Mentawai, Indonesia

Anne Judith II

Don’t bring your own crowd.
Custom charters for groups of 6 or less; choose your departure date and trip length!



The Anne Judith II was completely rebuilt in 2012 as an Indonesian charter vessel and is now offering the most flexible charters in the Mentawai Islands.  AJII operates without a set calendar meaning every charter can be customized in order to best serve the needs of our Waterways passengers.

An extremely seaworthy vessel with all modern conveniences, the AJII is most comfortable with 6 passengers but can accommodate 8 max.

This well-equipped yacht is comfortable in all weather conditions. Ideal for extended cruising, fishing, diving or surfing experiences this is the perfect boat for small groups or singles that want to enjoy the islands and all they offer without the constraints of a planned schedule.



Anne Judith II is a North Sea drifter designed by the British admiralty to serve in the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1944 and used as a minesweeper based in Malta for many years before being decommissioned and undertaking the long journey south from England to Australia. On arrival to Australia the Anne Judith II, originally named “MV52” found her new home port at Fremantle, Australia.


Anne Judith II is refitted with all modern conveniences for both navigation and passenger comfort.  Accommodation consists of three luxurious cabins, one of which has 4 large single beds and the other 2 have double beds and feature an en-suite bathroom. If you have a group of 8, the Anne Judith II can add an extra bed in the bunk rooms for a total of 8 beds.


Boat Specifications

AJII is a Design : North Sea Drifter designed by British Admiralty.  At 85 feet long, 19.5 feet beam and a draft of 9 feet this Gaff Rigged Ketch is powered by 3 sails, 1 Detroit 350 BHP with a cruising speed of 9 knots and a fuel capacity of 4,500 liters.  Satellite navigation, radar, VHF radio, reverse osmosis water maker with 220 liters/hour capabilities along with 2 Mitsubishi generators, 2 life rafts, life jackets, flares, first aid kit keep passengers safe and sound.  The AJII also tows a 14 ft tender with outboard to tender passengers to the breaks and to shore and they keep a full compliment of fishing tackle, fins, masks and snorkel for guests to enjoy.



Anne Judith II is new to the Mentawai Island chain and is able to organize custom charter itineraries for each and every group because she operates without a set schedule.

Ebay – A perfect barreling left that needs a bit more swell. Very scenic.

Kandui – A very fast, challenging, barreling lefthander that breaks from 3 – 12 feet, but is Triple Black Diamond over six feet.

Nokandui – A long, hollow freight-train left hander, that needs size and perfect conditions to be makeable.

4 Bobs – Short right well protected from most winds, shallow reef.

Bank Vaults – Right hander that can be a little shifty, but serves up backdoor barrels. Very heavy board snapping power with size.
Nipussi – A very consistent short fun easy right.

Scarecrows – Just another world-class lefthander that will satisfy your wildest dreams – and occasionally match your worst nightmares.

Telescopes – A long, beautiful lefthand reef pass that is out to sea and exposed, so prone to the wind. A spectacular wave.

Lance’s Left – Quality fun long left, very consistent, best with southeast wind. Can be a series of lefts if you want to push further up the reef.

Lance’s Right (HT’s) – One of the best right hand barrels in the Mentawai with a couple take off zones. Best with no wind or Northwest wind. Be careful of the “Surgeons Table” and inside area of shallow sharp reef.

Macaronis – Voted the best wave in the world by Tracks Magazine and “funnest wave” by Waves Magazine, this left hander is the star of countless surf videos. A hollow but manageable take off followed by a long wall that is often workable, or hollow. Makes the average surfer feel like a super star!

Rifles – One of the best rights in Indonesia, a long hollow wall with multiple tube sections. To make the length of the wave you must commit to riding the tube, likes the south swell and light northwest winds.

Thunders – A swell magnet and “go to” spot when the swell is small. This can be a fun long walled left with multiple tube sections, but when big provides a “Sunset” like drop that sometimes gets a bit fat and shoulders off down the line.

Rags Left – A long barreling wave that turns on during large southwest swells and has been surfed up to 15 feet.

Rags Right – This wave has been described as “a formidable opponent to your health, safety, and well-being.” Low tide is out of the question, but on a high tide and the proper swell, this is one of the thickest, hollowest tubes in the Mentawai’s.

The Hole – A fast hollow left with quick take off and hollow end section. Ends in very shallow water, better for advanced surfers.


  • Eating
  • Sleeping
  • Surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Cards
  • Movies
Seasons & Weather

Seasons & Weather

The Mentawai are in western Indonesia, just below the equator, so these islands generally see more rainfall than Bali and the islands further southeast. Indonesia as a whole has a tropical climate and in the Mentawai in particular, there is little difference in the length of a day any time of year. Indonesia’s seasons divide in two: wet and dry.

The wet season begins in October and lasts until March, with the peak rainfall measured in January and February, when high pressure flowing south from the Asian mainland combines with humid air from the Indian Ocean to bring rain throughout the archipelago. Although the northern and western islands receive more rainfall than those areas in the south and east, it can rain at any time of year.

March/April is the beginning of dry season, when high pressure over Australia pushes air north to blanket Indonesia with warm, dry air. The dry season peaks during June through August, which is also in the heart of surf season.

Prime swell season for Indonesia is the southern hemisphere winter months from March/April through September/October when Low pressure systems off Antarctica and the Indian Ocean pulse ground swells toward the equator.

Winds are also a factor to be considered. May through Aug/Sept typically sees easterly trades which are favorable for many of the main breaks. November through February generally sees northwesterly winds, which may not be favorable for the big name breaks, but there are waves that favor this northerly wind direction.

The shoulder or transition months of March/April and September/October will experience light and variable winds due to the changing of seasons. These transition months often experience glassy conditions and can be the best time to sample a larger variety of waves.

Air temperatures range between 75° and 85° all year and water temperatures are always in that same range.

If you want big surf with favorable winds, May to September is probably best. If you want to experience some glassy conditions and get a few more rights and less people but possibly sacrifice some swell size then March/April or late Sept/Oct is probably best. If you don’t mind rain but want good surface conditions and smaller, clean surf with nobody else around: give the off-season a try, from November to February.



2018 Rates

Exclusive Charters Per Night

Price per night, up to 6 passengers
$100.00 per night per person for the 7th & 8th passenger.
Total Passengers 6 – 8 pax.

Open Charters

Price per night per person
Maximum 7 passengers on open charters.

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