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.
One of the best waves in the Southern Mentawais, Greenbush is a thick-lipped, consistent, deep hollow barrel which breaks like clockwork over a shallow shelf of live coral. Be prepared for an airdrop likely to close-out or bowl out over a nearly exposed reef shelf at this surf break. Ideal conditions will coincide with a new or full moon spring tide. With near proximity to other fun breaks in the area, Greenbush surf spot is a great home base for surfers with a diverse set of abilities. Expert barrel riders (especially goofy footers) will feel right at home in the green room at Greenbush.
Advanced – Hellman Kamikaze.
Strong currents, shallow reef and hollow barrels.
March – June (ideal conditions), breaks through to November.
Can be intense when it’s firing.
Greenbush surf spot is accessible only by boat. Ask your guide to stick to the channel and head towards the peak. You might find better luck making the barrel, and occasional shoulder, farther down the shoulder.
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.
The best way to access Greenbush is via boat either in collaboration with your accommodation or better-yet surf charter boat.