The Mentawai Islands are some of the best if not the best and most consistent waves in the world. Huey has been operating in Sumatra since the year 2000.

Our regular Mentawai charters go for 11 days and 12 nights leaving Padang around 7 or 8 pm and arrive in the islands at dawn the following morning. During the tour we travel mostly at night so as not to waste valuable surf time. On the last day we surf till dark, prepare Huey for the run home and arrive back to Padang in the early hours of the morning.

Our customised charters can take you further afield to lesser-known spots North or South of Padang. We regularly pick up and drop off our guests in Sibolga or Bengkulu providing more opportunities for less crowded surf and a different kind of surf adventure. Hit our inbox for details.

Huey is owned and operated by Steve (Sooly) Sewell and his Indonesian wife Mel. With over 25 years experience travelling through Indonesia and it’s waters and Mels local knowledge the operation runs like clockwork.

When Sooly is not onboard our Aussie Captain and Surf Guide Sab Brose is at the helm to find the best waves on offer. Our regular relief guides Bootsy, Eugene and Sepppo Brian are also Mentawai veterans so you’re always in good hands.

Amril, our Indonesian Captain is a born and bred Padang local and also has over 20 years experience at sea. He knows these waters like no other and has been working on Huey since 2002.
Khairul our Chef and all-round good guy will provide the food. His cooking is second to none. After finishing his trade certificate in Bukkitingi he started work on Huey in 2000 and has been with the boat ever since.

Yudi is our kitchen hand and maintenance man, he’s been with Huey since 2013. Brothers Randi and Ool are our youngest team members and have also been onboard since 2013. All our crew are certified with Indonesians governing body SEACOM.

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Testimonials

  • Hey guys. What an awesome trip. I’ve been running boats professionally for 20 years and this is as slick of an operation as I’ve ever come across. From the travel agent in Aussie to dropping us into all the right waves Huey-1 nailed it from woe to go. Thanks Sools, K-Rock, Am, Ari and Amon. Awesome!!

    Patrick Breese, Senior Captain, Captain Cook Cruises, Sydney Harbour
  • Seriously mate, had the sickest time. Unbelievable food and hospitality. Wherever we went the wind was on our side. The crew did an amazing job and I caught a monster Spanish Mackeral, so stoked. All in all it was a journey I will never forget. Thanks Sooly.

    Asher Pacey
  • Hi Sools, Just got back from our trip. Mate we had a great time on board Huey. From the moment we stepped on the boat we were treated like kings. The crew were awesome and as for the food, the quality and amount left the boys shaking their heads. Benny was the best and got us into great uncrowded waves from the very start and his knowledge of the breaks was invaluable. Once again thanks for an epic trip.

    Cheers

    Gav Clark

    Late Season
  • Best Fu#*en trip eva!!! Had so much fun with sick waves, bullshit food and an amazing crew. The boys went mad. The Huey rules. Thanks boys.

    Yadin Nicol
  • Amazing stuff all the way. Kairul is the best cook ever, sending my mum for lessons. Sooly had it sussed and found us sick waves and I was stoked to hook up with cool lads. The boat cruises like no other, great for sea sickness sufferers. I loved it!! Definitely be back.

    Kobi Cohen (Izzy)
  • You will want for nothing aboard Huey. Unbelievable service

    Toasty (Manly Surf)
  • Emotional! Good times, good crew, good surf, good food. FEEL IT!!!

    Fez ( DJ Dr. Willis)