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Kingfisher Bay Resort – your luxury surf resort in Indonesia / Mentawai

Positioned directly in front of Lances Left, arguably the most consistent wave in the Mentawai archipelago, this will be our first year accommodating those looking for a genuine Mentawai experience.

Take a journey and escape the pressures and obligations of daily life and immerse yourself in the island rhythm of a unique and remarkably unspoiled corner of the globe. Join us for a once in a lifetime experience amongst world class waves set in a culturally rich and spectacularly beautiful location.

Whether you are looking for adventure, an insight into a completely different culture or simply to relax, you will find it all at Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Kingfisher Bay Resort gives you the opportunity to experience an original part of the world unlike anywhere you’ve ever been to or imagined; freakishly perfect waves, a completely unique and fascinating culture with a backdrop of idyllic palm fringed beaches and turquoise waters. Kingfisher Bay Resort is situated on the edge of an expansive bay, regularly frequented by stunning and acrobatic kingfisher birds, as well as a vast array of other wildlife including majestic sea eagles, large flying squirrels and pristine coral reefs teeming with sea life.

The natural beauty of the Mentawai islands is the stage for what has become a mecca for surfers around the world, and with our dream location in front of Lances Left on the southern tip of Sipora island, those tantalizing and seemingly out of reach fantasies of surfing breathtaking perfect waves can become a reality! Fishing and snorkeling are catered for as well as a wide and varying range of activities on land.

For the culturally curious, the local village provides a window into the lives of a race and people with a very different lifestyle to what most of us are familiar with. Get to know your friendly neighbours and hosts by joining in a woodcarving or weaving lesson under a palm tree or get involved in the daily volleyball match in the village.

If all this sounds like too much activity, feel free to relax in a shaded hammock or catch the breeze in our open-planned restaurant. Meals are prepared using fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats, cooked in a variety of styles including; Western, Indonesian, Chinese as well as barbeques on the beach.
We consider great food and lots of it an integral part of an enjoyable experience, so meals are served buffet style to ensure even the most ravenous appetites will be satisfied.

Kingfisher Bay Resort is a gateway to a world of amazing waves, nature, culture and adventure. Let us and our ever helpful and smiling staff show you a truly memorable Mentawai experience in all its remarkable diversity.

Check out the Gallery and details for a full impression. If you wish to have more info on availabilty, prices and tips; don’t hesitate to contact us!

Accommodation details

Private Bungalows
Overlooking the majestic lineup of Lances Left, just 20 meters from the waters edge is the spectacular location of our bungalows. By combining traditional Mentawaian design with Western attention to strength and comfort, the result is a uniquely exotic and luxurious experience.

The clean and spacious sleeping and lounging area is AC and ceiling fan cooled for ultimate comfort, with a large Western style bathroom complete with running hot water at the rear of the building. Facing the ocean, slide into hammock on the elevated and expansive front deck, the perfect place to relax whilst taking in the sights and sounds of this magnificent coastline.

Up to 3 people per bungalow.

Shared Bungalows
Like the neighboring bungalows, attention to local aesthetics as well as a Western standard of comfort can be found both inside and out. Purpose built to accommodate up to 6 guests, the share accommodation bungalow allows travelers on all budgets the opportunity to experience the Mentawai islands for short or longer term visits.

The open planned sleeping area is ceiling fan cooled, with a Western style bathroom that include a hot shower. An extra large front deck means there is plenty of space to relax in front of the almost hypnotic sight of Lances Left.

What are the rates?

To view the rates please open the PDF document below:

Kingfisher Bay Resort - Rates

Interested to book or do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us! We will get back at you within 24 hours (probably much faster).

Tel:: +316 55 828 727
Mail: info@clearwatersurftravel.com

Questions? We might have them covered right here!

When are the Mentawai waves at their best?
March and April: glassy conditions, a few more rights, less people but smaller waves.
May, June, July and September: Big surf – high season.
Late September and October: glassy conditions, a few more rights, less people but smaller waves.
November, December, January and February: Rainy but still good surface conditions and smaller waves with no one around. Clean waves.

How to get there?

Simply book a flight to Padang (PDG)  with airlines like Emirates/Singapore Airlines/Etihad/ Sri Lankan/ Qatar ( free surf boards ) or Turkish Airlines / Tiger Airlines/ Air Berlin / Condor

How do I make a reservation?
1. Contact us regarding your request and/or any questions you may have. Use the form above, call us (+316 55 828 727) or write us an e-mail (info@clearwatersurftravel.com).
2. Together we will arrange your trip from A to Z.
3. Have you read our Booking Terms? Before confirming, please read them.

Don’t forget your:
– Surf equipment (+ repair kit)
– Passport (at least 6 months valid upon date of return)
– Visas. For Indonesia you get a 30 day free visa upon arrival.
– Travel insurance
– Board shorts, sunscreen and slippers
– Music
– Books

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The Surf

From your bungalow you will be greeted by the impressive sight of Lances Left, arguably the most consistent world class wave in the mentawai archipelago. Kingfisher Bay Resort is located in an extremely wave rich region with 10 different waves within 20 minutes via boat. With such an extensive selection to choose from; fun beach breaks, long lefts and rights, barrel perfection and heavy slabs, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer all levels and appetites are catered for here at Kingfisher Bay Resort.

Take a journey and escape the pressures and obligations of daily life and immerse yourself in the island rhythm of a unique and remarkably unspoiled corner of the globe.

Join us for a once in a lifetime experience amongst world class waves set in a culturally rich and spectacularly beautiful location.

Lance’s Left
Lances is the epitome of the classic Indo wave, a very long, superbly shaped wave that is renowned for being one of the most consistent locations in the Mentawai islands.
Several take off zones mean this place rarely feels crowded, and with a relatively easy entry during take off it’s little wonder Lances is such a regular crowd pleaser.
At three feet expect long, peeling, lined up walls perfect for pushing the limits on your turns, but also be on the lookout for two distinct barrel sections depending on swell direction.
At six feet and above be prepared for corduroy lines stacked to the horizon. The wave transforms into a steep, deep water takeoff with big open faces down the line.

Although not the most prolific barrel producing wave in the Mentawai, it’s length and variations through different sections mean all levels of ability can enjoy Lances. Also a great place for intermediate surfers to push themselves into bigger waves.
Overall rating: 8/10.
Best size: 3 to 6 feet.
Consistency: 9/10.
Difficulty: 5/10.
Bottom: coral reef.
Reef factor: 6/10.
Length: 50 to 150 meters.
Level: intermediate to advanced.
Best tide: medium to high.
From resort: on your doorstep.
Shore access: through keyhole.

HT`s ( Hollow trees or Lances right )
One of the world’s best waves, this premier righthander can produce the kind of ruler edge barrel perfection normally restricted to the imagination.
When swells hit ‘The Office’ section of the wave, all there is to do is pull in and charge through one of the deepest, roundest and most perfect barrels you are ever likely to come across.  One good wave at HT’s can make your trip, and one mistake could also prove disastrous. Breaking on a shallow reef, the end of the wave sucks even shallower when passing above the aptly named ‘Surgeons Table’. Still surfable on low tide, most people wait for mid to high tide to try their hand.From 1 to 10 foot, HT’s will offer a barrel when combined with offshore winds. This wave can be fussy concerning swell direction, but when it turns on it really is a sight to behold, truly a freak of nature.
Overall rating: 9/10.
Best size: 3 to 8 feet.
Consistency: 8/10.
Difficulty: 9/10.
Bottom: coral reef.
Reef factor: 9/10.
Length: 30 to 75 meters.
Level: intermediate to advanced.
Best tide: medium to high.
From resort: 15 minutes by boat.
Shore access: sand bottom beach.

Bintangs
Situated across the bay from Lances Left this classy right hander offers short but perfect, mechanically shaped walls and barrel sections.
Although playful under 4 feet, a dramatic transformation takes place once overhead.
Waves surge towards the A-frame shaped reef before breaking, then throwing out a perfectly round cavern along the entire length of the wave. What this wave lacks in length it certainly makes up for in quality. A little temperamental concerning swell direction, Bintangs is often overlooked by visiting charter boats. However our close proximity and intimate local knowledge ensures we’ll never miss an opportunity to score a few kegs at Bintangs.
Overall rating: 7/10.
Best size: 2 to 6 feet.
Consistency: 6/10.
Difficulty: 7/10.
Bottom: coral reef.
Reef factor: 7/10.
Length: 15 to 40 meters.
Level: intermediate to advanced.
Best tide: low to medium.
From resort: 5 minutes by boat.
Shore access: through keyhole.

The Cobra
Short punchy walls to heaving, square barrels are what you’ll usually find at the Cobra. This moody lefthander can really turn it on with the correct swell direction, located just 50 meters from Lances Left, can occasionally link up with it’s more famous neighbour for a 200+ meter ride!
A very steep takeoff followed by a throwing backdoor section is not uncommon at the Cobra. Choose your waves carefully, as this wave has some serious venom with wider sets that will push unlucky punters across the reef.

Not the easiest takeoff and barrel to negotiate, but the rewards are plentiful for those willing to try their hand. An often uncrowded or empty lineup should be enough to lure even the most reef shy surfer to chase down a throwing Cobra pit.
Overall rating: 7/10.
Best size: 2 to 6 feet.
Consistency: 7/10.
Difficulty: 9/10.
Bottom: coral reef.
Reef factor: 9/10.
Length: 20 to 50 meters.
Level: advanced.
Best tide: medium to high.
From resort: on your doorstep.
Shore access: through keyhole.

Sssshhhhh 1
This rarely surfed right hander breaks like a point break with very long rides.
The relatively deep water makes for long workable walls, although the odd tube has been known to show itself. Best during medium sized swells, this wave can be fickle with certain tidal influences punctuating the session with long lull periods, so some patience may be necessary, but a great option for a quiet session.
Overall rating: 6/10.
Best size: 2 to 4 feet.
Consistency: 6/10.
Difficulty: 5/10.
Bottom: coral reef.
Reef factor: 6/10.
Length: 50 to 150 meters.
Level: intermediate.
Best tide: medium.
From resort: sssshhhh.
Shore access: tricky.

Sssshhhh 2
Breaking extremely close to shore this righthander is all about one thing; getting barreled!
Closeout sets are easily identified as swells approach, so try and be choosey and snag a perfectly cylindrical shaped tube from start to finish, before kicking out over a very shallow end section.
Booties are recommended, even for those confident surfing coral reef set ups.
As there is no channel to paddle back to the lineup, getting caught inside can be extremely hazardous!
Overall rating: 7/10.
Best size: 3 to 6 feet.
Consistency: 6/10.
Difficulty: 9/10.
Bottom: coral reef.
Reef factor: 9/10.
Length: 25 to 50 meters.
Level: advanced.
Best tide: medium to high.
From resort: sssshhhh.
Shore access: dangerous.

Beach break
A one kilometer stretch of idyllic palm fringed, white sand beach is just a stones throw from Kingfisher Bay Resort. The turquoise coloured water is picture perfect, with a series of sandbars to choose from.
Good sand banks can be fickle, but with the right conditions a satisfying session can be had by the patient surfer. Also a great spot for people learning to surf.
Overall rating: 6/10.
Best size: 2 to 3 feet.
Consistency: 5/10.
Difficulty: 2/10.
Bottom: sand.
Reef factor: 0/10.
Length: 20 to 30 meters.
Level: beginner to intermediate.
Best tide: depends on sandbanks.
From resort: 5 minutes by bike.
Shore access: sand bottom.

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