This is what wet dreams are made of, The Mentawai Islands, a photo blog.

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I have wanted to surf the Mentawai Islands ever since the day I first found a surf video about them in high school. I decided way back then that this would trip would happen. Well, It finally came to fruition!
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So, you’re wondering what I found in the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia?  Well, besides surfing incredible waves, perfect weather, perfect water temperature, being surrounded by non stop unparalleled beauty, swimming in glowing bioluminescence water for hours in the dark during lighting storms, all the stars of the universe, seashells, sea creatures, sand as soft as a babies face and sunsets that make your heart melt….. I will stop there as not to sound like a full blown hippy.
The Beginning 
It all started with a long journey from Los Angeles to West Sumatra where we boarded a surf boat named Alyssa in Padang and made the roughly 100 mile crossing to the Mentawai Islands.
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I had no idea that this trip would be so full and intense. I just thought that this trip would be awesome. There would be beautiful islands, surf, warm water… I was only counting on a good time and a fun adventure.
What more does a surfer girl need right?
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However, that Indian Ocean put a spell on me. I fell into an alternate universe where passion for water, addiction, spontaneity and synchronicity collided in an epic explosion of pure stoke. You couldn’t draw more perfect waves or more beautiful water.
Yes, it was like that and no, I am not exaggerating.
It was kind of like mother nature was having orgasms all over you non-stop, or maybe you’re the one having soul orgasms all over mother nature. Either way, it’s quite blissful to say the least. Surfing kind of turns me into a poet. Or maybe I am just trying to make poetry on the ocean.
This is what my wet dreams are made of.
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So, if you’re wondering what it’s like to take a surf trip on a boat in the Indian Ocean chasing swell around and sleeping outside under the stars? I can say truthfully that it’s pretty much ridiculously awesome. You should do it, trust me.
Sure, I got pretty sick a couple times in the beginning, but heck, I have never been on a boat longer than it takes to get to Catalina. It isn’t easy to be on a boat charging through rough seas, puking over the railing, while trying not to fall overboard. I won’t lie. I had my challenges.
Eventually, I grew my sea legs and things got more comfortable. In fact, I feel weird now on land, everything in swaying a bit and I find it slightly unnerving. I wouldn’t mind getting back on the boat right now as I write this at my kitchen table. Haha, funny how that works.
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There is so much more I have to say about this trip and will be doing more blogs and photo blogs for sure. I just had to get this ball rolling with a little recap.
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This trip was nothing short of life changing and I will be doing it again and again as many times in my life as possible.
Here are some photos from the trip… More to post soon. ~ Bikini shots and Surf shots by Rachel Noel.

2 thoughts

  1. All your pics look sp amazing.
    Thank you for sharing the experience with us.
    With your pics, I feel I’ve experienced this journey with you.
    Cherish all your memories and souvenirs.

    😎💜

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