Located in the Southern Mentawai Islands, Indonesia, Batcaves is a quality but mellow (comparatively) reef break that offers up right-handers ending in a channel perfect for those looking for a less intimidating option. The waves here are pretty easy to surf and break for up to 100 meters over a coral reef. Can be a performance wave, but longboarders will have the best time here.
What are the best surf conditions for Batcaves?
Gets good between waist high and double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard here when smaller and a shortboard if you want to push it on a bigger swell. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced level surfers. The surf here is somewhat consistent (5/10) and will generally be uncrowded (3/10). The best winds are from the Northeast. The best swells are from the Southwest. Works on a mid-tide best.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini year-round. The water temperatures rise to 29 in the summer and drop to 25 in the winter. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.