I have just returned from numerous Mentawai surf charters with The Perfect Wave.

Here are some highlights from two of the best sessions.

There’s still 2 to 3 months of the season to go so come up and score the session of your life.

Date: Macaronis June 28, 2016.

Chad Scott keeping the vibe alive inside a macaronis gem

Swell:  S/SW, 6-8ft at 15 seconds

Wind: The wind was light and variable with minimal local weather from the North.

General Description: It only took 30 minutes from the break of day for the swell to fully arrive and begin to hit the reef from just above the take off spot.

Local weather throughout the season pushed a lot of water over the reef and into the lagoon behind what was the beach.

It somehow made the wave feel very raw with so much water now pushing through.

There were only two boats on the moorings and a very chilled vibe from the resort guests.

Everyone was able to score some epic Maccas barrels  all day until dark at 7pm.

Date: July 17th Lances Right. 

Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016 (12)

Swell: SW 10ft at 17 seconds.

Wind: light and variable, local rain systems seemed to squall every half hour throughout the morning.

General Desciption: A much anticipated swell with all the ingredients to deliver something a little over the top.

It did!

A solid group of chargers lined the reef from top to bottom as shallow, powerful dark tubes unloaded endlessly.

It felt like any break between sets didn’t allow enough time to get your head around where the right place to sit was.

There was plenty of carnage for some crew who were straight to the first aid kit on the boat to lick their wounds, while others scored the best waves of their lives.

Adam Instone from California was pumped to score the wave in its prime, putting in a solid 10 hour day of epic barrels and one super-heavy beat down.

Adam Instone Mentawai July (5)
Adam Instone Mentawai July
Adam Instone well covered at Lances(4)
Adam Instone well covered at Lances
Chad Scott keeping the vibe alive inside a macaronis gem
Chad Scott keeping the vibe alive inside a macaronis gem
Jake Scott punting the shallow section in the playground region
Jake Scott punting the shallow section in the playground region
Max Ayshford dropping in
Max Ayshford dropping in
Max Ayshford water displacement
Max Ayshford water displacement
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016 (1)
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016 (2)
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016 (3)
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016 (4)
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016 (5)
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016 (7)
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016 (8)
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016 (11)
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016 (12)
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016 (14)
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016
Mentawai islands, Indonesia July 2016
Mike Rodger doing 10 hour days with style and ease (1)
Mike Rodger doing 10 hour days with style and ease
Mike Rodger doing 10 hour days with style and ease
Mike Rodger doing 10 hour days with style and ease
Nick O'Brien Mentawai dreaming
Nick O’Brien Mentawai dreaming
Pedro Charriaud about to get the tube of his life
Pedro Charriaud about to get the tube of his life
Ruben Ducheyne Mentawai July
Ruben Ducheyne Mentawai July
Steve Scott getting slotted at Macaronis (1)
Steve Scott getting slotted at Macaronis