Mentawai quiver.

Can't find the right forum, then post your general surf-related remarks here!

Moderators: Shari, collnarra, Butts, beach_defender, Forum Moderators

User avatar
steve shearer
Huey's Right Hand
Posts: 23445
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:20 pm

Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:29 pm

What has been the experience?

Wished you had etc etc. Could not do without .
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

User avatar
jimmy
Harry the Hat
Posts: 2713
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:12 pm

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by jimmy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:40 pm

When are you going Steve?

User avatar
steve shearer
Huey's Right Hand
Posts: 23445
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:20 pm

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:46 pm

Sep.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

buddy
barnacle
Posts: 1496
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:34 pm

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by buddy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:49 pm

I reckon your ghost should be the first picked then a semi-gun you can trust.

bomboraa
regular
Posts: 242
Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:03 pm

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by bomboraa » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:06 pm

Would have liked a single conc round pin quad shortboard but they weren't around then. PS check if the boat/resort has a serious GT spin outfit and some stickbaits and poppers you can borrow.

User avatar
steve shearer
Huey's Right Hand
Posts: 23445
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:20 pm

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:05 pm

6'1" Ghost
6'9" roundpin.

And either a 5'10 fish or a 6'3" roundtail quad.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

User avatar
Hatchnam
Duke Status
Posts: 12279
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:44 pm

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:55 am

I took three Jim banks boards when I went. All rounded pins. A 6’5, 6’9, and 7’0.

Surf was 4-8 foot the whole time. Surfed the 6’5 for most of it.

The rail length of the 6’9 felt too neither here nor there.

And surfed the 7’0 at 8 foot thunders and 5-6 ft scarecrows. The 7’0 went well at big thunders, was overkill for scarecrows

If I had the time over I’d have probably made do with just a 6’5 or 6’4, and pack a 6’0 in case it got below head high, and maybe a 7’0 just i felt I needed the rail length on a big day.

Didn’t get to surf rifles but we passed it by. It looked like to type of wave that would reward a longer rail line.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
“Drailed” wrote:dont be like Beanpole

User avatar
steve shearer
Huey's Right Hand
Posts: 23445
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:20 pm

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:29 am

Thanks Iggs, that's very useful information
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

User avatar
Hatchnam
Duke Status
Posts: 12279
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:44 pm

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:12 am

Make sure you surf hideaways if not already. That wave is bonkers.

https://magicseaweed.com/Hideaways-Ment ... uide/2824/
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque
“Drailed” wrote:dont be like Beanpole

User avatar
saltman
Owl status
Posts: 3918
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:52 pm
Location: a short walk up the beach

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by saltman » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:40 am

I took a 6 -2 quad which I ride most time
A 6-6 6 channel swallow I rode a few times
And a 6- 5 round pin Simon DSC thruster
I wish I had my bonzer then

I think a 7-0 is overkill unless you get a once a season swell

Personally would go with the 2 boards you are steve
plus a slightly volumed up 6-4ish maybe quad rounded pin
For when the 6-9 is overkill
steve shearer wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Loof is just projecting again, he's been eating his own semen since the age of 10.

Rustt
barnacle
Posts: 1767
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:23 pm

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Rustt » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:16 am

So your going to procrastinate over this for 8 months. :-)

Slobadan Madicubich
barnacle
Posts: 1529
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:04 pm

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:14 pm

Result
A quiver heavily influenced by Hynde, Herring & Greenough

User avatar
saltman
Owl status
Posts: 3918
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:52 pm
Location: a short walk up the beach

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by saltman » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:41 pm

Right now cranked is chewing his fingers off wondering
When does he swoop in recommend and tufflite McCoy and send Steven into a frenzy
steve shearer wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Loof is just projecting again, he's been eating his own semen since the age of 10.

Nick Carroll
Duke Status
Posts: 19850
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:29 am
Location: Newport Beach

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:37 pm

fwiw

channels go v good

stay around your favourite length, the boards should kinda back each other up in case of snappage etc

Like me, I'd probably take three boards all between 5'11" and 6'1", all kinda different but all in that range, and a 6'5"

Mentawai waves like rocker, you're pretty much always riding on a curve, so fat flat little things and almost-guns get annoying after just a coupla waves.

Don't overthink, it's not a difficult surf zone, you could just take one board and ride it the whole time if ya wanted.

User avatar
tootr
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 6361
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:50 am
Location: orstrayleeyah

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by tootr » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:52 pm

FWIW Phil Myers is putting out a whole bunch of stock boards thru Sideways surf.
The Mighty Sunbird wrote:Sometimes I visit here and feel like I've inadvertently stumbled into a gay sauna
"Drailed" wrote: Go Eastern Suburbs!! Yaaaayyyyyy!!!

Yuke Hunt
Owl status
Posts: 4726
Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:31 pm
Location: Uncrowded

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:31 pm

Hey Steve, are you going with Dorris ?
The moving finger writes and having writ moves on ... now all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel even half a line ... nor all thy tears wash out a single word of it.

Rustt
barnacle
Posts: 1767
Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:23 pm

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Rustt » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:53 pm

Is Doris the name of his blow up doll?

User avatar
steve shearer
Huey's Right Hand
Posts: 23445
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:20 pm

Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:20 pm

No I'm not Yuke. It's the brother of my brother in law.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 34 guests