THE MENTAWAI ISLANDS and NORTH SUMATRA has some of the most consistent breaks on the planet. Every surfer needs to go on this adventure once in their lifetime. Ask anyone who has been there.
In season between April and October when swell swinging up from the Indian Ocean march south-west and the light trade winds blow from the south-east. Even during the off season when the trade winds switch to west and north-west there are still classic waves to be had and the swells are still consistent. Land camps and charter boats available. Blue water and tropical islands await you. Sea temperatures remain around 28°C. Banyak and Simeulue Islands are further north and less crowded with less boats and resorts just waiting to be explored! A few breaks in the Mentawai Islands are HT’s or Hollow Trees, Macaronis, Thunders, Nippusi, Lances Left, Kandui. Many pros come here for video and photo shoots.
-Waves for every surf level
-Crowded at the famous spots in season in Mentawais
-Less crowds the further North you go
-One of the most consistent areas on the planet
-Over 50 known waves in The Mentawai Islands plus many hidden gems
-Hot and humid
-Malaria and dengue fever