A while ago we unceremoniously pointed out that despite your best day in the surf you're probably still an average surfer. We're not picking holes in your abilities but the chances aren't stacked in your favour. It's unlikely that you have a sponsor, that you can drop your life for a couple weeks while you and a photographer head overseas to nail a shoot in a 12ft swell and get paid for it. Life is most likely a little more predictable and involves a compromise with the other half, saving, annual leave and a hell of a lot of planning. You know, just like real life, because despite being a good surfer you never scored a sponsor like the top 20%. The long-winded point we're trying to make is the Mentawais will give you good waves in the low season, not huge, not intimidating, not scary as all hell waves - just good fun, average 3ft+ waves breaking in paradise that are perfect for you. Waves that will let you have fun, try something new and at some of the most famous breaks throughout the Mentawais.