Everyone loves 4Bobs. 4Bobs is one of the most fun waves in the Mentawais and one of the most consistent waves in our area.
The goal to any successful surfing trip is getting surfed out and Kandui Resort has a number of ways to getting you to the surf. We offer 2-3 30 foot Mentawai canoes to transport you to the surf outside of our island and have dinghies/jet skis to transport you quickly to the waves in front. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with an authentic Mentawai experience with all the comforts you expect from the Western World. Our canoes operate with three 40-50hp engines, enclosed with windows in case of high winds, an experienced local driver and a cooler full of drinks and snacks.
Unlike other resorts, our daily boat trips are included in your price and there are unlimited trips surfing every day. We don’t have a set schedule for surf departure since every trip is different and we want you to surf when you want to, not when we tell you. As long as everyone is accounted for and the 2nd/3rd boat can travel safely, we do not require minimums for daily surf trips. Our management will discuss the general plan of action the night before and if you do want to leave at dawn, please let our management know so they make sure to have a boat ready to go. Each boat will have an Indonesian boat driver, a photographer and videographer. In 15 years of business, we have not had one complaint of not being surfed out.
After almost 2 decades, photo and videos have become a cornerstone of the Kandui Resort experience. With 4-5 photographers/videographers for each trip and virtually every single session documented, no other resort in this world comes remotely close. Each day and evening, we relive the day’s photos and footage on the resort’s 2 big screen TVs and the shots are available anytime at the resort’s computer at the bar. Your photos and videos are sorted during your trip, are available for purchase at the end of your stay and also include a free 16GB Kandui Resort Flash drive. The decision to purchase photos and videos can be made at the end of your trip and all pricing is in USD. ***In-Season Photo/Video rates may increase depending on our photography/videography team on site.***
Kandui Resort takes pride in having one of the best and most active Social Media accounts in the Surf Travel World. Kandui Resort is the Best Surfing Location on Earth and our Social Media reflects that. You won’t find photos of palm trees, cuisine and other non-surfing content but what you will find is high quality photos of highlighted sessions, new videos, drone shots, edits and everything to get you pumped on the Mentawais.
Kandui Resort puts out an Email Newsletter on the average 1-2 times per month. There’s nothing worse than being inundated with a daily newsletter and you will not find this type of mentality at Kandui Resort. What you will find is relevant newsletters with highlighted sessions, special promotions and everything to get you pumped for a trip to Kandui Resort. Unsubscribe at any time.
After almost 2 decades of business, we've been stoked to partner with some of the top shapers in the world. Channel Islands, Pyzel, Lost, Sharp Eye, Chris Christenson Surfboards and more are now available for custom orders. Orders can be placed from 6 weeks out, pricing starts as low as $640 US and your custom boards can be delivered and waiting in your uma prior to your arrival. We also have Future/FCS fins, traction pads, wax, sunblock, board bags and everything related to a Kandui Resort surf trip in our new Kandui Surf Shop. The surfboards and accessories are what All Day Ray and our staff use daily and we always say "You can order what you think works best in the Mentawais or you can ride what we use every day".
The Mentawais are drastically different than the rest of the world’s waves and having the right quiver is key to the success of your trip. We’ve seen countless Kandui Resort trips not go as planned based solely to the wrong surfboards. The most important thing anyone can do with a prospective surf trip is to reach out to resort’s management to ensure you're bringing the right boards. The Mentawais are renowned for fun size surf and the vast majority of waves you surf during a Kandui Resort trip are typically between shoulder high to overhead. Mentawai waves are some for most perfect waves on earth and catching waves here is substantially easier than most locations. Long, larger boards (similar to what you ride in Hawaii) are typically unnecessary here and we’ve broken out our suggested quiver into 3 different surfboards.
See below for all the details and please contact us to discuss the right quiver for your Kandui trip.
Bringing the correct surfboards will make or break your trip to Kandui Resort. Running a close second to showing up in the wrong time of the year for what you're looking for is rocking up with the wrong surfboards. The surf in the Mentawais is drastically different than what most people surf at their home and choosing the right boards for your trip is the utmost importance. Ray and his team has lived in the Mentawais for almost 2 decades, have a great deal of experience with what works in the Mentawais and are happy to help place you on the boards that will make your Kandui Resort visit the trip of your life.
Kandui Resort has the largest selection of rental surfboards in all of Indonesia. We've partnered with some of the top shapers in the world (Lost, Channel Islands, Pyzel, Firewire, Stretch, The Surfboard Warehouse and countless others) and are stoked to offer over 60 plus rentals boards. With various types of construction (Firewire epoxy, Channel Islands Spine Tek, Stretch epoxy, standard poly) and new boards added annually, it’s a great way to try out a massive amount of boards while also knowing what works best for your surfing. We always say you can order what you think works best in the Mentawais or you can ride what we use every day. All Day Ray personally orders all of our rental boards, rides them daily and you will not find a better selection in all of Indonesia.
See below for our current rental quiver and please contact us to discuss the right boards for your Kandui trip.