Ben Horvath
photo and video (c) 2014 Andy Potts

The East Coast of Australia may have belatedly come alive late in August and early September with a succession of solid swells, but in comparison to 31 straight days of epic Mentawai surf madness, it still pales in comparison.

The Perfect Wave’s man in the Mentawai Andy Potts said, “August in the Ments has delivered some of the best waves of the season, and there has been a surprising lack of crew for whatever reason, something you don’t really question when your scoring epic Macaronis with only 3-4 of your best mates.”

No exaggeration – pretty much every day of the month delivered straight offshore 4-6ft, 16 second period lines of endless tubes coupled with rippable sections and glassy walls.

Potts was frothing when he spluttered ”It honestly felt like paradise stepped up a notch. Every day delivered perfect, groundhog day style sessions at nearly every reef break you could think of. I was lucky enough to capture some 10/10 sessions at the world’s most ripple wave – Macaronis, along with a handful of more than playful Greenbush days. 

As I sit here now on the last day of August, watching more groomed lines of perfection roll past, I can only say one more thing… See you in September. “

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