Hollow Trees (HT’s)
A perfect right-hander that is one of the most recognisable waves in all of the Mentawai’s. This is a fantastic right-hand barrel which can sometimes get quite hairy down on the inside section.
Long left walls can have barrel sections down the line. Fun wave.
Surprisingly fun, workable righthander that offers a great escape from the crowds at the left across the bay in slack or N wind conditions. Wont handle too much size, but when it’s on, a slabby, take-off barrel section recedes into a bendy bashing wall that’s always better with more water over it. Can get a crowd when Lances gets blown out, but usually low key.
About Lances Right
Lance’s Right (or HT’s) is the pin-up centrefold for the Mentawai islands, bringing a new machine-like level to the word perfection. At the top of the coral platform, The Office section breathes in sharply, scooping up the next lucky expert who is hoping to be there when it exhales deeply, then launches through the Main Peak and into the inside where the shallowness of the Surgeons Table awaits. Size determines whether these 3 link and if any turns can be attempted. Perfection arrives with 6-8ft of S-SW swell, light W or no wind and at least 2hrs of tide. It’s surprisingly consistent considering the swell refraction required and the afternoon land breezes can clean it up quickly. Dangers are coral heads appearing, trying to duck dive when caught inside and being pushed too deep by the entrenched crowd. Answers are don’t fall, go in over reef to deep paddling channel and surf somewhere else!