In May 2014, eight friends embarked on the classic “trip of a lifetime” to the Playground’s area of the Mentawai islands… Tricky thing with a trip of a lifetime…. you’ll want to keep going back forever…
Having watched endless films, clips and thumbed through countless pages of surf mags, I was pretty apprehensive of what we would actually find out there. Perfect surf was obviously a guarantee, but as a self confessed intermediate surfer, hoped there would be waves that i could actually scratch into… and not die… The choice on offer in this unspoilt part of the world is mind blowing, from long lefts at Good Times, to the grinding rights of bankies.
Mentawai Surf Camp is surrounded by over 20 flawless & perfect waves within a 10 km radius. Our location has been graced with year-round swell consistency, variable elegant winds, exceptional tropical climate, and crystal clear ocean all around. – Diego
We were lucky to have a huge number of sessions with justus in the line-up, all whooping each other into perfect waves. Of course there was some fairly dodgy moments, king sets to the head, heavy slams and a wallet-stinging number of snapped boards.
The video was lovingly put together by Brad Rochfort, total shredder, all round good bloke and shaper extraordinaire… He wasn’t spoiled for choice with footage that could have gone into the short… Every night was spent watching the most incredible sunsets with one or two buntings, after a day of surfing some of the most insane waves you’ll find in the world.
If you are thinking about headed to this insane part of the world, you could do a hell of a lot worse than giving Deigo and Laura a call and booking in!