Nomad is manned by a team with over 15 years’ experience. Jake Thompson is an amazing surfer and waterman who will be right beside you. He has the local knowledge and inside tips of every break, and will get you into the best waves to suit you, ensuring the Sumatran surfing trip of a lifetime regardless of your surfing standard.

First Aid

The Nomad has its own Medical/First Aid kit on board. Our Captain and Crew will attend to any cuts and abrasions and take further action if necessary.
Nomad Features & Specifications
  • Vessel Type: Timber Sloop (Traditional Indonesian Pinisi)
  • Length: 18 metres / 60 ft
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Speed Cruising: 8 knots
  • Range: 800 nm
  • Power: 220 HP Mitsubishi main 80 KVA Genset 240v/50 Hz
  • Tender: 4 metre fibreglass w/- 25 Hp outboard + 7m Aluminium w/- 2x 150Hp
  • Facilities: Air conditioned, Refrigerator, Freezer
  • Safety Equipment: 15 person liferaft, EPIRB, Lifejackets, Liferings, Flares
  • Accomodation: Bunks for 8 guests
  • Crew: 4 Qualified boatmen
  • Communication: Satellite phone, ICOM HF radio, ICOM VHF radio, ICOM, handheld VHF radio.
  • Navigational Aids: Garmin GPS FURUNO Radar, RAYTHEON Depth
Boomerang Features & Specifications
  • Vessel Type: 7.0m Aluminium Plate Centre Console
  • Length: 7m
  • Range: 170 nm
  • Engines: 2 x Suzuki 4stroke 150hp
  • Accommodates: 8 pax comfortably with surf, dive and fishing gear
  • On-board Facilities: Esky full of cold drinks and snacks
  • Crew: 1-2
  • Communications: VHF Radio, satellite phone for longer runs
  • Navigation Aids: GPS, Depth Sounder, chart plotter, compass
  • Entertainment: All the fishing, diving and surfing you can handle

Food + Beverage

All our meals are prepared by qualified Chefs who set the highest standard. Our meals are fresh, tasty and wholesome. You can expect a great combination of Indonesian and Western cuisine. We provide generous servings to ensure you’re fuelled up and ready for your next session.

The Nomad has been delighting surfers for over 2 decades.
If you’re looking for a Mentawai surf charter, a Banyak surf charter or in fact any Indo surf charter, look no further.