The Mentawai Islands, 150 miles off the coast of western Sumatra, are surfing at its finest – warm water, vibrant color and most importantly, barrels for days. Some surfers stay on chartered luxury boats on their visits, but Local Style found Togat Nusa, a smart, eco-friendly surf retreat sitting in front of the world class break – Scarecrows.
Togat Nusa Retreat is a small, sustainable driftwood castle on a remote half-mile island, run by Ainsley and John Ocean. John built the retreat and all the furniture using objects such as driftwood, shells and Japanese glass balls found within a mile of the retreat. Togat Nusa combines first world infrastructure, like plumbing and electricity, with the very best of Indonesian design. It’s Local Style at it’s absolute best.
Explore the world’s top surf destinations in “LOCAL STYLE,” a new original series on The Surf Channel featuring the premiere waves in Bali, Indonesia as the first of several eco travel destinations. Produced and directed by journalist, NamHee Han, and hosted by lifelong waterman and surfer Mike Rodger, LOCAL STYLE hunts down the world’s top destinations for surfers on a mission to travel to remote waves and experience the culture back on the sand.
Catch up on all the episodes of this original series shot on location in Bali, Indonesia only on The Surf Channel: