Swell Update From The Mentawais

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Mentawai Surf Charter, May Report 2017

May was a generous month to us in the Mentawai archipelago. With both Star Koat & Moon Palikir boats operating in full power. We operated four charters in May and made dozens of travelling surfers absolutely stoked!

A good amount of S-SW swell, combined with light and variable winds made it possible for us to surf an extensive list of different waves, spreading the crowds and pleasing all kind of surfers and their different levels of skills. Right or left, barrels or turns, small or large… or even larger, we’ve had it all!

Fun waves at Macaronis, big Bankvaults (8-10ft), Rifles and The Hole showing their teeth for a short glimpse, Roxies being the perfect wave for performance surfing, left-hand barrels at E-bay, pumping Thunders, were all days not to be forgotten, the highlight though, goes to Greenbush, where we had uncountable sessions of mid to large size surf. Apart from that, we also saw the magic happen when an unexpected afternoon wind change turned the Hollow Trees machine on, bringing some 6-8ft mind blowing double ups, which made the glory of the few pro surfers in the lineup, and the fascination and shock of those who couldn’t handle it.

All in all, we say goodbye to May, as we move into the first trip of June, and what we spot on the forecast map is a huge purple swell, fair enough, may June bring us nothing less than what we love most, perfect surf!

View the Coastalwatch Wave Tracker to see how the major swell event is moving up the Indian Ocean right now.

Kirra-Bell Olssen, Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Kirra-Bell Olssen, Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Tiago Tosto Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Tiago Tosto Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Tiago Tosto Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Tiago Tosto Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Tiago Tosto Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Tiago Tosto Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Tiago Tosto Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Tiago Tosto Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, The Hole Dia

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, The Hole Dia

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, The Hole Dia

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, The Hole Dia

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, Thanders

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, Thanders

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, Roxys

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, Roxys

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, Roxys

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, Roxys

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, Green Bush

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, Green Bush

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, Green Bush

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, Green Bush

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, Green Bush

Paulo Mendes Mentawai Maio 2017, Green Bush

Outros with Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Outros with Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Outros with Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Outros with Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Outros with Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid

Outros with Moon Palikir Mentawai 2017, Bernard Obeid


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