Waves - Playground Surf Resort, Mentawais





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Oscar Guiss Filho

“It’s at E-Bay where my best days are etched in the salt and sun. We’ve scored perfect sessions here, just our crew and the rhythm of the waves.”

“It’s the wave that graced every surfer’s daydreams in class—the one with the coconut trees swaying over that flawless, barreling left. The kind of wave that’s so beautifully shaped, it’s like nature had a moment of creative brilliance.”

“The initial takeoff at E-Bay? Smooth as silk. But don’t be fooled, because sometimes that first barrel might just catch you off-guard. Keep an eye out for the two sentinels—giant rocks that jut from the sea, marking the second critical section. Here, the barrels get longer, wider, and the stakes get higher. As the tide swells, it’s all about turns, setting up for those barrels that might just roll on endlessly if the conditions align. And they often do.”

Oscar Guiss Filho – Playground Surf Resort Owner

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E-Bay needs that bit of west in the swell to light up. Too much south, and you’ll find the island’s tip blocking the action. But when a 6-foot southwest swell rolls in, get ready for the kind of waves that stories are made of.



Keep it light and offshore,’ that’s my mantra here. East winds sculpt E-Bay’s waves to perfection, but a soft southeast breeze? That’ll work its own kind of magic.



At low tide, E-Bay’s barrels are a sight to behold—hollow, demanding, and utterly thrilling. High tide brings a gentler side, welcoming all who seek the joy of a friendly wave.



Just a 5-minute hop from Playground Surf Resort, E-Bay graces the same Masokut Island we call home. It’s more than a surf spot; it’s a slice of our paradise.



In just 5 minutes, you can trade the comforts of camp for the wild embrace of E-Bay’s waves. It’s that close, that easy, and that unforgettable.

Tips from Oscar Guiss Filho, 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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