Mentawais

What's The Surf Like?

The Mentawai Islands offer some of the best surf to be found anywhere in the world, with more perfect left and right handers in one region than anywhere on earth. The Mentawai group of Islands attracts swells all year round with the most consistent season generally being between March and November.

Waves vary in size from 2 to 12 foot with the average wave height being about 6 foot. The Mentawai Islands region can also get big swells with reports of up to 15 feet plus recorded. They can range anywhere from fun sized walls to awesome stand-up barrels. If can hold you're own on a wave, whether you're natural or goofy, this place has the wave for you. Even today you still have the opportunity to surf uncrowded waves as this area keeps producing quality line ups which are scattered amongst a vast array of reefs, point breaks and secluded bays.

On a world scale, The Mentawai Islands has a 91% chance of scoring epic waves. Compared with Hawaii (76%) and Australia around 80%. With warm water and a variety of perfect waves the Mentawai's has it all.

Given the range of options that we can provide you with in the Mentawai Islands, you won't be disappointed. We have a variety of accommodation options onboard a boat or on land for you to select from. You can hang out in the luxury of a land based surf camp with all the creature comforts of home and then some! With fast access available to an amazing amount of surf breaks by speedboat.

The other alternative is to enjoy the open seas by jumping on a surf charter giving you the freedom to move easily between the many islands and reefs that the Mentawai Islands offer. Surf different breaks and wake to a different view each morning. Our fleet of boats is one of the largest operating in the area and our range means we have a budget to suit everyone.

Weather in Mentawais

October - March
April - September

The Mentawai Islands have an equatorial climate with high temperatures year round with a few months of rain. Average temps are around 30 Degrees Celsius all year round.

The wet season generally occurs from October to March and is not necessarily consistent with Bali. The dry season occurs from April to September, with less humidity, dry days and sunnier weather. The Dry season generally gets the better surf as the swell comes from the S-SW. Not uncommon to get long periods of low to no wind during this time.

Most rainfall in this region will occur during the wet season, but downpours are typical and can occur at anytime, usually not lasting too long.

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Aloita Resort Spa

  • Resort
Jan - Dec
11 breaks nearby
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Aloita Resort Spa

Welcome to Aloita Resort and Spa a refined, classy and comfortable resort in Indonesias, Mentawai Islands.

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Bintang

  • Boat Charter
Feb - Nov
21 breaks nearby
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Bintang

At 110ft, the Bintang is the largest Surf Charter in the Mentawai Islands. Having been set up exclusively for surf charters, you wont be disappointed with your surf trip on board the Bintang. Theyll get you to the best waves the Mentawais has to offer. 

2015, 11 Night Charters for Individual Bookings US $3,300 per person

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Bohemian Baru

12 nights explore the Banyaks, Nias, Telos & Mentawais from only USD$2,640PP

  • Boat Charter
Mar - Nov
21 breaks nearby
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Bohemian Baru

Bohemian Baru is a spanking new power cat specifically designed for the surf charter business in the remote islands of Indonesia. Onboard the Bohemian Baru youll cruise the Mentawai, Telos, Nias and Banyak Islands scoring the best waves possible.

12 Night Charters in 2016 starting from US$2,650 per person.

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Botik Resort

The Heart of the Mentawais

  • Resort
Mar - Nov
9 breaks nearby
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Botik Resort

Botik Resort offers you a trip with a difference and the Botik crew will go out of their way making sure your surfing holiday is that little bit better than expected. Youll get epic waves when you stay at this Mentawai Surf Resort. Stay at Botik Resort this year and you wont be disappointed.

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Indies Explorer

  • Boat Charter
Feb - Nov
25 breaks nearby
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Indies Explorer

Come aboard the Indies Explorer and let the experienced crew take you to a true surfers paradise.

2015, 11 Night Charters From USD $2,600 per person

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Kaimana

  • Boat Charter
8 breaks nearby
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Kaimana

2015, 11 night charters from US $2,800 Per Person.

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Nearby Surf Breaks
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4 Bobs

4 Bobs
Surf Skill:
2
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Apr - Oct
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Just across from Chubbies, 4-Bobs is a painless right that tapers into a deep channel giving it a fat, fun and short ride.

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Bank Vaults

Bank Vaults
Surf Skill:
4
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Gun
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Apr - Oct
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Bank Vaults is a powerful, right hander that works in almost any size swell, sets arrive from anywhere when least expected. An extremely steep rise in the reef causes the lip to pitch thick and heavy

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Batcaves

Batcaves
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Apr - Oct
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A long breaking righthander, this wave is considered a mellower option than surrounding waves and breaks along the outside of a deserted tropical island. It has an open faced walls for carving and is a fun long wave.

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Beng Bengs

Beng Bengs
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Bodyboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Apr - Oct
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Beng Bengs is a fun left reef that works when Ebay and others breaks arent quite working. A wave that offers fast sections with a couple of wackable walls to hit but not really a barrelling wave.

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Bintangs Right

Bintangs Right
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Gun
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Apr - Oct
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A punchy, dredging righthander located a few hundred yards from Lances Left. With a shifting peak it can be a fun. The outside bombora, about 100m from the break itself will indicate when a set is approaching.This place can hold big swells and is worth checking out.

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Burger World

Burger World
Surf Skill:
2
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Mar - Sep
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Burger World (Koriniki). Winding off a coral protrusion, this right-hander delivers a short punchy wave on any tide. It is located off Dodiki Island, a few miles west of E Bay.

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