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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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 Shark Pit

Indonesia, Sumatra Islands

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 0° 36.138' N
Longitude: 97° 41.06' E

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Its about a 1-2 hour walk west from Lagundri Bay across rice fields and dodgy tracks. The locals say it is less of a walk than it actually is. At the other side of the island you come upon a raised reef, and a left breaking on the outermost edge of the reef into the bay. You could also get aboat from Lagundri, but this wave itsnt good enough on its own.

English (Translate this text in English): Its about a 1-2 hour walk west from Lagundri Bay across rice fields and dodgy tracks. The locals say it is less of a walk than it actually is. At the other side of the island you come upon a raised reef, and a left breaking on the outermost edge of the reef into the bay. You could also get aboat from Lagundri, but this wave itsnt good enough on its own.

English (Translate this text in English): Its about a 1-2 hour walk west from Lagundri Bay across rice fields and dodgy tracks. The locals say it is less of a walk than it actually is. At the other side of the island you come upon a raised reef, and a left breaking on the outermost edge of the reef into the bay. You could also get aboat from Lagundri, but this wave itsnt good enough on its own.

English (Translate this text in English): Its about a 1-2 hour walk west from Lagundri Bay across rice fields and dodgy tracks. The locals say it is less of a walk than it actually is. At the other side of the island you come upon a raised reef, and a left breaking on the outermost edge of the reef into the bay. You could also get aboat from Lagundri, but this wave itsnt good enough on its own.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East, 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

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Its an average-ok left, only surfed it once at 2-4 feet, 4-6 or even bigger might be better,as its pretty deep out the back. It barrels near takeoff, pretty close to the reef,then the wave fattens out into the bay over about 100-150m, but it didnt line up that well when small. Another section might be rideable and link up a bit further up the point when it gets bigger-I could see it barreling about another 100m further up. Locals say it does lineup when bigger, but I wouldn't necassarily trust them.

Not really worth the long walk from Lagundri, there is apparently an A-frame peak further round in the bay that could be better.

English (Translate this text in English): Its an average-ok left, only surfed it once at 2-4 feet, 4-6 or even bigger might be better,as its pretty deep out the back. It barrels near takeoff, pretty close to the reef,then the wave fattens out into the bay over about 100-150m, but it didnt line up that well when small. Another section might be rideable and link up a bit further up the point when it gets bigger-I could see it barreling about another 100m further up. Locals say it does lineup when bigger, but I wouldn't necassarily trust them.

Not really worth the long walk from Lagundri, there is apparently an A-frame peak further round in the bay that could be better.

English (Translate this text in English): Its an average-ok left, only surfed it once at 2-4 feet, 4-6 or even bigger might be better,as its pretty deep out the back. It barrels near takeoff, pretty close to the reef,then the wave fattens out into the bay over about 100-150m, but it didnt line up that well when small. Another section might be rideable and link up a bit further up the point when it gets bigger-I could see it barreling about another 100m further up. Locals say it does lineup when bigger, but I wouldn't necassarily trust them.

Not really worth the long walk from Lagundri, there is apparently an A-frame peak further round in the bay that could be better.

English (Translate this text in English): Its an average-ok left, only surfed it once at 2-4 feet, 4-6 or even bigger might be better,as its pretty deep out the back. It barrels near takeoff, pretty close to the reef,then the wave fattens out into the bay over about 100-150m, but it didnt line up that well when small. Another section might be rideable and link up a bit further up the point when it gets bigger-I could see it barreling about another 100m further up. Locals say it does lineup when bigger, but I wouldn't necassarily trust them.

Not really worth the long walk from Lagundri, there is apparently an A-frame peak further round in the bay that could be better.

Atmosphere

Ok-average wave that might be best at 3-6 feet, don't know about bigger than this, its pretty deep and might line up and hold it.

English (Translate this text in English): Ok-average wave that might be best at 3-6 feet, don't know about bigger than this, its pretty deep and might line up and hold it.

English (Translate this text in English): Ok-average wave that might be best at 3-6 feet, don't know about bigger than this, its pretty deep and might line up and hold it.

English (Translate this text in English): Ok-average wave that might be best at 3-6 feet, don't know about bigger than this, its pretty deep and might line up and hold it.

General

The local name for this bay is the shark pit, unpronouncable in their dialect.

English (Translate this text in English): The local name for this bay is the shark pit, unpronouncable in their dialect.

English (Translate this text in English): The local name for this bay is the shark pit, unpronouncable in their dialect.

English (Translate this text in English): The local name for this bay is the shark pit, unpronouncable in their dialect.

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