AKA Kandui Left or Nokanduis = a startlingly fast, hollow perfect wave, known as the best left in the world, by any person and any top pro surfers who have surfed it on a good day. One of those rare things in the surfing world that lives up to the hype, and then some. Unless you grew up with Pipeline, Teahupoo, Grajagan, Cloudbreak or a NASCAR track in your front yard, few waves in the world are preparation for the length, depth and intensity of Kandui Left.
KANDUI RIGHT / RIFLES
Just ask 10-time world champion Kelly Slater or anyone else who has charged it and you’ll understand it lives up to Jordan Heuer’s description: “Kandui Right (AKA Rifles) is the best right hander in the entire world. It can be up to 800+ yards long, with freight train tube after freight train tube from start to finish. Better than J-Bay, better than Sanur, or any other famous right handers in the world, and I have heard several top pros all say the same thing”. Rifles is only six minutes from Kandui
When Kandui Left is giant and only mad dogs and Englishmen are game to charge it at 12-foot plus, other mortals take the five-minute paddle down the beach to Baby Kandui, or paddle off the beach directly in front of the beach jetty in front of Kandui Villas®. When the swell is giant, Baby Kandui is a 300 yard long, tubing left hander, with 3-4 tube sections on each wave. When Baby Kandui is small, it is an easy, long, rippable, left that is ideal for hot dogging, or long boarding.
Only Twenty Minutes from Mentawai Surf Holiday Guest House , this is a short but sometimes fun, easy, rippable, right breaking on a small, one-palm tree sand island.
PLAYGROUND LEFT AND RIGHT
AKA Karambat Left, Bikinis or G-strings. On the East of the island, only Twenty Minutes From Mentawai Surf Holiday Guest House. This wave is predominantly a long easy left, but also has a right hander off of it when it gets a bit bigger, and is perfectly suited for surfers of all levels, including begginers. A good tune-up for surfers who don’t want to immediately fling themselves into the maw of Kandui, and an ideal place to bring the kids. The view of all the surrounding islands from Karambat will knock the jet lag out of you and leave no doubt you’re not in Kansas anymore.
A popular, consistent left breaking off a small island on the east side of the main island, and is only 5 minutes from Kandui Villas®. A Frames can be high performance heaven for mid-experienced level goofyfoots, but will also throw up a barrel to remind surfers why they came all that way.
A popular, consistent left breaking off a small island on the east side of the main island, and is only 15 minutes from Mentawai Surf Holiday Guest House. A Frames can be high performance heaven for mid-experienced level goofyfoots, but will also throw up a barrel to remind surfers why they came all that way.