4 Bobs Fun Right-Hander

4 Bobs Surf Spot

Located in the Northern Mentawai Islands, Indonesia, 4 Bobs is a fun right-hander that offers up a bit of a warmup for those looking to get used to reef surfing. The walls here are usually short and a bit on the fatter side, great for ripping into. The waves here are easy to surf and break for up to 200 meters over a coral reef.

Mainly is a right with a short barrel of the take off, but quickly dies off into the channel. There’s an even shorter left, usually not worth the effort, low intermediates and kids love this wave. The best time of year for surfing 4 Bobs with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light/offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. 

Clean surfable waves are typically found 51% of the time in June while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.

Rifles: One of the best waves in the Mentawais. A very long righthander that wraps around the other side of the same island as No Kanduis.

Gets good between waist high and double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard here when smaller and a shortboard as the size picks up. This break is suitable for all levels of surfer. The surf here is consistent (7/10) and will get busy at times (5/10). The best winds are from the North. The best swells are from the Southwest. Works on all tides.

We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini year-round. Water temperatures rise to 29 degrees in the summer and drop to 25 only in the winter. Consistency of swells are only recorded for a swell with a period of more than 7 seconds. This data is for the region and not necessarily specific to 4 Bobs. It also shows the peak, shoulder and off peak seasons for surfing at 4 Bobs.

Source: www.yeeew.com