Mentawai used to be paradise for surfer before earthquake and tsunami

mentawai wavePerhaps more famous Bali for foreign and domestic tourists, but for the surfers they know where the waves are challenging. Mentawai and Nias is a favorite for surfers because the waves are exotic. In Mentawai, surfing is usually done in Nyangnyang Island, Coral Majat, Masilok, Botik, and Mainuk. The peak tourist visit there in July and August because the height of waves in the Mentawai reaches 7 meters.
In addition, the island of Siberut in the Mentawai become one of the biosphere reserve by UNESCO so that its existence must be protected and kept away from exploitation. Exoticism of Siberut compounded by the four endemic Mentawai primates, namely simakobu or pig tail monkey (Simias concolor), bilou or dwarf siamang (Hylobates klosii), joja or Mentawai langur (Presbytis potenziani), and monkey Mentawai (Macaca pagensis).

However Mentawai now being sad, on October 25, 2010 at 9:42 pm, an earthquake with magnitude 7.2 has shaken the power of the Mentawai. 7.2 magnitude earthquake that caused the tsunami as high as 3 meters in Pagai Island. The earthquake and tsunami that flattened as if the coast in the Mentawai.

mentawai gempaVictims of the earthquake and tsunami in the Mentawai recorded more than 400 people died. Team evacuation difficulty doing evacuation victims and to distribute aid because of difficult terrain. Some aid distribution point has been done by land, air or sea, he said the distribution of which may pass through the sea using a ship KRI. Unfortunately the ship KRI can not be docked because of the sea in shallow coastal water due to the many Mentawai reef. So for the distribution of aid is done by relay from the ship KRI then transported by boat speedboat.
We hope our brothers there are fortitude, hopefully with this article many people know that our brothers in the Mentawai need help.


  1. Pray for Indonesia.

  2. nice information

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