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Photos: First Mentawai Swell in 2017

Photos: First Mentawai Swell in 2017

We had 12 days of real good surf and no crowds of Mentawai. It was the first trip of 2017 of Aileoita (aileoita.com), our partner boat and. Are you ready for the next swell coming? Check the photos here and book your trip with us.

Macaronis: A Love & Hate Relationship

Macaronis: A Love & Hate Relationship

Macas is the dream of any surfer. One of the must perfect playful wave in the world. You can be a beginner or you can be a Pro, it does not matter we all love Macas. The wave being perfect, easy to surf and fun in any condition makes it one of the most crowded waves in Mentawai, if not the most crowded.

Video: Aileoita Mentawai & Telo Islands

Video: Aileoita Mentawai & Telo Islands

This Video is about how a perfect Boat trip should be. A lot of good waves, amazing food and a good sleep to be rested and healthy for next surf.

Photos: Boat Babes

Photos: Boat Babes

I sit slumped, fatigued from air travel, gazing aimlessly at my phone screen. I am flicking through images to pass time while I wait for my guests to arrive. A little nervous, a tad excited and quite unsure of what awaits on-board the Aileoita. My legs stick to the faux leather seat in the hotel lobby. Foreign exotic smells waft through the air, circulated by air conditioning that is tricking my body into thinking I am back home and not in a smoke engulfed tropical Sumatra, that I am not. Although we share the Indian Ocean with our Indonesian neighbours I am a far cry from my Western Australian desert shores. A day’s travel from Perth to Padang I find myself pensively waiting to board the boat to set sail on my first Mentawai surf trip as a coach and guide.

Photos: Diary of an Epic Mentawai Trip

Photos: Diary of an Epic Mentawai Trip

It was the first trip of 2016 of Aileoita (aileoita.com), our partner boat. The forecast was not the best, there were a couple of pulses but not a proper solid swell. Every one thought that it would be a chest to head high wavess trip but our surf-guide and photographer was confident there he would […]

Video: Rio Waida – Mental + Wise

Video: Rio Waida – Mental + Wise

Rio Waida is an Indonesian-Japanese surfer living in Bali. He recently went on a trip to the Mentawais and enjoyed everything on offer, demonstrating his versatility and style: he enjoyed a bird’s eye view landing sick airs, carved out plenty of space for himself with his powerful turns and still had time to get barrelled…repeatedly.

Photos: Temptation for all – Telo Islands

Photos: Temptation for all – Telo Islands

Two weeks ago a very motley crew of surfers hopped onboard the Aileoita I in Padang, Sumatra, ready for whatever mother nature and the crew had in store for them. Informed by the latest forecasts the group agreed to heed the surf-guide’s advice and head beyond the well-documented Mentawai islands for the relatively lesser known Telos to the North, to search for waves and avoid crowds.

Photos: Mentawai April 2015

Photos: Mentawai April 2015

Here I was again in Padang, getting ready to start my 11 th season on the Aileoita 1, frothing to try my new camera and go search for some new spots. My guests were returning guest, so they know what there were looking for, no crowds.