- How many people does it take to decide the trip destination?
The first group that reaches the minimum number required to book i.e. 6 people (KMI) / 7 people (KMII) decides the destination (Mentawai, Mentawai+Telo or Telo+Nias).
- Where can I see the destination of each trip?
On the Calendar page the fourth column shows the destination. Remember that the calendar is updated only when the trip has been confirmed i.e. when the minimum number of people have booked. You can always check with us by email now.
- When is the best time of the year to visit these islands?
High season in terms of swell runs from April to October (inclusive. It’s where you’ll get the biggest swells, but also the most crowded. The rest of the year these islands still get perfect waves and who knows, you might get the swell of the year with hardly anyone out!
- How many passengers will there be on board?
It depends. The KMI takes a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10. The KMII takes a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 12.
- What boards and how many should I take with me?
We can’t tell you which board to bring with you, but normally people bring slightly shorter and thinner boards than the ones they use at home (specially if they live somewhere with average waves). The waves in these islands are perfect, powerful and you’ll surf without a wetsuit, which will make you feel free and light. The ideal number of boards is between 3 and 4, from 5’11 to 6’10 and of any shape.
- Which waves will I surf?
There’s no fixed itinerary; we’ll go where we get the best conditions for the passengers on board. We try to make everyone happy.
- Should I go with a group of friends, or can I go solo with people I don’t know?
It doesn’t really matter. It’s a good idea though to travel with people of similar surfing skills, but even if you go by yourself you are going to have a great time. It’s an amazing experience so you’ll probably make friends for life.
- What’s the plan if I injure myself surfing?
If we can stitch you up on board, we will do and you can stay on the board until the end of the trip…unless you want to go to Padang before, but then you’ll have to pay your way there. If it’s really serious, we’ll contact your travelling insurance company and follow instructions.
- Will I get photos and videos of me surfing?
We’ve got a professional video and photo cameras on board, and we’ll record every single one of your surfs weather permitting. All the images –if bought- will be free of rights but must be credited to King Millenium if published. The photos and videos of yourself are not included in the fare. The price for all photos is 200USD and 200USD for all your video footage. It’s 300USD if you buy all your photos and videos.
- Is the food included in the fare?
Of course. Once you are onboard you don’t have to worry about anything; just surf and enjoy yourself.
- How many swells will we get during one trip?
During high season we can get up to 3 swells per trip. In March-May and October – November we are more likely to get 2, and one during the off months. But no matter how small the swells can be, the waves are still perfect as there are some very good set ups for small waves too.
- How many hours will I surf per day?
The sun rises at 6am and sets at 6pm. You may surf as much as you want –or can- in between. And sometimes we even surf during full moons.
- Will I get mobile phone reception?
We get mobile/cell phone reception in certain areas close to the major ports where we’ll have to go for port clearance. We have emergency-only satellite phones aboard.