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Latitude: 1° 50.746' S
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Boat trip or resort, south end of Nyang Nyang
Easy to find?Don't know
Public access?Don't know
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name Tiki, Pussies
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
This wave is one of the most consistent and easiest to surf in the Mentawais. Always seem to have a wave, often with two peaks, one outside and one inside along the rock shelf. Sit on the inside to pick up some occasionally very good barrels along the shelf at 3-5 feet, or sit outside to pick up some peaky sets from 4-8 feet.
Nipussi is a good perfomance wave that changes character with swell size and direction. I found it best at 3-6 feet, a high tide and a south swell, with wedgy barrels on the inside, and peaks out the back. But you can surf it on any tide or swell. At size it can get powerful, just like anywhere else, but doesn't handle over about 8 feet. Watch the obvious rock pen at the very end of the wave on big days. A softer alternative on most days, it does therefore get crowded, but you should be able to get a peak somewhere.
It's a changeable wave, you can get barrelled on some days, on others just slash a wall: its a wave with versatility.
By Anonymous , 16-10-2006
fun wave - one of the funnest waves in the area. nice wackable wall that lines up perfect, and some times a little barrel on the inside. Always has a wave, when every else is flat go here. Only trouble is that it is one of the only spots to surf when it is small, so can get crowded and only has one real take of spot. so take turns and line up.
By Matt G , 30-08-2006
why do this? - Why would Rip Curl hold an international surf contest at a semi-private spot in Mexico? Is Nipussi a secret spot? Is there no other info on the internet with regards to Nipussi? Have the boat charters and land camps promoted it at all? Will surfers make the trek to the Mentawais just for a taste of Nipussi? Does Roger have anything to gain by giving us his comprehensive take on Nipussi? I will be there next week. If he is there, I will ask him.
By Anonymous , 14-08-2006
Roger McEvilly you're a goose - why do this? why? please answer us.............
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