Mentawai Surf Retreat

Mentawai Surf Retreat is the perfect choice for your next surf trip destination. This boutique resort is located right in front of the super fun, consistent and playful waves, Pitstops. Also, just a 3 minute paddle away is the surf break, E-Bay. This literally means you can dawn patrol either for a left or right, before anyone else!

On top of this, there are over 25 other breaks in the local region of the ‘playgrounds’. With our experienced surf guides and two high speed boats (running daily unlimited trips to the various breaks) you’ll be surfing way more than you can cope with!

Mentawai Surf Retreat is the perfect spot to surf a variety of waves catering to a range of ability levels and style of waves you want. Whether you’re a charger searching for the wave of your life, a solo traveller, a frothing grom, on a girls only surf trip, travelling as a family, a logging long-boarder, father-son trips or of course a group of mates, Mentawai Surf Retreat caters to them all.

The huge variety of wave type in the region means that you can surf fun waves like Good Times and Burgerworld, or if you’re up for the challenge, some heavier waves at one of our BIG 5 (Kandui, Bank Vaults, Hideaways, E-Bay and Rifles).

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Mentawai Surf Retreat welcomes small groups of surfers and caters to a maximum of 12 guests.

You will stay in one of three comfortable and spacious bungalows (traditional Umas) with a private deck, providing a unique setting in tropical paradise and beautiful views of Pitstops and E-Bay to the left and right of your line of site.

Each locally handcrafted bungalow accommodates up to 4 guests and is designed to soak in the ocean breeze to keep you cool.

A beautiful indoor/outdoor en suite bath with tropical backdrop, western toilets, high pressure showers is located at the back of bungalow.


The Mentawai Surf Retreat boasts an elevated beachfront Restaurant/Bar and Lounge with wave and ocean views. The Pitstop Lounge is a place to gather, eat, drink, share stories and laughs.

The building is designed to maximize the views of the surrounding scenery in every direction. With a spacious deck at the front, staring straight into the barrel of Pitstops and indoor/outdoor dining area.

The Food

At Mentawai Surf Retreat a mixture of traditional Indonesian cuisine with a few western favourites can be expected. Each day three delicious meals are cooked by the local chef. Cold refreshments and snacks are provided during all surf missions as well as anytime throughout the day. Special dietary needs by request, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.

Beer & soda is available for purchase and is not included in the packaged price but guests are encouraged to bring their own duty free drinks if they wish. 

Surf Mentawai Surf Retreat

Surfing the Mentawais needs no introduction and if you havent seen or read about this region before, it doesnt take long to fall in love after a quick google search or countless hours getting lost in all the videos on youtube/vimeo.

Directly out the front of Mentawai Surf Retreat is the amazingly consistent right hand reef break known as Pitstops. Pitstops is the closest thing to a skatepark for surfers with an easy take off into countless section for turns, aerials and of course barrels. It is a favourite with many who visit this region of the Mentawai Islands and its right on the doorstep of Mentawai Surf Retreat.

Looking to your left from the Mentawai Surf Retreat is another Mentawai classic called E-Bay. E-Bay picks up a lot of swell so even on the smaller days, there is a surfable wave here.

The Retreat also has a surf transfer vessel to get you to several of the Playgrounds region waves including;

  • Rifles
  • Bank Vaults
  • Kandui
  • Hideaways
  • Burgerworld
  • Nipussi and many many more….

Speak to the World Surfaris team about more of the waves and the best quiver to take on your surf trip to Mentawai Surf Retreat.



A playful and rippable right hander with a sand and reef bottom. The wave breaks close to the shore, within paddle distance of Mentawai Surf Retreat. Pitstops needs a WSW swell to get into the sheltered bay, and any wind except for N/NE. The wave is perfect for busting out some turns.

Siberut Island (Playgrounds Area)


An easy, mellow right hander with a beautiful tropical backdrop. A good option if nearby Bankvaults is a bit too intimidating. Nipussi is best on a mid-size swell with light NNW winds.


A powerful, challenging right hander. Expect an open ocean style take-off,  then an incredible, wide open barrel section. This wave suits experienced surfers only, as it ends up bending back over shallow reef. Bankvaults is best on a SSW swell and a N wind.


A beautiful, barrelling, and world-class left, with intense emerald green water, just a short paddle down from Pit Stops. E-Bay needs a big W/SW swell with SE winds to work. The bigger it gets, the better it gets. This is a truly magical wave!

Bang Bangs

A playful, user-friendly left that breaks further down in the bay from E-Bay and Pit Stops. Suitable for longboarders, funboards, and has a good section for some big turns.


A world-class hollow left hander that breaks directly in front of Wave Park Mentawai Resort. Hideaways picks up plenty of swell and offers incredible barrels for experienced surfers. This wave works best with a SW swell and SE wind on a higher tide.


This novelty right hander, perfect for longboarders, runs down the side of a tiny sand island. A super scenic spot suitable for all levels.

The Secret Slab

A short, intense right-hand barrel. This wave is a good option on small swell.


A very mellow peak, perfect for longboarders or beginners.

Burger World

This long right-hand wave with a beautiful backdrop is considered the swell magnet of the Mentawai Islands and works best on a small 2-4ft SW swell with NNW winds. On bigger swells, the paddling required to hold position tends to prove not worthwhile. Burger World is a great wave for a relaxing surf together with some turns. Some surfers pack a fish or funboard specifically to surf at this spot.


A playful peak that’s mostly a left, a good wave for a couple turns.


World-class right hander with multiple barrel sections over a reef so perfect it must have been designed for surfers. Rifles likes a big SSW swell and light WNW winds. This is considered one of the longest, most perfect waves in the Mentawai Islands.

4 Bobs

A playful, one-section right with an easy take-off. If you’re lucky, you’ll score a quick almond shaped barrel or a 2-turn combo.

Kandui Left

Incredible freight-train left out the front of Kandui Villas, with big, heavy barrels and long sections on good days. Here, there’s potential to get the best barrel of your life. Kandui Left likes a SW swell and E/SE winds on a mid to high tide.

Baby Kandui

A very mellow, playful left hander. Baby Kandui is great for beginners and long boarders, or a relaxed session for more advanced surfers looking to refine their skills or trial a new board or fin set up.


A super fun right with short but good barrels, and nice sections for turns.


Surf Guides

There will always be a surf guide in the water with you during your time. But don’t worry, they are complete professionals and will not only share the waves with you, but give you the best waves that come through.

All Mentawai Surf Retreat guides are trained by owners of the Resort to ensure guests get the best service. The guides know exactly where and when to paddle out in most conditions. They will show you best take off spots, suitable entry and exit points for most waves and have your complete safety in mind at all times.

Non-Surf Activities

If you are feeling like taking a break from surfing…The Mentawai Islands are a true paradise to unwindand recharge the batteries.

Guests of Mentawai Surf Retreat will make the most of their time on the island with the following activities available:

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Snorkeling in the lagoon out front of the resort
  • Visiting local villages
  • Island hopping
  • Daily fishing trips
  • Excursions through the mangroves



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