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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 The hole

Indonesia, Mentawai

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go to padang on the main land and then get a good boat out to the south of the mentawaii island chain (need food and water for 4 day trip at least)need map to find unless you have a guide

English (Translate this text in English): go to padang on the main land and then get a good boat out to the south of the mentawaii island chain (need food and water for 4 day trip at least)need map to find unless you have a guide

English (Translate this text in English): go to padang on the main land and then get a good boat out to the south of the mentawaii island chain (need food and water for 4 day trip at least)need map to find unless you have a guide

English (Translate this text in English): go to padang on the main land and then get a good boat out to the south of the mentawaii island chain (need food and water for 4 day trip at least)need map to find unless you have a guide

DistanceSurf trip

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Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide position

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

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 Additional Information

e confident surfing left and don't be afraid to pull under the lip as it stays open and lets you out. don't pull in if its large and low tide.

English (Translate this text in English): e confident surfing left and don't be afraid to pull under the lip as it stays open and lets you out. don't pull in if its large and low tide.

English (Translate this text in English): e confident surfing left and don't be afraid to pull under the lip as it stays open and lets you out. don't pull in if its large and low tide.

English (Translate this text in English): e confident surfing left and don't be afraid to pull under the lip as it stays open and lets you out. don't pull in if its large and low tide.

Atmosphere

swell wraps around a small deserted island and lines up on the reef it peaks and then runs down the reef and is very hollow.

English (Translate this text in English): swell wraps around a small deserted island and lines up on the reef it peaks and then runs down the reef and is very hollow.

English (Translate this text in English): swell wraps around a small deserted island and lines up on the reef it peaks and then runs down the reef and is very hollow.

English (Translate this text in English): swell wraps around a small deserted island and lines up on the reef it peaks and then runs down the reef and is very hollow.

General

this is one of 10 world class waves in this island chain but without a doubt my favourite as it is hardest to get to and crowds stay away.

English (Translate this text in English): this is one of 10 world class waves in this island chain but without a doubt my favourite as it is hardest to get to and crowds stay away.

English (Translate this text in English): this is one of 10 world class waves in this island chain but without a doubt my favourite as it is hardest to get to and crowds stay away.

English (Translate this text in English): this is one of 10 world class waves in this island chain but without a doubt my favourite as it is hardest to get to and crowds stay away.

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By baustin , 26-10-2007

The Hole on a longboard - Scored the hole - great conditions - nice perfect barrels - safer inside the barrel than out

By Anonumous. , 07-07-2006

The Hole - The hole is a fantastic wave, but in recent years crowds have figured out about it, and it's a very dangerous wave if people are in the way... or if a crowd is pushing people deeper down the reef it get's very gnarly. Also it is inconsistent and if the wind isn't just right forget about it. But if you score it like I have years ago with nobody out and double overhead mindblowing pits... you'll be stoked as it's a very scary wave but offers up long psycho pretty pits.. just don't expect it. Mentawi is general has passed it's prime.

By no good , 05-04-2006

the south sucks - nah, don't even bother with the south part of the islands, the only reason to leave playgrounds is to go to HT's, don't even bother with maccas anymore, there's a surf camp now and when my boat was there all the guys in the surf camp just posted all day and we couldn't even get a wave. Then the captain took us south and the wind was all wrong and there weren't any spots for that direction wind. If we had been in playgrounds we could have just paddled over to another spot that was offshore and pumping. Lost a few days of my trip, i'll never get that back..

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