Video & Gallery: Mentawai Islands July 2018

14 Aug 2018 0 Share

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A Historic Swell

Photos, video and write-up by World Surfaris

A full moon eclipse and an historic sequence of swells with a size and power never registered in Indo before. It has been an epic month for all surfers and even the old sea dogs assumed never seen something with that magnitude.

Waves that we usually surf around three feet were pumping overhead barrels in the Ments. We saw A-frames like never before, 12 foot plus and surfable! Rifles was unreachable with the huge sets closing the channel.

The sequence of at least five serious swells marked July 2018 as the month of the biggest waves registered all over Indo.

With short intervals between each swell, it was just enough to rest our shoulders, before it was time to go back to the water and face our favorite waves like Telescopes, The Hole, Greenbush and others breaking bigger than we had ever seen.

Another big swell is approaching for the first days of August. Wax up your gun and get ready for more!


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