And if your kids eat constantly like mine, don’t worry – there is always plenty of food, with flexible dining hours to keep everyone happy
To say Bilou Beach Villas is a product of passion is an understatement. After 20 years in the surf travel industry while travelling the world looking for...
Dads who surf. They're a special bunch. They vary in age greatly and are often found out in the lineup instead of in the man cave. Dads who surf need to be looked after on Father's Day, so whether you're a dad or your dad surfs, we've got together with our mate Timmy from Aloha to find the best boards for any dad.
July started with a solid 4-6 foot swell at Kandui Villas. Our guests scored a relatively empty lineup with perfect glassy conditions. Everyone definitely..
To celebrate the International Surfing Day with The Perfect Wave, we are running a little give-away: If you book your trip with The Perfect Wave today,...
Swell Report from the Mentawai, Bali and the Maldives: Winter is just two weeks old, and wow, just like clockwork, the Indian Ocean has really turned on.
For most, Easter is the signal that it’s time to book an Indonesia Surf Escape.
It's a new year and so we find ourselves looking around asking 'So what's new?' The world remains full of amazing experiences but now is the time to ask: What surf trips should I add to my list?
Flávio is an extremely experienced surfer who has been surfing for 28 years, the last six as a qualified surf coach. We caught up with him to look back at the 2016 Mentawai surf season.
I was lucky enough to get 10 or so days off work and jump on a charter boat the Raja Elang with a crew of mates and get back to the Ments lands this year for what is becoming a biennial tradition - a Mentawai surf trip. This particular trip was a bit of an eye opener for me because on the face of it, in truth it wasn’t quite the perfect trip that we all dream off.
We just returned from Mark Occhilupo's 2016 legends trip at Kandui Resort. I found myself sitting on the front steps of Uma 9 (Occy's Villa) overlooking the incredible and infamous No Kandui wave, it was only 2-3 foot and unsurfable at the time and yet Occy saw potential in every wave that rolled through. He shared stories of early boat trips through the Mentawai Islands and of his epic win at the OP pro which was held at the wave right in front of us... conditions were a little bigger that day.
Well, sadly we have come to the end of what everyone universally regards peak Mentawai surf season. March through October is when an endless procession of S and SW swells light up the Indian Ocean. Mid to late October is the time of the year when many sit back and reminisce on the swells experienced during the 2016 Mentawai surf season, and start planning next year’s charter or land resort holiday.