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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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Indonesia, Mentawai

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 1° 50.986' S
Longitude: 99° 18.15' E

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close to Bank Vaults. Need a boat or stay at resort.

English (Translate this text in English): close to Bank Vaults. Need a boat or stay at resort.

English (Translate this text in English): close to Bank Vaults. Need a boat or stay at resort.

English (Translate this text in English): close to Bank Vaults. Need a boat or stay at resort.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkDon't know

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

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 Additional Information

One of Mentawais best waves.

Long, heavy and barreling. Usually about 80-100m long, but on bigger days up to about 150m or so into the little bay, barreling all the way along.

Holds any size from chest high up to as big as you want. Easy to get caught by sets swinging wide. Not for beginners, it's heavy and shifty and pretty nasty on the inside if you get washed over the shelf. Boils and reef heads pup up out of the water and you might lose a fin or some skin.

Can't surf on low tide, too shallow, but from low to mid up.

English (Translate this text in English): One of Mentawais best waves.

Long, heavy and barreling. Usually about 80-100m long, but on bigger days up to about 150m or so into the little bay, barreling all the way along.

Holds any size from chest high up to as big as you want. Easy to get caught by sets swinging wide. Not for beginners, it's heavy and shifty and pretty nasty on the inside if you get washed over the shelf. Boils and reef heads pup up out of the water and you might lose a fin or some skin.

Can't surf on low tide, too shallow, but from low to mid up.

English (Translate this text in English): One of Mentawais best waves.

Long, heavy and barreling. Usually about 80-100m long, but on bigger days up to about 150m or so into the little bay, barreling all the way along.

Holds any size from chest high up to as big as you want. Easy to get caught by sets swinging wide. Not for beginners, it's heavy and shifty and pretty nasty on the inside if you get washed over the shelf. Boils and reef heads pup up out of the water and you might lose a fin or some skin.

Can't surf on low tide, too shallow, but from low to mid up.

English (Translate this text in English): One of Mentawais best waves.

Long, heavy and barreling. Usually about 80-100m long, but on bigger days up to about 150m or so into the little bay, barreling all the way along.

Holds any size from chest high up to as big as you want. Easy to get caught by sets swinging wide. Not for beginners, it's heavy and shifty and pretty nasty on the inside if you get washed over the shelf. Boils and reef heads pup up out of the water and you might lose a fin or some skin.

Can't surf on low tide, too shallow, but from low to mid up.

Atmosphere

Awesome left barrels, heavy and perfect.

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome left barrels, heavy and perfect.

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome left barrels, heavy and perfect.

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome left barrels, heavy and perfect.

General

One of the best spot in north of Mentawaï.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the best spot in north of Mentawaï.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the best spot in north of Mentawaï.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the best spot in north of Mentawaï.

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By Anonymous , 09-01-2009

fishy - so it wasn't just us...
we pre-paid Wavepark but then wanted to add on a couple days to catch a later swell.we had agreed on an exact price w/Christie.got to padang all jet lagged and he came by to pick up our credit cards to process for add on,he came back and we signed.when we got home our cards had been billed 300$ more than we agreed upon.we sent e-mails and finally got a reply that we hadn't understood the exchange rate.
i don't think so.

By Anonymous , 07-11-2008

pass on wavepark - Beware Christie at Wavepark
One could pass through Wavepark early or late season and have a good time.At the outset Christie comes off as an earnest guy.However my friends and I stayed longer and got some glimpses behind his mask.
Christie lied to my face more than once.He also cheated us on the exchange rate for a good sum.Caught and confronted in a lie he will play dumb,and then find some weird logic to deny all.I guess if I lived and played king on an island for 10 years I´d always think I´m right in my own head too.
Few years back you could dodge the charters occasionally and have a good time.Kandui opening changed all that.They have so many guests and their dayboats are everywhere.Add the increasing amount of budget losmens in the area and it turns into one big headache.
I´ve cut and pasted below part of a post Christie put up recently on MMTA(Mentawaii Marine Tourism Assoc.) website forum re. this issue,in it Christie squabbles with a neighbour..

June 11, 2008
…… I do object to you and him bringing your non-licensed, non-tax-paying, non-reported guests to drop in and snake my guests. Sorry bro, of all the camps that have sprung up around Siberut, yours has the worst reputation. The surfguide that you provide for your guests (usually you) knows nothing about etiquette about about controlling your guests so that everybody can have fun. My guests constantly complain about you and your friends.

There are many other things we could sort out face to face next time you are in the islands, but this laundry should be aired publicly.

Christie Carter
CEO PT,Harta Karun
Wavepark Mentawaii

Fact is Christie desperately want to cash out.If anyone were to entertain such a proposal,watch your back!
Meanwhile sketchy owner & crowded waves,its your call.

Tom
Pismo Beach, Ca.


By Hurly64 , 30-07-2008

crowded - If I were Christie, I would want to cash out, too, what with all the other landcamps sprouting up and crowding the breaks. The fact is, Christie runs a Class A operation, and the amount of repeat business he gets is a testament to that. If he could get the transportation problems to and from the resort ironed out, most of his problems would be solved.

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