Peter "Bullet" Gillam (Sydney) May '14

You just can't top the Mentawais for wave quality and while there's plenty of surf charter options, my time on the Naga Laut was nothing short of exceptional. The crew are just on point in every aspect. Didit (the surf guid) is a super in tune surf guide. We were all really impressed with his knowledge. He made the right call every day to maximise our surf quality and minimise the crowds. The boat is quick and really comfortable. We were usually the first boat to show up and the two speedboats maxed our options at every spot. We surfed ourselves to exhaustion and there was plenty of quality drinks and snacks to keep us fuelled up. The steaks and lamb roast were as good as mums home cooking and the Padang food was just epic. I can't get back on the Naga quick enough. Congrats to Ben and Frank on a  first rate operation.

 

Longie (North Curl Curl, Sydney Australia) May '14

Our first trip was on the Naga Laut in 2005 and we’ve since been back another two times (2008, 2014) and I’m confident in saying they’ve never let us down!

First and foremost, the skipper, crew and guide on the Naga Laut are great hosts, always keen to search for less crowded breaks and giving you the heads up on what other boats are doing, weather forecasts and sharing their local knowledge on where the best waves will be depending on what surfing experience you and your mates are searching for. Oh yeah, they’re also geared up to reel off surf photos of all your memorable sessions which makes for a perfect day after surfing, having a few beers with the boys and watching the action highlights on the TV – pure indulgence for any frother. Apart from this, is the food…whoa…from a rich Indo curry, to a lamb roast or sashimi on deck it’s certainly no Lombok chicken-boat tour, that’s for sure.

Other than that it’s also worth mentioning is Ben and Frank who are running the show. They responded to endless questions from my mates and I before departing, sorting visas, transfers, deposits and generally kept us frothing. Even sending one of the team to wait at the airport until lost luggage arrived while we chilled on the boat over a few Bintangs. We’ll be returning again, that’s for sure. Thanks again guys.

Rennie (South Africa) April ‘14

10 days on the Naga Laut in the Mentawai’s is about as close to heaven as you can get without kicking the bucket. The whole setup on the boat is fine tuned for surfers. From Boy the chef’s epic food to Didit the surf guide’s guidance and advice as to where to go. He made some excellent calls and got us into some unbelievable surf, including the fun fest that is known as Maccas. One day in particular at Lance’s left is etched  into my memory forever! The crew on the Naga Laut are professionals, they take care of everything with a big smile on their faces, so that you don’t have to worry about anything except getting the waves of your life. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to meet, travel and surf through the Mentawai Islands with this crew of awesome people. Until next time my bru’s!

Leon Stensholm (Australia, Qld) ie Chicken Joe April '14

The Ments was my first experience on a surf trip. It defiantly won`t be my last, nor will it be my last with Naga Laut.

We all had the trip of a life time. Sure the waves were amazing, that was always going to potentially be a given, but the crew were all incredible. Owner Ben, is a true professional but more importantly an awesome dude, that only cared that his tourists were treated with nothing but the best. That we were, from the best food ,best service, amazing waves, great stories and all round 12 days of nonstop smiles from all. Speaking on behalf of the boys, we have already looked into our next trip, and no doubt we are jumping aboard with Ben and his crew.

On behalf of all the boys, we can’t thank Ben and his crew enough for allowing us to come home with a memories of a lifetime!!!Can`t wait to see you all again, you all rock!!

Andrew Bubb (Australia, Qld) April '14

Scored early season Mentawais with consistent fun sized swell an Uncrowded  waves at almost every spot we surfed. The crew were unreal with their service. Unbelievable food and a local surf guide that knows everything possible about surfing the Ments. Definitely the best boat in the Mentawais for good service an scoring those uncrowded spots!!

Drew (Brisbane, Australia) April '14

Scored a few weeks aboard the Naga Laut this April. What a great trip! The crew, the food, the mates, the beers and the laughs made the trip. The world-class waves and 8hrs a day in the water almost seemed a bonus. Cheers guys!

Doc (Sydney, Australia) May '14

Really enjoyed the Naga Laut trip - all the crew looked after us & made sure we only had to focus on surfing. Didit the surf guide is very knowledgable and helped us make the best decisions  about where to go each day for the swell, wind and to avoid other boats.

 

 

Pablo Prieto (Canary Islands) Nov '13

I have been surfing since i was 9 years old and the ultimate dream was always to go onto a boat trip. I finally managed to get the time to go to the Mentawai's and be part of Naga Laut together with a bunch of friends.

From the moment we arrived at the airport in Padang we where welcomed by the Mentawai Blue team to take us to the boat. I did not expect to have such a big and professional crew on board when i booked in for this adventure. We where looked after at all times and could focus entirely on what we wanted. Surf all day in the best spots of the Mentawai Islands, eat the best variation of heathy meals that can't even be beaten by the best restaurant and have our casual entertainment with beers, fishing, snorkelling etc.

There was always somebody to look after us, no matter what time it was. We would even get dropped off and picked up directly at the line up with the speedboat in order to save us the paddle. And whilst we were surfing were taken pictures of us to look through them after dinner. I work in the Surftravel industry myself and run camps all around Europe and I have to say that I was blown away by the great service we received from the very beginning of the trip till the very end. Even though it was late November and maybe not the best season according to some people, it was still the best surf trip i have ever done. I will definitely see you guys again on Mentawai Blue and the Naga Laut.

Craig Munroe (Happy Vagabond) Nov ‘13

My experience on the Naga Laut boat was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the company and reunion of all my old mates from the 90's. We surfed every day great waves, ate great food and drank load of piss. 10 days is the perfect amount of time. The captain and surf guide know their stuff , even though every one thinks they know better, they're wrong! ….He is the man with the plan. I am keen do do another trip this season with the same crew, depending on my travel plans with the misses ....for now I'm off to Peru. Thanks again Frank, Mentawai Blue, Naga Laut, and the crew!! ....peace

Craig Lowe, (West oz) Nov ‘13

I Had the best time with my mate's, and my new found mates, the crew. They made it as comfortable as ever. We couldnt drink the boat out, although we tried, but that was probably because we were all frothing off the waves to be had the next morning. Forgot about everyday day life and just had so much time to focus on our surfing. Every night we laid our heads down, we knew the dreams were never gonna be close to what we were waking up to. Looking forward to the next trip Frank! Thanks mate.