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ASDP Finalises New Ferry Route to Sikakap

It has been confirmed that Ambu Ambu Ferry will now be offering a second weekly route to Sikakap departing Padang on Saturdays, offloading and reloading in Sikakap Port on Sundays, and arriving back in Padang Mondays.

In September, while Gambolo Ferry is undergoing annual docking, and in October while Ambu Ambu Ferry is undergoing annual docking, only Tuesday – Thursday trip schedule will be available, as […]

June 1st, 2013|News|0 Comments

Welcome New Hosts

We would like to officially welcome aboard co-owners Michael and Catherine Chamberlain, who are taking over as hosts from May 30, 2013 onward.

Back in the real world, Michael Chamberlain is usually employed as a civil engineer while his wife Catherine Chamberlain is a qualified primary school teacher.

After spending a season together surf guiding in North Mentawai, and spending several weeks at Macaronis Resort in […]

May 25th, 2013|News|0 Comments
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    33 Years Later – Original P-Land Discoverers Reunion Trip Back to Macaronis April 2013

33 Years Later – Original P-Land Discoverers Reunion Trip Back to Macaronis April 2013

A quiet week of waves, but still some good days scored at Thunders by our Brasilian guests and a few fun, but smaller days at Macas. Nice to have the original “P-Land” discoverers and their families and friends along to visit April 17th – 24th, 2013.

Geographically the place has changed quite a bit in 33 years, but still Pak Martin had the photo on […]

Macaronis Resort & Surfing Doctors Educating Local Villages

Macaronis Resort is working together with Surfing Doctors to educate Mentawai Villagers about health concerns such as staph infection, and how to protect against it. The Surfing Doctors are raffling off a FREE TRIP to Macaronis Resort at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro this weekend.

Check out the FoamLust Expo this weekend, that’s where you can buy your ticket! Buy 5 tickets! it will be well […]

March 18th, 2013|News|0 Comments
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    James Eaves Takes the West Coast Classic & Free Trip to Macas

James Eaves Takes the West Coast Classic & Free Trip to Macas

A big Congratulations to James Eaves, who has won the West Coast Classic in Tasmania, taking out his second free trip to Macaronis Resort. Macaronis Resort has been a proud sponsor of the West Coast Classic in Tasmania since 2006.

This is what contest director Glenn Saltmarsh had to say after the event: “The surf pumped, the #%#% went off, it will be an event […]

March 13th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Creatures of Leisure Visiting with Ry Craike

We are pleased to Welcome Creatures of Leisure on a trip to Macaronis Resort March 12-21. Lee Keates and Shaun Wright will be bringing along a few of their most successful retailers, and Ry Craike who totally rips Macas to shreds.

Fingers crossed for swell, would love to witness Ry tearing up the wave again, here is a clip from an afternoon in October 2010 […]

Respects to a Legendary Indo Surfer, Barts

In year 2011, Macaronis Resort underwent refurbishments due to damage caused by a tsunami which hit on October 25, year 2010. We were fortunate to have the support of Christian Jon Barton, more commonly known as ‘Barts’, with a reputation of being one of the most experienced Surf Guides in the Mentawai Islands… and not only that, a damn good bloke.

In year 2011, Macaronis […]

November 21st, 2012|News|0 Comments

Mentawai Government – Surf Tourism Management Update

Here is a recent article by Rus Akhbar, printed in the local Mentawai News Paper, Edition Oct 01 – 14, year 2012.

The article refers to preliminary plans of the Mentawai Government, quoting Head of Mentawai Government – Judas Sabaggalet, and Mentawai Tourism Head – Desti Seminora, regarding surf tourism management plans for year 2013 and beyond.

 

 

November 3rd, 2012|News|0 Comments

Helping Rebuild Tumalea Village after Tsunami

Thank you to our donors at the Tasmanian fundraser and to those who donated online to raise AUD $42,132 to assist those affected by the October 25, 2010 tsunami.

We surveyed the villages located to the south, many have been wiped out completely like Tumalea, and have been relocated inland with new schools, medical centers and houses built by NGO’s and the Indonesian Government.

Tumalea Village is located […]

October 15th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Indonesia Rip Curl Pro Mentawai at Macaronis 2012

The Indonesian Rip Curl Pro held at Macaronis Resort! It wasn’t a huge week of swell but the standard of surfing was amazing… watch this guys ripping it up!

Indonesia Rip Curl Pro Mentawai at Macaronis 2012: May 23-30, 2012

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    Macaronis & Local Silabu Village Featured on Australian 9 Network, Get Away – Only 5 Days Before Oct 25, 2010 Tsunami

Macaronis & Local Silabu Village Featured on Australian 9 Network, Get Away – Only 5 Days Before Oct 25, 2010 Tsunami

Just 5 Days before the October 25, 2010 tsunami struck the Mentawai islands, ‘Get Away’ TV show on Australia’s Nine Network did a story on Macaronis Resort, along side Surf Aid International featuring Silabu Village and the surf at Macaronis. This video features footage of Macaronis Resort before the tsunami and a tour of Silabu village.

October 20th, 2010|News|0 Comments