Fishing is one of our preferred non-surf activities. We usually like to troll for gamefish around the surf breaks. We also pack a few rods aboard in case we see something that catches our interest en route to the surf. At camp we have fishing gear for when our guests want to use it. Our local boat drivers and surf guides have plenty of knowledge regarding fishing, and we certainly have enjoyed legendary catches!
We have a myriad of spearguns at camp and use them constantly. The islands are graced with shallow reefs that harbor plenty of fish. Feel free to catch dinner!
These waters are known for their vivid colors and transparency. The abundant marine life around here is joyful to watch, and many local species are exclusive to the region, assuring great snorkeling potential. There is snorkeling gear available at camp for guests to use at any time.
Epic tournaments have been held at our beachfront Ping Pong table. Guests typically spend time here enjoying a few beers or appreciating family time.
Many non surfing travelers visit the Mentawai Islands for its great treks into the jungle and because of the presence of the renowned local Mentawai Tribe. This ancient indigenous group has generated enormous interest worldwide and are some of the friendliest folk in the world. Tours can be arranged at camp, or through our sister company, Mentawai Tribe Tours (www.mentawaitribetours.com)
Motorbiking is a great way to get to know the neighborhood. Guests can rent motorbikes at camp and typically spend an afternoon driving around the island and meeting local people, as well as going to some nearby beaches and rivers.
Shaman traditional ceremony
Mentawai Surf Camp is proud to be one of only three camps that gets graced with the presence of the local Sikerei tribe. The tribe comes to camp for an evening of folklore, and perform their traditional ceremony to the guests, complemented by dancing and socializing.
Our head chef Lora gives free cooking lessons during the day to guests that sign up. Our firewood pizzas are famous around the islands, and she makes mean desserts and pastries.
Epic put put golf tournaments are also known around camp. We usually bet a few beers and have some fun.
Archery is the preferred way of hunting for the local people. As a way to honor their tradition, we have a shooting range. Sometimes we do tournaments and give away prizes!
We have a beachfront tower were guests can enjoy massages from our staff. Indonesian hospitality is never complete without its famous massages.
There are many choices of boardgames. The most famous one, Coruña, is a local twist on parcheesi invented by Mentawai Surf Camps very own Diego Angel. A lot of passionate nights have been spent playing this one.
Epic bar nights are complemented with karaoke. With our big TV behind the bar, guests can sing along to their favorite tunes while enjoying a few drinks.
Guests are free to enjoy surrounding beaches, trails and villages. There are a lot of natural treasures around the island and many cultural opportunities to be had. We encourage visitors to get in touch with their surroundings, as we feel this place is paradise at its finest.
We offer surf lessons for the uninitiated, too. Luckily we have a beginner wave just a few short paddles away. This wave is often surfed by the local children and is a great place to enjoy your first surf. We guarantee our instructors will get you from the beach to the ocean in no time!
We offer a variety of up to 30+boards at camp for rent.