Surfing in Mentawai

The Mentawai islands are long established as one of the worlds best surfing destinations and Villa Onu is placed right in the middle of it all

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Long established as the mecca of surfing, the Mentawai Islands are home to some of the world’s best waves, and waves suitable for both beginners and pros alike.

Parked directly in the path of the Indian Ocean swell machine, the Mentawai islands experience some of the most consistent swells, more than you will find anywhere else on Earth. It is truly a surfer’s paradise with tropical water, beautiful scenery, and perfect waves the norm. It is no wonder the islands have become a ‘right of passage’ for surfers around the world.

With so many reefs and islands to explore, there are waves for everyone ranging from mellow waves perfect for longboards and fun boards right through to heaving slabs best left to the pros. 

With Villa Onu, you are sure to have the best surf trip of your life, no matter your ability.  


The Waves

World famous for its surf, the Mentawais have waves for everyone.

Get to know a few of our favorite waves all within a short distance of Villa Onu.

The Metwawai Surf Season

When to score the waves for you.

Whether you are looking for standup barrels, or are just looking to improve your surfing in consistent head-high waves, there is a season for you. 

Perfect place , perfect wave, amazing fishing experience, great people, good times ! A little paradise on earth have to be visited at least once in a life !

Benjamin Cans

Learn to surf in Mentawai

You don’t have to be a pro surfer to come to Mentwai

The Mentawai islands are well known for being home to some of the world’s best waves, featured in many surf films and magazines. But it is also an idyllic place to learn to surf with an abundance of beginner-friendly surf spots.

There is no denying, surfing is not the easiest sport to master, but with expert guidance and coaching, we guarantee you will leave with a smile on your face and a better surfer. Whether you are learning from scratch, learning the basics and looking to ride your very first wave, or you are looking to improve your skills in bigger stronger waves, our coaches can tailor classes to your ability and wishes.

Our expert instructors will start by evaluating your skill level and will build a personalized program for you covering everything from the fundamentals of surfing to advanced techniques.

Full day surf trips 

Take the crew out for day tips to other waves in the area 

Upon request our team can organize full day surf trips, fully tailored to you and the crew, to explore what other waves the Mentawais have to offer. These trips will get you into a variety of the most perfect waves around, exploring the stunning coastline creating a surf experience you will never forget. 

We will organize everything for you, getting the speedboat stocked with food and drinks, departing before dawn for the early sessions and returning just before sunset, completely surfed out and with dinner and an ice cold beer waiting for you.