HIDEAWAYS

It is one of the best and most consistent lefts in the Mentawais. It breaks over one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the area. It is safer at high tide and really good at mid-tide. It can be dangerous but a perfect pipeline on low tide. At 6 feet to 8 feet and off shore it is unbelievably perfect. A fair easy take off puts you straight into a very powerful barrel section. Without doubt one of the best waves in the area. It might be the only option when the southern winds are blowing hard.

  • Board: No need for a big board unless it is over 6 feet
  • Size: 4 to 8 feet
  • Length: 150 meters
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Winds: East south east
  • Swell: South west
  • Distance: 5 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Left
 

BANK VAULTS

This wave is an absolutely amazing right-hander when it gets good breaking in deep water in two different sections. It is the big wave of the area. Breaks in all tides but better with an incoming tide. At low tide it can be unforgiving.  It can handles up to 15 feet. Great take off with a big barrel section at the end. It can be a classic Hawaiian style deep-water wave.

  • Board: Big guns when solid
  • Size: 4 to 12 feet
  • Length: 200 meters
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Winds: North north-east
  • Swell: South west
  • Distance: 5 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Right
 

NYPUSSY

This right-hander is probably one of the most consistent waves in the Mentawais. It can offer real fun big take offs and a fast section down the line that can become very playful. It is great for big turns and different maneuvers but can also offer barrel a barrel section when small on a lo tide. The bay where it is situated is an absolute treasure and it is just worth surfing for that. You can experience beautiful sunsets there. It is only 5 minutes speed boat ride from our resort and 2 minutes from Bank Vaults.

  • Board: Take out your fun small board
  • Size: 2 to 6 feet
  • Length: 100 meters
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Winds: North north-east
  • Swell: All Swells
  • Distance: 5 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Right
 

E BAY

It is one of the best left-handers in Mentawais. This wave is a perfect, round and powerful wall that can be barreled all the way when it is really on. It has it all. When it is less than 5 feet it is easy perfection with two nice barrel sections. When it is 6 feet and over it is just as perfect but it becomes very powerful and gnarly and tubes are as round as it gets. Good at all tides but more hollow at low tide. Winds don’t affect this wave that much due to its unique location but it is best when northeast winds blow onto it. One of our favorites!

  • Board: Small board for barrels
  • Size: 3 to 8 feet
  • Length: 150 meters
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Winds: North north-east
  • Swell: Southwest
  • Distance: 15 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Left
 

BENG BENG

It is a very fun left-hander about 5 minutes North of E bay. This is a very consistent wave when there is just a bit of southwest swell in the areal. It goes good from 3 to 6 feet and it is perfect for all levels of surfers. It is a must surf wave just for the beauty of the nature around it.

  • Board: A fish board or a small fun board for turns
  • Size: 3 to 5 feet
  • Length: 150 meters
  • Difficulty: Easy most times
  • Winds: North north-east
  • Swell: Southwest
  • Distance: 20 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Left
 

PITSTOPS

One of the most photographed waves in the Mentawais for its perfect location, this wave has an easy take off that takes you to a short but very playful wall. The beach is one of the most spectacular in the area in terms of tropical scenery. It is an easy paddle from E bay. It s best at 3 to 5 feet, works on all tides and it is great for right hand lovers looking for quality easy waves.

  • Board: Small board
  • Size: 2 to 5 feet
  • Length: 75 meters
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Winds: North north-east
  • Swell: Southwest
  • Distance: 15 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Right
 

BURGERWORLD

This beautiful right-hander is one of our options in the lower seasons, when the rest of the waves are too small to surf. The island (Kroniki) is one of the most amazing spots in the area and just by being in the water, makes it a real pleasure. It can be long and very playful. Sometimes barrels when the section comes closer to the rocks on a lower tide. It is great for turns and speed and for all levels of surfing. Sometimes when the winds are more east, we go around the island where there is a fun left.

  • Board: Small board for turns
  • Size: 2 to 5 feet
  • Length: 150 meters
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Winds: North
  • Swell: Southwest
  • Distance: 30 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Right