Video & Gallery: Mental May in the Mentawais, 2014

26 May 2014 0 Share

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in Partnership with The Perfect Wave Surf Experience/Aloita Surf Resort And Spa

Video by Andy Potts / The Perfect Wave.
Swell Recap by Ben Horvath

As the calendar moved into May, the first few weeks were a little patchy. Thunderstorms and variable winds meant you had to pick your sessions, but crowds were down, so no one was complaining.

By mid-May the swell jacked and the SE trades were like clockwork. The Perfect Wave’s resident surf photographer Andy Potts who is based at Aloita Surf Resort and Spa right in the heart of The Mentawai said, “The last few weeks have been amazing with great waves on offer right up and down the island chain. The first real solid swell of the season delivered epic waves to all areas. We scored a standout session at Rifles with solid 6ft plus tubes running the length of the reef.”

A chunky West swell hit early last week, delivering perfect 6-8ft Lances left and HT's. Later in the week Macaronis was firing on all cylinders with a super clean 3-5ft SW swell.

Aloita surf guide Toasty rated Friday May 16 at 6ft Scarecrows and Wednesday May 21 at similar sized Telescopes the Standout days of the month. The period was up in the 15 second plus range and the wind was barely puffing SSE.

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