MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Sumatra Indonesia
The Mentawai Islands are a chain of about seventy islands and islets off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. Siberut (4,030 km²) is the largest of the islands. The other major islands are Sipura, North Pagai and South Pagai. The islands lie approximately 150 km off the Sumatran coast, across the Mentawai Strait. The indigenous inhabitants of the islands are known as the Mentawai People. The Mentawai Islands have become a noted destination for surfing. Mentawai Islands waves are one of two best surfing location in the world.