Ebay is one of the Mentawai Islands surf spot gems. It is a mechanical left that barrels perfectly when overhead and above. Nicknamed “Paradise Point” by early surf pioneers because of the landscapes natural beauty it has featured in some of Jack McCoy’s most well-known surf movies. At mid tide, Ebay will turn on providing multiple barrel sections and absolute perfection. On a fuller tide, Ebay turns into a super fun performance wave and low tide is super sketchy with more than one section of dry reef!
Ebay is an extremely fickle and high-risk wave that offers up a near perfect left-hand barrel to those brave and experienced enough to paddle out when it is breaking with some size. You can expect an air-drop-in and a long hollow barrel to the channel. On low tides, expect the occasional exposed section of dry reef, hopefully not as you’re kicking out. At high tide, steer clear of the two big rocks at the end of the barrel section. While waiting for the next set, be sure to keep the current from pushing you into the coral shelf. If you’re a beginner, Ebay isn’t the wave for you. If you’re a ten-year veteran and you’re in for a wild ride, Ebay might be your spot.
Expect some crowds under ideal conditions.
Tight take off, exposed rock and reef on the inside, steep hollow waves and strong currents.
April – September.
Can get intense.
You can easily access Ebay from the cove straight out from Sabbit Mentawais and Beng Beng’s surf camp and head south to the peak.
Ebay and it’s smaller neighbour Pitstops are located a stone’s throw from several local surf camps on the Western edge of Masokut Island.
To surf Ebay you need first to get yourself to Padang in Sumatra and then on to the Mentawai Islands. For more information, tap the link on how to get to the Mentawai Islands.