Mentawais - Sumatra

 

Disneyland for Surfers! A boat or resort to suit everyone. To maximise your surf opportunities in the Mentawais, you really can't beat a boat charter. We've got a boat trip to fit your taste and budget with the best expert surf guides to ensure you have a high wave count. If surf boats aren't your thing, then we have a small range of unique surf resorts in different regions. All our resorts are hand-picked and are run by expert hosts (with speedboats) to get you the best waves on offer in their region.

Surf Conditions

Mentawais

Jan: 
fair
Feb: 
fair
Mar: 
good
Apr: 
good
May: 
excellent
Jun: 
excellent
Jul: 
excellent
Aug: 
excellent
Sep: 
excellent
Oct: 
good
Nov: 
fair
Dec: 
fair

Since the early 1990's surfers from around the globe have been visiting the Mentawai Islands to experience the worlds most surf infested region. Dozens of worldclass reefbreaks exist over a large island chain spanning from the Playgrounds region in the North, to the Pagi region in the South. The abundance of mechanical perfection and variety of surf on offer will make any surfers head spin with excitement.  The Mentawais should be on any good surfers bucket list due to it's classic waves, crystal clear warm water and tropical climate... what more could any keen surfer want?  

Our good friend the South Indian Ocean produces the swells that have the islands pumping from March through to October at 4-12ft, and the cyclone swells keep the surf rolling in throughout the remainder of the year.  Traditionally winds are quite calming to ensure that the swells that do arrive are always of a high standard.

Some of the top Mentawai breaks (to name a few) from North to South include:  No Kandui, Rifles, Telescopes, Lance's Left and Lance's Right, Macaronis, Greenbush, Thunders, Rags & The Hole.  All standard of surfers will be stoked with the variety and the consistency.  "This is the real Surfers Paradise." 

Flexible itineraries are devised to maximise surf time and to combat the ‘crowd factor’. On the recommendation of the skipper / surf guide who analyses the prevailing surf conditions in the region, you will be given expert advice on where the best conditions and swell will be located.  The boat option gives you a greater chance to score a bigger variety of waves, however if you prefer staying on land then your expert hosts with their speedboats will get you to the best on offer in their region.  

The Mentawais is truly one of the world's natural surfing wonders!

Poor
Fair
Good
Excellent
Optimum Conditions: 

Swell: Sth or SW
Wind: Any type of East