Just Dreaming Surf Charters - Panaitan Island, West Java




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Just Dreaming was the first surf charter boat operating in the West Java and Panaitan Island Region.

Todd Bradley is the proud owner of Just Dreaming. Todd has been travelling searching for uncrowded perfect waves in Indonesia for 24 years. Todd will be organizing all aspects of your holiday to ensure it runs as smooth as possible and you get the waves and service you desire. Although not present on each Just Dreaming charter, Todd remains a part time skipper and a very good surfer himself, relishing his chances to travel to the uncrowded waves of Panaitan and West Java.

Australian skipper and guide John Olsen helps to hunt down the best waves possible for the guests. A talented goofy-foot, excelling in solid, barrelling left-handers, John thrives on finding and scoring perfect waves for his guests and has been hunting down waves in Indonesia for the last ten years. A very experienced fisherman and spear fisherman, John has a great rapport with the crew, having spent much time in the area over the last few years. He is always stoked to have the opportunity to search for some of the best waves and best times possible for the guests who jump on board.

Indonesian skipper Ismanto, has unsurpassed knowledge of the West Java region. First sailing Just Dreaming from Bali to West Java, Manto has worked on the boat for over 21 years.Manto has seen more waves out at panaitan island than possibly anyone in the world A highly experienced lifeguard, fisherman, spear fishermen, free diver,and most importantly mechanic and surfer, he knows the area like the back of his hand so you will be in the best hands possible Guests often step foot back on dry-land with Manto their new hero. He is the man!

Dana is a highly valuable crew member, perhaps the most valuable to some guests! Dishing up excellent food, non-stop for ravenous surfers. Feeding charter after charter of starving surfers for this time, Dana is definitely doing something right! His specialty? Catch yourself a Yellowfin and shortly after he'll present you with wasabi seasoned sashimi and a cold Bintang... he'll be your new best friend!

Deck-hand, mechanic, tender driver, cleaner, cook's assistant, and all-round nice guy, Sibby, rounds out the crew as the 2nd in charge. Having been with Just Dreaming for over 14 years, Sibby also knows Just Dreaming and West Java incredibly well and will do all in his power to help you have an incredible trip. Always busy and always working, he makes his way around the boat without you even noticing and is pivotal in making your stay as enjoyable as possible. just dreaming would not survive without sibby all round nice guy.



  • Air conditioned dormitory style accommodation sleeping up to 8 guests

  • TV with VCR, DVD and Blu-Ray player

  • Stereo with radio, cassette and CD player as well as connections for mp3, iPod and iPhones

  • Western style internal shower & on-deck shower

  • Western style toilet

  • Wide variety of recreational equipment, including fishing, spearfishing and snorkelling gear.

  • Modern refrigerator, freezer and commercial ice-making facilities

  • Back-up 240V generator for all power needs


  • 50ft cutter rig ketch, powered by a 98Hp Ford Diesel.

  • Tender with high-powered outboard for surf/fishing/land transfers

  • Modern navigation equipment fitted throughout, inclusive of, but not limited to: marine radar, GPS and plotter, depth sounder, VHF/HF/27MG radios and satellite phone.

  • Modern safety equipment available if needed, inclusive of, but not limited to: inflatable life jackets for all on-board, MOB equipment, EPIRB, life raft and an extensive first aid kit.

Another Epic Sunset

Another Epic Sunset

Skipper John Olsen 

Skipper John Olsen 

Dinner is looking good

Dinner is looking good

Good Times

Good Times

Always Dreaming

Always Dreaming