Toasty our (Perfect Wave) man on the ground and trusty surf guide at Aloita Resort in the heart of the Mentawai have been giving us the low down on what the waves have been doing…

Thursday and Friday from last week were the standout days. Here is  Toasty and our resident surf photographer, Grant Davis’s Mentawai surf diary and view on the surf forecast.

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Mentawai surf forecast this week looks great, next weekend is looking even better!

Today, Tuesday (June 17) was small, but an extended run of large SSW groundswell is expected from Wednesday (June 18) right through to Monday (June 23). This is likely to be followed by one of the bigger SW groundswells of the season on Friday (June 27) and Saturday (June 28).

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The swell is expected to be an inconsistent 4-5ft at exposed locations tomorrow. Thursday should see wave heights building into the afternoon as a solid SW groundswell fills in. By late Thursday (June 19) wave heights should be in the 8ft plus range ahead of an overnight peak and then Friday morning should be a similar size.

Moderate SE trades are forecast.

Waves heights should remain at a solid 4-6ft over the weekend before a 6ft plus pulse on Monday afternoon, 6-8ft on Tuesday, before easing slowly into Wed/Thurs, ahead of what is promising to be a BIG swell next weekend.

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Mentawai surf diary:

Monday 9/6/2014 – The SSW swell was 4-5ft at 16secs, the wind was light SE. Fun uncrowded 3-4ft Telescopes.

Tuesday 10/6/2014 – The SSW swell was 3-5ft at 15secs, the wind variable turning North early then nothing later. We surfed empty 3-4ft Suicides then empty Telescopes at 4-5ft.

Wednesday 11/6/14 – The South swell was 3ft at 13 secs, the wind light SE early, variable and light later. Telescopes was clean early and a little messy and weak later.

Thursday 12/6/14 – The South swell was 2-3ft  at 12 secs, the wind SE early with moderate N winds later. Telescopes was clean early and messy in the afternoon.

That is all for now, I am sure we will hear from Toasty & get some of Grant’s images very soon. Especially with this bomb of a swell about to hit. Watch this space.

Thanks guys,

By Scott Robbins


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