Waves - Playground Surf Resort, Mentawais

4 Bobs





Left Hander



Gus Garcez

“This wave is a grommet heaven, short but super rippable.”

“4 Bobs is a very reliable wave, known for its consistency and fun factor. Breaking gracefully over a shallow reef, especially on a low tide, you’ll notice the distinctive 4 reef heads, giving it the name ‘4 Bobs.’ It’s at 4 Bobs where I love to test my equipment, challenge my backhand surf skills, and try new things.​”

“This wave offers two to three opportunities for turns, with a soft lip that just begs you to unleash your full potential.”

“For surfers with a beginner to intermediate level, 4 Bobs is an awesome wave to push your limits and progress. When you find yourself in the Karangmajat area, just ask our guide to stop by 4 Bobs. It might just be the perfect option for a warm-up session.”

Gus Garcez – Playground Surf Resort Owner

Playground Surf Resort - Wave Map

14. 4 Bobs



4 Bobs comes alive with a South/Southwest swell, delivering the ideal conditions for a fantastic ride.



The best wind conditions are North/Northwest winds, ensuring an optimal surfing experience.



For the best experience, aim for a high to mid tide. The reef on the inside can be shallow, sharp, and colorful, so timing is crucial.



4 Bobs is located on the east side of Karangmajat island, providing a picturesque setting for your surf adventures.



Expect a scenic 20-minute boat ride through beautiful islands to reach the enticing waves of 4 Bobs.

Tips from Gus Garcez, Playground Surf Resort

"I spent 8 days here with an awesome crew of friends and the outstanding coaching support of Margaret River High Performance Centre. The resort is simply stunning; the welcome from Donny and his tribe of cooks, photographers and boat crew goes well beyond anything I've experienced before. Such a great, happy, welcoming group of people. And the waves... OMG, these are world class and there are options for all levels. At least 20 surf breaks on your doorstep and local knowledge ensures that you hit the right ones according to winds, tide and swell. I'll never forget my time at Playgrounds and the wonderful people with whom I shared this experience!"

Jon Evans - July 2023

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