The Mentawai Islands are located in a remote location. Unfortunately, accidents sometimes do occur. To prevent any major occurrence and react accordingly during a sudden accident, we encourage guests to come prepared and to read the safety tips below:
Fortunately, malaria cases are rare around these parts. With the involvement of SurfAid since the early 2000s, the known epidemic is very much controlled in the island of Siberut and neighboring islands. However, guests are encouraged to check with their local physician, doctor, or healthcare advisor for the latest information regarding malaria-preventive pharmaceuticals or any kind of information regarding known diseases.
At Mentawai Surf Camp we carry a satellite phone everywhere we go to in case we need immediate communication should an emergency arise.
Indonesia is situated in an seismically active zone. Fortunately, at MSC we are sheltered from Tsunami waves in a calm bay, and our neighboring island of Nyang Nyang acts as a wall to diminish wave impact should an emergency arise. In the case of a earthquake and ensuing tsunami, we have an evacuation route and procedure here at camp, and we have access to high ground within five minutes of our installations. Maps are available in all rooms and common areas of the camp for guests to look at. Our neighboring town of Pei Pei is well prepared to handle these types of situations, with remote satellite-activated alarms, indicated evacuation routes, first aid kits, and satellite phones to communicate with the navy, government and weather stations. Guests are encouraged to check up to date information on natural disasters before they arrive at camp.
At Mentawai Surf Camp we condemn the use of illegal substances. Indonesia has very strict laws against drugs. Any guest that is found with illegal drugs will be removed from camp immediately.
All of our guests should respect the local culture and people. Proper surf etiquette must be kept in mind at all times in and out of the water. Indonesian people are extremely friendly and pleasant individuals, and we should be eternally grateful towards them for sharing their beautiful country with us Remember, a little respect goes a long way. Any disrespectful behavior at camp or in the water will be taken seriously. Our goal is to maintain a cordial vibe throughout your stay and most of all to have fun!