Two weeks of Mentawai perfection on board The D’Bora.
Two weeks of Mentawai perfection on board The D’Bora was scored in Early August by a mixed crew from Angourie/Yamba plus a couple from the Goldy.
Tracks caught up with Blakey Wolfe, a 30-year-old surfer from Angourie and got his take on the trip.
How many days did you have waves?
We surfed everyday! Our first seven days couldn't have been better with 4-8ft epic waves the whole time. Our last four days we had fun waves around 3-5ft.
What was the predominant swell direction, and how was the wind?
We were lucky enough to have two solid swells, the first swell was from the west which is when we scored HT's and the next was from the south. We were lucky with the wind. It was light and variable most of the time. I heard August normally has stronger winds.
Where did you guys do most of your surfing?
Ah, hard to say, but we had our best waves down south.
Looks like you scored a couple of mad days at HT’s?
We had one epic whole day at HT's, 6-8ft no wind all day.
What were the best set ups or your fav waves up there?
HT's, Roxy’s, Macca’s, Lances Left. We surfed Greenbush on the wrong swell direction so it was closing out at the end, would love to surf it perfect.
Take us through an average HT’s wave from take off to kick out?
Ha ha, this wave took me most of the first day to figure out. It's a lot heavier and shiftier than I thought it would be, especially at 6-8 foot. On a 6ft+ set you kinda get a roll in take off but not a real easy one, then you want to just set up for the barrel section and once your in, you really need to pump through the barrel to make sure you get out and avoid the 'Surgeons Table' (the inside reef).
All Photos: Adam Dube - The D’Bora surf guide
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