The Statement On Gunshot Over Macaronis, Mentawai

The Statement On Gunshot Over Macaronis, Mentawai

You probably have heard by now that a shot was fired on a charter boat moored at Macaronis. The gun had been fired on charter boat The Huey while moored at Macaronis Surf Resort in the Mentawais.

Tensed Up After Gun Pulled and Fired Over Macaronis, Mentawai

Tensed Up After Gun Pulled and Fired Over Macaronis, Mentawai

Margaret River surfer Fred Annesley was lying in the shade on the deck of the Huey I. “All of a sudden this bloody revolver went off — bang!” he said. “It wasn’t a little toy handgun, it was a full John Wayne thing, a big revolver. He didn’t look happy. It shook me up. I thought, this is crazy.”

Video: Indonesia From Above

Video: Indonesia From Above

Indonesia is one of those places that is glorious from any angle. Here are some clips from summertime in the Mentawais and Bali from above.

A History of Danger and Consequence in the Mentawai

A History of Danger and Consequence in the Mentawai

Two recent deaths in the remote Mentawai island chain have highlighted just how dangerous this favourite surfing pilgrimage can be. The first, Ronald Stephen Schneider, 54, from the East Coast of Australia was found dead by friends after being smashed against the reef by heavy surf. He was followed less than a week later by South Australian man, Adam Dube, who was found dead after disappearing during a night swim.

Video: Century Swell at Kandui Left

Video: Century Swell at Kandui Left

Back to the end of June, when that Century Swell hit Indonesia. Here’s Jean Da Silva, Guto Amorim, Franklin Serpa, Paulo Moura and Kailani Jabour at Kandui Left in the Mentawais.

Video: Tim Bisso – First Trip to Mentawai

Video: Tim Bisso – First Trip to Mentawai

Tim Bisso, 18 years old, just came back from his first trip to the best playground in the world, the Mentawai islands. 12 days on a boat, with perfect waves every morning & every afternoon, is a dream for a surfer, and the best training center for competitors.