Gay Surfers Net has announced its first members’ surf trip in Indonesia – a 10+ day boat trip for 10 guys and girls to surf Sumatra’s famous archipelago. The Mentawai Islands, a chain of about 70 islands and islets off the western coast of Sumatra, are about 1860 km (1160 miles) from Bali.
There are 3 potential trips to choose from, but only the most popular one will be selected.
Surfers can pick from:
- Samudra – 4-15 Sep for $3300 USD
- Mikumba – 24 Sep – 5 Oct for US $2500
- King Millenium II – 7-19 October for $3200
- Note, the break is quite challenging, so this trip is better suited to more experienced surfers.
The Gay Surfers community is developing a Travel Section on their website, which in time will reference surfspots and gay friendly businesses (surf shops, surf schools, cafés, bars, etc) for every city where there are waves.
For instance, Dee Farrell, a Gay Surfer member living in Bali, operates Rainbow Tourism Bali with information on local beaches and accommodation for visitors. See Gay Surfers Indonesia.