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.
Hey hey, my my, Australia is a pretty cool place to pass the days by, but let’s face it: when the winter rains hit and the water temperatures drop, we all want to be surfing in the tropical regions of the Indian Ocean in boardshorts!
Winter is just two weeks old, and wow, just like clockwork, the Indian Ocean has really turned on.
It’s time to go now.
There have been several standout swells already. In fact, many of our trusted operators reported that the Sunday/Monday June 4 and 5, and the week that followed, was comparable to 2015’s Muzza swell at some locales, and hell there’s another significant swell event set to light up the entire Indian Ocean this week.
Coastalwatch’s chief surf forecaster Ben Macartney said, “June is very likely to go down as one of the best of the season this year. Just as we see the back of one 6 to 8ft groundswell, a new large and exceptionally long period event is set to generate even larger surf throughout the Archipelago later this week. So if it’s size and power you’re looking for, a last minute flight to Indo could be just the ticket.”
Similarly, Brian James, head of our Maldives operations, has reported that Cokes has been very consistent so far this season in the Maldives.
You can stay at Hollow Trees Resort right in front of one of the best waves in the Mentawai at HT’s (Lances Right), or at Kandui Villas in front of one of Indo’s premium lefts, with Rifles and several other epic “Playgrounds” setups nearby.
In Bali, S Resorts Hidden Valley is ideally located 5 mins from Uluwatu, Padang and Bingin (all of which were pumping in the first fortnight of June).
Padang-Padang last Monday:
You can score super consistent, quality waves in the Maldives, and we have an epic and inexpensive accommodation option right in front of the North Male Atolls famed swell magnet at Cokes Surf Camp.
We recently refurbished the rooms and accomodation at Cokes.
This week, we have put together some really cool Winter Escape Specials to make it easy for you to jump on a plane, get outta the cold and hook into an Indian Ocean swell that suits your level.
Indo Satu – the Mentawai Surf Charters:
Rifles on Monday June 5. – Photo C/O Kandui Villas
Kandui pumping on Monday June 5, 2017. Photo C/O Kandui Villas