Words, photos and clip by Grant Davis at Aloita Resort

Aloita, November 2015 Mentawai Surf Report

Most of late October was very consistent with back to back medium sized SSW swells.

The pattern continued into November with a slightly larger swell on the charts.

The morning session of November 6th was near epic, solid 6-8ft barrels at Iceland and 3-5ft tunnels at Telescopes.

November 6th  was 6-7ft @ 16secs 213deg, moderate SE offshore winds early tending light S later, rainy.

Icelands 7:30am: Solid clean 5-6ft with 8ft bomb sets, surfed alone. Some of the best Icelands I saw all season, proper barrels along the whole wave.

Empty Islands, Early November
Empty Islands, Early November

Tikus 10:00am : Fun clean, rippable 3-4ft with the odd bigger set, no crowd

Telescopes 2:30pm: Slightly ruffled but still clean 3-5ft, a few locals out, super fun again getting cleaner with a barrel or two.


November 7th – 6-7ft @ 15-14secs 208deg, very light SE winds early tending moderate S winds later, sunny skies.

Telescopes 7:30am: Super clean, still 3-4ft with larger sets, 4 other people, great morning of fun waves.

Icelands  10:30am: Glassy 4-6ft, 2 locals, slightly fatter than the day before but still a lot of push and a few barrels.

Icelands 3:00pm: Messy 4-5ft, no crowd, only a short surf to finish the day.

Photos by Grant Davis at Aloita Resort

Written by:
Ben Horvath

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