Over the last month, you’ve seen Nathan Florence double-up into huge green cathedrals at HT’s. Or maybe watched Kelly Slater’s no-hands dream weave through Kandui cylinders. The Indonesia archipelago, and the Mentawais especially, has been on fire for months.
And the particular boat trip remains the gold standard in terms of experiencing some of the most perfect waves on the planet. However, being one of the particular most expensive surf holidays on the market, it pays to do this right. We asked some of the most experienced Mentawai skippers and charter operators for their inside knowledge. We can’t guarantee waves, but follow this advice and you’ll give yourself a chance at having the best surf trip of your life.