Surf Report 25 April
Well it’s all been a bit of a blurrr, we have had some insane wave’s with very few people in the water.
End of last trip we spent most of our time surfing at Macas and Macas Right, after scoring epic Greenbush earlier on in the trip (photos shown in previous surf report).
Mark and Jason have extended for another week again making their total duration of stay 5 weeks!! A record I think….. after Claus.
Gerry left after extending from 1 week to 3, Jack just left the other day after extending from 9 nights to 12, Graham wanted to extend a few extra days to catch the new swell, but couldn’t let the missus down on her birthday; he’ll be back he says.
On Wednesday we had new guests Marty, Alex, Pete, Jesse and KC arrive, just in time for the swell that hit on their arrival. The swell built throughout the morning with the crew enjoying some clean Macas perfecto, then the arvo served up some chunkier waves again.
I enjoyed the arvo session with just 5 guys out and the northerly breeze making the drops interesting, but the barrels were still there for the picking. The late arvo session was solid, I watched it from the tower with camera in hand hoping to get a nice barrel shot with the traditional Macas sunset in the background, but I only confirmed that my photography skills are below average, should have gone surfing instead…
All the crew got great waves the first day of the trip, sharing with Palagic and Deborah on the macas moorings, all top guys to surf with.
On Thursday, it was a field day. I decided to wait out the morning and do the arvo session again, probably not the best call to make, as some of the crew came in saying the morning session was the best surf of their lives. Alex was a stand out getting some serious back shacks, Jesse also getting some great tubes. On the Thursday we shared with Palagic and Addiction crew.
The arvo session on Thursday dropped out a bit, whilst the forecasters had said the ‘peak’ of the swell was supposed to be at midday. Considering I had waited for the arvo session, this reconfirmed the philosophy of “see it,… surf it”. Anyway there were still a few fun ones, my only concern was that the swell might die out quicker than expected, but this fortunately didn’t happen.
On Friday and Saturday the surf was very consistent in the 4-5 foot range, with still some nice tubes on offer and very smackable lips at macas. Christian took some of the crew down to Roxies where they scored some super fun smackable rights; they stayed there all day with 3 solid surf sessions arriving back at macas at 4pm.
Friday we shared at Macas with Deborah and Palagic and later in the arvo Palagic departed, whilst myself and Jack enjoyed a late arvo session with just 4 others in the water. We enjoyed some dredgy little shacks that arvo with the swell having some thicker groundswell qualities and coming in slightly more from the west angle, causing it to break a bit faster down the reef.
Saturday was a chill out day just staying around Macas area, however in the morning 5 boats had shown up so was a bit busy, until the excess boats left leaving just Star Kuat and Midas using the moorings. Macas Resort guests got back out there in the arvo and scored some very fun waves, plus a few of the boys even decided to pick a few off at Macas Right.
The photos of Saturday are shown in this surf report, you can only imagine some of the other great waves we have been scoring here on a daily basis. For those that would like to keep up with what’s going on then join our Facebook Group “Macaronis Resort Mentawai Islands Indonesia”.
We’ll be back with another surf report soon, hope you enjoy the photos taken Saturday 24 April featuring Macas and Macas Right.
For anybody planning a surf trip we still have plenty of room throughout the season so drop us a line if you’re keen….
Mark @ Macas
Macaronis Surf Resort Mentawai Islands, 28th April 2010