Generally speaking, the majority of people going to the Banyaks are travelling via charter boat and for a minimum of 10 nights. This gives you an ample swell window of opportunity and its common to get at least one or two swells during this time. Because of this you probably want to come prepared.
Due to being a bit closer to the equator, the Banyaks doesn’t get the gnarly waves the Mentawais can get on a big swell. However the Indian Ocean packs a punch wherever you surf on a swell so come prepared and check the forecast before you pack.
We recommend a small wave board, a couple of magic short boards and a step-up at least 6 or 7 inches bigger than your normal shorty.
** The Banyaks is also a popular choice for mal-riders.