Mentawai Surf

Budget Mentawais Surf Resort – New Proposed Regulations Concern Ebay

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“Lets get straight to the point, Christie’s proposed home stay laws are about one place and thats E-bay“ Christie Carter’s proposed revision to regulating the surf industry in Mentawai has attracted a lot of interest. In reply to a reader’s comment on that post I suggested that the Mentawai surf industry is as much a […]

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Surfing Mentawai | Regulation and Management Revision Proposal

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“who should enforce the law and how?” Tensions in the Mentawai Surf Resort and Charter Boat industry have been high recently, following the confrontation at Macronis in early August. The surf charter vessel, Addiction, anchored at the break in violation of the law dictating that no more than two boats at a time may do […]

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Surfing Mentawai | Videos from Season 2012

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How hard is it to come by good video edits of Mentawai culture, trekking, or surfing? Hard. If you define “good” here as attention-grabbing, entertaining, and having a well edited, cool sound track, oh and informative as well, then it’s not easy to find. Seems like just about everyone who hits the high seas to […]

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Mentawai Earthquake & Tsunami – Better To Be On a Boat Than Land Based Surf Resort?

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A fanciful view of the lineup after an 8.7 magnitude quake, smack bang in the middle of the channel separating the Mentawai islands from Sumatra, sends one or more walls of water over the top of Playgrounds or into Katiet to wipe it from the face of the earth. Can you imagine what’s left of Katiet […]

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Average Surfers in Above Average Mentawai Waves–Whatever Your Ability The Mentawais Deliver

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If you’ve never been on a surfing trip to the Mentawais then this video edit is the one to check out. Well, if you are the sort of surfer that is up for a challenge, but not too much of a challenge and would like a little variety in your activities at any rate. One […]

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Mentawai Left Handers, the Issue of Surfing Style, and the Most Photographed Place on the Planet?

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It’s been my intention to slap a cultural post in here but here’s another one about surfing…and culture…and photography. Below you’ll find a cool edit of a bunch of dudes who did a land-based surfari to Mentawai thing. I say cool because there’s no shortage of footage of barreling lefts and rights with a Pig […]

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Making Cranking Mentawai Lefts on an Alaia? WTF?

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One of the appealing aspects of surfing the Mentawais is the variety of breaks. If you prefer your lefts more reserved and a little less like a freight train–Hideaways for example–then you’ve got it, head over to Beng-Beng .Whatever your level or choice your equipment, minimally, has to be able to get you into the […]

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