Surf Banyak II Seriti, a US-built, Indonesian-flagged 25m aluminium crew boat that has been newly customised for surf charter operation. The Seriti sleeps up to 12 surfers (10+ required for exclusive use and 14 person trips available on request) on spring beds in two air-conditioned cabins, with a separate quarters for up to 6 crew. Spacious and comfortable, it features an air conditioned saloon with two large sofas, tables and TV/video/music entertainment area. At the rear of the boat is a huge deck area covered in UV-protective shade cloth where you can watch the action in the water.
The Seriti is staffed by partners Katsuyoshi Suzuki and Mick Butt, along with Mick's wife Coco and son Raja. They know the Banyaks inside out and provide the best possible guide to the islands. Over half of the bookings on the Seriti are repeat guests, a clear signal of customer satisfaction. Come and join the Surfbanyak family on the Seriti!
The Seriti is one of the safest charters operating in Indonesia, with a full suite of equipment including life rafts and life jackets, smoke detectors, EPIRB; CO2 emergency fire system; VHF and SSB radios, satellite telephone (available to guests) , and a 10,000 litre fresh water tank. It has 3 x 525hp Detroit V12 Turbo Intercooled main engines running at a maximum speed of 15 knots (cruising speed 10-12 knots).
The Seriti operates out of the port of Lahewa on Nias. A full transfer service from Kuala Namu International Airport in Medan is available. All surfbanyak charters run for 10 surfing days (12 days total), departing on Monday evening and returning on Friday morning. Guests arriving in Medan must do so before 9am on departure date, and cannot leave Medan before 5pm on date of return.
3 Meals Daily + Snack Foods
All Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Use of Equipment On-board
The menu is varied and tasty, with a range of Western and Indonesian style dishes including beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian cuisine. Mick is a former cafe proprietor so we can cater to most dietary requirements. The fishing is great around the Banyaks so you might be the one catching dinner!
Local Island Visits
Overnight accommodation in Medan (twin share) if required or Nias
Return Domestic Flights from Medan to Gunungsitoli on Nias
Transfers throughout as required
There is a Canon EOS 5D camera to capture quality pictures to take home and make all your friends envious of your surfing adventure. There are also plenty of power points on board for charging your electronics. We also have professional photography packages available on all trips. Please contact us for details.
Call +61 (0)2 9222 8870 to talk to one of our Travel Experts.
Spacious and comfortable. The Seriti is a newly customised surf charter vessel that will get you to the hidden gems of the Banyaks Islands from Nias.
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