BULAN BARU SURF CHARTERS specialises in taking you to perfect, empty waves off the beaten track. We currently run surf charters to locations in Sumbawa, Sumba, Sawu, Rote, Maluku Islands, West Java and Enggano, travelling to places where only a boat can go.
It may take a little time, it may take a little patience but the reward is uncrowded waves in still pristine environments. For us this is the essence of surf travel: a journey where the destinations are waves untouched by human development.
Our boat is a traditional Phinisi wooden boat hand built by Sulawesi craftsmen. It's a wonderful feeling to be sailing in Indonesian waters on a wooden boat. Add to that surfing perfect waves followed by a beautifully prepared meal all enjoyed in the midst of stunning scenery and you begin to get an idea what a trip with Bulan Baru will be like.
"Bulan Baru best trip of my life."
- Italo Ferreira (WSL Superfreak)
"Bulan Baru! Best vibes in the Archipelago!"
- Jack Freestone (Pro Surfer)
"Bulan Baru is one of the coolest Phinisi I have ever been on. A lot of chill space on top and bottom decks! Great food, great crew. I can't wait to explore the far corners of Indo with these guys in the near future. Thanks for the amazing trip!"
- Mikala Jones (Legend)
"Just a short note of thanks for providing such a great trip recently (Sumba-Mangkudu). I have experienced 4 boat trips to the Mentawais and 1 to the Maldives and I have to say that yours was up there with the best for surf and the winner for comfort and hospitality. You have a winning formula happening. Great boat + excellent crew + comfort + world class waves = very happy camping."
- Gary Mountford (Co-Founder FCS)
"The best surf trip for relaxing, fishing and surfing uncrowded perfection. The owners are legends and the crew are awesome."
- Cary Graetz
SUMBA - RAIJUA - SAWU
Taking in some of the best waves in Sumba with the added spice of travelling to the remote regions of Raijua and Sawu....more
SUMBAWA - SUMBA - MANGKUDU
Warm up with the famous spots of West Sumbawa before heading off to surf secret spots galore....more
SUMBA - MANGKUDU - SAWU - ROTE
A surf charter for the adventurous and those searching for empty waves in pristine locations....more
ROTE - SAWU - RAIJUA
Rote is famous for Nembrella but there are a number of other (and in our opinion better) waves to be found there... And then there is remote Sawu ......more
ROTE - SAWU - MANGKUDU - SUMBA
Experience a unique surf charter that takes in one of the remotest islands in Indonesia....more
SUMBA - MANGKUDU
Magical Sumba, there are many reasons why we dedicate two months here...more
SUMBA - MANGKUDU - SUMBAWA
Surf numerous secret spots, some world renowned waves and a pure gem in eastern Sumbawa....more
WEST JAWA - PANAITAN - KRAKATAU
Surf waves along the coasts of two national parks (and so ensuring empty line-ups and beautiful scenery) and finish with a visit to the island ring of Krakatau....more
NIAS - TELO
Leave from the well known surf mecca of Nias and head for the beautiful and still uncrowded Telo islands to surf glassy waves in classic tropical locations....more
TERNATE - MALUKU ISLANDS
The Spice Islands ... North East Indonesia ... a beautiful surf location offering dry and offshore conditions during the rainy season in other parts of the archipelago....more
WHAT BOARDS SHOULD I BRING?
None! ... Let us bring them for you instead. New ones, beautifully crafted ones, perfect for the waves we travel to. Check out our latest team member and shaper Simon Massey. Order some boards through us and we will have them ready for you when you arrive!