Kandui Surf Resort in the Mentawai island chain; June 30th surf report . Our current guests had to leave around noon today, so we were up early hoping to get another Kandui session before they had to go. I took the dingy around really fast to see how it was looking, and I was surprised to see how much the swell had dropped overnight. It was only half the size it was yesterday afternoon. The winds seemed to be blowing lightly out of the northwest so we decided to look for some bigger surf at Bankvaults. It was bigger, probably double overhead or so, but it was looking kind of weird so we settled for Nipusi instead. There was no one out there and the waves were 4 feet overhead or so. We got some fun ones before we had to head back. Nice, relaxing last session for the boys. We said goodbye to our cool guests after an early lunch. We have no guests on the island now so it is just the surf guides and owners for a couple of days. We all were waiting for the afternoon high tide so we could get some Kandui’s again. The guys were building a perch for taking pictures in from of Kandui’s around mid afternoon, and they were seeing nice waves reeling the whole time, just frothing and waiting for the tide. We got out there with maybe a couple of hours of daylight left. Conditions were perfect with the light southeast winds. There were only 2 other guys out. Waves were inconsistent but it was a beautiful afternoon and we were content to wait for the bigger ones and just hang out and enjoy. Watched a nice sunset followed closely by the full moon rising over the island again today. Very beautiful. Expecting a little smaller surf tomorrow.
Kandui Surf Resort in the Mentawai island chain; June 29th surf report . It was nice and glassy this morning. The waves looked a little bigger out front. I took a boat around to see what Kandui was doing. It was definitely bigger with some sets going 3 or 4 feet overhead. The wind was light, but a little too south to be ideal so the wave was a little crumbly, but the boys were frothing for Kandui so they were on it. Luckily for us, the winds died while we were out there and it really cleaned up. The barrels started opening up and staying open the whole way down the line. We surfed until almost dead low tide. It was just too hard to leave with conditions as good as they were. Nobody got too hurt so it was all good. We came back and ate lunch, then waited for the tide to come back up so we could go back to Kandui’s. We got back out there around 4 o’clock. The waves had gotten a little bigger with a couple of double-overhead sets rolling through. The winds were a little stronger than this morning, but a little more offshore as well, then later it went super glassy. There were some big barrels and some big wipeouts, and everybody was hooting and calling their buddies into some sick pits. Pretty cool afternoon. To top it off, the full moon rose over the island around the time the sunset and it had these beams of light streaming through the clouds. Lucky we didn’t all get a set on the head checking that out! Hoping we get some more Kandui tomorrow.
Surf report thanks to Ray at the Kandui Surf Resort
All photos courtesy of the crew at Kandui Surf Resort / Indies Trader surf charter boat