Monday, December 5, 2011

The ultimate Indonesia surfing spots

Did you know, a place that has a 4-meter-high tide and the waves are said to be the highest in the world, or the roll of the waves as high as 2-3 meters with the longest time? Maybe for you the surfers, Surely you know more about the beaches around tahiti and hawaii as a place to satisfy the desires of in surfing activities. But if you come to Indonesia, do not miss to visit the Mentawai islands, because therein, the waves were as high as 4 meters. Mentawai is a paradise for those who call themselves real surfers. Each time, the Mentawai will always be faithful waiting for their arrival, and will always give the best for all those who come as The ultimate Indonesia surfing spots .

Mentawai Islands is a new district in West Sumatra Province. Mentawai District established in 1999 and located at a distance of about 135 km off the west coast of Sumatra Island, which can be taken 6-10 hours drive north of the city of Padang. Mentawai Islands have a coastline 758 km. consists of 213 islands with four main islands of Siberut, Sipora, North Pagai and South Pagai. Old capital is Pejat. Mentawai is often cited as the third best surfing spot in the world after the Hawaiian Islands and Tahiti. Why? because every year, Mentawai is often designated as organizers of World Champions Surfing Series scheduled each years on August. In that season, Mentawai waves can reach six feet high and this is the most sought after by surfers and make The ultimate Indonesia surfing spots. Mentawai Islands has recorded 400 points surfing surfing locations which are often used by surfers. Of the 400 point surf, 23 points of which have international standard waves.

Let's find out where the best places to surf in the Mentawai.

1. Nyang Nyang Island.
The beach on the island, is a dream for every surfer. Typically there is at the height of the waves can reach as high as 4 meters and sometimes even more extremely, usually occurs in April - October. Nyang-Nyang Island is one of the islands in the District of South Siberut. to get to this island, the capital district of Muara Siberut, a small boat and it takes approximately one hour. While the big boat spent one and a half to two hours, with ticket prices ranging from Rp 600,000 - Rp 800,000. Nyang-Nyang Island is also within about two hours drive from Tuapejat, the capital of Mentawai.

2.  Karamajat Island
still located in the Village Katurei waves also reach 2-4 meters and is known as the waves are very long rolls. In this place there is also floating homestay.

3. Tanjung Sinai
High waves also reach 4 meters. This location can be reached by speedboat from the capital district around 3-4 hours. The waves are high and its location which is separated from residential population make tourists from Australia, France and America surfing comfortable and ease at here.

Other areas that the waves reached a height that is between 3-4 meters Mapaddegat, Masosiu about 1-4 meters, Pototogat about 1-4 meters and Masokut about 2-3 meters located in the Village Katurei. Here are adequate homestay for tourists

To ensure the comfort and safety of the surfers is the enactment of 60 exclusive surf spots scattered in various corners of the island. Exclusive surf spot is where the surf is restricted wearer maximum 10 people. This is to avoid accidents that may occur when a surfer collide when in action. Managers and local government organized several support facilities to provide more convenience for foreign tourists, the resort was built six units, including Macaroni in Silabu Island, Kandui on Nyang Nyang Island, Saraina kota mentawai on Majang Reef Island, as well as Alloyta on the island Simakakang, and Surfing Ground in Katiet.

How to get there

The easiest access to the Mentawai is from Padang , the capital of West Sumatra. Minangkabau International Airport every day visited by Garuda, Mandala, Lion, Srivijaya, Awair from Jakarta and Batavia Air, Mandala of Medan, Garuda and Silk Air of Singapore, Air Asia of Malaysia. then continues with sea travel, including by:

1. Ferry Barau / Ambu Ambu Ferry
Besides being used to transport passengers to the Mentawai Islands, Ferry Barau also used to transport heavy equipment. Departing from Port Bungus (about 30 minutes from Padang) at 20:00 to Muara Siberut through Sikabaluan Estuary, 2 times a month on Wednesday. In addition, every Friday leading to the Old Pejat (Capital District Sipora Mentawai Island).

2. KMP Sumber Rezki Baru
Is a timber ship, which has a room or a seat for its passengers. Departure from Padang Estuary towards Muara Siberut Every Monday at 20.00 hours per week and until the next day at 06.00 am. In addition, KMP Sources Rezki New routes also serve Sipora and Sikakap.

3. SMACK plane
This aircraft departed from Air Port Minangkabau, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday PP. Ticket price Rp. 350 000 each way.

In addition to beautiful, Mentawai also play an important role for conservation. Since 1981, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) set in the Mentawai island of Siberut as a biosphere reserve so that its existence must be protected and kept away from exploitation. For a while, on the island of Nyangnyang, day and hour no longer an issue, pampered challenging waves, beautiful scenery, calm and peaceful atmosphere, away from the frenzied roar of engines and vehicles, making as if time stopped. . Are you interested ...?

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