Saffa charger Dylan Lightfoot surfing one of the best swell the Mentawai Island has ever delivered.
The Mentawai Surf Camp Surf-With-A-Pro program ignited its motors early in the year, featuring marvellous Alice and her enchanting longboard dance (in February). Sean Pearsons with few legendary solo barrel sessions with Diego and Al (in May). Discipline and dedication with Angelo with a very well deserved first Kandui swell (in June).
In July we were joined by Saffa charger Dylan Lightfoot, who we kindly labelled #thecomingofthedildo. He was lucky enough to experience timeless perfection on one of the best two weeks of accountable surf the Mentawai has ever delivered.
On his arrival at the camp, warmed up by the pro dynamic, we went full throttle against a train swell that lighted up the whole place like a christmas tree, and we scored mind-blowing pumping waves, only to reach a climax of what would be the most significant swell that living Indo has ever witnessed or remembered. No local recalled the town bays ever been so hectic to manoeuvre boats in and out and all around. Preparation, a proper reading of the conditions and procuring to expect the unexpected, kept our fleet safe.
One specific session stands out in the back of the memory bank, where Dylan and Diego traded barrels at Hideaways with no-one out due to the near dry conditions.
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Indonesia has been magical ! Special thanks to @mentawaisurfcamp for taking me to the best waves possible and to @armandpou and @balinthambalko for capturing moments like this! Onto the next destination ✈️
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