The Islands off the west coast of Sumatra Indonesia are now considered to have the best surf on the planet. Indies Trader found most of the waves and is the original and most respected charter boat operator. This is our 25th surf charter season coming up and our 35th year surfing in Indo. Our operation is the benchmark for surfing tourism globally. We’ve never missed a departure in all those years and our experience ensures that we consistently get the best uncrowded waves EVERY trip.

There are plenty of sites, movies, videos and more of all the waves in Indonesia – many of these videos we were part of, over the last few decades. If you are looking to score the big name spots and fight 20-35 guys, this wouldn’t be the right trip for you. It’s a game of cat and mouse, and avoiding the crowds – finding perfect waves for the conditions and surfing alone. We’re the original charter company in Indonesia, and we have the most extensive knowledge base, charts, and experience in all of Sumatra, including the Mentawais.