Mentawai Surf Trip: Best of 10 Days on a Private Island

Had the chance to spend an absolutely amazing ten days in the Mentawais this past May.

We were staying at Togat Nusa Retreat on Pitojat Island, an incredible surf retreat created by Ainsley and Johnny, who have built everything from scratch using driftwood that washed up on the beach.

Most days were spent surfing, but with such incredible beauty all around us, there was a lot more to see beyond the waves.

This gallery includes my favorite shots from surf photographs, to underwater waves, to the first panoramic photo I've ever shot of the Milky Way, to epic sunsets, to aerial photos of the deserted islands from the air.

Check out the photo gallery below for the highlights of the trip, or click here now to see the complete collection of photo galleries from the adventures - from surfing, to aerial photos, to underwater waves, to astrophotography, to some of the most beautiful tropical beaches on earth.

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