About Macaronis

One of the most perfect performance waves in the world, just about everything possible on a wave is possible at Macaroni's. It's a submerged left point that barrels the length of the reef but also tapers into an incredibly rippable wall. Because of the machine-like perfection of both wall and barrel, Macaroni's is arguably responsible for the most amazing advances in performance surfing seen in the Mentawais.

It's renown also makes "Maccas" one of the more crowded breaks around. Although it's playful at head high, the takeoff begins to ledge at several feet overhead and only becomes heavier until about triple overhead when it maxes out. Like many area waves, it's best to take off up at the top as the wave gathers speed as it goes. Alternatively, deceptively perfect looking waves can lure surfers further up the point into unmakeable slabs.

Source: Macaronis Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

No local vibe.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Mostly crowded.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

The one of the most rippable waves on the planet.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Medium

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

Reef cuts.

Access

Boat charter or land camp.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Reef.

Best Season

March to November

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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