If you are a true wive riders, nothing can beat having an ultimate surf trip in a remote destination with a Surf charters. To wake up in the middle of vast ocean with nothing but small islands and blue water splashing around you. To have nothing to worries about but catching the next big waves and, occasionally, some fishes. It’s all about having the chance of surfing three times a day, in perfect waves, and each in different location just by jumping off the boat. Surf charters is all about taking leisure and the fun of surfing all in one package. A little bit different than surf resort, as in charter you only stay in one place, having no need to book a boat everyday, cause your ’floating hotel’ is getting you to places. If you decide to hop on surfing boat charters, have some look at their qualities to ensure a smooth surf holiday trip. Here’s what you need to look for.
The Wave Destinations
The top and foremost quality; where do the Surf charters sailing to? Usually, when you talk about surf cruising, you will be talking about two major surf trip destination; the Maldives and the Indonesia. The latter, being the largest archipelagic country in the world, has several other destinations to choose. The Mentawai, Nusa Tenggara (Sumba, Sumbawa, or Komodo), the Telo Islands, and several others. If you pick Maldives, you might need to choose between the North, Central, or the Southern Atolls.
Should you have a specific wish lists of surf spots you really want to go, check it with the operators. The Mentawai, for example, has around 15 spots—with Beng Bengs and Burgerworld being the most popular. You might be disappointed if the boat charter turns out not visiting your wishlist.
The Comforts Offered on Surf charters
One of the deal factor of a Surf charters is the comfort they have onboard. Some people would empty their holiday savings to get in luxurious surf cruise—all with onboard spa and resort-like facilities. But some people are happy to jump in simple boat with bunkbeds, shared toilets, and funky diesels. While it’s all about preferences, you should make sure that the boat at least provide comforts for the passengers. We are talking about comfortable beds (not mattresses), cabins (no sleeping on the deck floor), and air conditioned rooms. Quality sleep is important when you spent the whole day surfing!
The Food Provided Onboard
Staying on land based surf resort means you have options for lunch or dinner. You can choose to walk out from resort’s menu selections and go to other nearby restaurants. But if you embark on Surf charters, you are ‘forced’ to eat whatever they give on the table. Upon making inquiries, ask about their menu. Check whether it suits your preference, what’s inclusive on the price, and what you have to buy separately.
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The Surf Guides
The surfing charters might take you to phenomenal waves, but it’s the surf guides who can lead you to enjoy the waves to the max! They don’t have to be more expert than you (in case you are a pro surfer with 15+ years of experience). Your surf guides, as their name, should be able to provide you with accurate information about waves characteristics in each region as well as giving a high level of service.