Mentawais, Indonesia

Get bar­relled in the Men­tal-wais

Action Asia - - ISLANDS -

Sat 150km off the western Su­ma­tra coast, the Mentawais are one of the prime surf des­ti­na­tions in the world. Smack in the path of swells that power up from the South­ern Ocean, the is­lands of­fer a litany of world-class breaks. With the reefs of­ten shal­low and hold­ing real jeop­ardy for the un­wary, this is not the place to learn to surf, but the more ex­pe­ri­enced will be rapt. The most fa­mous breaks are con­gre­gated on Pa gai, North and South Sip or a and south­ern Siberut, the largest is­land in the chain. There are re­sorts and surf camps dot­ted through­out in­clud­ing Mac­a­ro­nis Re­sort, www.mac­a­ro­nis­re­sort.com; To­gat Nusa Re­treat, www.to­gat­nusare­treat.com; and Wavepark, www.wavepark.com Al­ter­na­tively, if bud­get al­lows, book a berth on a surf char­ter in Padang, the usual jump­ing-off point for the Mentawais.

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