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Southern Mentawai Islands Surfing

Sumatra + Mentawais > Mentawai
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Despite their ideal location for getting the most out of the SW swells that consistently pour through the Java Trench, the Mentawai's have only been surfed since the early ?90?s. This is because these islands, lying about 90k's (55mi) off the Sumatran mainland, are one of the wildest places on earth. Many of the tribal inhabitants of the remoter islands have had, until recently, little contact with the modern world, preferring instead to live their own age old lifestyle. Add the fact that malaria is endemic and the untouched rainforest is almost impenetrable, then it's little wonder that the Indonesian government deterred surfers or tourists from visiting the Mentawai?s. These days, yacht charters take groups into this extremely fragile environment where even the waves are very sensitive to winds and tides. There is always a perfect, crystal clear wave, reeling off somewhere, close to the tree lined shore of coral encrusted lava. Just hope that not too many other boatloads of wave-hungry surfers are on to it.
+ Top swell consistency
+ Many world class trips
+ Clear water
+ Exotic islands
+ Unique culture
- Broken boards
- Dangerous navigation
- Malaria infested
- Very expensive boat tours
- Some crowded line-ups
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Macaronis Star Star Star Star Grey Star 3ft 18secs 205° 19mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Sibigau Rights Star Star Star Grey Star 3ft 18secs 205° 19mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
4
SW - W Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Thunders Grey Star 3ft 18secs 205° 19mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 20
3
S - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Rag's Right Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 3ft 18secs 205° 19mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
4
S - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Greenbush Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 3ft 18secs 205° 19mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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S - SW Northerly High Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Macaronis Right Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 3ft 18secs 205° 19mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
3
S - SW North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Rag's Left Grey Star 4ft 14secs 212° 19mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 18
6
S - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Silabu Star Star Star Grey Star 3ft 18secs 205° 19mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
4
S - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Solawi Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 2ft 19secs 204° 20mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
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S - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon The Hole Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 2ft 19secs 204° 20mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
4
S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Sanding Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 3.5ft 18secs 205° 24mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
4
S - SW Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Lighthouse / Pagai Selatan Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 3.5ft 18secs 205° 24mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 15
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S - SW Westerly All Tides