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NYANG–NYANG SURF CAMP & PLAYGROUNDS AREA AT THE MENTAWAI’S ISLANDS

Nyang-Nyang or Masokut, is one of the most beautiful islands at the Mentawai’s Archipelago. The unique characteristics of this place ultimately make the island a hidden paradise! The white sandy beaches, countless palm trees, turquoise waters, beautiful coral reefs and breathtaking waves of this small piece of land will deliver a magical experience to your senses and beyond them, to your soul.

Our surf camp is a simple beach resort located on a beautiful white sand beach that will inspire you to do nothing out of existence,…just to be. To be in communion with nature, to be connected and feel complete. Here you can surrender,… you can give up yourself. The  island will make you lose the sense of time, as there can’t be future or past, when you are lock in the present, experiencing the here and now. The typical  facilities and Indonesian atmosphere will ensure you an enjoyable traditional stay. Despite of its simplicity, the resort offers modern style amenities to comfort your basic needs while living in the wilderness. You will certainly experience a unique holiday.

Come and enjoy our heavenly surf destination. The Mentawai islands waves have the best surf to be found. More than anywhere else on earth this region offers the biggest concentration of the most perfect lefts and rights handers waves.

Though the most consistent season is generally between March and November, the surrounding waters attracts swells all year round.

As close as a 5 minutes walk from our camp, you will face E’bay, one of the best left handers in Mentawai. This wave is a perfect round and it has a powerful wall that can be barrelled all the way when it’s going off. In a short walking distance from our surf camp you can also find other great surfing spots, such: Beng-Bengs, Nipussi, Bank Vaults and Pitstops. At the neighboring islands which can be reach by short boat rides you can visit many more world class waves like: Kandui, Burgerworld, Rifles, A-Frames, etc. For having so many great waves in such a close proximity, the area is call Playgrounds.

Imagine,… you wake up in paradise, enjoy our freshly cooked breakfast, pick-up your board, go for a walk through the picturesque tracks of Nyang-Nyang and then indulge yourself into our world class surf. What are you waiting for? Come,…come. Don’t refuse my invitation.

It will be for sure, the best ride of your life!

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    Nyang-Nyang Surf Camp (Camp Siberut)

At our surf camp we have traditional bungalows located right on a beautiful beach at the stunning and hidden Nyang-Nyang or Masokut island. The camp can house a maximum of 10 persons and provides a traditional feel with modern facilities. The ideal Indonesian atmosphere gives our visitors a unique memorable stay. Our island offers amazing surfing opportunities with excellent breaks such as: E-bay, Beng-Bengs, Nipussi, Bank Vaults and Pitstops. You can find these high quality waves within a walking distance from our camp. With white sandy beaches, countless palm trees, turquoises waters, coral reefs and breathtaking waves, our Camp Siberut offers an exciting priceless experience.

The front beach at our camp.
Masokut Island.
Bank Vault surfing spot.
Ebay surfing spot.
Beng-Beng waves.

 

Waves in Nyang-Nyang or Masokut island:

With 5 surf-breaks at a short walking distance from our camp, you can surf all you want, at the time you want. You can even get tired of surfing!

Time distance of these surfing spots from our camp:
  • Beng-Bengs : 10 minutes away.
  •  E-Bay : 5 minutes away.
  • Pitstops : 10 minutes.
  • Bank Vaults : 30 minutes.
  • Nipussi : about 1 hour.
BENG BENGS
A very consistent world class wave with an extremely rippable left. This spot provides loads of fun and is probably the easiest wave to surf in our region. It’s the deepest and safest wave in the area and it also pick up a bit more swell than the other local waves. Nestled inside a small bay with one of the most scenic imaginable views around you.
Ability Level:Beginner-Intermediate. Best Size:3-6 Ft. Consistency:3/10.

E-BAY
This is a hollow left that barrels off the take off with a short wall down the line. A great option when a lot of swell is hitting. A hollow, fast and powerful left. A world class wave for experienced surfers. Watch out for the two rocks on the inside. Great barrels that turns into a surfing paradise at 6 feet offshore. There is heavy warble and chances are that you will get a mean aqua blue barrel. The scenery alone will blow you away. Besides its aesthetic beauty, the double overhead Ebay is a beast and force to be reckon with.
Ability Level:Advanced.  Best Size:4-8 ft. Consistency:5/10.

NIPUSSI
A short right, that breaks down the point from bank Vault. Definitely fun and rippable. Usually has fairly deep water at the point from the take off to the inside. Ends in a riptide that sucks all the water back out to sea. A good option when there is no much swell and usually the most consistent spot in the area.
Ability Level:   Best Size:   Consistency:

PITSTOPS
This the right off the peak at E-Bay .A playfull right that can offer some cover-ups off the take-off,but most a high performance wave with air sections at the end.Ends in sandy chanels.
Ability Level:Intermediate. Best Size:2-4 ft. Consistency:6/10.

BANK VAULTS
Is a thick barrelling right punctuated by shifting line up. Sets seemingly emerge out of nowhere and can wreak havoc if you are caught out of position. The ideal size to surf it is head–high to triple overhead, in any swell size, getting caught inside is certainly. Despite the dangers, snag a clean, open barrels here and you will be taking about it for years.
Ability Level:Advanced. Best Size;4-10 ft. Consistency:6/10.

 

 

OTHER WAVES IN THE PLAYGROUNDS AREA THAT CAN BE REACH IN SHORT TIME BY A MOTOR BOAT FROM OUR CAMP:

4 BOBS
It is a short, playful right-hander swells that break here wrap considerably around the south end of the island and break over a relatively shallow reef. If you are fast you can take off deep and try to float the first section where most people take off, otherwise, its strictly a one or two turn wave. Ironically, despite its relatively tame appeal, 4 Bobs is a perennial favorite to almost every person who surf it and is one of the most consistent and fun waves.
Ability Level: Intermediate. Best Size;3-5 ft. Consistency:8/10

A FRAMES
Is one of the most consistent left in the Mentawai islands. Situated in front of an idyllic island, it is one of the many good waves found in Playground region. There are generally two sections to surf, the top and the inside. The peaks at the top can be a bit shifty and require a fair amount of paddling around to find the right area while the inside section is more dependable and offers up a better wall to work with. A frames is one of the most popular spots in the Mentawai’s.
Ability Level:Intermediate. Best Size:3-5 ft. Consistency:7/10.

RIFLES
It is one of the longest, most perfect, awe inspiring waves in the world. When it’s breaking properly with a hint of northwest wind you can expect four to six hundred yard right walls with numerous tube sections. Rifles is a violent barrels from start to finish, sometimes when you think you are coming out another section will throw over, and another. If you do come out and see it lining up. You have to put the pedal to the metal to make it through the next barrels section. Surfer Magazine dubbed Rifles the 6th best wave in the world.
Ability Level:Advanced. Best Size:6-8 ft. Consistency:6/10.

KANDUI
Is one of the fastest, down the line, left hand barrels in the world. Kandui is an obscenely hollow wave with your only option for survival being tucked inside its enormous, gaping jaws. Unless you’re comfortable pumping inside the barrel the best you can hope for is to find the right line, extra front foot pressure, and hold on. Most the waves will simply outrace you however, the thrill of charging through the longest barrel possible is more than worth the effort. If the conditions are right, you’ll take your share of beatings but chances are you will kick out of the best barrel of your life as well.
Ability Level:Advanced-Expert. Best Size:4-8ft. Consistency:5/10.

KARAMBAT
Lies smack dab in the middle of playgrounds. It breaks best on a direct south swell and fairly straightforward wave for people of all abilities. The wave itself runs almost exactly one hundred yards over a shallow.perpective.
Ability Level:Beginner-Intermediate. Best Size:2-4 ft. Consistency:6/10.

BURGERWORLD
Is consider the last alternative when everywhere else is flat. Anything bigger than three feet here flattens out into a mush-ball, the positive aspect of Bugerworld is that there always something to ride here. Even though it’s not a premiere wave, it is a fun alternative when everywhere else isn’t breaking.
Ability Level:Intermediate. Best Size:2-3 ft. Consistency:4/10.

HIDEWAYS
It is an occasionally heavy left near the playgrounds region that is frequently visited. In the last few years it has been one of the “go to” waves because it is a lot more consistent than the other world class waves in the area and can handle more annoying wind directions like straight south. Hideways has ability to be a sick cavern or offer up rippable shoulder. You can really surf it on medium high tide, at low tide it sticks out of the water and unless you like reef cuts, stay away.
Ability Level:Intermediate-Advanced. Best :4-8ft. Consistency:8/10.

So what are you waiting for? Come…

contact me:
handraharbi@gmail.com
or +6281374006060

Nyang Nyang Surf Camp

I invite you to come to the Mentawai islands. Here you will have great opportunities to ride awesome waves everyday. Our surf camp offers comfortable facilities that will please your surfing dream for a very affordable budget price. We provide basic accommodation in local traditional style bungalows, have common pleasurable areas for relaxing time and provide excellent quality fresh meals. Though our facilities are simple, they supply all the comfort you need to be in perfect communion with nature. We are conveniently located at the heart of the surf breaks; having some world class quality waves just a short walking distance away. We have electricity from 6 pm to 10 am. The rooms are basic but very clean with mosquito nets over each bed. Bed sheets are changed regularly during your stay. We have fans in every room. We also have Power Jacks available in every room so you can charge your electronics. Showers and sitting “western” toilets are also part of our basics. A refrigerator for cold drinks is also available.

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At our surf camp we have traditional bungalows located right on a beautiful beach at the stunning and hidden Nyang-Nyang or Masokut island. The camp can house a maximum of 10 persons and provides a traditional feel with modern facilities. The ideal Indonesian atmosphere gives our visitors a unique memorable stay. Our island offers amazing surfing opportunities with excellent breaks such as: E-bay, Beng-Bengs, Nipussi, Bank Vaults and Pitstops. You can find these high quality waves within a walking distance from our camp. With white sandy beaches, countless palm trees, turquoises waters, coral reefs and breathtaking waves, our Camp Siberut offers an exciting priceless experience.

The basics and some amenities on our nature’s retreat:

  • surfboards rental.
  • surfboards for sale.
  • electricity.
  • one fan per room.
  • refrigerator.
  • mosquito nets over every bed.
  • “Western” toilets.

The most important thing as you basically come to surf; we have a great quality and quantity of world class waves. With 5 surf-breaks at a short walking distance from our camp, you can surf all you want, at any time you want. You can even get tired of surfing!

  • E-Bay : 5 minutes
  • Beng-Bengs : 10 minutes
  • Pitstops :10 minutes
  • Bank Vaults: 30 minutes
  • Nipussi : about 1 hour

Mentawai will surpass your expectations. It gives no disappointments.

Waves by the Surf Camp and around the Playgrounds Area.

Waves in Nyang-Nyang or Masokut island:

With 5 surf-breaks at a short walking distance from our camp, you can surf all you want, at any time you want. You can even get tired of surfing!

Time distance of these surfing spots from our camp:
  • Beng-Bengs : 10 minutes away.
  •  E-Bay : 5 minutes away.
  • Pitstops : 10 minutes.
  • Bank Vaults : 30 minutes.
  • Nipussi : about 1 hour.
BENG BENGS
A very consistent world class wave with an extremely rippable left. This spot provides loads of fun and is probably the easiest wave to surf in our region. It’s the deepest and safest among all the waves in the area and it also pick up a bit more swell than the other local waves. Nestled inside a small bay with one of the most scenic imaginable views around you.
Ability Level:Beginner-Intermediate. Best Size:3-6 Ft. Consistency:3/10.

E-BAY
This is a hollow left that barrels off the take off with a short wall down the line. A great option when a lot of swell is hitting. A hollow, fast and powerful left. A world class wave for experienced surfers. Watch out for the two rocks on the inside. Great barrels that turns into a surfing paradise at 6 feet offshore. There is heavy warble and chances are that you will get a mean aqua blue barrel. The scenery alone will blow you away. Besides its aesthetic beauty, the double overhead E-bay is a beast and force to be reckon with.
Ability Level:Advanced.  Best Size:4-8 ft. Consistency:5/10.

NIPUSSI
A short right, that breaks down the point from Bank Vault. Definitely fun and rippable. Usually has fairly deep water at the point from the take off to the inside. Ends in a riptide that sucks all the water back out to sea. A good option when there is no much swell and usually the most consistent spot in the area.
Ability Level: Beginner Intermediate. Best Size:   Consistency:

PITSTOPS
This is the right off the peak at E-Bay. A playful right that can offer some cover-ups off the take-off, but most a high performance wave with air sections at the end. Ends in sandy channels.
Ability Level:Intermediate. Best Size:2-4 ft. Consistency:6/10.

BANK VAULTS
Is a thick barrelling right punctuated by shifting line up. Sets seemingly emerge out of nowhere and can wreak havoc if you are caught out of position. The ideal size to surf it is head–high to triple overhead, in any swell size, getting caught inside is certainly. Despite the dangers, snag a clean, open barrels here and you will be talking about it for years.
Ability Level:Advanced. Best Size;4-10 ft. Consistency:6/10.

 

 

OTHER WAVES IN THE PLAYGROUNDS AREA THAT CAN BE REACH BY A SHORT MOTOR BOAT ride FROM OUR CAMP:

4 BOBS
It is a short, playful right-hander swells that break here wrap considerably around the south end of the island and break over a relatively shallow reef. If you are fast you can take off deep and try to float the first section where most people take off, otherwise, its strictly a one or two turn wave. Ironically, despite its relatively tame appeal, 4 Bobs is a perennial favorite to almost every person who surf it and is one of the most consistent and fun waves.
Ability Level: Intermediate. Best Size;3-5 ft. Consistency:8/10

A FRAMES
Is one of the most consistent left in the Mentawai islands. Situated in front of an idyllic island, it is one of the many good waves found in Playground region. There are generally two sections to surf, the top and the inside. The peaks at the top can be a bit shifty and require a fair amount of paddling around to find the right area while the inside section is more dependable and offers up a better wall to work with. A frames is one of the most popular spots in the Mentawai’s.
Ability Level:Intermediate. Best Size:3-5 ft. Consistency:7/10.

RIFLES
It is one of the longest, most perfect, awe inspiring waves in the world. When it’s breaking properly with a hint of northwest wind you can expect four to six hundred yard right walls with numerous tube sections. Rifles is a violent barrels from start to finish, sometimes when you think you are coming out another section will throw over, and another. If you do come out and see it lining up. You have to put the pedal to the metal to make it through the next barrels section. Surfer Magazine dubbed Rifles the 6th best wave in the world.
Ability Level:Advanced. Best Size:6-8 ft. Consistency:6/10.

KANDUI
Is one of the fastest, down the line, left hand barrels in the world. Kandui is an obscenely hollow wave with your only option for survival being tucked inside its enormous, gaping jaws. Unless you’re comfortable pumping inside the barrel the best you can hope for is to find the right line, extra front foot pressure, and hold on. Most the waves will simply outrace you however, the thrill of charging through the longest barrel possible is more than worth the effort. If the conditions are right, you’ll take your share of beatings but chances are you will kick out of the best barrel of your life as well.
Ability Level:Advanced-Expert. Best Size:4-8ft. Consistency:5/10.

KARAMBA
Lies smack dab in the middle of playgrounds. It breaks best on a direct south swell and fairly straightforward wave for people of all abilities. The wave itself runs almost exactly one hundred yards over a shallow.perpective.
Ability Level:Beginner-Intermediate. Best Size:2-4 ft. Consistency:6/10.

BURGERWORLD
Is consider the last alternative when everywhere else is flat. Anything bigger than three feet here flattens out into a mush-ball, the positive aspect of Bugerworld is that there always something to ride here. Even though it’s not a premiere wave, it is a fun alternative when everywhere else isn’t breaking.
Ability Level:Intermediate. Best Size:2-3 ft. Consistency:4/10.

HIDEWAYS
It is an occasionally heavy left near the playgrounds region that is frequently visited. In the last few years it has been one of the “go to” waves because it is a lot more consistent than the other world class waves in the area and can handle more annoying wind directions like straight south. Hideways has ability to be a sick cavern or offer up rippable shoulder. You can really surf it on medium high tide, at low tide it sticks out of the water and unless you like reef cuts, stay away.
Ability Level:Intermediate-Advanced. Best :4-8ft. Consistency:8/10.

What are you waiting for? Come.

contact me:
handraharbi@gmail.com
or +6281374006060