Mentawai Surf Forecast & Tides for Macaronis & Surrounding Breaks
Macaronis is a left hand point break over flat reef that can be surfed on all tides, swell sizes & directions. Macaronis remains surf-able in almost all wind conditions, making it one of the most consistent breaks in all of the island chain.
Surfers can expect to find powerful surf during peak season from March – November, during the Southern hemisphere winter, while during the summer months, December – February, surfers can expect longer period swells normally from the south direction, creating perfectly groomed peeling waves in the 2-4 feet range, with the occasionally larger swell.
Below are some links to surf & wind forecasts specifically for Macaronis and surrounding areas from a variety of forecasting websites.
Note: We only provide links to these forecasting sites because this website is SSL encrypted protecting users private information, while many forecasting websites have insecure content, and therefore their widgets cannot be displayed on our website.
StormSurf – Provides a quick overview of upcoming swell size and direction, with 180 hour forecast to see what is on the way (also giving insight into localized storm activity producing localized short period swell)
WindGuru – Handy to quickly check forecast of wind direction, strength, gusts + swell direction, period and size.
Buoy Weather – Trusted by Many, Buoy Weather provides a two day outlook on the swell and wind conditions.
MagicSeaweed – Another option to check out what’s going on, for those who are used to reading Magic Seaweed forecasts.
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Mentawai Tides – PDF
Click below charts by 6 month intervals;
What to Look for to get Macaronis & Greenbush
Macaronis works on all tides and all swell sizes and directions. Powerful swells arrive from March – November, while December – February produces more manageable long period south swells; ideal for intermediates looking to get a lot more wave time without competition from more competitive surfers.
Greenbush works on a south swell, preferably with morning high tides above 1m and east to north west winds. If you would like to score Greenbush during your stay, try to schedule your trip on a new or full moon spring tide.