Mentawai

The Mentawai islands are the real deal! Like trout fishing in Montana, powder skiing in British Columbia, the women of Rio de Janeiro and Rincon on a giant west swell, the Mentawai are one of those places that live up to the hype.

Seasons and Weather

Seasons and Weather

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    Warm : 75°-80°
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    Medium : 65°-75°
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    Cold : Less than 60°
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The area referred to as the Mentawai region is more than 70 different islands running northwest to southeast from the equator to four degrees south. Located only 100 miles west of Sumatra, the main islands from north to south are Siberut, Sipura, North Pagai and South Pagai.

These four main islands and dozens of smaller islets are laced with coral barrier reefs and inner beaches making it the most consistent and one of the most popular surf destinations in the world. Situated perfectly to catch an abundance of Indian Ocean swell with reefs facing all different directions creates a situation where there seems always to be at least a few waves in each area working well under any and all wind and weather conditions.

There are two ways to tour the Mentawai:

By Sea:

Yacht charters provide Waterways travelers the most flexibility to move throughout the island chain based on surf conditions. Our charter options range from basic and safe to high-end luxury.

By Land:

If you prefer to stretch your legs, have the privacy and luxury of a large A/C bungalow, take your meals in a proper dining room or are traveling with a “significant other” a land-based resort operation is now a great option at Kandui Villas or Macaroni’s Resort . Each of these resorts offers boat shuttle service to the breaks in the immediate area.
Whether you prefer to access these waves by yacht charter or surf resort, WaterWays has you covered. We’ve all seen these waves a million times in magazines and movies, and have been mind-surfing them in daydreams. If you want to find out how to turn your daydreams into dream days the WaterWays team is looking forward to making that happen.