Greenbush Surf Spot
The break at Greenbush is reminiscent of perfection scribbled in the margins of your high school math homework.
An abrupt shift in ocean depth results in a solid square barrel. Framed by a lush tropical forest on the eastern edge of a large bay, Greenbush is one of the most picturesque, and rippable waves in the Mentawais. Beware, Greenbush surf spot is not an ideal break for inexperienced surfers. The unforgiving reef has claimed more than a few layers of skin from even experts who wander into the line-up. Fickle and conditions dependent, read on to discover how to score the best session at Greenbush.
What kind of wave is Greenbush?
Greenbush: Reef Break
Greenbush: Sharp pintail
Greenbush: Low Crowds
Greenbush: Strong currents, shallow reef and hollow barrels
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Best time of year:
Greenbush: March – June (ideal conditions), breaks through to November
Greenbush: Can be intense when it’s firing
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How do you get in and out of the surf at Greenbush?
Greenbush surf spot is accessible only by boat.
What is the beach like?
Greenbush breaks on the edge of a very remote thick jungle lined horseshoe bay with very little beach. Although you won’t be venturing this far to check out the beach there is a nice and protected beach area on the opposite side of the bay to Greenbush.
Where should I stay?
Enjoy the comfort and privacy of a first class Mentawai resort just a stone’s throw from one of the world’s best waves! Macaronis Resort offers an unforgettable vacation experience with quality facilities and access to a variety of fun activities for the whole family. The resort features all the modern conveniences you would expect, including A/C, hot water, and a beautiful lagoon-style swimming pool. The resort is situated on a clean salt-water lagoon with stunning ocean views and prime access for exploring in paradise. All guest accommodation is raised up from ground level with exceptional amenities and an incredible 360° views of the lagoon and ocean. Most ground-level bungalows in the Mentawais do not have such wonderful sea-breezes, and the comforts gained in a nicely insulated building. They cater to the family surf holiday, children under 6 are free and non-surfer and beginner guests visit at half Surfer rate! All-inclusive surf trip packages offer the most popular trip duration of 8 days surfing, or up to 29 days surfing by choosing their Membership Package. Be sure to check them out for that once in a lifetime trip.
What else do I need to know?
Macaronis Resort plans trips to Greenbush depending on conditions and on guest requests. If it’s lining up, they will be onto it and plan the night before for an early departure. Their 11.5 m Aluminum Cat ‘Surfalot’ powered by 250hp Yamaha outboard engines gets you there in 25-minutes and is stable enough to cut through NW wind chop if those winds are prevailing.
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What else is there to do in the area other than surfing?
Relax and make the most of Macaronis Resort on-location spa offering massage and skin-treatments. Open daily from 9am to 6pm they have their own professionally trained massage therapists who give high-quality, caring treatments that leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. With an understanding of surfer ailments, they work with you to focus on areas of tension and address your specific needs. Set in the open air pool-side gazebo, the calming tropical sounds of the sea breeze rustling in the palms and the beautiful bamboo chimes make for a great experience.
Where is Greenbush surf spot?
Located off the Southwestern edge of Pulau Pagai-Utara. You won’t find civilisation on land or sea in any direction for miles at Greenbush.
How to get to Greenbush?
The best way to access Greenbush is via boat either in collaboration with your accommodation or better-yet surf charter boat.