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Before you leave

  • Organize airline tickets to Padang
  • Organize travel insurance – travel insurance is mandatory on all trips for your safety.
  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months prior to departure and organize a visa (if necessary).
  • Pay your deposit to secure your dates
  • Pay your final payment 60 days prior to departure
  • Fill out the Information Pack (emailed once booking has been made) and email back for Surging Waters to organize your Mentawai Island permits
  • Read the Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to sign this upon arrival in Padang.
  • Confirm all of your travel arrangements.


Checklist of things to bring

Remember, its always best to travel light!

In the water

  • 2 to 4 surf boards
  • Extra leashes
  • Reef booties
  • Board shorts
  • Tropical/warm water wax
  • Fin sets and fin keys
  • Helmet
  • Spring suit
  • Surf hat
  • Sun block
  • Ding repair kit

General Stuff

  • Airlines tickets (& visa if app)
  • Passport
  • Copy of passport
  • Beach towel
  • Seasick pills
  • Walkman
  • Toiletries
  • Shoes and sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Light weight clothing


  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Prescription medicine
  • Basic medical kit *
  • Health check up **
  • Anti malaria medication **
  • Insect repellent

* The boat is equipped to look after emergencies but it’s a good idea to bring your own medical kit.
** see your doctor before leaving

Visa requirements for Indonesia

Visa requirements for Indonesia

Getting To Padang, Sumatra

Getting to our Boat