Surfing Mentawai Islands

One of the world’s most consistent surf destinations, the Mentawai Islands are on every surfers’ dream surf trip – and for good reason. With swells arriving straight from the southern Indian Ocean, the islands offer consistent and high-quality waves. There’s always a great wave breaking somewhere!

While there are waves year round, May through September is the traditional peak period, with the south & south-west swells at their largest, averaging head-high to double overhead. Predictably, this is also the busiest time in the water, so plan accordingly.  The shoulder months of February & March, and October & November provide for those looking for more “fun size” waves, ranging 4-6ft. Either way, a poor day’s surf in the Mentawais is still going to be better than most of the year at your home break!