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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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 Bankvaults

Indonesia, Mentawai

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 1° 51.125' S
Longitude: 99° 14.684' E

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Boat Only, a bit south of Nipussi.

English (Translate this text in English): Boat Only, a bit south of Nipussi.

English (Translate this text in English): Boat Only, a bit south of Nipussi.

English (Translate this text in English): Boat Only, a bit south of Nipussi.

DistanceSurf trip

Walk

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

This is a heavy, ledgy right hander with the inside bowl offering some wide pits. Watch the sets, it's a big reef and breaks all over the show, choose your take off zone and sit there and wait, don't be tempted by what you see up the reef! The end of the run out tide tends to suck you too deep as well. Its very shifty and getting caught inside means long hold downs in very turbulant water. Had some of the best barrels of my trip here.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a heavy, ledgy right hander with the inside bowl offering some wide pits. Watch the sets, it's a big reef and breaks all over the show, choose your take off zone and sit there and wait, don't be tempted by what you see up the reef! The end of the run out tide tends to suck you too deep as well. Its very shifty and getting caught inside means long hold downs in very turbulant water. Had some of the best barrels of my trip here.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a heavy, ledgy right hander with the inside bowl offering some wide pits. Watch the sets, it's a big reef and breaks all over the show, choose your take off zone and sit there and wait, don't be tempted by what you see up the reef! The end of the run out tide tends to suck you too deep as well. Its very shifty and getting caught inside means long hold downs in very turbulant water. Had some of the best barrels of my trip here.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a heavy, ledgy right hander with the inside bowl offering some wide pits. Watch the sets, it's a big reef and breaks all over the show, choose your take off zone and sit there and wait, don't be tempted by what you see up the reef! The end of the run out tide tends to suck you too deep as well. Its very shifty and getting caught inside means long hold downs in very turbulant water. Had some of the best barrels of my trip here.

Atmosphere

Watch it from the channel for a bit and suss out how it breaks. A bit of extra foam doesn't hurt as you need to get into it nice and early. It doesn't always look makeable, and that's probably because its not. Take off anyway cause the ones you make are worth the beatings.

English (Translate this text in English): Watch it from the channel for a bit and suss out how it breaks. A bit of extra foam doesn't hurt as you need to get into it nice and early. It doesn't always look makeable, and that's probably because its not. Take off anyway cause the ones you make are worth the beatings.

English (Translate this text in English): Watch it from the channel for a bit and suss out how it breaks. A bit of extra foam doesn't hurt as you need to get into it nice and early. It doesn't always look makeable, and that's probably because its not. Take off anyway cause the ones you make are worth the beatings.

English (Translate this text in English): Watch it from the channel for a bit and suss out how it breaks. A bit of extra foam doesn't hurt as you need to get into it nice and early. It doesn't always look makeable, and that's probably because its not. Take off anyway cause the ones you make are worth the beatings.

General

Great wave, has plenty of power and is a welcome relief from the rest of the shallow reefs in the Mentawai's. Long hold downs replace reef cuts.

English (Translate this text in English): Great wave, has plenty of power and is a welcome relief from the rest of the shallow reefs in the Mentawai's. Long hold downs replace reef cuts.

English (Translate this text in English): Great wave, has plenty of power and is a welcome relief from the rest of the shallow reefs in the Mentawai's. Long hold downs replace reef cuts.

English (Translate this text in English): Great wave, has plenty of power and is a welcome relief from the rest of the shallow reefs in the Mentawai's. Long hold downs replace reef cuts.

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By huntingmentawai , 19 Nov

surf camp siberut - Come to Mentawai islands with surfer camp you will have great facilities for your surf trip and we’ll show you awesome waves everyday. Surf Camp is offering good basic accommodation in local traditional style bungalows at a budget price for surfing Mentawai Islands. Our Land Camp is right in the heart of the surf breaks with some world class waves just a short stroll away. We have electricity from 6 pm until 10 AM every day fans, showers and a refrigerator for the cool drink
The rooms are basic and clean with mosquito nets over every bed. Bed sheets get changed regularly while you stay. Fan in every room. Power jacks in every room for to charge up your gadgets.
Traditional bungalows right on the beach on the stunning and hidden island of Nyang-Nyang. The camp can cater for a maximum of 10 person and provides a traditional feel with modern facilities. Accompanied by an Indonesian family atmosphere offers a unique and memorable stay. The Mentawai Islands have plenty of amazing surf and breaks such as E’bay, Beng-Beng, Nipussi and Pitstop are all within walking distance from the camp. With white sandy beaches, palm trees and coral reefs, Camp Siberut offers an exciting and priceless experience.

contact handra
Mobile: +62 8137 400 6060 (he speaks good English)
Email: handraharbi@gmail.com
www.surfcampsiberut.com

By Mike , 07-05-2008

No comments for BV's?? - I just got back from staying on the Kandui resort. Bankvaults is a swell magnet that has some good barrel sections only if its glassy or offshore. Otherwise the barrel will close like a bank vault door. Can be heavy if you get caught right in the impact zone, othwise it just bounces and fizzles over the reef.
They say that Pitt Stops is the best air wave... I disagree, Bank Vaults, if the barrel isnt working has the best ramp sections.

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