The Kandui Resort Shoulder-Season (Oct – March), has had the biggest misconception for years. Flat surf, bad winds, tons of rain and a bad time to visit. While most of the archipelago faces west and turns onshore, the playgrounds region has countless reef passes that remain offshore. While you will not see the large SW swells that results in massive Kandui Left or Bank Vaults, you will see countless days of overhead surf with good conditions that favor the rights. While most of our guests (us included) do not want the massive, scary surf that in-season can yield, our Shoulder-Season results in the fun overhead surf that the Mentawais are know for. Throw in light crowds and good conditions and you have the Mentawai’s best kept secret.
Airfare is at an all-time low with AUS flights as low as $349 US and US flights as low as $949 US
Our Early Shoulder Season (Feb, March) is my favorite time of the year. This time of the year, my eldest son Dylan and I froth out of our skin! Overhead, fun right-handers, incredible weather and you're lucky to see another boat to surf with. While it's rare to see the triple-overhead Bank Vaults or double-overhead Kandui swells, you will see overhead surf virtually everyday and the kind of surf that is enjoyable, not scary, ha! Every year, I see so many guests during our core months looking for exactly this! It's super frustrating to see this since I know in my heart that February and March are the 2 months that the majority of our guests would enjoy. If you're looking for shoulder high to overhead surf, fun barrels and turns, good weather and no crowds, I would love to see you out here with Dylan and me in Feb and March. - Ray