Prende il nome da una piattaforma acquatica per giochi. Con alta marea lavora meglio la destra, con la bassa questa tende a chiudere e inizia a rompere la sinistra. E' lo spot pi� ridossato dell'isola, lavora con grosse mareggiate.
Playgrounds Left (and Right) is found in the middle of a triangle of islands in the heart of the “Playgrounds” surfing area of the Mentawai Islands. Playgrounds Left goes by several names. Most commonly; Karangbat Left or Karamba. Less often; Bikinis, G-strings, Duckies or Floating House. This spectacular area is famous for its vast range of world-class surf breaks and incredible scenery. In this lineup, you can kick back, soak up the scenery and catch a few mellow waves before stepping up into the serious stuff that the Ments is so well known for.
A longboarders dream this wave breaks in the middle of the popular “Playgrounds” anchorage and is predominantly a long easy left. However, when the swell is up a right-hander splits off the peak as well. Expect long peeling lefts during mid-tide. Playgrounds Left usually stays below chest high and is a fun wave for beginner and intermediate surfers. Just a stone’s throw from 4 Bobs you can paddle across the channel between the two if you want to escape the crowd at 4 Bobs.
Peaky reef break.
What way does the wave break:
Left and right.
Longboard or fish.
Typically few crowds.
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Best time of year for waves:
March – November.
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What other names does Playgrounds Left go by?
Karangbat Left, Karamba, Bikinis, G-strings, Duckies or Floating House.
Paddling out at Playgrounds Left:
Right in the middle of Playgrounds anchorage, Playgrounds Left is accessed by boat or a long but leisurely paddle out from Karangmajat Island. Smooth, long, clean, predictable lefts are ideal for longboards and beginner surfers while a significant channel and sheltered bay provide a haven from open ocean swells.
Where is Playgrounds Left?
Playgrounds Left is located in the Northern Mentawais on the sheltered Eastern side of Karangmajat Island, the opposite side of the island to open ocean waves Kandui and Rifles.