Mentawais WavePark Surf Camp – Mentawai’s

If you have ever fantasized about living in your own exclusive desert island paradise with more than 26 idyllic waves of varying difficulty breaking nearby, then WavePark is the resort for you. The name says it all!

This tropical haven is set in the north of the Mentawais archipelago, near the Playground Islands and accommodates a maximum of 12 guests at a time. These lucky surf seekers have the entire island for their own private use.

The expert staff have been tracking down the beautiful rolling peaks of this region for over 31 years between them. They are rightly proud of their extensive knowledge of the local conditions and more importantly their ability to show their guests some sizzling, secret spots. The resort staff will regularly use their speedboat to skip you, in comfort, between islands to search out the premium surf of the day. This can include visits to infamous waves like Telescopes, Scarecrows and Icelands.

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In the evening, wander around the striking, traditionally built villas of the island complex and feast on the delicious food prepared by the chefs. This was the first resort built on the Mentawais islands and has been hosting surf fans since 1998. The staff celebrate their resort status as it is mainly camps that provide the accommodation in this area and they are always willing to go the extra mile for their guests.


Wave Park’s bungalows are built to create a feel as if you are truly in a tropical resort rather than staying at your standard hotel. The materials used to build the resort are all sourced from the Mentawai islands and are locally designed. The best part of these bungalows is that it is located near the water’s edge and each of its verandahs and most of the beds in the bungalows has direct visible view to the legendary surf break “Hideaways”

The bungalows can accommodate a family of 4, with two in the private master bedroom and another 2 in a shared living room space. However, if there is special request, they will be using the bungalows for only 2 guests at a time with preference going to return guests. They can also accommodate up 5 guests per bungalow is requested beforehand.

All bungalows are equipped with an indoor or outdoor bathroom complete with a double vanity, hot showers, and a western style toilet. As well as twin reclining chaise lounge chairs that you can use to sit on the beach.


Early Season

8 Day Visit USD 1600
15 Day Visit USD 2800
22 Day Visit USD 4000


Regular Season

10 Day Visit USD 2450
11 Day Visit USD 2695
21 Day Visit USD 5145


  • Padang airport – hotel transfers for you and all your luggage in air conditioned comfort.
  • Tour guide while in Padang, on call 24/7.
  • Guided surfing and fishing speedboat service all day, everyday.
  • 3 meals a day and resort-provided drinks (aside from sodas and alcohol).
  • Our 6 bungalows can host up to 4 guests each. The accommodation is set up as twin share or double bed rooms including full bath indoor/outdoor ensuite. All bungalows are complete with outdoor day beds, beach chaise lounges and sound system included. The bungalows are perfect for couples or families.
  • WavePark facilities included in the price are ping pong and pool games room, snorkeling trips, fishing missions, photography platform, frisbee golf course, TV/DVD/Digital projector, and guided coconut plantation trips.
  • Guests also have access to extras such as massage services, full bar, satellite telephone, recording studio, wireless high speed internet, and a full-time resort photographer.
  • In 2016 the Mentawai Government’s 10% Hotel tax is included in your daily price.
  • WavePark includes the price of surfing further afield; Telescopes, Scarecrows and Icelands is included in the surfing area that our guests have access to. This service is not included in early season discounted trips.
  • With a maximum capacity of 12 surfers, the Wavepark Mentawai surf camp guests have the entire island for their exclusive use.


  • International flights to and from Padang.
  • Visa on arrival ($35 USD).
  • Luggage porter services.
  • Padang – Mentawai – Padang speedboat transfer ($500 USD).
  • Airport departure tax.
  • Any transport aside from airport – hotel – harbor.
  • Alcoholic drinks and canned beverages.
  • Food and hotel accommodation while staying in Padang.


Icelands is a powerful left that can handle any size swell thrown at it and works on all tides.  The wave starts with a nice steep takeoff then can have a barrel section on the inside then a ripple bowl to lay down some heavy hacks. Can be surfed by all skill levels as the water is deep. Best with a East/South east wind.


Scarecrows has many moods depending on the swell direction and tide. This wave is very consistent as is picks up tons of swell and can handle it when it solid.  The wave is perfect for carving down the line with long ripable walls and a few barrel sections then down the end you have the “Curry Bowl” section which starts draining on low tide. The reef is fairly user friendly so can accommodate beginners to advanced. Best with a South East wind.


A very quick right which fires along a shallow reef. Best on a North east wind & a high tide.


“Teles” is one of the bests lefts around. It is not as consistent as other spots, however, with a solid South West swell and light South easterlies this wave turns into a tube machine with rippable sections along the way producing long rides up to 200 mts.

Kandui Lefts

This wave is a very quick left-hander and starts working on the high tide when the swell starts hitting at 6-10 ft with a South West swell & light East-South East winds. The wave breaks for up to 300mts throwing out deep amazing barrels sections. Draw your line and hold on as you could possibly get the best barrel of your life.

Baby Kandui 

Just tucked around the corner from Kandui there is baby Kandui which is shorter, however, can be just as full on and perfect as Kandui. This turns on when Kandui is 6 ft+. The wave is better on a high tide and needs a South West swell & South winds.

A Frames

A Frames can have two sections depending on the swell and the tide. The one outside is most consistent & has fun take offs and long walls. The wave holds big and gets better when it gets more solid. When the inside bowl is working there is a nice barrel section. Works the best on a big south swell at low tide.

4 Bobs

A short and very wackable fun right-hander that breaks over a shallow sharp reef.  Needs a Northerly wind &  mid tides & 3 -5 ft. Very shallow on low tide. A great option when the everywhere is blown out by west-southwest winds.


One of the longest & most perfect rights on the planet.  Needs a big south swell and northerly winds to turn on. Best at 5-8ft with a mid-high tide.


This beautiful right just down the reef from Riffles has a fun barrel section and nice walls. It breaks on all tides on a shallow reef. Needs a small southerly swell and north winds. Great option on smaller days.

Little Nias

This fun left & right is perfect for beginners. It is good in all tides and breaks from 2-4 ft with Northerly winds.


A beautiful left hander that breaks over a pristine colourful coral reef. Breaks best when its 6-8ft & South winds. Breaks on all tides and gets very hollow on the lower tide.

Bank Vaults

This deep water heaving right hander marches straight in from the indian ocean and is best on a south swell and North winds. Breaks on all tides, however, is better with an incoming tide. It can handle 12ft+.  Great take off with a big slab section at the end.


Is the most consistant wave in the playgrounds area. It offers a nice big take off and a long wall that you can tear up down the line with a barrel section when it is small and on a low tide. Breaks on all tides the lower being better with a North wind.


When over 6 ft this wave is powerful, perfect and hollow and when it is less than 5 ft it is a nice easy wave with 2 nice barrel sections. Works on all tides, however, more hollow at low tide. Best with a North East wind and big west swell.


Is a very consistent left when there is a small southwest swell running.  It is best from 3-6 ft and is excellent for all levels of surfers. Good on all tides.


Is a very fun right hander and is best at 3-5 ft, works on all tides and it is great for all levels of surfers as the take off is easy which then leads into a nice playful wall.


Possibly the  most picturesque right-hander is in the world. It can be long and very playful and sometimes barrels when the section comes closer to the rocks on a lower tide. It is great for hacks and speed turns and is suited for all levels of surfing.  Sometimes when the winds are more east, you can go around the island where there is a fun left.


Seven Palms

It is a very fun, rippable wave that can barrel on the right conditions. Suitable to surfers of any skill level and for those chasing some deeper barrels can venture up the reef. Great option when everywhere is small. Does not handle above 6ft. Good on all tides, however, gets very shallow on the low.

Lances Left

Lances left is located at the bottom of Sipora island just around the corner from Lances Right and is very consistent. When the wind is from the East & the swell is from the South up to 3 sections can reel into the bay delivering anything from big walls to draining barrels. Works best on the Mid tide & handles as 12ft+. Getting caught inside when it is big is easy to do and surfing the wave all the way to the end to greedy’s then falling off will put you high and dry, if this happens use the keyhole out the front of the resort.

Lances Right

Lance’s Right is one of the most perfect powerful waves on the planet. When the swell is 6-8ft from the SW, light W or no wind, at least 2hrs of tide this wave turns into an insane barrel machine.  You can get barreled all the way from the office until the surgeons table. It is fairly consistent considering the swell has to wrap around the bottom of the island of Sipora. Trying to get back out when caught inside on a solid swell can be risky as you can end up high and dry on the surgeons table. Best bet is to play it safe and head towards shore over the reef and go around into the deep channel and paddle back out and have another crack.


Is a long right hander that breaks along a fringing reef with a beautiful little island as the backdrop, very picturesque. It holds 10ft+, works on all tides and needs a NE wind. Very rarely gets crowded and a great beginner wave.


Macas has been voted by many as the funnest wave in the world as it breaks perfectly along the reef delivering multiple tube & whackable sections that you can really open up on. Your surfing level will be taken to the next level when you spend time here as the wave gives you a blank canvas to fine tune your surfing. When it is 2-5ft is is very fun and playful, however, when it gets above 6ft is starts doubling up and throws out heavy barrels. Best on a SSW swell & SE wind. Breaks on all tides.

Macaronis Right

Maccas right also know as KFC’s is a great escape for those who want to surf with just a few mates and is located only 5 mins across the bay from Maccas. It is best N-NE wind & a decent S swell with a fair amount of tide to cover the sharp reef fingers that protrude on low tide.

Rags Left

Is a long left with multiple barrel sections. This was an amazing wave before the earthquake, however on a big SW swell, SE winds & a mid tide you can score some freight train rides. When the swell is massive you can backdoor some sections that open up as wide as a truck. Don’t fall on the inside section as there is a high chance you will end up high and dry and the very sharp reef.

Rags Right

Probably the shallowest and one of the gnarliest waves in the ments. This wave is best on a South swell, North winds and a mid tide. The wave reels down the reef serving you some very long quick barrels. Rags right is suited for advanced surfers and is a great spectator wave as the charter boats anchor right in the channel looking straight into the barrel.


Picks up the most swell in the entire Mentawai archipelago. It is best when it is 3-4ft with a South swell as it hugs the reef and barrels on the inside. Breaks on all tides and is best in a SE wind. Thunders maxes out at 8-10 ft. Be wary sitting on the inside when it is big as you there is a high chance that you will get caught inside.


Lightouse is a right hander and needs a solid S-SW swell as it wraps around the island and marches down the reef. This wave delivers big walls and can barrel on the inside and can also handle 10ft +. Best in a west wind and works on all tides. There is also a 45ft lighthouse that you can climb and take some amazing photos of the 360’ view. One the western side of the isldand there is a left that is fickle, however, can also be very good in a massive swell.


This wave is fickle and should only be approached by surfers that are willing to commit. For those who choose to have a crack at “The Bush” they could come away with the best tube of their life. The peak stands up like a cobra then unleashes all is fury across the shallow reef. Once you are locked into the barrel there is no escape forcing you to commit 100% all the way to the end.  You may get spit out at the end section or you may get shut down on. Works best on a South swell and North wind on a mid – high tide.

9 / 10

Simon & Geoff

We stayed at the WavePark in June 2014 and Aug 15 and both times were absolutely fantastic. We had 2 sessions per day with little or no crowds in the lineup. The resort itself was also what we expected and this is why we keep on coming back. The whole experience is well worth the time getting here. Way better than most other surf spots we have been to. Waves were in the 3-4ft range which was great for us.

August 19, 2015