A 7.9 magnitude quake shook the region of the Mentawai Islands on Wednesday (2/3) evening, at around 19:49 pm.
The fabled right is considered one of the best waves in the world and if the event does go ahead it will provide the setting for one of pro surfing’s best ever tube duels.
Back in 1991, the Mentawai Islands in Sumatra were a whisper on the lips of only the most learned surf travellers. Why would anyone bother searching deeper into Indonesia when there was the most perfect left in the world (Grajagan in Java), the most perfect right (Nias just off northern Sumatra) and, between all that, the sublime treats of Bali that included Uluwatu and Padang Padang?
When you’re charging like Mick Fanning in the Ments, you don’t need anything in your way. He recently went on a little boardshort trip to the Ments, courtesy of Rip Curl, and as a result you get the above two minutes of enjoyment.
Here’s two and a half minutes of Bali and Mentawai drone footage during the summer, look just as good from the sky as they do from the water.
A group of passionate surfers went to Indonesia for a few months last year and made an awesome series about their adventure, it’s called 100 Days Of Indo. In this episode they went to West Sumatra, otherwise known as the Mentawai islands, in hopes to find vacancy at a homestay. As we well know, the remoteness of this destination does not make it easy to get there, but if our hopes that Lance’s is doing what it is capable of, that should be motivation enough.
Arpad Leclere is a fifteen years old Belgium young fella resident in Bali with his family. A few months ago he spent few weeks in Taithi at Teahupo’o then went back to Bali for a while to recharge the batteries and he flew straight to Mentawai. This video celebrates his progression and his relationship with the ocean.
A short video featuring Jack Freestone & Mitch Coleborn destroy everything they come across in Indo is a solid way to invest eight minutes of your day.
Nomme Mignot ripping some good waves during his Indo boat trip.
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.