FAQ

What size boards should I bring and how many?

3 boards is generally enough: your normal shorty, mid (say 6’6 – 6’8) and a gun (7’0) just in case a few thick ones come through whilst we’re out there. If you feel you need to bring more it would be wise to double up on your shortboard. A note on glass jobs: if you are getting boards made especially for the trip, it is a good idea to go for a mid weight glass job. Nothing worse than snapping your brand new featherweight shooter on the first day!

What if I hurt myself?

In the first instance, your skipper holds a St Johns Senior First Aid Certificate. Further assistance can be reached via use of the satfone +870 776 44 0873; we have the ability to consult direct with doctors in Australia or your own GP. Finally in the slim chance that you would need to be evacuated out, your travel insurance will cover you.

What communications are available on board?

We communicate with other boats and shore bases in Padang via HF and VHF marine radio. The sat phone +870 776 44 0873 is a Byru Marine model and operates via the stable ACES satellite network. It’s a good idea to note the sat phone number from our contact page and leave it with someone at home in case you need to be contacted.

How many waves do you surf in one day?

Depends on swell, winds, movements of other boats in the area and how fit you are! Some days you could easily find yourself having 3 sessions at one location. Other times it is possible to surf 3 different waves in a day.

Is it a long way between locations?

In parts of the Northern area you will find 4 surfable waves in less than a mile radius. Other times it is a few hours steaming between breaks, most of which we do at night.

Food?

The people who run Naga Laut are also surfers and as such understand the level of appetite that develops after 3 or more hours of surfing. You will find the dishes served at main meals nutritious, varied and filling. We also make sure there is plenty of fruit available along with snacks such as biscuits and nuts. Some guests like to bring their own special snacks such as energy bars and protein drinks.

What clothes should I bring?

  • As little as possible. You will be onboard for nearly the whole duration of your trip and generally wearing a pair of boardies and a t-shirt (if your are a guy that is!)
  • Few pairs of boardshorts
  • Few t-shirts
  • Rash shirt
  • Toiletries
  • Zinc cream for lips and nose
  • Pair of jeans/long strides
  • Pair of shoes

Other gear?

  • Ipod, Mp3 player
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Toiletries and basic first aid
  • Reef Booties

A few blocks of tropical formula wax
3-4 leg ropes, waves can be powerful and easily break a leash
Ding repair kit
Surf/ Sun hat