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BENG BENGS SURF SPOT

Picture perfect white sand beaches lined with coconut trees and not a soul on sight. Beng Bengs is one of those picturesque lineups that welcomes you to Mentawais with open arms and the chance to ease your way into the surf. Paddle out to Beng Bengs surf spot for an ultra fun session with your mates before tackling the gnarly waves in the area. Beng Bengs provides super fun surfing conditions whether the waves are big or small.

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BENG BENGS SURFING CONDITIONS

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What kind of wave is Beng Bengs?

Beng Bengs is a predictable left which breaks over a deep and forgiving reef. Beng Bengs can hold a wide range of swells and doesn’t typically barrel. If you love to log, this is one of the few waves you’ll find in the area. Because of its relative ease, Beng Bengs attracts beginners and intermediate surfers. But don’t be deterred – Beng Bengs is a world class wave throwing out speed walls to draw out your lines and the rare cover up if you look hard enough.

    • Wave type:

      Reef break.

    • Wave difficulty:

      Beginner upwards.

    • What way does the wave break:

      Left.

    • Sea bottom:

      Live coral.

 

  • Booties:

    Not necessary.

  • Surfboard type:

    Shortboard, fish shape surfboard or longboard.

  • Crowd factor:

    Expect some crowds.

  • Hazards:

    Dry reef at the end of the wave.

    • Best swell direction:

      West.

    • Best wind direction:

      East.

    • What tide does it work best on:

      Low tide.

    • Best tide movement for surfing:

      Any.

 

  • How consistent is the surf:

    Consistent.

  • Best time of year for waves:

    April – September.

  • What is the vibe like in the lineup:

    Mellow.

  • What other names does Beng Bengs go by?

    None.

Paddling out at Beng Bengs:

Beng Bengs is a regularly clean, occasionally steep, and fast left hand wave. Accessible from shore, there’s a deep channel straight out from Luluni Mentawai surf bungalows where you can paddle around to the backside of the peak or head just north of Jupy surf camp to another smaller channel to the shoulder. Be prepared for an exposed section of reef at the end of the wave. If you find yourself in shallow water or high and dry, float off the reef and paddle around to the narrower channel on the shoulder to looker’s right.

LOCATION

Where is Beng Bengs surf spot?

Beng Bengs surf spot is located along the middle of the Western coastline of Masokut Island in the Northern Mentawai Islands Playgrounds area.

How to get to Beng Bengs?

If you choose to stay on Masokut Island for easy access to Beng Bengs surf spot, you will travel from Padang harbour in Sumatra by ferry out to Siberut Island which is the Northern Mentawai Islands hub. From Siberut Island your surf camp accommodation will pick you up and take you out to their camp. From there you will be able to paddle out to Beng Bengs from land or boat. Visit how to get to the Mentawai Islands for more information.