VIDEO: Off Season Sumatra and Mentawai Surprise!
From October to February, the common consensus is that the best surf trip options are Hawaii or the South Pacific: P-Pass, PNG, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand or Tawain.
I’m certainly not discouraging the above options, I’d simply like to share what has long been a secret: The secret of many wise, well-travelled charter operators. The shoulder and off-season in Sumatra and the Mentawai often deliver uncrowded, fun-sized, glassy surf conditions from November through to March.
There is a broad misconception that there are no waves there at this time. The secret we are sharing is many operators score some of their best sessions during this time. The waves are generally small to medium-size, and often oily glass.
The conditions are very well suited for both beginners, families and surfers who want to score fun waves with no crowds.
Scroll down to learn about the off-peak season deals from our hand-picked operators.