Video & Gallery: Mentawais - June 2014

7 Jul 2014 3 Share

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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!

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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.

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