In Balinese language meaning ‘Island of the Gods,” the Nusa Dewata Surf Charter is a beautiful 68’ (14’ beam) wooden sloop rigged motor sailboat. Powered by wind, and a 120 HP main engine, the Nusa Dewata cruises steady at 6-8 knots. The crew is known for great personalised customer service and specialises in small groups, families, father and son charters, longboarders and all girl trips. Selected for the 2000 Surfer magazine / OP pro contest in Mentawais the vessel has been featured in many mags and videos. In 2004 she played an important part in the Indonesian tsunami relief effort.
With full teak decking and interior, The Nusa Dewata comfortably accommodates groups of six maximum. Sleeping arrangements are in a comfortable dorm style cabin which is fully air conditioned with a bathroom and shower. In addition there is an outside shower for your quick refreshing post-surf rinse. The saloon has an IPod, TV and DVD, great for chilling away from the elements when you wish. Nevertheless, on deck she has plenty of shaded area both front and back for guests to relax and enjoy the amazing surf views or toast the sunset with a beer.
Captain Dale, the Australian owner bought the Nusa Dewata in 2006 from her previous surf charter crew. However he has been surfing Indonesia since the 1970s and the Mentawai since 1996. You can count on him to get you into quality, uncrowded surf every time. He also has limited medical training and been known for his clean stitches offered when needed for free!
The Indonesian chef is Australian trained, and your taste buds will appreciuate the large helpings of tasty and energizing food of both Indonesian and western dishes. Standard menu items include chicken, meats and daily caught seafood served with vegetables, rice, noodles. Three huge meals are provided per day as well as the “anytime” supply ofsnacks such as chips & dip, a variety of fresh fruits, and chocolate.
The on board equipment is all dependable, and integral for safety and navigation. There is a laptop computer, weather fax and geo-sat phone, SSB radio VHF radio, two hand-held radios, EPIRB, GPS, and a depth sounder.
The tender is a trusty 17’ aluminum hull with an 100hp outboard and equipped with radio. She does 30 knots maximum and is used speed ahead with guests to the surf spots, fishing and snorkeling., capturing photos and video, and making land on the islands to chill on the beach or explore local villages and culture.