THE WORLD’S BIGGEST SURFING SPOT
Dozens of peaks to choose from and perfect conditions make Mentaway the world’s largest wave playground, and present a challenge to any surfer.
Part of Indonesia, a nation made up of over 18,000 islands, Mentawai is a small tropical archipelago, almost untouched by man, composed of four main islands: Siberut, Sipura, Pagai Utara and Pagai Selatan, each of which has over 10 separate peaks.
Located 100 km off the Western coast of Sumatra, Mentawai Archipelago is renowned as one of the best surfing spots in the world due to the consistency and quality of its waves. It boasts over 300 km of surfable coastline, with year-round swells, little wind and warm crystal clear water where you can find the most perfect left or right handers in the world.
This is the perfect spot for surfers who love hollow tubes, and the vertical faces present a challenge to even the best surfers when it comes to the drop. All in all, a true paradise for those who really love surfing.
The weather is hot and humid (temperatures ranging between 28ºC and 32ºC over the year) and is characterised by two main seasons: The rainy season, between December and March and the dry season between June and September. Despite this, being so close to the equator, there are also regular light showers.
The swell which comes off the South Indian Ocean is constant year-round, but the most consistent season is between March and November. The wind blows offshore and the water temperature is about 27ºC.