Mentawais Islands - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mentawais Islands


Powerful quake in western Indonesia sparks panic

Mar 02, 2016 - 9:27 PM

7th UPDATE The 7 8 magnitude undersea quake strikes at a depth of 24 kilometers 15 miles at about 6:50 pm 1250 GMT the US Geological Survey says

Second Australian surfer dies in Indonesia in one week

Sep 03, 2015 - 4:48 PM

The death of Adam Albert Dube comes after a 54 year old Australian surfer was killed by heavy surf last week

DANGEROUS WAVES. Another Australian surfer dies during a surf trip to Indonesia's famed Mentawai Islands. Screengrab from YouTube

Siargao among CNN's best surf spots

Jul 01, 2013 - 7:36 PM

Cloud Nine in Siargao Island is the 9th best surf spot in the world according to CNN

DEATH RIDE. Cloud Nine is up on CNN's surf list. Photo from the Cloud Nine Surf Facebook page