Boogie Boards, Massage Guns, and Foam Rollers/yoga mats, Surfing Kayak, Spear Guns, Towable Inner-tubes. Mavic 2 Drone.

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Wild Cat

One of the Most Affordable Mentawai Charters Around

If you’re looking to surf the world-class waves in the Mentawais on a budget, then look no further than the Wild Cat. This excellent value Mentawai charter is one of the most affordable ways to surf the islands.

Recently refurbished in 2021 with a load of upgrades (new teak interior, larger bathroom, and refurbished engines) Wild Cat is perfect for your next Mentawai trip. With space for up to 10 persons, great food, and 500 Bintangs included on every full charter, Wild Cat offers unbeatable value for money!

The Boat

The Wild Cat is a unique catamaran, offering accommodation to comfortably fit 10 surfers onboard. All guests are accommodated below deck in one of the two pontoons of the catamaran. With the engines having been recently overhauled, the Wild Cat is one of the faster charters in the Mentawais so can get between zones easier, equalling more surf time!

There is an indoor dining and seating area, with large sofas to chill on and a large TV to watch back footage from the day’s waves! The charter is equipped with two small tenders to ferry you to the waves, so there is always someone to drop you to the lineup! Photography services are available onboard on request.

The Surf

The Mentawais are like no other island chain in the world. With such a high concentration of world-class waves and incredible consistency, the area has been drawing traveling surfers since the 1980’s when the first pioneers discovered this treasure trove of perfection.

From perfect peeling points, to heavy slabbing barrels, high-performance air waves and chilled longboard spots, the Mentawai Islands has something to offer everyone! The peak months of May – September offer regular larger surf, with the months either side offering consistent perfect with lower crowds!

It is a right of passage for every surfer to experience Mentawai perfect at least once and the Wild Cat is a great option to experience this on a budget!

Why We Love Wild Cat

A great value charter for groups looking to explore the Mentawais on a budget!

The package is all-inclusive and includes 500 Bintangs for a group of 10!

Be the first one in the water at dawn and the last one at sunset! There is no better way to surf your brain out in the world-class Mentawais!

Ready to jump on board?

Accommodation

Wild Cat can accommodate up to 10 persons in comfort. Spread across 8 semi-private single beds (separated by curtains) and 2 double beds spread across the catamarans 2 pontoons. All sleeping and living areas are fully air-conditioned and have had extensive upgrades in 2021 for comfort!

A living area onboard provides all the amenities you need to have a comfortable surf trip including full air conditioning, 70-inch flat-screen smart TV, DVD player, Poker set, board games, and N64 + video games. For maximum entertainment, there are SUPs, Soft Tops, Fishing Gear, Snorkel Gear, Boogie Boards, Massage Guns, and Foam Rollers/yoga mats, Surfing Kayak, Spear Guns, Towable Inner-tubes and a Mavic 2 Drone.

Food

The WIld Cat owners know that well-fed surfers are happy surfers! The charter serves up 3 family-style meals per day, made by the onboard private chef. They also offer unlimited servings, so there is no fear of going hungry here!

Each charter comes stocked and ready with 500 inclusive Bintangs (local Indonesian beer), so there is always an ice-cold beer to finish the day with! Extra alcohol can be purchased before hand, just let us know!

  • What’s included/ What’s not included
    Airport transfers to and from the boat.
    Accommodation onboard the Wild Cat
    3 Family-style meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    Unlimited drinking water, hot tea, and coffee.
    50 beers per person
    Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment, spear guns, and shore excursions.
    Mentawai Surfer Tax Rp 1,000,000 (Aprox. US$ 75/pax)

    What’s not included
    Photography. (For only $1000 pp, get unlimited photos)
    Flights to and from Padang
    Hotel in Padang if needed
    Visa Fees and Departure Tax
    Any additional cost resulting from late arrival or the need for early departure
    Spirits and any other alcoholic beverages exceeding the 50 Beers per person per trip
    Tips for the crew

Boat Specifications:
Length: 70 ft
Beam: 22 ft
Draft: 3 ft
Speed: 15 knots top speed, 10-12 knots cruising
Range: 1000 nm
Engines: 2 x 420 hp Cummins Turbo Diesel
Electronics: SSB Radio, VHF Radio, GPS, Radar
Generators: 2 x 220v
Safety: Full Category (Liferaft, lifejackets, flares, lifebuoys and extensive first aid kit)
2 Tenders

2021 Upgrades:

Overhauled engines and added Turbos (more speed and dependability in the engines)
Painted the entire boat and also did new bottom paint. New engine for speedboat and new paint job/padded covers for speedboat. New Control Panel + Navigation Equipment.
New Decks and replaced all the fiberglass. Added two more water tanks (unlimited showers now)
Converted the tiny bathrooms into a single, larger “yacht-style”  bathroom with an Indoor Shower + Sink, and teak wood finishings.
Teak Wood Finishings to the entire interior of the boat. New Carpets, Art and Decor.
New Generators. New AC System (more powerful AC). New Speaker System with Blue Tooth Plug-Ins throughout the interior and exterior of the boat.
New beds + Tempurpedic mattress toppers
New small boat (inflatable speedboat used for taxing of surfers into the lineup)
Poker set, board games, N64 + video games, 70-inch flat-screen smart TV, SUP, Soft Top, Fishing Gear, Snorkel Gear, Boogie Boards, Massage Guns, and Foam Rollers/yoga mats, Surfing Kayak, Spear Guns, Towable Inner-tubes. Mavic 2 Drone.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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