Rippling across the equator for nearly 5000km, Indonesia encompasses more than 17,000 islands.
The Mentawai Islands lie roughly 100km off of the west coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. They consist of four main islands with many smaller islands scattered throughout. From north to south, the main islands are Siberut, Sipora, North Pagi, and South Pagi. These islands block most swells from reaching the mainland on Sumatra, but they offer some of the most perfect surf in the world. Access to the islands is by sea only with regular ferries to the main trading ports, but by far the best way to access the surf is by charter boat.