If you think a surf trip to the Mentawai Islands in Sumatra is strictly “Bro Boy Territory”, then read on: The female surf culture makes up 30% of the market and is still growing. Girls are frothing for the same epic waves as the boys and traveling to remote breaks to experience them. With their sun kissed hair and printed bikinis, these girls are turning heads and shredding just as hard as anyone else.
On WCS’s last trip to the Mentawais we were stoked to see some girls in the line up. There are 100’s of wave options in the area allowing surfers to seek out the perfect wave, from beginner to advanced. Our advice to girls traveling to The Mentawais is to get a non-bro surf charter, like The Saraina and take full advantage of the luxuries being on a surf boat can provide.
There are many benefits of staying on a boat, these include having a local surf guide with you in the line up, being the first one on a break and the ability to travel to any type of wave you desire at any point in your trip. Not to mention, the security that comes with staying on your own boat with a squad of new or old friends. For all the female surfers shredding in the Mentawais is a must. So grab your boards, pack your Manda and go show the boys a thing or two about surfing in the islands.
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