With over 10 years experience in surf charters, Dreamweaver offers quality, affordable surfing charters & tours, from Bali to Nusa Lembongan, Lombok, & Sumbawa. Dreamweaver is an Australian owned, 80ft traditional Indonesian Jukung and was designed specifically for surf charters. Dreamweaver has undergone major renovations and improvements to make her one of the best value surf charter boats currently operating out of Bali.
At the moment, Dreamweaver is the only boat out of Bali capable of getting you to all those uncrowded waves along the South coast of Lombok, taking this route saves around 36 hrs of travelling time per trip and means that you will surf every day of the trip and you will save time as compared to steaming around the north side of Lombok. It also means you will surf more breaks with fewer crowds.
You will surf Nusa Lembongan, Cenigan’s, Desert Point, Scar Reef, Super Sucks, YoYo’s, Ekas Bay, Mawi, Grupuk, Air Guling and a few choice secret spots.
Dreamweaver sleeps up to 15 guests comfortably, although they prefer to keep the number of guests down to 12, to save overcrowding in the surf. There is ample storage space for packs and surfboards, a large, covered, open-air dining/ chill out area, and an air-conditioned lounge. There is a DVD player and 32 inches Flat Screen LCD TV with a huge range of movies. For those who want to keep in touch with friends and family, they also have free WIFI internet throughout the boat. She has split system air conditioning, a western style flushing toilet, and bathroom with fresh water shower. The fully equipped galley is separate from the living area. They have 240-volt power with international adaptors for charging video cameras and appliances and full safety equipment including life jackets, a comprehensive first aid kit, 20 man life raft, and EPIRB Emergency Beacon. They also have a stereo with iPod connection on the top deck under the huge covered roof area.
Dreamweaver is powered by a 250hp diesel engine, this enables her to be faster (less travel time between waves), safer (no large amounts of flammable fuel, as on outboard powered boats), and more reliable. They also have a 4-metre aluminium tender powered by a 25hp outboard to get you from the boat to the waves and back. There is also a ski rope so you can go wakeboarding.
- 14 large bunk style beds in an air-conditioned cabin.
- Length: 23 meters (80ft).
- Beam: 4.5 meters.
- Year built – 1998.
- Builder: Custom hand-built in Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia.
- Vessel type: Traditional Jukung monohull modified with a keel, stabilizers, and no outriggers.
- Construction: hardwood / fiberglass.
- Engine: Marinised Mitsubishi 6D22 6cylinder 250 hp diesel.
- Cruising Speed: 8-10 knots.
- Maximum Speed: 12 knots (Depending on ocean conditions).
- Gearbox: American Twin Disc marine hydraulic, rated for up to 450hp.
- Generator: Kubota 10 kva diesel, plus Yamaha 5 kva 240 volt.
- Water: 1500 litres in 2 tanks.
- Tender: 4-metre aluminium with 25 hp Yamaha Outboard.
- VHF Marine radio and 2 handheld VHF radios.
- Garmin GPS Chart Plotter / Depth Sounder.
- Free WIFI Internet
- Mobile phone.
- 20 Man Inflatable Life Raft equipped with full food and water supplies
- Emergency EPIRB locator beacon.
- Lifejackets: 20.
- Life rafts and Life rings 6 (capacity of 20 persons).
- Fire Extinguishers: 4.
- Comprehensive first-aid kit.
- Automatic bilge pumps.
- Basic fishing equipment and snorkelling equipment.
Your seven-day, seven-night adventure begins at approximately 7 am on the first day, the luxury air-conditioned vehicles will pick you up at the door of your hotel and take you to Serangan Beach where you will board Dreamweaver. From there, a leisurely boat trip across the Badung Strait to beautiful Nusa Lembongan. Where you will be straight into the surf at Shipwrecks, Lacerations, Razors and Playground you can also go ashore here to check out the local villages if you wish.
DAY TWO – SEVEN
Very early the next morning, while you are still asleep, the crew will up anchor and head for the island of Lombok, where your adventure really begins at one of the longest, and best, left-hand tubes in the world, Desert Point. From here on, it is up to you and the other guests along with the Captain and his knowledge and experience as to where you go for the next six days. You will arrive back to Serangan Beach in Bali on the morning of the 8th day, one day longer than any other boat, Transport will then be arranged back to your hotel, again in air-conditioned vehicles, not bemos as some of the other boats do.
WAVES ENCOUNTERED DURING YOUR TRIP
The Islands of Lombok & Sumbawa are to the South East of Bali and are home to some incredible set ups with Desert Point being rated by some as the best lefthander in the world.
SHIPWRECKS: The most famous and most surfed of all the waves on Nusa Lembongan, this right produces a good wall for manoeuvres and, depending on the tide, good tubes. Best at medium tide with a 4 to 6-foot swell, but can get bigger on a good day.
LACERATIONS: A powerful and very hollow right-hander that can produce some of the best barrels around if the swell direction is right. Best at medium tide with a swell of 3 to 8 feet.
PLAYGROUNDS: A right and a left with a soft coral bottom, that are very easy and fun to surf, being the favourites of inexperienced surfers. Best with medium swell (4 to 6 foot) and medium or high tide.
DESERT POINT: A long walled and incredibly hollow left-hander that on its day can break up to 300 meters, growing in size from takeoff to end. Has been called the best-left hander in the world, if you get it when it does on you will never forget it! Best between 3-8 ft.
BELONGS BAY: This is a fairly typical Indo reef break. Nice and consistent with powerful long rides when the swell picks up. Sensitive to winds. It’s better during the raining season with NE winds.
Two main peaks:
The right: good peaky right on the west side. Can be powerful.
The left: at the east side of the bay. Doesn’t always work, but very good when it’s on.
AIR GULING: 2 breaks – a hollow shifty left, best at mid to high tide. A nice right with a fast inside section, best at low to mid tide has reasonable protection from the wind.
GERUPUK: This is a huge bay about 7 km east of Kuta, and on a big day it offers a few different breaks around the bay. It can handle any winds as it’s protected and surrounded by hills Inside Gerupuk or Bumbang Bay, a right-hander, a fun wave suitable for all levels of ability breaking over a flat reef or sand bottom. The big days of southwest swell can be a great time to surf it. This break is surf-able at any time of year, best on the incoming tide Gerupuk Outside or Gili Golong, a right-hander, good at mid to high tide. A huge wave and big take off at the point, then a long ride when you get to the inside section, which can be fast and hollow. Up to a maximum of 10 foot. Don-Don, A right and left-hand peak suitable for all abilities, can be a really fun break, especially on a bigger swell, best on an outgoing tide. Pelawangan, another right-hander for beginners, only on big days, it can get very hollow on the right tide.
EKAS BAY: Is located on the east side of Kuta. A reef break, it has two spots. Outside Ekas, a good left-hander close to the entrance of the channel that can break for up to 200 meters on the right day. Inside Ekas, it’s a fun peaky wave, a left and right-hander, works with a bigger swell, the left from mid to high tide and the right from mid to low tide, hollow and barreling on inside section. Can get very good when the winds are light, maximum 8 foot.
SCAR REEF: A long walled left peak where you drive into several backdoor sections all offering tube rides to write home about. Best between 2-10ft. There is also a smaller right hander on the inside reef on the bigger days.
SUPER SUCKS: Has been called the longest most intense tube ever ridden. Breaking over a live coral reef, this wave reels faultlessly for 150 meters. Get pitted from takeoff to exit. No top turns here when it’s on! Best between 3-6 ft.
YO-YOs: Catches any swell. It consists of two rights, one a wedge peak breaking off a cliff face, the other along walled right reef in the middle of the bay, usually surfed when everywhere else is small. Best between 2-6 ft but has been surfed at up to 12 ft and bigger.
It is advised that you take out full travel and medical insurance. No responsibility will be taken, but every step will be taken to ensure you have a safe surfing holiday. Booties, some light rubber and helmets are highly recommended as many spots break over the reef. Also bring plenty of sun protection, spare wax, leg ropes, etc.
Bring along your favourite tunes on CD or an iPod, our stereo system can handle them both.