Understand Where you are Going!
Be well prepared when heading to the Mentawais. As amazing and ideal as it is, you are VERY isolated, especially when it comes to any medical help. You need to be as prepared as you can be for your own personal well-being.
Some things to consider:
- Visit your doctor before you leave to discuss any health issues
- Make preparations for possible reef cuts, sea sickness, dengue fever, malaria etc
- If you wouldn’t take the risk dropping into a 6ft wave over shallow reef at home then the Mentawais isn’t a good place to start.
- Do some training before you leave home. Surf as much as possible, go for a run or swim if there aren’t any waves and watch your diet…cut back on the boo’s.
With all this being said, don’t let it dictate your trip. We encourage you to surf your ass off, come back with a few tubes under your belt.