The surf guides at Aloita Surf Resort always convene daily forecast and where-to-surf discussions of an evening in the bar.
With a strong 220-deg SW swell and west winds forecast all day, a day trip in the resort speedboats or water taxis to the the fabled Laces Right on May 4 was a no-brainer.
Arriving in the morning and seeing pumping 4-6ft offshore barrels with only three bodies in the water was a welcome surprise: the team were “frothing”.
I tend to run out of superlatives when trying to describe the wave quality at Lances Right: it is one of the best right hand reefs in the world.
At 4-5ft, although challenging and a little shallow in sections, the wave is just so perfect that it’s almost easy to ride.
Not a lot more can be said really, we surfed, watched and surfed again before heading back to Aloita Resort and Spa with cold beers and memories of Mentawai perfection.