A conversation about which wave is the heaviest in the Mentawai chain could go on for hours. But one wave that will pop up every time is No Kandui. It’s a wave that requires full commitment and features one of the most horrifying end sections in the islands.

When it gets big, it’s another level. Toward the end of June a giant swell rolled into the region and No Kandui was gnarly. Here, Nic Von Rupp, Mick Campbell and a cast of chargers take it on.