Waves - Playground Surf Resort, Mentawais

Shadow Right





Left Hander



Gus Garcez

“A wave that gets my heart pumping every time.”

“Shadow Right is one of our secret spots that comes to life with south swells. With conditions similar to Rifles, this insane right-hander is exceptionally hollow, offering freight train rights for those brave enough to take on the challenge. It’s often a ‘pay to play’ spot, and this wave can serve up the good, the bad, and the ugly – the last session was bone dry. Once you commit to this wave, I recommend paddling hard, holding your line, and going for an intense and highly rewarding feeling at the end when you come out.​”

“When Shadow Right is firing, Rifles is usually pumping too, ensuring that it never gets too crowded.”

Gus Garcez – Playground Surf Resort Owner

Playground Surf Resort - Wave Map

15. Shadow Right



Shadow Right thrives on a south swell, delivering the perfect conditions for an exhilarating ride



The best wind conditions are West or North/Northwest winds, ensuring an ideal surfing experience.



For the ultimate experience, target high to mid tide. Exercise caution, especially on the end section.



Shadow Right is conveniently located only 3 to 5 minutes from our door. You can actually catch a glimpse of the wave from our front verandah when it’s on.



Expect a short 3 to 5-minute boat ride from our resort to access the electrifying waves of Shadow Right.

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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