What Are the Mentawai Islands Like In Feb? A Fun Little Playground

17 Mar 2019 8 Share

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Offseason in the Mentawais can never be boring!

The forecast didn't show any expressive swells for the first half of February. Even though, most breaks had waist to shoulder/head high sets and we had occasional small pumps strong enough to allow us good surf sessions everyday.

In the smaller days, we sail exploring the beach breaks along the coast of Sipora and scored lonely waves and empty barrels.

During the second half of February, two mid-sized swells brought the amount of energy we needed to make HTs turn on its engines with 5-foot-plus waves rolling above the famous "surgeon's table" reef.

At Macaronis we also scored nice ones with few people around to share the line-up, unlike the crowds we usually see during high season...

Weather has been pretty clean in the Mentawais, mostly with light offshore wind in the morning and almost no rain. Being on a boat allows us to move according to the wind changes and always aim for the best spot.

We are anxious for the year's first bomb swell, but while it doesn't arrive we keep having fun with all the rippable waves around.

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