All Aboard the Seriti

“Seriti”, a US-built, Indonesian-flagged 25m aluminium crew boat has been fully customised for sumatra surf charters operation. The Seriti sleeps up to 14 passengers. There are 12 beds comprising 2 Doubles and 10 king singles each with power socket and reading light. Comfortable inner-sprung beds throughout with two air-conditioned cabins and a separate quarters for up to 6 crew. Spacious and comfortable, it features an air conditioned saloon with two large sofas, tables and TV/video/music entertainment area.

At the rear of the boat is a huge deck area hard covered where you can watch the action in the water, or head up to the top deck for a 360-degree view of the beautiful Banyak Islands which is also wired for sound. Hammock options also available.

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The Seriti is owned and skippered by Katsuyoshi Suzuki with Japanese, Australian and Indonesian Staff and Crew. He knows the Banyaks inside out and provides the best possible guide to the islands. Over half of the bookings on the Seriti are repeat guests, a clear sign of customer satisfaction. Come and join the Surf banyak family on the Seriti! The Seriti is one of the safest mentawai surf charters operating in Indonesia, with a full suite of equipment including life rafts and life jackets, smoke detectors, EPIRB; CO2 emergency fire system; VHF and SSB radios, satellite telephone (available to guests for 5USD/min), and a 10,000 litre fresh water tank. It has 2 x 350HP CUMMINS NTA855M Turbo After cooler main engines running at a maximum speed of 15 knots (cruising speed 10-12 knots).

Surf Banyak have an on board professional photographer offering packages to capture quality pictures to take home and make all your friends envious of your surfing adventure. Check out our optional professional photography package.

There are also plenty of power points (240v) on board for charging your electronics. These are mainly Indo plugs so please be sure to bring the appropriate adapter for your electronic equipment.

The menu is varied and tasty, with a range of Western and Indonesian style dishes including beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian cuisine. 

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Surf Banyak can cater to most dietary requirements if you let us know when you fill in your customer information form. The fishing is great around the Banyaks so you might be the one catching dinner!  We have a number of rods, reels, spear guns and equipment on board.  You are welcome to bring your own gear and Surf Banyak always advise that you bring your own tracers and lures as it can be difficult for us to source them all the time.

The Seriti operates out of the port of Lahewa in North Nias. A full transfer service from Kuala Namu International Airport in Medan is available: see our Getting To Your Charter page for information. Most guests travel to Medan via Singapore (Silk Air), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysian, Air Asia) or Jakarta (Garuda).

All Seriti Surf charters run for 10 surfing days, departing on Monday evening and returning on Friday morning. Guests arriving in Medan must do so before 9am on departure date, and cannot leave Medan before 8pm on date of return. 

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It is recommended that you arrive in Medan the day before your indo surf charters (Sunday) and spend the night in Medan to ensure all luggage has arrive and that Surf Banyak can get your boards down to the boat on time as we can not always guarantee that the local airlines flying into Gunungsitoli will put all boards on all flights.

If you can arrive the day before we can send some boards unaccompanied and secure on the early morning flight and then have remaining boards go with guests on the lunch time flight to Nias. This is the low risk option. The higher risk option is to arrive on day of banyak surf charters before 9am and then try to get guests and their boards on the lunch time flight.

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You are welcome to spend time in Medan before or after the trip if you want to experience the third largest city in Indonesia for yourself or just want to give your self a night at each end before transferring back home.  Please note that the airport in Medan is 1.5hrs drive from the city but there is good accommodation close to the airport at The Wings or The Crew Hotels!

For all bookings a $US1000 per person deposit is required, with full trip cost payable 120 days in advance of sail date. A minimum of 7 passengers is usually required to sail. Rates for exclusive use of the boat for groups of less than 12 passengers are available.



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