What the Mentawai Islands and Banyaks Were Like This August

25 Sep 2019 0 Share

COASTALWATCH | TRAVEL

Presented by World Surfaris

The month of August, as well as the previous June and July, has been non-stop swells. The machine just won’t turn off!

From the beginning to the end of August we had plenty of swell but a tricky south wind to deal with, which makes it difficult logistically to manoeuvre from wave to wave and make for a better surfing experience.

Luckily, Moon Palikir has a very experienced and knowledgeable surf guide who makes all the difference to our guests. Incredible waves were shared by all and we even managed to sneak a few memorable sessions in at waves we thought we had no chance of surfing with the southerly winds. Sometimes mother nature gives you a small window, but it's up to the guides to understand local weather patterns to make the most of those windows.

As a bonus this month, we also bring a report from further North in the Sumatran wave magnet. We have Star Koat 2, stationed in the Banyaks most of the 2019 season. August didn’t disappoint! Treasure Island and Lolok Point were quality and often the go-to waves for the consistent swells Huey threw our way.

Check out the video from our August trips and hope you enjoy the moments we have selected.

September begins with the arrival of a new swell and another approaching in a few days already within range of our radar.

2020 is already looking pretty full on the Star Koat 2

Moon Palikir has some availability, but its going quickly. Make sure you contact World Surfaris to secure your space. 


Tags: video , (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
More From Mentawai Islands
Gallery and Report: Mentawai Islands April 2019

Gallery and Report: Mentawai Islands April 2019

The Indo swell charts have been lighting up.

2 20 May 2019
Donald Trump throws shakas in the Mentawais!

Donald Trump throws shakas in the Mentawais!

Video: Imperfect weather but allegedly endless beers thanks to loaded President along for the ride.

2 10 Oct 2018
Recent

Nick Carroll: The Weirdest Easter Ever

Surfing, like everything else right now, has never been in a stranger place.

34 8 Apr 2020
The Coastalwatch Isolation Salvation – No.3

The Coastalwatch Isolation Salvation – No.3

7 Apr 2020
More Mental Cyclone Gretel Action From Snapper Rocks

More Mental Cyclone Gretel Action From Snapper Rocks

3 4 Apr 2020
O'Neill's The O'Riginals: Billy Bain Making Art and Doing Shredding

O'Neill's The O'Riginals: Billy Bain Making Art and Doing Shredding

3 Apr 2020
Rip Curl's Doing a "Mick Week" and It's Really Good

Rip Curl's Doing a "Mick Week" and It's Really Good

1 1 Apr 2020
Latest News

Nick Carroll: The Weirdest Easter Ever

Surfing, like everything else right now, has never been in a stranger place.

The Coastalwatch Isolation Salvation – No.3

Lost Atlas, old Epic Aussie Swells, Surfing Video Games, Podcasts and more.

More Mental Cyclone Gretel Action From Snapper Rocks

Still sifting through unseen magic of Mick, Joel, Occy and more

Rip Curl's Doing a "Mick Week" and It's Really Good

Especially that clip of Mick bottom turning around Mikey

Popular This Week

Nick Carroll: The Weirdest Easter Ever

Surfing, like everything else right now, has never been in a stranger place.

More Mental Cyclone Gretel Action From Snapper Rocks

Still sifting through unseen magic of Mick, Joel, Occy and more

World's Best Shredding Some Bells and Winki Magic

Standout Sessions featuring Julian Wilson and more

Mick n Mikey's Shared Bomb, Macy Callaghan Rips, & is Griff Colapinto's Clip the Best Surfing of 2020 So Far?

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was April 3 2020

Go to Top