KANDUI LEFTS (NOKANDUI)

It is one of the best waves in the world when it is on. This amazing left-hander is better on a high tide at 6 to 10 feet and then you have chances to see some of the most amazing barrels of your life. It goes for over 300 meters throwing constant and unbelievable tube sections. You might well get the best and most intensive barrel of your life. Better on a South West swell and light East-South East winds.

  • Board: your fastest down-the line board
  • Size: 4 to 10 feet
  • Length: 300 meters
  • Difficulty: Very difficult
  • Winds: East Southeast
  • Swell: South West
  • Distance: 5 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Left
 

KANDUI INSIDES

Inside of the bay, about 300 meters down the line, there is another point that breaks when Kandui is over 6 feet, and even though is a little shorter, it can be almost as intense and perfect as its big brother. It is better on high tide, otherwise it can be too close to the reef. It also needs a Southwest swell but better with Southern winds.

  • Board: A fast board
  • Size: 4 to 6 feet
  • Length: 200 meters
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Winds: South Southeast
  • Swell: South West
  • Distance: 5 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Left
 

A FRAMES

It is one of the most consistent lefts of the Mentawais. Located in front of the idyllic island of Pananggalat, makes it a real pleasure just to be in the water. Normally it has two sections. One outside that is the most consistent, and offers great take offs and fun walls. This wave gets better as it gets bigger. Sometimes it can go all the way to the inside bowl, and it is there that you can get a very fun barrel section, which works better on a big south swell at low tide.

  • Board: Any board works good, it is not a very challenging wave
  • Size: 2 to 6 feet
  • Length: 150 meters
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Winds: Northern
  • Swell: As south as possible
  • Distance: 8 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Left
 

4 BOBS

It is short but very fun right-hander suitable to make great turns on a very easy wave for all kinds of surfers. It is best with northerly wind mid tides and 3 to 5 feet. Can be dangerous on low tide getting very shallow on a sharp coral reef. It is a great option when the whole area is blown out by west-southwest winds.

  • Board: Any board works good, it is not a very challenging wave
  • Size: 3 to 5 feet
  • Length: 75 meters
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Winds: West
  • Swell: As south as possible
  • Distance: 8 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Right
 

RIFLES

It is one of the longest and most perfect right-handers in the world and the wave that you must surf at least once in your life. When big south swells and northerly winds, it is definitely the wave to surf. More than 400 meters of pure perfection that can offer more than four barrel sections. An easy take off puts you right in a perfect and endless wall where all you do is run and let its big barrel sections cover you up. Best at 5 to 8 feet, mid to high tide. It’s one of the reasons to visit the Mentawais. It is definitely a real world-class wave.

  • Board: A very fast board suitable for barrels
  • Size: 4 to 8 feet
  • Length: 500 meters
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Winds: North northwest
  • Swell: As south as possible
  • Distance: 10 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Right
 

PISTOLS

About six hundred meters further down from the Riffles take off zone; this beautiful right-hander wave puts you straight from the take off into a very fun barrel section and onto playful walls. It breaks at all tides on shallow reef. Perfect in a small southerly swell and north winds. This wave is a perfect option on smaller days.

  • Board: A fast small board
  • Size: 2 to 5 feet
  • Length: 150 meters
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Winds: North northwest
  • Swell: All Swells
  • Distance: 15 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Right
 

LITTLE NIAS

This waves lies In the middle of the southern part of the playground area breaking left and right. Perfect for beginners and surfers that want to enjoy turns and easy surf over beautiful coral reef. Good in all tides, usually breaks from 2 to 4 feet with Northern winds.

  • Board: Perfect spot for a fish board or a good small board for turns
  • Size: 2 to 4 feet
  • Length: 150 meters
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Winds: North northwest
  • Swell: All Swells
  • Distance: 8 minutes by speedboat
  • Wave: Left and right