Located in the Mentawais, West Sumatra, Indonesia, The Hole is a quality left hand reef that offers up a deep, super hollow, and very shallow barrel. The waves require a lot of skill to surf here and break for up to 50 meters over a coral reef. The drop is steep and goes right in to the barrel, get out before the bone crunching closeout section.
What are the best surf conditions for The Hole?
Gets good between chest high and double overhead. We recommend riding a shortboard then step up as the size picks up. This break is suitable for advanced and pro level surfers. The surf here is pretty fickle (3/10) and will generally be uncrowded (3/10). The best winds are from the East or Northeast. The best swells are from the South and Southwest. Works on a low to mid tide best tides.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini year round. Water temperatures range from 28 to 25 year round. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.