WavePark Mentawai

WavePark Mentawai is a family-friendly, tropical island resort that has something for everyone. Located in the Mentawai Islands in West Sumatra, Indonesia, this all inclusive surf resort with local style thatched roof bungalows, is a tropical getaway perfect for surfers and their families. 

WavePark Mentawai is the original surf resort, hosting guests since 1998. As an all-inclusive resort, WavePark Mentawai caters for everything, from mainland speedboat transfers to guided surfing, meals and accommodation. With a maximum capacity of 12 surfers, it’s the ultimate Mentawais surf resort where you’ll have exclusive access to the entire island. 

From WavePark Mentawai, you can surf 26 different waves, suitable for surfers ranging from novices to the more experienced and advanced. The crew at WavePark Mentawai have lots of experience surfing this region and are always eager to share some of the secret spots with their guests. 

The resort-owned speedboat ‘Sampan Baru’ ensures surfers get more waves, with less crowds, the ultimate goal for any surf trip in the Mentawai Islands. WavePark Mentawai is the only resort to regularly travel inter-island to look for waves, giving you access to more waves, all included in your surf package. 

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Accommodation

Kick back in your private island bungalow on the beach and enjoy everything WavePark Mentawai has to offer. With the sound of the waves lapping on the sand just a few steps away, these stunning local-style bungalows have everything you need to make your stay in the Mentawai Islands one to remember.

WavePark Mentawai was built locally, with all the materials sourced from the Mentawai Islands except the screws, bolts, nails and concrete. The bungalows perfectly capture the Mentawais vibe, with sago palm thatched roofing and hardwood floors as well as all the modern comforts.

The six well-built private bungalows are designed to accommodate two guests, or a family of four, when you utilise the living room space. For couples, there’s an option for a California king bed, that’s 2m x 2m! Each bungalow is equipped to accommodate a maximum of five guests upon request.

Each bungalow has a bed and sofa, as well as a 22v fan, in-room safe, wardrobes, an outdoor daybed and a mosquito net over the bed. Bungalows have an indoor/outdoor bathroom with a vanity, a couple’s shower with hot and cold water, and a western style toilet.

Step outside your bungalow and relax on the sand in one of the reclining chaise lounge chairs. The waves at Hideaways can be seen from each verandah and the beds within the bungalow, making it one of the best views on the island.

Meals

WavePark Mentawai’s bar and restaurant has stunning views of the bay and the local break, just a 10 minute walk from your table. Watch the sunset as you dine on Western and Asian cuisine and fresh-caught seafood.

Three meals a day are served in the dining room with a range of healthy options to keep your body fuelled for all your island adventures. The chef also caters for vegans, vegetarians and anyone with special dietary requirements.

Refresh and recharge with unlimited iced tea, ginger/lemongrass homebrew, fruit and herbal teas and fresh coconuts. If you’re looking for something a little stronger, the WavePark bar is fully-stocked and the dedicated bartender is ready to mix up a cocktail or serve you other ice-cold beverages. You can even bring out your own duty free alcohol and you’ll only be charged the corkage.

Surf WavePark Mentawai

The wave park contains 26 named Mentawai waves around the resort catering to all surfing abilities. WavePark is also the only resort to include in your price, regular travel inter-island to look for waves and fish. With their speedboat service, you’ll be able to reach Telescopes, Scarecrows, Icelands as well as other spots on the north coast of Sipora.

WavePark Resort is special within the Mentawais for these reasons:

  • The highest density of good waves in the Mentawai Islands. Every wave is within a 30min speedboat ride from the resort.
  • Every wind is offshore somewhere. This means that you will always be surfing clean waves if you want to.
  • The swell window is huge, from 240 SW through to 165 SE.  This area rakes in the swell from the Southern Indian Ocean.
  • The waves are the closest Mentawai waves to mainland Sumatra, which means less travel time for you.
  • There are waves that cater to beginners and professional surfers.  Guest capacity is limited to 12 surfers.
  • Every difficult wave has an alternate and easier wave nearby.  Groups can be split up for different surfing abilities.

You won’t believe the swell refraction around the islands of the WavePark until you’ve been there. In some places you can surf waves where the swell is breaking 180 degrees from where it came from. Basically the swell is doing a huge U-turn and ending up groomed on a reef for your enjoyment.  This is handy especially when there is a south swell running with a south wind.  WavePark will always find you offshore and clean waves.

 

Siberut Island (Playgrounds Area)

Nipussi

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.

Bankvaults

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.

Pit Stops

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. Pit Stops 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.

E-Bay

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.

Hideaways

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.

Malibu

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.

Bikinis

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-Frames

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

Rifles

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.

Pistols

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

 

Sipura Island

Tikkus

An enjoyable, playful left near Villa Mentawai. On a big swell, this is a good, mellow option for intermediate level surfers or longboarders.

Omak Tidur

A long, slabbing right out the front of Awera Surf Resort with intense barrel sections on good days. This wave can be super challenging, and often seems surfable when it’s not. Always wait for the green light from your surf guide before attempting this one!

Awera Left

A fast left hander, super fun for a couple speed runs across the fairly shallow reef.

OTF

A perfect beginner wave out the front of Awera Surf Resort.

Telescopes

Ridiculously perfect left, easily accessible from Awera Surf Resort, Togat Nusa Retreat and Villa Mentawai. A user-friendly wave with multiple good sections for barrels or turns. Telescopes likes a SW swell with SE winds.

Iceland

Another swell magnet, this time a peak, that picks up any available swell. When Telescopes is big and pumping, Iceland can be 2-3 times bigger. A true big wave spot, this wave has been surfed at 20ft and is a great place for an adrenaline rush on your step up.

Suicides

A heavy and unpredictable left with gnarly barrels over a very shallow, live coral reef. When it links up, it’s a remarkable wave, suitable for advanced surfers only and definitely at high tide.

Promises

This is a challenging right hander suitable for advanced surfers chasing a novelty experience.

Twiggies

A good, sometimes hollow, usually uncrowded left hander, working best on a SW swell. Mostly suited for experienced surfers, as the wave can get shallow on the inside.

Hookers

A fickle wrap-around left that can be challenging. This wave needs a big swell to come to life.

Arikis

A relatively under-the-radar right hander that’s fast and zippy breaking over shallow reef. Arikis can offer good barrel sections and is best at higher tide.

Scarecrows

A bowling left in front of Togat Nusa Resort. Scarecrows picks up a lot of swell, and on bigger, heavier days requires a bit of paddling and a bigger board. This wave can offer a good barrel on the inside section after some big carves on the outside.

7-Palms

Shifty lefts off random peaks. This spot, rarely crowded, picks up plenty of swell but can be hard to surf.

 

Non-Surf Activities

There’s something for the whole family at WavePark Mentawai. When you’re not surfing, the resort offers a variety of all-inclusive non-surf activities to keep you occupied in and out of the water. Whether it’s relaxing in the day spa, or trekking across the island, you and your family will always have something to do.

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Reviews

for WavePark Mentawai

Awesome trip, Shit hot waves, Beautiful location, excellent food, Super friendly people and staff, surfed out and still want more. The dream surf trip. Next time will need a longer stop over in Bali, 2... Read More >

Adam A
Date of Stay: 30 Aug - 13 Sep 2018
Surf Stoke5
Accommodation5
Quality of Food5

At World Surfaris - All staff was very helpful and accommodating. The whole booking process was seamless. All representative between transfers was very nice and good. At Wavepark Resort - Christy and Alison was very... Read More >

Martin N
Date of Stay: 27 Apr - 8 May 2018
Surf Stoke5
Accommodation4
Quality of Food5

The Wavepark resort and staff are set up to make guest experiences the best one of their lives. They do all the little things naturally that you often have to ask for in other places.... Read More >

Beau S
Date of Stay: 24 Jul - 2 Aug 2017
Surf Stoke5
Accommodation5
Quality of Food4

G'day Greig, Nanita, Gill and Whits (WavePark), Thanks guys for such a great trip. Best ever in 20 odd years of the group getting away on surf trips. Topped expectations by a long shot!!!  ... Read More >

Dave W
Date of Stay: 24 Jul - 2 Aug 2017
Surf Stoke5
Accommodation5
Quality of Food5

Emma it was stunning.  Reality has buggerred me completely though... I had to get me own breakfast today. Forgotten how to do that. I had to drive to get to a bar last night…and I... Read More >

Sam B
Date of Stay: 24 Jul - 2 Aug 2017
Surf Stoke5
Accommodation5
Quality of Food5

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