Video & Gallery: Mentawais - June 2014

7 Jul 2014 3 Share

Travel
In Partnership with The Perfect Wave Surf Experience/Aloita Surf Resort And Spa

Swell Recap by Ben Horvath

Peak season in The Mentawai absolutely never fails to deliver. There was certainly no shortage of swell during June 2014, but admittedly the wind did play havoc for a solid week or so late in the month, co inciding with the arrival of the biggest swell of the season thus far. Bummer!

« 1 of 18 »

The two back to back 6- 10ft SW swell events in the June 24-29 period were plagued by gusty NW winds severely limiting rideable options in The Ments. Aloita surf guide Toasty said, “Suicides was the only side/offshore option for almost a week. It was weird, Suicides is usually small. On Thursday June 26 it was 8-10ft. Even Mark Mathews came over from Playgrounds to surf it because it was the only option in the prevailing NW winds.”

Desert Point and Padang were all time in that swell. Koby Abberton, Walshy, Dylan Longbottom, Kirk Flintoff and Dylan Haylar were among the all-star cast scoring 4 double overhead pits a wave over on Lombok.

Aloita surf guide Toasty and resident resort photographers Andy Potts and Grant Davis said, “The first fortnight and the final week of June in The Mentawai was hard to beat though. Non-stop 4 to 6ft SW swell, generally light to moderate SE trades and options everywhere.” Andy Potts jumped aboard The Oasis and headed down to Macca’s, HT’s and even further south. Most of the photos in the gallery and the clip were taken during the first fortnight and then the last few days of June. Enjoy.

Tags: The Perfect Wave Travel , video , gallery , Indo , Indonesia , Mentawai , Mentawai Islands , Travel (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Features
Weekend Surf Forecast 13 - 15 December, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 13 - 15 December, 2019

It ain't Pipeline, but there will be a few waves at your local this weekend.

12 Dec 2019
Nick Carroll: A Beautiful Round at Pipe, a 10 for the GOAT

Nick Carroll: A Beautiful Round at Pipe, a 10 for the GOAT

Day 2 at the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters

12 Dec 2019
Recent

Nick Carroll: A Beautiful Round at Pipe, a 10 for the GOAT

Day 2 at the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters

12 Dec 2019
Sean Doherty: Medina & Italo Ride On, Jordy & Filipe Crash Out, While Slater Has His GOAT Moment

Sean Doherty: Medina & Italo Ride On, Jordy & Filipe Crash Out, While Slater Has His GOAT Moment

1 12 Dec 2019
Nick Carroll: Grading The World Title Contenders on Day 1 of their Pipeline Showdown

Nick Carroll: Grading The World Title Contenders on Day 1 of their Pipeline Showdown

11 Dec 2019
Sean Doherty: Medina Dominant, John John Back and Zeke On a Mission as Pipe Gets Started

Sean Doherty: Medina Dominant, John John Back and Zeke On a Mission as Pipe Gets Started

1 11 Dec 2019
Which Will Be Called the Best Single Wave From the Last Decade of Hawaiian Winters?

Which Will Be Called the Best Single Wave From the Last Decade of Hawaiian Winters?

2 9 Dec 2019
Go to Top