The Waves

Ride world class waves

Our island has three amazing waves on the outer reefs. With the right swell and wind conditions, there are seven waves that we surf regularly that are on a world class level.

There’s also chance for a bit of exploration with hidden gems that have never been surfed before giving you the opportunity to score the best waves of your life.

When you’ve snagged enough waves here, it’s time to venture into the surf playgrounds of the Mentawai’s. With waves including:

  • Rifles
  • Hideaways
  • Bank Vaults
  • E-Bays
  • A-Frames

There’s plenty of choice for chargers wanting to get barrelled out of their minds.

The Mentawai Islands attract epic swells all year round but peak season is March to September when south groundswells consistently hit the islands causing premier waves to roll in.

There are more than 30 waves around the area with a mixture of right and left barrels plus chilled out waves for the mellower surfer. They can range anywhere from 12 foot awesome stand-up barrels to fun-sized walls.

We have access to a large variety of waves for all surfing levels.

All waves are accessed by boat unless you are paddling out front for an early morning session.

The water temperature stays at 30°C so we don’t advise wearing wetsuits but tops are good for rainy days and travelling on the boat. Reef booties are also recommended as all waves break over reef.

*For beginners, we do not recommend that you learn to surf in Mentawai.