(Surf Spots/Breaks)

Mentawai Surf Spots

Bank Vaults
A right-hander barrel which picks up mega swell.

Short hollow right-hander, has quite a steep takeoff, barrelling towards the channel.

Point break right-hander with a tendency to have a long workable wall. Offers lots of opportunity for cutbacks.

Hollow lefthander that barrels on takeoff, offering a short but sweet ride. Great for big swell days.

Four Bobs
Smaller wave that is great for less experienced surfers, can break left or right with the right side more consistent.

Mega hollow left breaking onto a steep reef that goes drop bang into a “throaty” barrel. With the holy trinity of high tide, southerly swell & north wind, Greenbush really opens up. And when it does, boom kaka boom, barrel heaven 🙂



A big hollow left-hander that can be very shallow at low tides. Lifts from a small section of reef to barrel into the channel.

Hollow Trees (HT’s)
A perfect right-hander that is one of the most recognisable waves in all of the Mentawai’s. This is a fantastic right-hand barrel which can sometimes get quite hairy down on the inside section.

Left-hander perfect for (unusual) smaller swell, great fun waves.

Lances Left
Long left walls can have barrel sections down the line. Fun wave.

Macaroni’s (Maccas)
One of the best waves on the planet – Macaronis is not for the faint hearted. Very hollow lefthander offering workable walls and long barrel rides.

Nice right-hander short but sweet ride, Quite deep water so no worries about reef cuts, quite a consistent wave.


No Kanduis
Long barrelling lefthander, quite sectiony, best on a larger swell.

Pit Stops
Right-hander that is fun for airs and all the tricks.

Rags Left
Heavy left-hander that holds big swells. Big board recommended and be prepared for the occasional hold down.


Rags Rights
Good right-hander similar to HT’s. Be ready to get barrelled.

Known as one of the most perfect right-hander waves in the Mentawai’s. The bigger it gets the longer the barrel section. Expect long rides deep in hollow barrels.

Left-hander can have some good fun sections, with some wedgy sections. Best on the lower tides.


Left-hander peeling off the reef, can get heavy when its shallow on the inside with big swells.

The Hole
Starts barrelling straight from the takeoff point, this left-hander can be quite impressive in a big swell. Hold your line or it could be a bit gnarly.

Big left-hander likes a bigger swell, workable sections with the odd barrel on offer.