Mentawai Surfspots

The Mentawai islands are one of the most consistent surf destinations in the entire world. It’s broad exposure towards the vast, southern Indian ocean provides these majestic islands with remarkable consistency and quality. There are great waves in this area YEAR-ROUND, because the Indian ocean is the most ultra-active, groundswell producing machine in the world. During the entire year Aileoita 1 offers the opportunity to score the best waves of their lives on the best local boats operating in the Mentawai islands. The best time of the year to come to avoid crowds is October – February, because most people are under the misconception that this time of the year has no waves, and extreme weather, but this is false. Because of Mentawai islands proximity in relation to the equator the islands are virtually unaffected by the monsoons which greatly effect other areas of Indonesia. The Indian oceans relentless generation of clean swells year round, and the weather in the islands makes for year round epic surf, and conditions.

In an effort to minimize the exploitation of this sovereign area we have compiled a brief glimpse of seventeen well-known Mentawai Islands surf spots. There are an astonishing number of additional spots which offer an abundance of hollow, glassy barrels constantly evolving around the various moods of the ocean; however, the most important element in the Mentawai Islands experience is that overwhelming feeling of discovery and finding these perfect waves on your own.

 

  • A Frames
    Zone: Playgrounds
    Best Size: 3-10 ft
    Consistency: 8/10
    Overall Rating: 6/8
  • Hideaways
    Zone: Playgrounds
    Best Size: 4-8 ft
    Consistency: 5/9
    Overall Rating: 8/10
  • Nokandui
    Zone: Playgrounds
    Best Size: 4-12 ft
    Consistency: 5/10
    Overall Rating: 10/10
  • 4 Bobs
    Zone: Playgrounds
    Best Size: 3-5 ft
    Consistency: 7/10
    Overall Rating: 5/10
  • Burgerworld
    Zone: Siberut
    Best Size: 2-4 ft
    Consistency: 10
    Overall Rating: 10
  • Lance’s Left
    Zone: Sipora
    Best Size: 2-12 ft
    Consistency: 9/10
    Overall Rating: 6/10
  • Bankvaults
    Zone: Nyang-Nyang
    Best Size: 4-10 ft
    Consistency: 6/10
    Overall Rating: 8/10
  • Beng Beng
    Zone: Nyang-Nyang
    Best Size: 2-4 ft
    Consistency: 6/10
    Overall Rating: 5/9
  • E-Bay
    Zone: Nyang-Nyang
    Best Size: 4-8 ft
    Consistency: 3/6
    Overall Rating: 6/9
  • Nipussi
    Zone: Nyang-Nyang
    Best Size: 3-12 ft
    Consistency: 9/10
    Overall Rating: 5/10
  • Pitstops
    Zone: Nyang-Nyang
    Best Size: 2-4 ft
    Consistency: 6/10
    Overall Rating: 5/10
  • Lance’s Right
    Zone: Sipora
    Best Size: 4-8 ft
    Consistency: 7/10
    Overall Rating: 9/10
  • Telescopes
    Zone: Sipora
    Best Size: 4-10 ft
    Consistency: 5/10
    Overall Rating: 8/10
  • Macaroni’s
    Zone: North Pagai
    Best Size: 3-6 ft
    Consistency: 7/10
    Overall Rating: 8/10
  • Rag’s Right
    Zone: South Pagai
    Best Size: 5-8 ft
    Consistency: 5/10
    Overall Rating: 8/10
  • Thunders
    Zone: South Pagai
    Best Size: 3-6 ft
    Consistency: 10/10
    Overall Rating: 6/9
  • And many more…