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For the previous three seasons, Kandui Resort has hosted Billabong's "Surf With a Pro". Shane Dorian has headed up the program every year and always seems to have a special connection to Kandui's premier right-hander. Most people know Shane as a crazy big wave charger and he is, but in reality he's also one of the most surf stoked people you'll ever meet and one of the nicest human beings on Earth, maybe even beyond.© 2014 **Kandui Resort
A lucky few score one of the days of the year at Kandui Resort's favourite righthand aquamarine cylinder. Mind-surf those empty peaks at the start and wow, you'd gnaw off your own arm to get at that.© 2014 FTR Films
In mid-season it really starts to heat up but most don't realize that for every heavy session that goes down, there's a perfect wave around the corner that dreams are made of.© 2014 Island Eye Photography
Island Life, Kandui Resort's accommodation.© 2014 Island Eye Photography
June 11, 2012 was by far the day of the year. The morning dawned with light north winds and a nearby righthand slab fired all morning.© 2014 Island Eye Photography
Phil Waldemar on the wave of the day on the day of the year. This particular wave, according to Kandui Resort partner Ray Wilcoxen, was one of the best waves he's ever seen ridden at this spot.© 2014 Island Eye Photography
Midday, June 11th, the wind switched from light north to light east and Kandui Left turned on for the afternoon.© 2014 Black Pearl Photography
Kandui Resort Guests taking in the action at 4 Bobs, a fun right-hander directly out front of the resort. The new floating dock has been a huge hit with our guests who enjoy being in close proximity to the wave to heckle their friends whilst downing a few Bintangs.© 2014 Kandui Resort
Kandui Resort's premier righthander takes a solid swell with west winds to really turn on, but occasionally a swell can slip through unnoticed and you score. This session went down in mid July and absolutely pumped for three hours with virtually no crowd at all.© 2014 Kandui Resort
Here's a different angle of the session.© 2014 FTR Films
August is usually one of the most consistent months of the year. This year however was out of the ordinary with very below average surf, but still managed to produce a couple of gems like this one.© 2014 Island Eye Photography
September kicked off with one of the swells of the year. Kandui Resort guest Byron Howarth scores a heavy one at Kandui Resort's premier left-hander. You might remember Byron from Rip Curl's Mentawai Search program in the 1990's with Tom Curren. This was Bryon's 12th trip to the Mentawais and after one wave, he claimed it as the best of his life! This session wasn't without a reminder of how dangerous Kandui Left can be… One dislocated shoulder, eight broken boards, a healthy amount of reef rash and countless beatings in the space of one afternoon…© 2014 Kandui Resort
Video session of a nearby slab which fired in September.© 2014 FTR Films
October has been good to Kandui Resort the last 3 years and 2012 was no exception, here we had a crazy good but empty session at Riles. It's these sessions you feel truly blessed to be a part of, however undeserving you may feel you are.© 2014 Kandui Resort
Kandui Guest Ralph Dawe scores an absolute gem. Ralph has visited the Mentawais the last few years and this wave has somehow always escaped his grasp… not any more!© 2014 Kandui Resort
And penultimately, if you're not bored of endless barrels, here are the season's highlights of the Kandui Resort in 2012. It's pretty much that slightly translucent icing covering the cherry sitting on top of the cake - only in tubular form.© 2014 FTR Films
Welcome to the plateau. It's where we gather to watch Yago Dora soar above our heads.
These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
Patagonia is a challenging lover, said the English novelist, Bruce Chatwin. It haunts you, it bewitches you, it wraps you in its arms and does not let you go.
Welcome to the winners' podium. The cream of February lies before you in four spectacular Atlantic sessions, big barrels being the theme.
The symbiosis of surfer and winter. The Astray Collective and Finisterre bring you a short narrated by Matt Smith and produced by Mickey Smith