Bintangs Surf Spot
Named from the surprisingly smooth Indonesian suds (beer that is).
Bintangs is a fun and rippable reef break which peels right over a shallow shelf of live coral. Fun and clean, Bintangs is a great wave for more experienced surfers when it is at its best but generally suits intermediate surfers upwards. With a decent south-southwest swell and north wind, you can expect near-perfect conditions with a slabby takeoff into a short but throaty barrel and a shoulder for plenty of turns.
What kind of wave is Bintangs?
Bintangs: Reef Break
Bintangs: Personal preference
Bintangs: Medium Crowd
Bintangs: Reef, rare crowds, slabby barrelspreference
Best swell direction:
Best wind direction:
What tide is best:
Bintangs: Lower tide
Best tide movement:
Bintangs: Rising tide
Best time of year:
Bintangs: April – November
Other names for spot:
Bintangs: Bintangs Right
How do you get in and out of the surf?
You’ll be entering the lineup by boat considering Bintangs is located on the remote side of a large bay opposite Katiet which is home to Lance’s Left and a small number of accommodations such as Kingfisher Mentawai.
What is the beach like?
The coastline in this area curves and folds into many bays and peninsulas while the white and golden sand beaches are lined with palm trees and crystal clear ocean water. Perfect for exploring and beachcombing in between surfs or simply laying a towel down to catch some sun.
Where should I stay?
The Kingfisher Mentawai has three Mentawai-style bungalows and is the only accommodation located directly in front of Lance’s Left, offering close-up views of this spectacular wave. The design of their bungalows combines the best of the local look and feel with the rigour and comfort that most Western travellers enjoy. Including AC, fans and high-speed internet. The result is an elegant yet strikingly exotic experience. The Resort is designed to accommodate a maximum of 10 guests allowing each guest a luxurious and comfortable stay. The private experience also ensures that the surf doesn’t get too crowded. Kingfisher Mentawai gets its name from the amazing acrobatic kingfisher birds which regularly frequent the area. All in all, the Kingfisher Mentawai provides a remarkable experience that never disappoints.
How many waves are nearby?
Kingfisher Resort is located in an extremely wave rich region with more than 10 different waves within a 20-minute boat ride. These range from fun beachies, long lefts and rights, perfect almond barrels and heavy slabs to suit all surfing abilities.
What else is there to do in the area other than surfing?
As guests of Kingfisher Mentawai, you can always relax in a shaded hammock or catch the breeze in their open-planned restaurant, where drinks and food are available. Meals are prepared using fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats, cooked in a variety of styles including Western, Indonesian, Chinese and barbeques. You will be glad to know that Kingfisher Mentawai consider delicious and plentiful food an integral part of an enjoyable dining experience to ensure even the most ravenous appetites will be satisfied.
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Where is Bintangs?
On the southwestern coastline of Sipura Island Bintangs is located on the remote side of a large bay opposite Katiet which is home to Lance’s Left and a small number of accommodations such as Kingfisher Mentawai.
How to get to Bintangs?
Your best bet is to stay in one of the accommodations located in front of Lance’s Left or Lance’s Right in the Katiet area in the south of Sipura Island. The closest being Kingfisher Mentawai which is a quick 5-minute boat ride straight across the channel to the other side of the bay where Bintangs awaits. To find out more on how to get to the Katiet area head over to our spot guide for Lance’s Left or Lance’s Right.
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