Mentawais – Telos Islands – Banyaks …
Perfection is Calling You!
There are many options … but none really compare to Pelagic!



PELAGIC SURF CHARTERS began with the dream of surfers to develop a charter operation that would provide surfers with an unparalled surfing experience aboard a vessel the likes of which the surf industry had never seen …

The Pelagic was designed and crafted at Fine Entry Marine shipyards in Western Australia for the sole purpose of surf exploration … the result was a commercial grade 65 foot, aluminium mono-hull vessel, outfitted for high speed cruising, deft manoeuvrability, complete luxury and stalwart seaworthiness.

Our mission is to provide, any surfer, intermediate or world champion, on any given trip, the potential to score the best waves of his or her life … with 13 surf seasons in the Mentawai Islands and surrounding areas, intimate knowledge of the areas, a five star crew and highly experienced western Captain our guests are treated to an exceptional voyage to the ultimate surf destination in comfort and style.


Built in Western Australia by Fine Entry Marine and launched in 2002, the 20m Pelagic offers the discerning surfer the ultimate Indonesian experience. The vessel incorporates surf-specific design, drawing on a wide range of experience in the field. All specifications comply with Australian USL survey codes. Powered by twin turbo diesel 680-horsepower Yanmar engines, the Pelagic has a cruising speed of 20 knots and a range of over 900 nautical miles. This combination generates unparalleled opportunities. The twin-keeled, mono-hull design was developed in the extreme waters off the coast of Western Australian and gives the highest level of seaworthiness. The boat’s performance is matched only by her luxury and wide range of amenities. No matter what the sea state, crew and passengers alike will be treated to a smooth, safe and comfortable ride.

MV Pelagic Specifications

  • MAIN ENGINES – Twin Engine Yanmar 680 horse power engines x 2
  • GENERATORS – 35 KVA Yanmar Generators x 2
  • FUEL – 10,000 litres total in 2 tanks. Port / Starboard
  • FRESHWATER – Two Village Marine 400 gallons per day water makers – 400 gallon water storage with mains pressure.
  • AC POWER – There are two Generators each supplying the vessel wit 240/415 power throughout the vessel.
  • AIR-CONDITIONING – The rooms and salon are supplied with Marine Air Systems Vector Compact units. Each unit produces 24,000 BTU’s. The wheelhouse is cooled by Petrel air command roof top units. 2 each @13,500 BTU
  • ELECTRONICS – 1 Garmin chart plotter – 1 SI TEX fish plot 12 chart plotter -1 Nobeltec hook into laptop chart plotter system – 1 Furuno FVC 50/200 Commercial depth sounder -1 Furuno Model 1932 Radar 64 mile -1 Furuno model 1731 Radar 32 mile -1 simarad AP 20 Auto pilot with remote control -1 Furuno FX 207 weather fax -1 Icom M700 SSB -1 Icom VHF -1 Mini – M sat server with email through skyfile – (Satellite Phone)
  • ACCOMMODATION – The Pelagic sleeps max 8 guests in 4 cabins, each with 2 bunks per cabin – comprising of 2 queens and 6 twins – with all cabins fully ducted marine air-conditioning. An ensuite is located off guest sleeping deck with 2 full size bathrooms located on the aft deck. Captain and crew have separate cabins in wheelhouse.
  • SALON – The salon has Bose surround sound along with a 50 inch flat screen TV there is a DVD Player, VHS and CD player. Opposite the TV is a full wrap around lounge seating for 9.
  • GALLEY – The galley is a full service galley. Chef quality stainless steel oven with gas cook top. Full “house style” refrigerator/freezer with a cabinet freezer for extra freezer space plus walk-in cool room below deck.
  • DINETTE – There is outside eating area with settings for 9. There is clear weather screening 360 degrees around the dining area in case of weather.
  • AFT DECK – The aft deck is open space. Jet ski compartment and a ramp for the skiff to be carried. When the skiff is off there are stairs to the swim step to ingress into the water. Two board rooms accommodating 12 boards plus separate board locker.
  • TENDERS – 18ft skiff with 2014 80hp yamaha with 2014 Yamaha wave runner , 2015 G board rescue Sled.

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Mentawai Islands

Located about 80 miles west of Indonesia’s largest island, Sumatra, the Mentawai Islands are the home of some of the best and most consistent surf on the planet. Because of their exposure to swells in the Roaring 40s, the sheer volume of surf spots in the region, and the remoteness of the islands (some of which are uninhabited), the Mentawais have become the premiere surf destination.

The reason for all the hype: simply, the surf. Rights, lefts, big waves, playful points, open shoulders, and racing tubes … from three feet to ten, the Mentawais has it all.

The Seasons

icons-spring Flower by Gemma Garner from The Noun ProjectSpring (October – November)
Still packs a punch in the Mentawais, and October/November are considered consistent months. But as December matures, swells die off, as do the surfers – it can be prefect ‘layback’ surfing.

icons-summer from (December – February)
Is downtime in the Mentawais, when most the boats go in for repairs and rest. While there are still great waves available, the winds tend to be less favorable, and much of the Indonesian surf community relocates to Bali.

icons-fall from The Noun ProjectFall (March – April)
Is when the big weather machine at the bottom of the world switches on and starts showering the Mentawais with south and southwest swell energy. Though fall isn’t the most popular time it can offer prefect waves with very few surfers in the water.

icons-winter from The Noun ProjectWinter (June – September)
Is go time in the Mentawais, and from June to September it’s very hard to miss out on the best waves available on the planet. The source of the surf is low-pressure systems in the southern Indian Ocean when send ground swells thousands of miles across the open ocean. This is the most consistent time.


October 24 2018 Dear Alan,

I was on the recent charter with the Pelagic which returned on the 24th of October.
I would like to congratulate you and your team on the great service. I was really impressed with both Mat and the Indo crew. The staff were always busy, showing initiative, and constantly thinking about and focused on the client. There were many small touches of service that really added to our holiday, ensuring we were chasing and on the best breaks and always comfortable. I do not normally go out of my way to provide feedback, but I thought this time I had to pass on my thanks and let you know I think the team are doing a great job.

Dale Young

April 2016 – Hi Alan, Just wanted to give you some feedback on our trip. Everyone of us onboard had the best trip that we have ever been on. That included one of the boys on his 9th trip to the Ments. The boat it is amazing and so well set up. The crew were absolutely outstanding, especially Nito. When we lost Luke with his injuries, Nito really stepped up to the plate and took on the role of skipper and surf guide. Everyone was happy with the decisions he made and the information he gave us if there were multiple options. Obviously it helped that we had swell for the whole trip but we managed to get uncrowded waves and clean conditions nearly every day.

Mar 19 2016 – Hey Al Mate the trip we had with the boys was so sick! All the boys are calling it best trip of our life haha. We got some sick waves at HTs and Thunders and also caught an abundance of massive fish it was unreal. We caught some monsters and a big sail fish on our last day. Andrew was one of the biggest legends ever! Total champion to hang with and got us to some sick waves and always had fun shit to do… Brayton was unreal as well helping with whatever we needed and had some good laughs with us haha we got on well. Last but not least the crew were mad. The food was 10/10 every feed and the boys were always happy to help. Overall the trip was one we will never forget, couldnt have imagined a better 21st! Thanks for the good times Al and sorting us out. Im sure it wont be too long before we will be looking into out next trip back to the Pelagic Cheers Al yew

Nov 2015 – Alan – It been a couple of wks from when my eye where opened The trip we had was one that will be talk about for years But I hope this will not be that long until I return to that boat and that area of the world We had high expectations of the trip but we were completely blown away with the makeup of the boat and the willingness to find that perfect surf From the Nito through to mul the Indo’s were top blokes Luke makes the trip with his ability to work with the crew / guests and is a great asset to the pelagic team Merry Christmas Cheers Scotty Lunney

Mar 2015 Hi Alan, Just sending an email to say thanks for having us on board the pelagic for our trip a month ago. It took us a while to get back to the ments ( 7 years)but we had a ball on board the pelagic. From the food to the skipper and all the crew, Luke our guide and the waves that we had, it was a memorable trip and one that we all get pumped on. We are definitely coming back on board Also, can you ask Luke if he can put the burger work session on a drop box, we had a computer malfunction and I don’t think we got Davey’s photos of Luke’s hard drive. So stoked to have a trip on the Pelagic and we got treated like kings, food was epic, binnies where always super cold and waves where so fun. we are definitely coming back. Thanks Cam Sims

Jan 2015 Dear Pelagic Charters, My name is Gary Mountford and was lucky enough to be on the Jan 9-25 charter. I have been surfing for some 52 years now and the last 2 weeks were probably the best 15 consecutive days of my surfing life. As one of the founders of Gorilla Grip and F.C.S. I have been fortunate enough to surf many countries over many years so I feel the above comment has a little merit. Not only were the waves and weather great, but the boat and in particular the crew were outstanding, always smiling and ever helpful.   Attention to detail was amazing and it was easy to see that they love and appreciate their employment. Nito the skipper is obviously a true professional. I have just reviewed the disc of photos that  Luke and the crew so kindly provided. Great shots and great coverage. It seems there must have been a camera clicking non stop. The boat itself is a credit to whoever designed it. Anyway, all the very best and thank you for providing a great service. Gary Mountford

Oct 2013 – Well Lads – What an awesome couple of weeks, I so badly want to be back there taking off on bombs and getting rolled around on reefs, slamming bintangs (Fire in hole, Reload), having zero responsibilities, getting Eadie to cook me fried rice and omellette, movies when I cant surf no more, hearing the zinging noise as another fish smashes one of our lures, ahahhhhahaaaaaaaaaa, get me back there!!  Swanny

August 2013 – Good day Alan, Hope all is well, Just want to say, hands down my best boat trip ever!!!! Anyways , please send me a list of dates open 2014, want to put my own trip together. Thanks again, Danny North and the the crew was epic, Bruce Arledge jr.

September 2013 – Hey Alan, how are you. Mate the trip lived up to the hype and more, all the boys said it was the trip of their lives and I have to agree. We scored all time waves with no crowds and sometimes to ourselves. Can’t speak highly enough of the crew. Danny (Cappy) was very knowledgable and fit in like one of the boys. ADi’s food was perfect. David, johnny, mul and engineer where all cool guys and fun to hang with. Hopefully we get a chance to come back soon. Cheers  James Parkes G’day Alan, In short, the trip was fantastic. As an old charter deckie myself, I could not find fault with the guys onboard. Dan was an excellent, helpful captain and was good company. I’m sure you are aware of his knowledge, etc.. All in all, the service we received didn’t skip a beat- whether being a constant supply of towels or good food or a round of Bintangs being delivered to the lineup at small Coldstreams! With the shifty winds and swell conditions and also our mixed skill levels, we found ourselves moving around a fair bit, so by the time we had a break sussed it was time to move on. It would have been nice to stick at a spot for a while and really get it down, but I’m confident that Dan put us where we needed to be.. Anyhow, thanks again for the boat Allan – the boys were calling it ‘trip of the century’. We will definitely recommend it to those who ask. I think Mick may have contacted you regarding one of his mates? Cheers, Tom

Hi Alan, The trip was great on all accounts . . . super solid Captain, and the crew was excellent too. I’d love to go again in 2014 but realistically if I can pull it off in 2015 I would be thrilled. The Pelagic has a reputation for top-notch captain, crew, meals, boat maintenance, and boat reliability . . . as long as that keeps up, I can’t imagine that you will have any problem filling the slots from year to year. Best,  Seth

April 2013 – Alan, it was a great trip. 2 days at Macaronis with mild crowds and then a day surfing Roxy’s alone were the highlights. Mike is a real asset to that boat, skilled in many regards and man he is a great captain. The Indo crew was also excellent. That is one beautiful boat. The only thing it needs is a roll-out canopy up front so you can hang out on the bow in the shade to watch the surf. Can’t commit to 2014 but hey you never know and I hope to come back soon.

Take care,

2 Sep 2012 – Alan, I had a phenomenal time on the boat. Definitely best trip ever. Your staff was awesome with Nito being such a great captain along with skipper Danny. Anyway, I know most of the guys were saying they couldn’t pull off back to back years, but I wanted to grab the few that could and put together a trip for next September. What dates are open? I want to try and make this a yearly thing and believe that the pelagic is the perfect boat to be with. Thank you,  John

May 2012 –  Hi Alan,  Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how stoked myself and the whole crew were with our trip on the Pelagic. The call to head to telos certainly paid off – even with the devil winds Danny got us epic waves everyday while only having 3 surfs in 12 days with anyone else – we all had the waves of our lives. The crew were so good and a pleasure to hang with while Wayans food was amazing – maybe just a bit too much though!!! We are in the process of locking down next years crew so will be in touch to secure some dates. Thanks again Alan, the whole trip certainly exceeded everyone’s expectations. Cheers Pat

May 2012 –  HI Alan  How things, its Mark Charlier I spoke to you just before my trip I just letting you know how it all went we got incredible waves we surf all the name spots with plenty of swell and scoring a fickle spot on our last day hideaways it was bullshit I have some unreal photos of all my trip it was unreal. The Pelagic experience is definitely one of a kind the crew are so professional in everything they do also the friend ship you have with them I will never forget. A special thanks goes to Danny he knows where to be at the right time he had in the best waves with the less crowd all the time he has got the place sussed and that what you need in a captain and a top bloke to go with it I think he looked after me and my brother as we wanted to surf some heavier stuff Bank vaults ,Green Bush. Anyway Allan it’s a credit to you all best time Happy surfer – Mark Charlier

May 2012 –  This a professional outfit with a champion crew these guys are one of a kind they become like your best mates & look after you so well. Danny the captain is true legend & professional he knows the place inside out I have had 10 trips to G-land, been on boat & land trips to Sumbawa, Lombok, Nusa Lembogan, Banyaks & Bali last 16yrs & nothing comes close to the service you get on this trip once again thanks guys – Smiley