New to the World Surfaris range: Kingfisher Mentawais Resort

Hi surfers, with one of the most impressive waves in the Mentawais on your door step (Lances Left) – Kingfisher Mentawais Resort is the ideal location to add to our product range. You won’t need to leave your bungalow to appreciate the superbly shaped wave of Lances Left. This wave is suitable for all levels of ability due to its length and variations through different sections making it a regular crowd pleaser (without the crowds).

The region also offers up at least 10 different waves accessible by a short 20 minute boat ride. Take your pick of fun beach breaks, long lefts and rights or heavy slabs... there is something for all capabilities in this extremely wave rich location of the Mentawai archipelago.

Situated on the edge of an expansive bay, surrounded by crystal clear waters whilst being fringed with idyllic palm trees like something off a tropical postcard, Kingfisher Bay Resort is the perfect setting for your surfing adventure.

World Surfaris MD – Shaun Levings was in the Mentawais in early November on research and whilst Moon Palikir was anchored in the bay at Lances left he took the opportunity to head to shore and personally inspect Kingfisher Resort.  This is what Shaun has to say about his visit.

“I’d been chatting to Kingfisher Resort founder, Ben Pike on and off for the last couple of years and I’d heard some great reports from others about their experiences staying at Kingfisher.
This was the perfect opportunity for me to meet Ben and see it for myself first hand before deciding on whether it made the cut as an addition to our unique range of ‘handpicked surf adventures’.
I was blown away as soon as I set my wobbly sea legs on shore to see what Ben and his business partner Federico had created.  Rustic elegance is the best way to describe it with high quality bungalows and epic open plan bar and restaurant all set in tropical paradise just off the white sandy beach and ‘Lances left’ within paddling distance.  After having a couple of Bintangs with Benny it was obvious that this was his dream come true and he planned on being here for a long time. It was cool to see Jamie O’Briens (JOB) old boards adorn the walls with handwritten notes testifying to how much he loves the place and I can totally see why.  I happened to fall in love with Lances Left whilst I was there and can’t wait to stay at Kingfisher Resort in the near future.”

*BTW, Jamie will be back at Kingfisher in 2015 (more than likely first 2 weeks of August) and you can book in to join JOB for a surfing, fishing and Bintang swilling adventure !!


The vast variety of wildlife and culture will just highlight how unique and unforgettable this place is.  There's an abundance of surf in close proximity with Lance's right (HT's) just around the corner as well as a few secret spots that Ben and Fred have up their sleeves to ensure you will surf uncrowded waves.  

Whether it’s a surfing experience or a relaxing holiday, Kingfisher Bay Resort will provide an adventure of a lifetime set in a pristine location. Add this place to your Christmas list.

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