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Matungou - Surf Mentawai

Matungou Bay, Siberut, Siberut - Mentawai Islands , Indonesia
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Matungou - Surf Mentawai
Reviews (5)
4.5 out of 5

At Matungou we offer a welcome home for travelling surfers and islands explorers whilst you visit our unique paradise here in The Mentawai Islands.

Nestled away in the heart of the world’s surfing Mecca, you can relax under the palms that overhang the white sands of Matungou’s bay. We pride ourselves on our support of the local Mentawai people, with a belief that our duties extend beyond providing our guests with a perfect Mentawai surf trip, but also into supporting this precious Mentawai Island community.

Surfing is our foundation. The islands are our paradise : to )

Location

We are nestled behind coconut palms directly on the beach in our own bay, tribally named Matungou many years ago. We are in the perfect location to enjoy the waves the Northern Mentawai has to offer while remaining in a tsunami safe to zone with over 50m of elevation between our bay and the ocean from the west.

We are the only camp in the bay and you will experience a complete island experience with you and your friends or family.

Getting to Matungou Surf Mentawai:

Mentawai Fast Ferry
Travel Days: Tuesday or Saturday morning to Siberut. Monday, Wednesday, Friday to Tua Pejat (note additional pick to up fee)
It departs at 0600 sharp, returning the same days in the afternoon. You need to arrive the day prior to your ferry departure and fly out of Padang the day after your return ferry journey.
You must then take a 1h 15 minute speedboat transfer out to Matungou from the Siberut Harbour to INCLUDED in the price

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5 REVIEWS
     

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Review from Duikn
Duikn
Melbourne
September 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We were at matungou in September and we had a great time , we found it by chance and never looked back , good food good people and the most perfect setting , we are already planing our next trip , we got to meet Oli one of the owners , and he is one of the most friendly surf stoked Poeple you would ever meet , , the camp was new but I could see it getting really popular

Review from Dylan S
Dylan S
Newquay
August 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Probably the stunning place i've been to.The buildings themself that i stayed in are amazing.you litrally are 2 steps away from the beach where you can chill or go swimming, it is also amazing for snorkeling! for any surfers, it is just a short boat ride yo some of the best breaks in the world.for me what i loved the most is how we could chill with the indo family that help run camp. they are the funniest people and are preetygood at football too!!

Review from Andrew B
Andrew B
Bundoran
June 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

It doesn't get any better than this.

Pristine beach side accommodation with access to all the breaks via a short boat trip with an experienced surf guide.

Down time is all about home cooked fresh local seafood and bintang fuelled hammock naps.

Too weeks is just too short to return to reality!

Thanks MaMa, PaPa, Adri, Ollie.

I'll be back soon...

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Review from Michele V
Michele V
Pisa
August 2017
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

My friends and i , stayed in Matungou this august, We had a great time.
mentawaii is a surf paradise and matungou is perfectly located close to many surf spots . The staff was very helpful and they guided us to the best surf spot! we had super surf sessions until the sunset.
Matongou is located close to a local village but is far enough to feel immersed in a very pristine and natural area

Review from Max Martensson
Max Martensson
Dunedin
May 2017
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Probably one of the sweetest places I've ever stayed.

On that bombshell, here's why. It's not necessarily because of the world-class pumping surf right on your doorstep, with at least a couple of spots working every day regardless of what the forecast says, lefts, rights, a-frames, pits, open faces, all kinds. Or the mean location, on a perfect white tropical beach, in a wooden 2 storey bungalow built by the same people who work there, with loads of hammock space and yoga matts (if you're so inclined). Or the occasional crazy Bintang fest that ensues after another masterpiece of a meal that Mama has cooked up, with various shenanigans including local takes on breakdancing and one-handed air rifle shooting contests. Or that you feel like time has halted, that you forget about your inbox and facebook and all that crap, whilst feeling safe playing chess with the man Papa himself (head of security). Or that nothing is too much for these people in making sure you're having a wicked time.

What made this place different from all the other surfcamps I've stayed at (that may also offer waves of quality and a mattress and a feed), is the all-time atmosphere. The entire show is run by a family; Mama does magic in the kitchen, Papa is just all round bossing it, and Adri and his boys are running the day to day fixings. It's got a real family vibe to it. After two weeks I felt like we were part of the family. We got to experience Adri's son's birthday which was really special, having cake with the family. Instead of being cared for by another foreigner who's decided to live the sweet life in the tropics, you're living with a family from the Mentawai who will give you a bit of insight into their life. It's a well legit experience.

Thanks again to the family at Matungou!

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Number of people: 6
24-Hour reception
Bath Towels
DVD
Kitchenette
TV
WIFI (surcharge)
Daily housekeeping
Dryer
Laundry
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Washer
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (included)
Honesty Bar
Lunch included
Packed lunches
Snorkeling
Yoga

Additional Fees:

- Private speed boat per group for daily use (2 surfs in a day) - $140 usd / day
- Pick-up / drop-off from Siberut - $140 USD each way ($100 extra feeeach way for pick-up / drop-off for Tua Pejat )
- New Tourism Tax payable in Padang - 1 million IDR per person for a 14 day ticket to visit the islands.
- Soft drinks - 25,000 IDR
- Beers - 50,000 IDR
Beachside Bungalow Ensuite - Includes Meals
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

One large king double. Optional single for additional guest.
Open plan with 2 x fans
Private western bathroom with shower, basin and toilet
3 delicious meals a day included

All to glass front panels with direct access to beach less than 10m from the sand!

Private balcony area overlooking the palm to lined private bay.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: Padang
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 100mile
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1 hour - to Padang Harbour
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport
Bankvaults

Bankvaults

Level: Advanced

Being one of the heaviest waves in the region, Bankvaults is a performance wave that can reward you with some of the best barrels in the Mentawai. It has shifting peak and can throw some cleanup sets out of nowhere. It’s a real board to breaker. Triple overhead Bankvaults is the cover to shot of the Mentawai – it will blow your mind.

Region: Nyang Nyang
Distance from Matungou: 10 to 15 minutes by narrow boat

BengBeng

BengBeng

Level: Intermediate

Super fun local left that has a spectacular view in you look back onto the beach. Gets pretty hollow as the tide drops. Great place to get good shots.

Region: Nyang Nyang
Distance from Matungou: 5 minutes by narrow boat

EBay

EBay

Level: Intermediate

If you surf ebay when it’s on you are a lucky guy! Felt to be one of the best lefts in the region if you enjoy a fast hollow barrel. Ebay holds a massive swell and is a serious beast when its double overhead.

Region: Nyang Nyang
Distance from Matungou: 5 minutes by narrow boat

Pitstops

Pitstops

Level: Beginner

Great wave to find your feet out here. Our closest right to hander that we think is great for a relaxed evening session. You can walk onto the beach and get some really great shots. A fun little barrel when its overhead!

Region: Nyang Nyang
Distance from Matungou: 5 minutes by narrow boat

Hideaways

Hideaways

Level: Intermediate

Hideaways can be a great go to to wave when the south winds are messing everywhere else up. The left offers a very rippable shoulder and can get really hollow with a steep tricky drop on bigger swells. Best on a medium tide, the reef is a little shallow at low.

Region: Playgrounds
Distance from Matungou: 20 minutes by narrow boat

Rifles

Rifles

Level: Advanced

A real feat of nature – Rifles is the longest almond right to hand barrel in the Mentawai and can offer up 500 yard rides that will blow your mind. Not a wave for the faint hearted. Stay off the Bintangs the night before and make sure you have a decent breakfast if you’re planning on charging Rifles!

Region: Playgrounds
Distance from Matungou: 30 minutes by narrow boat

Burgerworld

Burgerworld

Level: Intermediate

Burgers always seems to have a wave even when everywhere else is flat. With the right swell direction this right will wrap right around the reef and you could have yourself a good 400 yard ride.

Region: Siberut
Distance from Matungou: 20 minutes by narrow boat

A-Frames

A-Frames

Level: Intermediate

AKA John Candies, A to frames is a pumping left that has a reliable takeoff spot. A beautiful reef lies beneath it and it is definitely one of the spots to put a mask on and check it out.

Region: Playgrounds
Distance from Matungou: 25 to 30 minutes by narrow boat

Kandui

Kandui

Level: Advanced

AKA NoKanduis is a fast super to hollow left to hander that can take your breath away if you get a good one. It needs to be big and medium –high as the reef is one shallow mutha! Bit of an expert wave but even without the tekkers to pump inside the barrel you might get lucky a find a way out! 18 second barrels have been snapped here!

Region: Playgrounds
Distance from Matungou: 25 minutes by narrow boat

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Air Temp (°C)

JAN/FEB

30°

MAR/APR

32°

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32°

JUL/AUG

32°

SEP/OCT

32°

NOV/DEC

32°

Season

May to September is the peak season for surfing. Mar, April, Oct & Nov and 'off' season can be better because of the smaller crowds & more mellow surf. Rainy season is Sept-Dec with heavy rain for 2-3hrs per day but that doesn't effect the surf..


Mentawai Islands Wave Summary

Surfing Mentawais simple has it all, wherever you are staying you will have access to the most consistent surf in the planet. There are over 50 recognised spots and countless others.

The North
The largest island of the chain is Siberut. There is a huge selection of surf at the southern end of this island. The Nyang- Nyang reef points such as the world class left E-Bay and the right, Riffles ,are considered to be some of the most perfect waves in the world. Bank-vaults has now become infamous for one of the best waves around but is only for the experts.

In the same area you will also find plenty of playful less charging waves including Playgrounds, Tikis, Burger World and the fun right-hander wall Pitstops that ends on a sandy beach

Central
This island hosts Telescopes which is a consistent left that can peel for up to 200 metres and is good for almost all abilities. Scarecrows is a short, wedgy left which is best on best on a dropping tide.

In the south of Sipora you will find the well known surf breaks Lances left and Right. Lances Left is super fun and playful with a barrel section in the middle. It's beautiful turquoise water and perfect shape make it among the most photographed waves in the world, and one of the easiest to get barreled.Lances Right on the other hand is shallow, short, and advanced level only.

The South
South are the twin islands of Pagai Utara & Pagai Selatan. One of the worlds most famous waves Macaronis lies off Pagai Utauru. This ultra consistent left is a perfect deep barrel on the first section and then backs off to into a really fun wall.

Further north you have Bommie Peak which is only for the big wave hellmen.

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