October in the Mentawais - video

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

The Indo season has had a long tail with a series of large to mid-range swells hitting the island chain throughout September and October. Working out of Aloita Resort, Grant Davis compiled this video which was shot at the waves surrounding the camp: Telescopes, Tikus, Scarecrows, and Icelands.

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Video and homepage photo by Grant Davis c/o The Perfect Wave.

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 at 3:01pm

Sobering.

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Rabbits68 commented Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 at 3:18pm

The perfect wave/s with the not so perfect crowds :)

Crystal Clear

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 at 4:18pm

OMG WTF? 1:35 how crowded is Tikus and its a B-grade wave.

That makes me sad :(

Ada gula, ada semut!

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stunet commented Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 at 4:23pm

I blinked at that too. All I can think of is that it was shot during the large swell they had in October and it was the only place handling it.

Surfed that a few times last year on my own.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 at 4:28pm

Limiting S/SE winds as well remember, could of pushed everyone to the protected spots?

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 at 8:15pm

Yeah i did consider those two factors but its hard to imagine Telescopes being too big and it looks fairly glassy so maybe opens up another one or two options plus ikan muka.

Ada gula, ada semut!

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savanovaovait commented Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 at 6:51pm

hows the smoke haze. need a gas mask

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 at 7:35pm

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 at 7:34pm

The fish ( baby Noah ?) surfing the left at 25 seconds is ripping.

Apart from that , pretty waves.....but the surf spot as product to be pushed makes me ill.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 at 11:24pm

That fish is fully pitted.

Start to finish.

25 second mark.

Grey left, no human rider.

One fish cutting sick in the pit.

Proper Hot Tuna.