Many of the waves visited on the Melaleuca Surf Charter have been featured in dozens of surf movies throughout the years. Spots like E-Bay, Bank-vaults, Hideaways, NoKandui, Riffles, Telescopes, HT'S, Macaronis, Greenbush, Rags, Lighthouse and The Hole are some of the most popular spots for surf film makers. All of these waves are shallow reef brakes that provide insane tube rides for experienced surfers.
The list goes on with a number of easier waves like: Pit Stops, Burger World, Nipussi, Baby Kandui, Karanbijat Left, 4-Bobs, A-frames, Scarecrows, Bintangs, Lances Left, Sand Bars, Bat Caves, KFC, Roxy's and Moots. Giving you the chance to carve your brains out and slip into some easy barrel rides.
There are many well known spots to score some great waves but if you want to dodge the crowd and explore, you can ask the surf guide and go to any number of lesser known but equally great breaks. Since the early 1990's surfers from around the globe have been visiting the Mentawai islands to experience untouched rainforest and superb waves. More than a dozen "world-class" reef breaks exist making it one of the most surf infested regions in the world.
Most spots host mechanical perfection and vary in intensity for any level of surfing, making it an ideal surf vacation location. Indonesia is such a great place for surf. It has got the classic waves, the crystal clear warm water and the balmy days. What more could anyone want. The Mentawai islands are a relatively new surfing location, having only been surfed since the early 90's. Although the main island has loads of spots, the best way to surf the Mentawai islands is by boat.
Optimal conditions for the Mentawais:
Swell: Sth or SW
Wind: Any type of East