Kandui Resort's photo of Kandui

Just another day in paradise at the Kandui Resort

Average rating of 4.48 from 281 votes


Spot Location: Sumatra + Mentawais > Mentawai > Kandui

Date Taken: 2nd October 2008. 37896 page views since 2nd October 2008.

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monkey spanner Oct 14, 2009 Rating: 0

we,ve got waves that good up north its cheap and due to the cooler water isolation is almost guaranteed

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Looseunit Oct 14, 2008 Rating: 9

That is one of those waves you remember for a lifetime,I am sure that guy will.I have one in the memory bank from fiji, no high prices at the resort just paid the local water patrol (hi viti surf crew, legends) 70 fijian.They jet skied me and 2 others out to the islands and scored Wilkes(ok) and Namuto(firing lefts) in the one 4 hour sesh.You had to be lucky and have it good on changeover day (only day the poor, like me can surf it).Does this place have a changeover day when you can surf it without staying at the resort???????

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Reillser Oct 12, 2008 Rating: 2

Hey Xander, can I come and surf in your pond, what are your resort fees like? Would it be all inclusive?

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Foo Man Oct 12, 2008 Rating: 1


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dylant79 Oct 10, 2008 Rating: 1

screw resort prices. just give me a tent, 7 days supplies, a ferry from padang, and that break.......

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djKoherence Oct 10, 2008 Rating: 1

***World Class, i'm there***

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alexfv Oct 9, 2008 Rating: 2

360-Photography, I think you got your categories mixed up: the ones in the second caterogy, the hard working people, are the ones who design, fabricate, get college degrees to make/innovate cameras, wetsuits, surfboards, etc..., they may get input from the ones in the first category, they generally are the ones do who know their arse from their nugget when it comes to actually getting a real working product. I think the old times are just gone, the best part of surfing was that all you needed is something that floats, surf, and you're own volition and courage. But Kandui resorts' philosophy includes a large sum of money on top of your travel expenses and efforts. To me they seem to me like they want to become millionaires. $250/day is a lot of money, especially in indo...or in ASIA!. I think kandui resorts, have been able to exclusively raise their standard of living in a poor country. In other words living in a 3rd world country while still earning a salary of a country like the US or UK. I just don't agree with people who seem to take more than they're alotted, kandui resorts could get away with charging A LOT LESS! And that's the thing if you make Mentawais too accessible, then it's going to turn into a Mundaka, Hawaii, where's impossible to get a wave. Ok...I'll just have to save money for a year and still go to Kandui resorts! AH! shit where do I sign!

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macdaddy Oct 9, 2008 Rating: -1

the problem with kandui's and the mentawais in general is it needs to grow up a bit. I mean you pay all this money for the best waves in the world. why not make it the best place in the world. great bars, good clubs great hotels like 5* in dubai. Theres too many poor kids running around making you feel bad. they could all get job in the hotel industry i mentioned and be able to afford boards and stuff. it'd be like a vegas for surfing. that'd be amazing. imagine the stag do's you could go on with yo mates it'd be insane

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360 Photography Oct 9, 2008 Rating: 1

Sick shot! Don't worry about Magicseaweed - the more we click around the site the more they can sell the advertising for! Are we not a surf community? Some of us try to make a living from the others who are either not lucky enough to to live where they can or, more often than not, who prefer to earn more money in working other industries. Those in the later category should be grateful for all of those in the first as without us there would be no choice of boards, wetsuits etc and without competition they would be more expensive and poorer quality. Those in the first category should appreciate, not take for granted, and give good value for money to those in the second. If the Kandui Resorts follow this ethos then good luck to them!

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Kandui Resort Oct 9, 2008 Rating: 1

Glad you guys like all of the photos... yes, the resort seems expensive but you've got to remember it is all inclusive. You're in the middle of nowhere and it is a major undertaking to get supplies out there, people out there, anything and everything take a lot of effort! $250/day covers all meals, accommodation, and zipping around to all the surf spots all day. One good wave at Rifles and it will literally change your life. Cheers, Anthony

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alexfv Oct 8, 2008 Rating: -2

ok Jakson, nice PR campain for Kandui Resorts, you're on the pay roll son!. That resort is a rip off. What average surfer can afford $2800 on stay alone for 11 days, the are more affordable options in the area.Also why isn't magicseaweed getting paid for all this publicity.

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zwaager Oct 8, 2008 Rating: 1

u moron! england isnt in the southern indian ocean! but if u ever locate it there on a world map then let me know eh! last time i checked, engaland was in europe! and kandui resort was located on the mentawai islands of indonesia! but please do correct me if im wrong! i appears sa though our american friends know more about europe than their canadian neighbours! lol. jk dude! =P sick shot man!

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SurferTomTom Oct 8, 2008 Rating: 3

Look at that water... Makes Florida water look nasty

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xander Oct 8, 2008 Rating: -2

seen better waves in my pond

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WA Oct 8, 2008 Rating: -1

umm, 'magicalmrmaccertron' hate to brake you the news, but a fool has been fooled! england does not reside in the southern indian ocean! somebody smack this moron into the 21st century!!

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WA Oct 8, 2008 Rating: 5

bottom line, there an obvious reason as to why a place like this costs what it does. the website posted is very well put together and boasts a multitude of information about a multitude of wave breaks. and if it fires nearly year round, well then, there you have it! simpletons beware!!

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jakson Oct 8, 2008 Rating: 2

Expensive yes, worth it - every penny. You can go cheaper but if you want luxury, paradise, experienced surf guides & world class waves kandui is the place...(more than 10 waves on your doorstep!) been once & if i can scrape the cash together again will return without blinking a eyelash. ..and this wave is the fastest ever, mundaka on speed, adrenal glands spitting your heart is wedged in your throat from take-off while you pray to God you make it through without losing half your skin on the reef!

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magicalmrmaccertron Oct 8, 2008 Rating: 1

this is photoshoped. waves like this dont exist in england. you cant fool the unfoolable

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Oct 7, 2008 Rating: 0

This wave is still a fecking piece of piss----err sorry what was that you said--repent--umm heck sorry I thought you said repeat!!!


CUANBEACHKID Oct 7, 2008 Rating: 2

aye,im sure you boy's would have waited on the next wave,what a load of bull,the one he's on is perfect and the one behind him is closing out slightly,you woulda got f*$in minced on that for sure.all talk.

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alexfv Oct 7, 2008 Rating: 1

Yeah! it's a bit of rip, that kandui resort, they charge you 2600-2800 for 10 days, and you still have to make it there. So add 3000 more. It's nuts. Also, despite the accomodations the conditions are harsh. My brother is been there, the mosquitoes are a real issue, espcially in Maccaronis. But if I was rich...

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jorge22 Oct 6, 2008 Rating: 0

I would pay the price, but take me years save that money for only 10 days, good surf should be cheapper, like a comunity, only rich people can afford that resort, and a im sure the owners clean their ass with 50€ notes, never mind im just jellows.....

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Erik Manzini Oct 6, 2008 Rating: 2

I wanna be there

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WA Oct 6, 2008 Rating: 1


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inalandwithnosurf Oct 6, 2008 Rating: -2

Awesome photo, very informative website. One comment earlier – expensive? Well, I’d pay the price for perfection and isolation.

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Fred Oct 6, 2008 Rating: 0

I want more photos with pets on...

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harveywallbanger Oct 5, 2008 Rating: 15

PG, "okay" takes this one, good form man\!!!

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imsouan Oct 5, 2008 Rating: 7

bonito anuncio de un lugar que vale 200 pavos diarios, surfing para millonarios, que bonito¡¡¡¡¡¡

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dakinemind Oct 5, 2008 Rating: 1

Honestly yeah, the wave behind it would have been an awsome ride but, you more than likley wouldnt have this more then perfect view of the bro on the wave with that monster wave peaking over it.

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zwaager Oct 5, 2008 Rating: 3

shoulda takin the monster behind it! it woulda been a much better ride! as long as it doesnt swallow u =P

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wbshreder Oct 5, 2008 Rating: 2

holy crap dude that wave behind u omg and nice wave that u cought too

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Francois Bouwer Oct 5, 2008 Rating: 14

That guy is so lucky that he got that wave, just look at the monster at the back.

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jorge22 Oct 4, 2008 Rating: 4

Beatifull wave, beatifull place, but check the prices in the website, surf resorts are so expensive, 2500$ for 10 days.... should be free...

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Eric Palmer Oct 4, 2008 Rating: 4

Nice advertising.

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TrevorHanley Oct 4, 2008 Rating: 1


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Vini Brazil Oct 4, 2008 Rating: 2

Gíria clássica em português.... ALUCINANTE!!!!

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hipmasama Oct 4, 2008 Rating: 2


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mozza Oct 4, 2008 Rating: 5

bet you he's doesn't know whats behind! imagine if he got clicked ..??

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Don_Dorffo Oct 3, 2008 Rating: -2

Fantastic photo!

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ecstasea Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 13

wish i were there...

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jimbob Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 4


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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 1

Well my friend --you have not have proper sex!!

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neoprenejunkie Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 3

better than sex.....well nearly!!

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Super_keen Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 0

Suck sucky long time... then blow like a cheap hooker. What a peach

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Praise be the Church Of Surf and looking at gurls bo... Oct 3, 2008 Rating: -10

jlep=---that wave is a piece of piss

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jleb Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 0

It's funny how that pic makes it look almost makeable for us mere mortals! Great shot, doesn't do the speed of the wave justice though!

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Ed Rudd Oct 3, 2008 Rating: -2

Sweet jesus!!! cake wave!!

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Fred Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 1

In the words of that well known pop god.... SHE BANGS.... "Ricky Martin"

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Fred Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 1

Im the words of that well know pop god... SHE BANGS "Ricky Martin"

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surf-n-teach Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 13

Fantastic water color! Nice wave too.

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mozza Oct 3, 2008 Rating: -2

U N R E A L !!!!!!! I would definitely be going for the one behind!

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Benny boy Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 0

OMG look at the next wave.... its HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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tommyb Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 0

That is a thing of beauty! Great wave, great weather, great photo

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Mellowmadness Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 0

Oh my hat!

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Gonx Barrios Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 12


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westmonster Oct 3, 2008 Rating: -1

Yeah the second wave of this set is freakin huge. Hes not getting back out for a while if he has to go through that.

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Javi Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 0

P E R F E R C T ! ! !

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Cory Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 1

Lucky bastard

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Luke G Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 1

Perfect!!.. beautiful pic...

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Rito Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 1


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harveywallbanger Oct 3, 2008 Rating: -3

unbelievable, that waters so clean, my next trip for sure..

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Wing Nut Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 1

I think he made the right choice, I'd have headed in on that wave too. The one behind looks seriously big!

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 1

Milk the waves!!! This is one of the most beautiful things i have seen by crikey!

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catfish Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 1

I'll agree with Piere, great shot. Freakin crazy wave though, this thing bends and warps, fast, mental though if you can make it. Watch AI and BI, Dorian and Oc vid during the OP comp there inlike 1998 or something. Guys were going off!

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Croney Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 1

I'd give my left ball to be where that dude is

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blondie1 Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 6

If heaven is a place then this is it....

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Pierre Hugo Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 13

wow this is one of the coolest fotos i have ever seen in the surfing photography world!

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catfish Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 1

nokandio, mental!

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McWicked Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 2

o.k - so i see this new pic on the home page that captures my eye straight away, I click on it for a better look and am blown away at how perfect it is, so I decide to look at the other comments expecting real positive feedback - then see guys having a go at each other - so I look at who started the fight - then see the un-necessary yankee comment - typical!

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Breda Barrels Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 9

Fcuking yank pr!cks. Mostly thick as fcuk. All arrogant tossers. Perhaps there would be more pictures of surf in the US if everyone wasn't busy shooting each other or joining a religious cult where you have to give you daughter and wife to the pastor!

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zwaager Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 1

haha, i love brits! their fuckin halarious! i dont think that american's even know where Canada is or even that Alaska is part of thier country let alone who their own president is, lol EH!

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TheWedge Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 10

Hey fl-native, met you twin brother travelling. Would be good to catch up: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v430/kenan_hill/sha0185l.jpg

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geazer Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 3

Americans are so f&*king dumb the majority of them dont even know where their own country is hahaha thick bastards!!...

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fl-native Oct 3, 2008 Rating: -2

Well said on the UK wankers, your a bunch of tools and your girls are fat pigs. With no teeth.

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berko Oct 3, 2008 Rating: 2

the second wave has huge balls

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caveman326 Oct 3, 2008 Rating: -9

o my lanta! i jus creamed myself

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Mr. The man Oct 3, 2008 Rating: -3

YES! Finally a picture not from Ireland or England. And its an amazing shot. She how much better of a shot it is if its not from the damn UK.

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Ed Stogdale Oct 2, 2008 Rating: 0


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ola3 Oct 2, 2008 Rating: 1

Zajebite fale... niesamowite !!!

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ola3 Oct 2, 2008 Rating: 9

Niesamowite, zajebiste fale!!!

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Jim MSW Oct 2, 2008 Rating: 5

holy shitcakes!