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The Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais stands out as a place where each of you is encouraged to reach your maximum surfing development. All this care, combined with the experience of the surf coaches, offers you the opportunity of a great evolution in your surfing level from the beginners to the most experienced surfers. The surf coaches use the knowledge of the conditions of the northern waves of the Mentawai, providing tips about the positioning and performance in the waves. The most perfect and constant waves in the world and all you need to enjoy the best surf trip ever is the physical, psychological, and with all the support that will make this surf trip an unforgettable experience.
Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais bungalows are all beachfront and mixes traditional Mentawai local architecture and modern finishing and comfort.
The Luxury "Uma" (means Bungalow in the Mentawai Dialect) is located just a few steps from de water, with the Indian Ocean touching the white sand beach in front of the pristine bay. There is a big room with a King size bed and three single beds. The toilet was made with three ambients and porcelain tiles. Air-conditioning, orthopedic mattress, 400-thread linen bed sheets, hot shower, mini-bar, and daily house keeping completes the experience to stay in your own bungalow in paradise.
The 72-square-meter big room has a King size bed and three single beds. The toilet was made with three ambients and porcelain tiles. Air-conditioning, orthopedic mattress, 400-thread linen bed sheets, hot shower, mini-bar, and daily house keeping completes the experience. The balcony view is amazing.
The room has three single beds and and an exclusive toilet. Air-conditioning, orthopedic mattress, 400-thread linen bed sheets, hot shower, mini-bar, and daily house keeping completes the experience.
The room has one double bed for couples or one traveler and also has an exclusive toilet. Air-conditioning, orthopedic mattress, 400-thread linen bed sheets, hot shower, mini-bar, and daily house keeping completes the experience.
Mentawais, every surfer's consumption dream. The amount, variety, consistency and quality of the waves is famous. To top it off, it is located in a tropical paradise away from large centers with nature still sovereign and almost untouched. It was exactly in this scenario that the idea of building a surfing resort with the differential of providing a unique experience was born.
Alexandre Ribas is one of the founders and currently lives at the resort with his family. It is he who receives hundreds of surfers every year and his job is to offer a place where, in addition to super comfortable and pleasant accommodation and infrastructure, he also has a permanent training center with a gym, yoga space and natural, healthy and tasty food. a work done with passion.
It all started in 2013 and, from the beginning, the idea has always been to provide the best possible experience of support for surfers and entertainment for family and companions, even without being surfers. "The idea was to provide everything that my partners and I have always dreamed of finding at a surf resort." Custom say Alexandre.
Andaipilates was the first partnership, and to this day it organizes the team of trained professionals, offering various activities such as Pilates, yoga, functional, and relaxation exercises. The five konzept method is also used and is one of the highlights for offering physical regeneration techniques with simple and efficient movements.
All this work, in addition to entertaining non-surfers, offers the opportunity for surfers to be ready to face the real surfing marathon during their stay. The result and the highlights that the resort has achieved in the last few years, have become a reference in the region for those seeking comfort and well-being.
The psychological part is also another strong point. At the resort all electronic devices are avoided. The idea is to have nature and isolation as an ally in the task of disconnecting with the outside world and reconnecting with yourself. The motto is to take your surfing to a new level, while enjoying the resort bay and amid the best waves in the world.
As of the year 2020, two new partnerships were signed, exponentializing the idea of the evolution of surfers.The first was Power Surf, created by surfer Rodrigo Machado. He developed a surfcoaching methodology combining his experience in movement techniques such as natural gymnastics, Pilates, capoeira and others and the observation of top surfers. This way, he created exercises that are initially done on the ground, then repeated with surf training using Smoothstar and finally in the water during surf sessions. Video and photo analyzes complete the program. The result is an unprecedented evolution in the level of surfing of all surfers who experience the methodology. Beginners, intermediate, or advanced.
Smoothstar is the second partner that joined in 2020. Today, it is considered the best surf simulator on the market. Power Surf will use Smoothstar on the mini-ramp that is currently being built. The forecast is to complete the runway until December 2020.
Currently, the resort is paralyzed due to restrictions regarding COVID but, for 2021, the forecast is to reopen and, with these new partnerships, it promises to potentiate the experience of evolution of surfing in the best waves in the world.
The program includes workshops on land and in the water. Resident photographers and video makers shoot the action. During the night, there is a surf analysis sessions also will help improve your performance. Physic and mental regeneration sessions are also provided with Pilates, yoga, and five konzept methodology.
The menu is based on healthy and natural meals mixing international and local dishes, but always giving the right nutrients to make you ready for all new surfing sessions. This is a real surf marathon and you will find what you need to enjoy it fully.
The departures from Padang to the resort are always early in the morning around 7 a.m. on the first day marked on the schedule, allowing you to arrive at the resort around 3 p.m. in time to get settled, having a healthy and energetic meal, and going for your first surf session on the islands. The return from the resort to Padang is organized late in the morning of the last day marked on the schedule allowing one last surf session early in the morning before getting back to mainland Sumatra. The arrival in Padang occurs around 6:30 p.m.
A complete training center with highly qualified professionals and focused on the regeneration of your body and mind after each surfing session. Andreia Fornaro from Andai Pilates is responsible for the professional team who help you to be in shape and ready for all surfing seasons. Yoga, meditation, Pilates, biomechanics, and techniques of five Konzept (German method with little time to practice and without much effort regenerate all muscle groups) are the tools that will make your surf trip with no pain and minimal muscle and physical stress.
Professional surf coaches / guides will take care to not only take you to the best waves conditions but also to help improve your surfing skills with tips, workshops, and technics. Professional photos and videos include the use of drone and aquatic images. The slideshow is made daily for observation and the improvement of your performance. Along with this, you will be provided images of professional surfers showing how you can do one of the most perfect waves in the world. Photo and video packages are optional but strongly recommended.
There is an exclusive location away from traditional surf camps areas with two waves in front of the resort, the wave of Hideaways which is just three minutes by boat and more than 20 world-class waves on average 15 minutes by boat from the resort. Besides, Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais has the most stable and faster boats in the Mentawais developed by the experienced local partner.
Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais offers various activities such as snorkeling, stand up, hiking, games, local cuisine courses, photography course, massages, and more. They are perfect options for those who follow the surfers or just for those who are attracted by the beauty, culture, and magic of one of the most charming places in the world. The training center also offers activities for non-surfers like yoga, meditation, Pilates, and functional Five Knozept. All of these are in a privileged and exclusive bay protected by a coral reef and a white sandy beach over 1.5 kilometers extension toward the rising sun.
Besides the deep knowledge of the waves in the region, the guides do not only help in choosing the best picks whether as a result of the winds, swells, and a number of other surfers, but also ensure tips and advice on positioning in the waves and also in improving the performance of each of you. Surfers who choose Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais can be assured that in just one trip of 11 or 12 days will have a significant growth in the level of your surfing. Not only for the quality of the waves in the region as well as throughout the structure carefully designed to take full advantage of your stay and surfing sessions. This concept can be summed up in one word: evolution.
These activities combined with the healthy balanced menu, surf guide and coach instructions, daily slideshow, and luxury accommodations, stand for the unique Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais concept which was created to put your surfing in a new level for surfers, and for non-surfers a chance to unify body, mind, and spirit. Zen out at Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais.
Your trip will begin around 07:00 on the first day marked on your trip schedule. Upon arrival at the city of Padang (Sumatra) on the day before the scheduled departure date of your trip, you may spend one night in the city of Padang. At the airport, one of Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais' representatives will meet you and take you to the hotel where you will spend the night.
The next day dawn around 06:00, their representative will pick you up to take you to the Mentawai fast boat which will make your journey from the city of Padang to the resort. It’s around a three to seven hours trip depending on weather conditions. On your return, you should usually arrive in Padang around 18:30 on the last day marked on your schedule. You must book your ticket out of Padang for after 21 hours. Sometimes, you will need to spend the night at Padang and take your fly on the next day.
The trip usually takes six hours going to Siberut (with a stop at Sikalabuan port first) and three hours at the way back depending on weather conditions. All flight itineraries need to be confirmed by Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais. Bad weather conditions and other reasons can delay the trip. Hidden bay Resort Mentawais will do everything to ensure you are able to make your connecting flights but they reserve the right not to be responsible for delays during the transfer process. Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais will not be held responsible for injury, death, damage, loss, delay, cost, expense, or inconvenience arising from travel misfortunes beyond their control.
People with connecting international flights should pay an extra attention to the schedule and dates of the flights. If you are flying from Jakarta, you are recommended to book the international flight for the next day or after 23 hours on the day of your return. Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais has organized the schedule in order to allow you to surf on the first and last day of their trip. This is another advantage offered to you in order to make the most of their trip
The Mentawai Islands are a chain of more than seventy islands and islets on the Indian Ocean located approximately 150 kilometers from the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The strait that separates them from Sumatra is the Mentawai Strait. Siberut (4,030 kilometers square) is the largest island. The other major islands are Sipura, North Pagai (Pagai Utara), and South Pagai (Pagai Selatan) and the indigenous inhabitants of the islands are known as the people of the Mentawais. The Mentawai Islands have become a major surfing destination in the world during the last decade.
The resort is located in the middle of the 20 waves of the northern region of the Mentawai. What facilitates rapid access to most waves within 20 minutes by boat. The nearest peak is to the left of Hideaways which is less than five minutes from the resort and the further away is the wave of Bugerworld that mostly works in the days of small waves.
Several secrets are easily accessible in propitious days, and to complete with the ideal conditions, two right and left can be surfed in front of the resort with high tide. The resort was chosen for being at one of the most constant areas with the highest concentration of perfect waves throughout Indonesia. Independent of wind direction, the size, and direction of the swell, there will always be good surfing around. On days with good conditions, several peaks with different characteristics will provide unique sessions for all types of surfers.
The resort is located in the Playgrounds area where there is the highest diversity of good waves in the Mentawai Islands. Every wave is within a 15 minutes' speedboat ride from the resort and the closest one is Hideaways only three minutes by boat. There is always a protected wave with an offshore wind somewhere. Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais' swell window is huge from 240 SW through to 165 SE and the area gets consistently hit by a lot of swell from the Indian ocean. The waves are the closest Mentawai waves to mainland Sumatra, which means less travel time for you to access the perfect waves.
Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais has waves that suit everyone from beginners to professional surfers. The guest capacity is limited to 12 surfers which means more waves for everybody. Every difficult wave has an alternate and easier wave nearby. This means you can divide the group by different surf levels. In addition to the huge variety of famous waves of international quality, there are still many other secrets or semi-secret spots of excellent quality in the zone which is not shared in the website.
It’s a right-hander mushier and good for turns ideal for days with little or no waves as it’s a kind of swell magnet.
This is a fun left-hander that provides a good wall for turns and an occasional little barrel at the take off on lower tides. A good option when the swell is small and west.
E-bay is a hollow fast left with a good barrel section. It is very good when there is a good west swell around.
This is the right which is located next to E-bay. It’s a small to medium wave excellent for turns and very photogenic, breaking over a slab sometimes producing a small barrel on the takeoff followed by good sections for powerful turns or airs ending literally on the sand.
Nipussi is a right-hander a little further down the line from Bank Vaults, a mushier wave good wave for turns that occasionally produces short barrels on the take-off close to the rocks at low tide. It is one of the best options when the swell is very small as it works as a wave a magnet.
Bankvaults is a heavy and hollow deep water right-hander with two distinct sections, one closer to the channel that provides good heavy barrels and another section deeper which also provides very good waves under ideal conditions and can connect all the way to the channel on epic days. You need to watch out for bigger sets that come out of nowhere.
Hideaways is a heavy and hollow left that breaks over a very shallow irregular reef of colorful corals. The wave has a late drop ‘ledge’ style and deep barrels on the deeper section close to the main peak and an easier take off with a section good for turns breaking wider.
No Kandui or simply Kandui is a super fast super hollow left throwing deep heavy barrels on every section. When the factors are aligned and the size and direction of the swell combine with the right, the wave turns into a tubular high-speed express that runs for hundreds of yards providing many deep tubes behind the peak from one section to another; It’s no wonder that Kandui is considered one of the best waves in the world! It needs a southwest swell and southeast winds to be perfect.
As the name suggests, it’s a peak that opens both left and right forming and “A’ frame, it’s a fat wave good for turns that ends in the channel, the left is better, hollower and can throw some good barrels on the inside at lower tides ending in the channel.
Rifles is one of the best waves on the Mentawai islands. It is long, perfect and with many barrel sections.
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During this surf camp, you will be served nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner per day. You will also get coffee, tea, snacks, and unlimited drinking water. However, soft drinks, juices, alcoholic beverages, specialty snacks, and extra menu order are not included in the price.
Built in the central part of the bay and facing the sea, the Restaurant Sikerei took advantage of its geographical position where a bridge spans the beach through a natural lake and connecting to the main entrance. Lotus flowers give a special touch especially in the morning when their petals are still open and provide an incredible site.
With an area of almost 1,000 square meters and three floors, it is considered as the largest traditional construction already been made across the region. There is also multi-use space which includes a restaurant, bar, lounges, TV room, shop, office, functional and yoga room, gym, game room, surfboards room, kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry. All are nicely decorated and spacious.
Based on the natural and nutritional menu with the touches of local and international cuisine, all meals aim to provide guests with light, healthy, and tasty meals. This special menu resets the energy for the next surf session with a fast and light digestion. In the morning coffee is served with fruit cereal, sandwiches, and pancakes, and the best coffee around made with the finest grains of Sumatra.
With a bay protected by a coral reef, guests can go snorkeling or
stand up paddle boarding. The lush forest behind the resorts offers some beautiful treks. Guests may simply enjoy their time relaxing on
The team wants to help you disconnect from your daily routine and stress and reconnect with yourself. Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais encourages their guests to listen to the nature’s sounds and put away electronic gadgets. Choose a book or just relax and find time to hear yourself.
Minangkabau International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$250 per person
Minangkabau International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Minangkabau) (PDG).
The transfer service includes all transportation from the airport to the resort and the way back. Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais uses the modern Mentawai fast boat. Due to its design that allowing it to navigate safely in extreme winds and stormy conditions, this long boat is safer and more stable than the big speedboats as it can navigate in all weather conditions.
This way, you will have a much greater chance of a guaranteed departure on the scheduled dates avoiding delays and inconveniences due to bad weather. Transportation fees are 250 USD surfer and 200 USD non-surfer per person round trip. Transportation involves transfers from an airport in Padang, hotel, port, Mentawai fast, and speedboat Siberut to Hidden Bay Resort Mentawais round trip.
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