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Latitude: 1° 54.328' S
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The wave is on Panangalat Island. Get a 40 minute water taxi from Tua Pejat city, the capital of Mentawai.
Easy to find?Easy to find
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Easy wave to ride. There is a right and left off the peak. The entire reef off the south end of the island where you surf is mainly deep and really flat, no real danger. If your wanting to ride the inside left as it starts wrapping around the island, hit it on hight tide.
Panangalat Island is a seriously beautiful tropical island so if your making the effort get the water taxi to drop you off on the north west protected side for a bit of exploration. Awesome large coral heads grow all the way up to the beach. Directly across from Panangalat is a 5 star surf resort whose guest surf A frames but with Rifles, Karangbat, Four Bobs Kandui and a few others all in a 1 kilometre radius surfers normally head to more deaf defying spots, like rifles and kandui.
A Frames is a great intermediate wave. Don't need too much thinking. It almost always breaks and depending on the tide you just move a bit more in or out. High, move closer into the island, Low, move to to the peak.
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