General surf information
Mandiri is a 7km long sandy beach. The south end faces SW and the north tip near Lintik faces S. When the sand banks are well defined and the wind off-shore it's an exceptional world class beachbreak and you can expect heavy board breaking 2 mtr plus perfect hollow peaks with spitting barrels over thigh deep water.
Most people surf the peaks at the south end of the beach near the warungs but that's just because its easy to park your scooter. There are often far better empty peaks north towards Lintik.
June to October
June to September the winds are usually not favourable for Mandiri with strong onshore winds hitting by 10am. During these months early morning and late afternoon can sometimes offer clean conditions.
November to January
Mandiri Beach might turn on during this period and is usually an indication of what's to come February to May.
February to May
This is the best time to surf Mandiri when off-shore winds prevail. In a favorable year the weather should also be starting to clear up.
Vibe in the water
When Mandiri is working the crowd is spread out between a number of peaks and there are plenty of waves for everyone. If you don't like the crowd your surfing with you can walk down the beach 100 mtrs to the next peak or find an empty peak and surf alone.
|NE to E
|S to SW
|Strong rips. Crocodiles near river mouth.
|10 on a peak
Jump in a channel, time it right and you should be out in no time. Time it wrong and you will be dragged down the beach 500 mtrs.
Surfing here on a big swell with an outgoing tide can be dangerous. If you loose your board or get caught in a strong rip you can be swept offshore. There's often nobody around and even if there was there is no Surf Sea Rescue to call up and save you. It's never advisable to surf alone, especially at Mandiri beach.