The Hole
 
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Discription of surf spot: The Hole, Indonesia

The Hole is an extremely heavy wave found in the southern end of the Mentawai Islands chain. The waves here are one of a kind as approaching swells wrap themselves around a circular-shaped island and onto a reef that faces due north. Waves here erupt over a shallow reef with incredible force and magnitude. Interestingly enough, the higher the tide gets the shallower it becomes as the wave races along a new section of reef. The Hole is notorious for its end section which contorts and bends the wave towards shore making a clean exit, especially backside, a difficult proposition at best. Watch out for the sets that swing wide as these tend to hit the deadly end section every time, making a safe exit almost impossible. The best advice when surfing The Hole is to catch the medium-sized waves in between sets that break off the top of the reef; not only do these waves offer wide-open barrels, they often aren't affected by the wicked, inside death bowl. Most surfers who catch The Hole good claim that it's the best barrel in the Mentawai's.

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Type of Wave reef break  
Direction left hand 
Bottom coral 
Level Expert 
Crowds an empty line-up 
Hazards  
Lenght 50-100 meters lenght 
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Nearest big city Padang, Sumatera 
Nearest airport Singapore 
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