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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Mentawai

Indonesia

If you decide to come to Mentawais you can do it from March to November;due to their position in the Indian Ocean the islands are exposed to the South-Southwest swells,so from March to April the waves are smaller but consistent as well….Then they will become stronger in May. The same happens to the ending of October and the beginning of November: smaller but consistent waves again. From April to October strong swells from South Africa and Antartica reach our coral reefs carrying amazing waves that roll into clean and perfect barrels…… Now you can plan your trip thinking of this: if your choice is NO crowded and easier surfing we suggest you to book in March, April,October and November,if you like to play rough you must book from May to September! Surfline suggests Mentawai in August is the Best Bet in the world. (source : http://surfthementawai.com)

English (Translate this text in English): If you decide to come to Mentawais you can do it from March to November;due to their position in the Indian Ocean the islands are exposed to the South-Southwest swells,so from March to April the waves are smaller but consistent as well….Then they will become stronger in May. The same happens to the ending of October and the beginning of November: smaller but consistent waves again. From April to October strong swells from South Africa and Antartica reach our coral reefs carrying amazing waves that roll into clean and perfect barrels…… Now you can plan your trip thinking of this: if your choice is NO crowded and easier surfing we suggest you to book in March, April,October and November,if you like to play rough you must book from May to September! Surfline suggests Mentawai in August is the Best Bet in the world. (source : http://surfthementawai.com)

English (Translate this text in English): If you decide to come to Mentawais you can do it from March to November;due to their position in the Indian Ocean the islands are exposed to the South-Southwest swells,so from March to April the waves are smaller but consistent as well….Then they will become stronger in May. The same happens to the ending of October and the beginning of November: smaller but consistent waves again. From April to October strong swells from South Africa and Antartica reach our coral reefs carrying amazing waves that roll into clean and perfect barrels…… Now you can plan your trip thinking of this: if your choice is NO crowded and easier surfing we suggest you to book in March, April,October and November,if you like to play rough you must book from May to September! Surfline suggests Mentawai in August is the Best Bet in the world. (source : http://surfthementawai.com)

English (Translate this text in English): If you decide to come to Mentawais you can do it from March to November;due to their position in the Indian Ocean the islands are exposed to the South-Southwest swells,so from March to April the waves are smaller but consistent as well….Then they will become stronger in May. The same happens to the ending of October and the beginning of November: smaller but consistent waves again. From April to October strong swells from South Africa and Antartica reach our coral reefs carrying amazing waves that roll into clean and perfect barrels…… Now you can plan your trip thinking of this: if your choice is NO crowded and easier surfing we suggest you to book in March, April,October and November,if you like to play rough you must book from May to September! Surfline suggests Mentawai in August is the Best Bet in the world. (source : http://surfthementawai.com)

Seasonal swell & wind variations:

S-SW all the year

English (Translate this text in English): S-SW all the year

English (Translate this text in English): S-SW all the year

English (Translate this text in English): S-SW all the year

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Short de bain Short de bain Short de bain Short de bain Short de bain Short de bain
Water temp. 29°C
84°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
27°C
81°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
Air temp.            
Climate

Seasonal swell & wind variations

S-SW all the year

English (Translate this text in English): S-SW all the year

English (Translate this text in English): S-SW all the year

English (Translate this text in English): S-SW all the year

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
4 Bobs 5 / -
Right Reef-coral All surfers
aaron's - / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Ariks 2 / -
Right Reef-coral All surfers
Bang Bang 16 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Bankvaults 10 / 1
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Burger 4 / 1
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Dutchies 1 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
E-Bay 10 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Green Bush 5 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
hideway 2 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
HT's 29 / 2
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Icelands 10 / -
Left Reef-coral
Kandui Left 4 / -
Left Reef-coral
Lances left 40 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Macaronis 32 / 2
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Nipussi 18 / -
Right Reef-rocky All surfers
PDDLP 13 / -
Right Reef-coral All surfers
Pitstops 8 / -
Right Reef-coral All surfers
Resorts 6 / -
Left Reef-coral All surfers
Rifles 10 / -
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Rikas rights - / -
Right Reef-coral All surfers
Scarecrows 13 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Suicides 2 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Telescopes 24 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
The hole 10 / 1
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Thunders 18 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
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Green Bush
By huntingmentawai
Feb 28, 2015
- traditional beach resort on the stunning and hidden island of Nyang-Nyang. The camp can sleep up to 2 people until 10 person and provides a traditional feel with modern facilities. Accompanied by an Indonesian family atmosphere, Camp Siberut
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Pitstops
By huntingmentawai
Feb 28, 2015
-   traditional beach resort on the stunning and hidden island of Nyang-Nyang. The camp can sleep up to 2 people until 10 person and provides a traditional feel with modern facilities. Accompanied by an Indonesian family atmospher
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Burger
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Feb 28, 2015
-   traditional beach resort on the stunning and hidden island of Nyang-Nyang. The camp can sleep up to 2 people until 10 person and provides a traditional feel with modern facilities. Accompanied by an Indonesian family atmosphere, C
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Nipussi
By huntingmentawai
Feb 28, 2015
- traditional beach resort on the stunning and hidden island of Nyang-Nyang. The camp can sleep up to 2 people until 10 person and provides a traditional feel with modern facilities. Accompanied by an Indonesian family atmosphere, Camp Siberut of
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E-Bay
By huntingmentawai
Oct 25, 2012
- traditional beach resort on the stunning and hidden island of Nyang-Nyang. The camp can sleep up to 2 people until 10 person and provides a traditional feel with modern facilities. Accompanied by an Indonesian family atmosphere, Camp Siberut of
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Trip: Mentawaï 2009
By chris
From Apr 9, 2009 to Apr 25, 2009
Sail & surf trip on the Scame sailboat with Jeanine, Daniel & Teiki. The trip was just perfect: perfect waves, nice team, meeting with mentawaï people (Aman from Siberut) etc.The sailbot is just great and Jeanine French cuisine is
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Trip: Mentawai 2008
By ozsurfer101
From Jul 9, 2008 to Jul 20, 2008
Good surf. Ula's, Scarecrows, Ariks, Ombuk Tudor, Icelands, Resorts, Telescopes. Telescopes is one of the best waves I have ever surfed, awesome pobarrels. Icelands is good on a medium size day with some big drops. Nice trip, low crowds.
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Trip: Indo 2006
By ozsurfer101
From Apr 3, 2006 to Jul 3, 2006
Uluwatu Outside Corner, Green Ball, Racetracks, Peak, Bombie, Sri Lanka, Keramas, Nusa Dua, Kandui Left, 4 bobs, Beng Beng, Pitstops, Ombuk Tudor, Ulus, Icelands, Scarecrows, Inside Tudor, Ujung Bocur, Way Jambu, Drews Right, Jimmys Right, Jimmys L
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Trip: Indo 2005
By ozsurfer101
From Aug 24, 2005 to Nov 1, 2005
Uluwatu, Monkeys, Shipwrecks, Lacerations, Playground, Kongs, Moneytrees, Speedies, Tiger Tracks, Sorake, Hualohilho, Rock star, Bay of Plenty, Lassiken, One Banzai Reef, Stalins Left, Treasure Island, Babi, Lighthouse Rights, Tea Bags, Rifles, Ban
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Trip: Mentawai
By test
From Apr 13, 1996 to Apr 18, 1996

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By Anonymous , 13-11-2010

No such thing as a reliable time table - Ferry service changes from day to day, if ferry can't go due to weather, or broken etc, your stuck
Nyang Nyang is a hoax, local familys have got together and set a price which is way to high for what you pay(you can get a hotel in other parts of Indo), you get a smokey leaking no electricity, no toilet,no food, no shower, its rough but with a $ price, rip off area needs good swell to get in, so pitstops or long walk to pussys is only real options (crowded), tried to hire boat, what a rip off, this feral living with $ price tag, better pying a bit extra and staying at a camp/resort...never again :(

By Anonymous , 12-08-2010

- The link below has accurate timetables as well as transfer cost both for ferries and speed boats to Siberut or Tueapejat in Sipora.
www.mentawai-surfcamp.com/mentawai-ferry.shtml
Contact "the mentawai shadow" facebook for experienced local speed boat transfers to mentawai and waves with good guides. Accomodation in Nyang Nyang is cheap but you need to bring most of your supplies...beware of thieves...staying in a camp or a boat will bring in the benefits...

By Anonymous , 10-06-2010

A few years ago - A few years ago there was very basic huts on the beach and you had to take all your food and water, no village on nyang nyang, but now the area has upgraded, there is now two surf camps on the island pit stop hill(pitstops) and mentawai bungalow (e-bay)(both have websites )maybee you could stay on other island or at village,but its very hardcore/rough and you really need either a guide or to spreak bahasa indonesia, i did it with a local jakarta surfer, but we still got hassled by police and had problems getting to wave, so in the end it wasn't as cheap as i thought it would be.

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