These are the mentawai words of welcoming you to the island. Founded by the local tourism community, yanto’s place is the right choice for all the people who is eager to have the unique taste of local atmosphere in their adventure of searching the place that people used to call…. Mentawai.
As to most surfers all around the world know, mentawai has become the most desirable destination to spent their time with. The mother nature, the ocean, the wave, and the native speaker of the local people has becoming the unique blend of experience. Mentawai it self has endless beach and wave to satisfy and full fill all the surfers desire about tropical wave.
The Mentawai Islands are a chain of about seventy islands and islets off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. Siberut (4,030 km²) is the largest of the islands. The other major islands are Sipora, North Pagai (Pagai Utara) and South Pagai (Pagai Selatan). The islands lie approximately 150 km off the Sumatran coast, across the Mentawai Strait. The indigenous inhabitants of the islands are known as the Mentawai people.
Before world class wave were discovered in the mid 1990’s, most of visitors came to the islands just to gather with the native speakers of mentawai islands and jungle trekking. Now a days… visitors not just trekking or spend the days gathering with the native speakers, lot’s of various kinds accommodations serving them to explore all the world class wave in the region. Each one of them has their own unique characteristic, and attracts more and more surfer around the globe just to taste the great feelings of the long and powerful swell spreading around the islands.
Like other archipelago spreading around the equator, mentawai islands has white sandy beaches, covering with tropical coconut trees as far as you eyes can see, and origin hospitality shown by the local people of mentawai island. Some of the surfers feels like they already found their garden of eden.
Yanto’s place offering something different. Something that dazzled the fibre of brain memory, which make the experience you’ve been through will stuck forever inside the deepest part of your memorable memories. The memories like never been before. The memories like your sweet birthday, your first kiss, it will be forever in your brain.
Yanto’s place offering you the endless journey to the lost paradise with the taste of memorable memories that only happen perhaps once in this life time….
LOCATION AND SURF CONDITIONS
camp size :family-like atmosphere,
type : relax camp
average age of participants : all age
main language used in camp : bahasa Indonesia, English, and local mentawai language
short history (how it all began...)
Becoming the first generation of local mentawai that surf and also the true living legend of local mentawai makes Yanto is one of the most experienced surf guides in the Mentawai Islands. In the 90's he was already there discovering surf spots with the pioneers of the Mentawai. Yanto does a great job as surf guide as he really knows the conditions and he is able to get you to the right places with low crowds.
Now, yanto and his experienced team running yanto’s place with indigenous hospitality of true native mentawai. This kind of personal touch services surely makes all the guest who stay at yanto’s place experiencing the true mentawai local atmosphere during their time in mentawai islands.
Yanto’s Place….. taste the true local atmosphere of mentawai islands.
Who is the owner of the camp : Yanto (https://www.facebook.com/yanto.surf?fref=ts )
team introduction :
yanto / owner / surf guide / photographer (https://www.facebook.com/yanto.surf?fref=ts )
didit supriadi / surf guide (https://www.facebook.com/didit.supriadi.35?fref=ts )
Andi phocay / surf guide / boat operator / daily operational crew (https://www.facebook.com/andi.phocay?fref=ts )
Bayu marthen / administration - management / handling ground / marketing (https://www.facebook.com/bayu.marthen )
type: surf camp
situation: with sea view and next to a forest
room types: double room ( based on twin sharing )
extras: TV, home sound system, bar
provided : bed linen, towels
electrical adapter necessary : yes
storing of valuables : no ( every guests responsible of their own belongings )
surf camp: breakfast, lunch, diner, coffee tea, mineral water, soft drinks. (included in the package )
beer ( excluded in the package but available on the camp for US$ 3 / beer can)
Please inform us at the first place for special meals for vegetarians or the guests are allergic to something.
Check ouit our Packages!
This is the right off the peak at E-Bay. Usually a playful right that can offer some cover-ups off the take-off, but mostly a high performance waves with air sections at the end. Ends in a sandy channel. reef break ,distances : 15 – 20 minutes walking, 2 minutes by boat from yanto’s place
This is a hollow left that barrels off the take-off with a short wall down the line. A great option when a lot of swell is hitting. reef break ,distances : 25 – 30 minutes walking, 3 minutes by boat from yanto’s place
A heavy righthander that barrels and spits. Usually larger than most spots in the area. Watch out for clean-up sets. reef break ,distances : 20 – 25 minutes walking, 3 minutes by boat from yanto’s place
One of the best waves in the Mentawai. A very long righthander that wraps around the other side of the same island as No Kanduis. Rarely makeable from start to finish, but even just from section to section you can get rides up to 100 meters or longer. Nice and hollow once it’s a few feet overhead, but usually more sectiony at smaller sizes. reef break ,distances : 20 – 25 minutes by boat from yanto’s place
water temperature : the water is glassy and warm
air temperature : around 30 degrees celcius
wind : the islands is windy and a lot of sunshine
waves : there are 5 world class surf spot within walking distance from yanto’s place.
Crowd factor and local people
crowded or quiet place : depends on the weather , sometimes crowded some times quiet, but most of the time are quiet.
local habits : friendly and welcoming the guests
do locals share the waves with others : yes , but do not drop the locals, they will get mad easily if you drop them.
SURROUNDINGS / REGION
Characterization of surroundings/region
general information about region : remote islands located on the most western part of Indonesia, quiet, ocean view and very relaxing. The nearest village is muara siberut which is can be reach around 2 hours by boat from yanto’s place.
culture, local people, customs- helpful language skills : the locals are very friendly and they use their own mentawaian language to communicate each other, some of them are very good English speaking people. The unique culture of mentawaian is one of the authentic culture in Indonesia that still exist until presents time.
currency and cost of living : the rate in yanto’s place is in US dollar
health : we suggest every guests have their travel insurance, and bring mosquito lotion.
Activities and facilities
Surf, snorkeling, relax, enjoy the mother nature.
Ways to get to the camp
Took an airplane to padang airport tnasfer to padang harbor take ferry to cross the mentawai strait. From siberut take 2 hour boat to reach the camp.
SCHEDULE mentawai fast public boat
padang – siberut 08.00
Siberut – padang 14.00
padang – siberut 08.00
Siberut – padang 14.00
Visa on arrival available in padang air port.
NATIVE MENTAWAI PACKAGE
Native Mentawai package :
Length of stay : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Rate : US$ 650 / person
Minimum number of guest : 4 person / group
Native Mentawai package includes :
Airport to Padang harbor.
Padang to Muara Siberut ( Regular ferry / mentawai fast).
Muara Siberut to Jungle/Villages ( tailboat charter ).
Muara Siberut to Padang harbor( Regular ferry / mentawai fast ).
Padang Harbor - Airport.
Accommodation in traditional mentawai house " the uma "
3 times meals / day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) throughout the trekking time
First Aid Medicines.
Native Mentawai package not includes :
Hotel and all meals in Padang.
Airport departure taxes.
Passport, innoculation costs and personal spending money
tax ( indonesia government tax 10 % )
tips for crew
ROOMS AND MEALS PACKAGE
5 star resort with 6 star hosts, air conditioning to boot. 2 surf boats, paradise between bankvaults and pitstops. Most reasonable camp in Mentawais. Book today and meet my mentawaiian brotherhood, love them all, and come back surfing like Andi.
Other (e.g. Surroundings, Nightlife, etc.):
paradise between bankvaults and pitstops.
Yanto is the radest surf guide in the Mentawai! Takes great photos and his place is paradise.
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