Kandui Surf Resort, Mentawai islands, March 22 surf report.
Season 3 here at Kandui is upon us! The “off” season had plenty of waves, but we had no guests from the end of November until now. We were working pretty hard getting the place ready for 2008 so we didn’t get in the boat much to surf, but we went out at 4 Bobs a lot after work and Rifles when the swell and winds cooperated. We heard rumors of good Ebay, Bankvaults, and even Hideaways, but we were just too busy. We need some guest during that period so we have an excuse to look for some empty barrels! But don’t feel too sorry for us! We got some good Rifles now and then with no one around. My “off” season was highlighted by about a 400 yard long wave at Rifles. I got 4 nice barrels on it and came out of every one! A couple of big swells came through when the winds were not good for here. Too bad because we would really have had some stories!
Anyway, we got the island ready for you all and our first guests arrived today. They took the plane so they were out here eating by around noon where in the past, taking the boats, they would not have arrived until tomorrow morning. The swell was not pumping by any means, so they had some lunch before heading over to Nipusi. It was about head high over there and the conditions were alright. There were a few other people out, but everybody got wet and washed off some jet lag. Nupusi is always a good first surf.
Looking at another small day tomorrow before a little swell is forecast to arrive.