If you are an an Oz grom with aspirations of a professional career then a trip to the Mentawais is a part of your apprenticeship. Yes, Hawaii will test you but the Mentawais with all those flawless set ups invites you to take your surfing to another level. In this edit Tai Jennison tracks the progress of Noah Stocca, Cooper Davies, Wade Clemens, Keanu Miller and Ethan Stocks.

Tai also reminds us that for all its hype and over exposure, HT’s remains one of the most glorious sights in the surfing world.