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Lovers Of The Sea

A Brief History

The Sri Noa Noa has a unique place in Indonesia’s maritime tourism history with a provenance that reads like a modern day adventure classic, the main character being their creator, ex French Olympic and Americas Cup sailor, Philippe Petiniaud.  Here’s a brief timeline of events:

1977 – Sri Noa Noa launched in Benoa Harbour, Bali.  Philippe sailed (no engine at that time) and explored the Eastern Indonesian archipelago going as far north and Singapore and as far south as Queensland, Australia.

1985 – Sri Noa Noa was fitted with engine, cabins upgraded and rigging changed to accommodate his wife in comfort.

1991 – Sri Noa Noa takes its first paying guests – 2 surfers wanting to go to Grajagan, East Java, who saw the boat moored in Benoa and made an offer too good to refuse.  She has been taking charters ever since.

1998 – Philippe sells Sri Noa Noa to Mark Taplin from South Australia and moves to north Queensland to work on the land.  Mark approaches Freeline Indonesian Surf Adventures to market surf trips on Sri Noa Noa.

2002 – Mark Taplin sells Sri Noa Noa to Stuart Horstman of Freeline Indonesian Surf Adventures. Sri Noa Noa continues plying the waters of the eastern Indonesian archipelago, providing ‘tips of a lifetime’ to small groups of friends and families.

2017 – As Stuart focusses now on his surf camp, Phil & Claudie - two friends and business partners with a decade of experience in the surf travel industry - take over to continue the legacy of Sri Noa Noa with new energy and drive. They kept what was already good and improved what has become necessary over the years.

 

Our Professional Crew

Captain – Heri

Heri has been the Captain of Sri Noa Noa since 1995.  Originally from Flores, he is fully qualified, fluent in English and has an outstanding knowledge of the people, waters, waves and weather conditions in the areas that Sri Noa Noa operates, from Bali to West Timor. Heri is also an accomplished photographer and shoots every trip.  He makes sure our guests get to where they want to go and have a unique experience along the way.

Chef – Wayan

Wayan hails from Bali and has been around East Indonesia for almost two decades now, quite a few of them on Sri Noa Noa. He is the reason you might actually gain weight depsite all the surfing as he makes a mean Nasi Goreng and Beef Rendang when he's not catching fish by hand-line at night.

Mechanic – Hengky

Hengky joined Sri Noa Noa in 2016 as a fully qualified mechanic and has since broadened his skill set.  Hengky speaks reasonable English (he actually loves to practice further) and ensures you don’t need to lift a finger while on board (unless of course you’re pouncing on the fishing rod after a strike).

  • ...and another trip is a wrap. 4 happy campers and our 3 legends Heri, Wayan and Hengki. 📸: @jenks.sam .⁠
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  • Johannes happy as Larry in East Indo. ⁠
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  • @eteclothing team on tour! Pay them a visit in their epic store when you pass through Berlin. ⁠
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  • When you thought you had a sick and solid wave yourself at Desert Point, you go online and see your neighbor and Canggu ripper @nathanmonchet scoring this one only the day before. ⁠
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  • Why would you want a surf charter with 10 or more surfers on it if you can be just 3-6? The biggest luxury is still the lack of crowds. #noinstantcrowds ⁠
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Do you agree? ⁠
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📸: @herry_surfshoot
  • Time's flying and next year is coming sooner than you think. Our 2020 schedule is out now - on www.srinoanoa.com - and we still have plenty of availability. ⁠
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Book your trip until 31 July and benefit from the "old" rates! ⁠
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  • Among the many things our @cptn_herry excels at, fishing is certainly one of them! Usually, there's always at least one Sashimi party on a Sri Noa Noa charter. Quirin and the boys certainly inhaled that beauty of a GT few hours.⁠
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  • Empty. Perfection. ⁠We still have availability from 23 Sep - 2 Oct for our 9 nights charter to Sumba. Grab one of the last 2 slots for a charter on Sri Noa Noa this season
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  • 9 happy campers wrapping up the first leg of the season and rocking their @mrgsdesigns (and crew) shirts. ⁠
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The last trip had a special itinerary: We started in Komodo, did 2 days of Komodo dragons & snorkeling and then continued to chase waves in Sumbawa & Lombok, an area many consider as "done" for surf charters. In all honesty, we can report quite the opposite. This is far from over. ⁠
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While not as remote and unique as our other go-to-areas, the waves are still simply world-class and with @cptn_herry 's knowledge of the area, we still scored uncrowded surf except for picture-perfect Desert Point - but, seriously, can you blame anyone going there trying to get a slice of the cake? 📷 @herry_surfshoot ⁠
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  • The perks of bringing the boat back to #bali - you gotta stop in #lombok 📷 @herry_surfshoot .
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  • Welcome to another member of our fine crew, Chef Wayan! Hailing from Bali, he loves fishing and is the reason you won‘t lose weights on our trips despite all the surf sessions. 📷 @udoschnake .
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  • Smile, Johannes, smile!
@weddingsandwaves getting barreled at one of our favorite lefts. Remember this view @nickgeeze ?
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