Known locally as HT’s, Hollow Trees, or Lance’s Right it is one of the best waves you’re likely to find across the globe. A common surfer magazine cover, or more-likely centrefold, Lance’s Right is likely to impress even the most well-travelled surfers. Read on to learn more about what makes Lance’s Right an iconic surf spot and when to catch it at its best.




What kind of wave is Lance’s Right?

Lance’s Right is THE world-class break of this part of the world. The Office is the farthest section of the reef which offers a quick drop and deep barrel for expert surfers. The Main Peak, which follows The Office, is an open wall which shoots surfers over the shallow inside section known as Surgeons Table. If you’re looking to work your way through maneuvers towards the Surgeons Table, you’ll need to wait out a decent sized swell (6-8 feet). Otherwise, you can expect each section to break separately with a small channel between each break.

    • Wave type:

      Reef break.

    • Wave difficulty:

      Experienced upwards.

    • What way does the wave break:


    • Sea bottom:

      Live coral.


  • Booties:

    Personal preference.

  • Surfboard type:

    Sharp pin-tail shortboard to step up.

  • Crowd factor:

    Expect crowds.

  • Hazards:

    Shallow/exposed sections of reef, crowds, and duck-diving over shallow reef.

    • Best swell direction:


    • Best wind direction:

      West but handles all winds.

    • What tide does it work best on:

      Mid to high tide.

    • Best tide movement for surfing:



  • How consistent is the surf:


  • Best time of year for waves:

    April – November.

  • What is the vibe like in the lineup:

    Can be intense especially under near-perfect conditions.

  • What other names does Lance’s Right go by?

    The Office, Main Peak, Surgeons Table, Hollow Trees and HT’s.

Paddling out at Lance’s Right:

Lance’s Right is easily accessible via the southwestern side of Sipura Island. Hollow Tree resort and Ombak Losmen’s are located just steps from the beach at Lance’s Right. This isn’t to say that the paddle is the best course of access. Still easily accessible by boat from all over the Mentawais and you can save your arms for catching waves.


Where is Lance’s Right surf spot?

Lance’s Right is located on the southeastern edge of Sipura Island. You’ll have to head far to the south and curve back northeast to access this solitary and salivation inducing wave.

How to get to Lance’s Right?

Visit how to get to the Mentawai Islands for more information.