The Mentawai Islands offer a wide variety of breaks catering to intermediate (long soft walls) and advanced surfers (shallow dredging barrels). Your group will be able to communicate to the expert western surf guide what type of waves you would like to surf before going out. Your guide will then figure out the best spots to take you to depending on the size and direction of the swell and the wind. Many of the waves visited on this surf charter have been featured in dozens of surf movies throughout the years. Spots like E-Bay, Bank-vaults, Hideaways, NoKandui, Rifles, Telescopes, HT’S, Macaronis, Greenbush, Rags, Lighthouse and The Hole are some of the most popular spots for Surf film makers. All of these waves are shallow reef brakes that provide insane tube rides for experienced surfers. The list goes on with a number of easier waves like: Pit stops, Burger World, Nipussi, Baby Kandui, Karanbijat left, 4-Bobs, A-frames, Scarecrows, Bintangs, Lances Left, Sand Bars, Bat Caves, KFC, Roxy’s and Moots, all giving you the chance to carve your brains out and slip into some easy barrel rides.
There are many well-known spots to score some great waves but if you want to dodge the crowd and explore, you can ask the surf guide and go to any number of lesser known but equally great breaks. If your group is a mix of intermediate and advanced surfers it’s no problem for the “Stacia” to drop off surfers to different breaks and still maintain radio contact with the Santa Lusia, so that you can maximise your surf time and stay within your limits.
Optimal conditions for the Mentawais
Swell: Sth or SW
Wind: Any type of East