Surfing in the Mentawai islands, Indonesia

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The Mentawai Islands are a chain of about seventy islands and islets off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. Siberut (4,030 km²) is the largest of the islands. The other major islands are Sipura, North Pagai (Pagai Utara) and South Pagai (Pagai Selatan). The islands lie approximately 150 km off the Sumatran coast, across the Mentawai Strait. The indigenous inhabitants of the islands are known as the Mentawai people. The Mentawai Islands have become a noted destination for surfing. Mentawai Islands waves are one of two best surfing location in the world.

Mentawai is the name of an archipelago located in the ± 150 km in the Indian Ocean island group which consists of the main island of Siberut, Sipora, North Pagai Islands, and South Pagai islands (each with its own small islands) is inhabited by tribal communities Mentawai islands off the coast of West Sumatra, and the name of the constituency. This district has an area of ​​601 square kilometers and a population of 64,235 inhabitants. Adlh Tuapejat capital. This district is divided mnjdi 4 districts & 40 villages. Mentawai waves roll popular with a very known by surfers, surfers. Through various organizations, surfing the waves in the Mentawai universally considered the best 3 hours after a Hawaii & Tahiti.

Mentawai important role for conservation. Since 1981, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) set the island of Siberut in the Mentawai as one of biosphere reserves so that its existence must be protected & kept away from exploitation.
Exoticism Siberut plus the four endemic Mentawai primates, namely Simakobu or pig-tailed monkey (Simias concolor), Bilou or dwarf gibbon (Hylobates klosii), joja (monkey) Mentawai (Presbytis potenziani), and monkey Mentawai (Macaca pagensis).
To examine this wealth of Mentawai primates, Primate Center University of Gottingen, Germany, in cooperation with the Bogor Institute of Agriculture founded the Siberut Conservation Project.
The island is not very well known in the Indonesian archipelago, but among the world class surfing, the island is so popular. Mentawai offers the best way to surf with 150 USD / day, including all companies in the infrastructure necessary accommodations for you during your stay in the Mentawai.

You can become a good surfer. This is the service offered by companies who surf the Mentawai. The company offers a surf spot that has 19 different types of waves in which 12 world-class waves into waves. Waves can be placed in a 20-minute trip by boat from Siloinak. In addition Siloinak You can also surf several surf spots in the Mentawai Islands, in particular, and in several other places in the island nation of Indonesia in general. In Indonesia, a place made ​​famous enough to navigate through the Mentawai Islands, Bali and Lampung recently in the west to find a place in the best surfing waves in the world to proclaim it.

In Mentawai, surf is usually performed in Nyangnyang Island, Coral Majat, Masilok, Botik, and Mainuk. The peak tourist visits in July and August. It was the height of the waves in the Mentawai reaches 7 meters.
"The island is beautiful. I'll come here again, "said Andrea, tourists from Italy, about the Mentawai visited for a week.

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