Kandui Surf Resort in the Mentawai island chain; July 2nd surf report We had Kandui on our minds again this morning as we had gotten it pretty good for a couple of days straight, so when we saw that 4 Bobs had gotten bigger overnight we ran over to see what was happening, but there was not much going on over there. The new swell was coming in too south to be hitting Kandui’s very well. We had no problem taking the opportunity to rest up some more, so we hung out and recharged just about the whole day. 4 Bobs was overhead all day with only a few guys out and we were hoping Rifles would turn on. With about an hour left of light we headed out to Rifles. It was glassy and no one was out. It wasn’t big enough to really be doing it, but we had fun trying out keep up with the shoulder to head high waves that were flying down the reef. It was just me and 2 of the surf guides again, this time Simon and Randy. We connected a few for some pretty long rides and watched another killer sunset from the water. We are hoping to be back out there when a big south swell hits in a couple of days. Expecting smaller waves tomorrow though.
Kandui Surf Resort in the Mentawai island chain; July 1st surf report We had no guests today. There is only 2 days this season that we have no guests on the schedule so everyone took the opportunity to sleep in a bit, and when we did wake up we were in no hurry to go anywhere. The waves looked nice out front. Glassy and head high plus at John Candy and 4 Bobs. I watched one guy from a private boat surfing empty John Candy’s and another surfing 4 Bobs with perfect conditions and was thinking how stoked they must be. We were content to stay on land and recharge our batteries. With about and hour and a half of daylight left we figured Kandui’s would have enough tide to leave some water on the reef in-between waves, so we headed out there to give it a look. Conditions were perfect with light offshore winds and the waves were actually a little bigger than yesterday and had a little better shape too. It was only me and 2 of the surf guides, Phil and Randy, out and we all managed to get some good ones before it was too dark to see. We will all probably lose a little sleep thinking about the wave of the day that broke just a little bit out of all of our reach. It was about 3 or 4 feet overhead, and after we went under it we watched it from behind grinding perfectly all the way down the reef. Ouch! There is always another swell coming though! Looking for a bump in the swell 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 and Sebastian